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    Boat detail 50+hrs -remove oxidized fiberglass

    Heres a boat I did earlier this week, put in over fifty hours of work into it. The fiberglass was badly oxidized both inside and out.

    I started off by washing the boat and trailer with #54 - Gel Wash, the trailer was then rubbed out with a combination of #49 - Heavy Duty Oxidation Remover and #44 - Color Restorer, then it was protected with #50 - One Step Cleaner/Wax.

    The boat itself was deeply cleaned with #49 - Heavy Duty Oxidation Remover to remove the oxidation, that was followed with #50 - One Step Cleaner/Wax, and then that was followed with Flagship Premium Marine Wax.

    Here are a few before shots:










    Heres what M44 can do on an oxidized trailer:






    The after pictures:




















    Motor waxed by hand with M50:






    Storage areas deep cleaned with M50 as well:












    I did underneath the boat as well, I was able to remove the oxidation with M50:









    Metal polished with M93:





























    Seat was cleaned and conditoned with #57 - Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner





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    Re: Boat detail 50+hrs -remove oxidized fiberglass

    Fantastic job Nick. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you weren't paid anything close to what your time was worth? Seems to always be the case for the bigger jobs... people just don't understand the effort it takes.
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    Re: Boat detail 50+hrs -remove oxidized fiberglass

    Nothing like a boat that's been properly tidied up! Looks cherry!
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    Re: Boat detail 50+hrs -remove oxidized fiberglass

    grreat job. your a far braver man than me. Time for the owner to sell it.

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    Re: Boat detail 50+hrs -remove oxidized fiberglass

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kleis View Post
    Fantastic job Nick. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you weren't paid anything close to what your time was worth? Seems to always be the case for the bigger jobs... people just don't understand the effort it takes.
    Thanks Mark!

    Bewtween Monday and Thursday I put 56 hours into this boat. Ended up giving the guy a little discount since he has given me a lot of work in the past and has 5-7 F-250s left for me to detail. I ended up charging him $600 and he gave me a $50 tip.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Brown View Post
    Nothing like a boat that's been properly tidied up! Looks cherry!
    Thank you sir

    Quote Originally Posted by f86sabjf View Post
    grreat job. your a far braver man than me. Time for the owner to sell it.
    Thank you sir.
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    Re: Boat detail 50+hrs -remove oxidized fiberglass

    Awesome job on the boat and trailer. They both look fantastic. great work Nick. You achieved some fantastic results. Way to go.
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    Re: Boat detail 50+hrs -remove oxidized fiberglass

    Quote Originally Posted by J. A. Michaels View Post
    Awesome job on the boat and trailer. They both look fantastic. great work Nick. You achieved some fantastic results. Way to go.
    Thanks J.A
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    Re: Boat detail 50+hrs -remove oxidized fiberglass

    Looks brand spankin new Nick. Brilliant indeed.

    Never knew Volvo were into boat's engine though.
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    Re: Boat detail 50+hrs -remove oxidized fiberglass

    Quote Originally Posted by TimG View Post
    Looks brand spankin new Nick. Brilliant indeed.

    Never knew Volvo were into boat's engine though.
    Thank you sir
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    Re: Boat detail 50+hrs -remove oxidized fiberglass

    Wow! Looks great.
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