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elbow grease...

SOX

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Some of you may know I bought my '96 253 in December. The boat is clean but it does not look like the old owner was much for waxing the boat so the gel was fading some. My wife an I spent All day Sunday bringing back the finish....

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SOX

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after,
 

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SOX

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my helper for the day, my wife of nearly 16 years (on Friday)
 

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SOX

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Not quite satified with the finish yet but it came a long way, I am sure with a little more time and a few more coats it will be back to new soon enough. Now it is time to rename the boat, We are not very creative but we have a few ideas. My wife and kids are equestrians so we may go with a horse related theme, any ideas?

Peace,
Rob
 

SOX

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before and after side by side.

BTW is that a teal or green on the boat? I think I am a little bit color blind. Before I polished the boat it looked teal but not it looks more green to me.
 

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SOX

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thanks! we used Meguiar's # 49 Oxidation remover
#45 Polish
#63 Flagship premium wax

All applied with a west marine buffer and remove by hand.

I never really have read anyone recommend Meguiar's but it worked on my old boat so why not this one.

BTW I got a keeper in that wife of mine, she still gets me all jammed up everytime I look at her :drool:
 

Rob B

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thanks! we used Meguiar's # 49 Oxidation remover
#45 Polish
#63 Flagship premium wax

All applied with a west marine buffer and remove by hand.

I never really have read anyone recommend Meguiar's but it worked on my old boat so why not this one.

BTW I got a keeper in that wife of mine, she still gets me all jammed up everytime I look at her :drool:

Sox that's an outstanding job on the gelcoat, looks great!!! I've used Meguiars as well to bring back a black gelcoat on my other mate. Check out this link: http://checkmate-boats.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13528
 
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ckmate225

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heres a few,

They don't directly have horse (but they all have equine roots) in the name and they go back to anciant mythogy But there are a ton of them,Please don't ask how I remember this stuff,BUT...

Heres a few:

Aethon= burning fiery. He was one of the horses of the sun god Helios.

Aherin= lord of horses

Centaur =Half horse /half man, with a nasty disposition.

Neptunis= lord of the horses and the sea.

Arion= had somethingn to do with hurculese and neptune, But that escapes me right now you can look that one up.
 
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hotdaddy27

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Nice job Sox!

The boat looks great.:drool: It appears that the boat is in a better place now.:surf:

Congrats on the 16 years! Not many people make it that far these days.

HD
 
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SOX

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Thanks everyone for the compliments and the boat names. All of them are real good, I'll stew on it a bit longer so we'll see. I hope it is not bad luck but I took off the old name so the area could be cleaned up along withthe rest of the boat. I found that the old owner removed three snaps for the cockpit cover for the lettering. I am going to West Marine to replace them as well as some others that are beat up. I don't understand why he wouldn't have put them back in after he applied the lettering. The old name was "AGITATOR" which is not a bad name just not really me.

Thanks again,
Rob
 

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ndaniels

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I don't think the name removal is bad luck, its the re-naming that requires a the whole ceremony. When you de-name a boat, you should remove anything that has that name on it from the boat- if I remember right? I'm not sure about things that are stored off the boat, like files or paperwork with the name on it.

I de-named "Junior" my 21 sb, but have a file with the name on it in the house and still kinda like it for a name- I dunno if I'll use it
 
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