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Old 11-03-2019, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default Polish molded fiberglass front panel x-139

The front molded fiberglass panel on our x-139 was not shining anymore and even had a yellow glaze color.

So I started up reading on fiberglass restoration and went all the way with these steps.

I started up by taking off the old dry out stickers. I used a rubber disk that I bought on amazom. It work great and it does a fast job.

Than I wet sanded with:

Step 1- 600 grit wet sanding paper
step 2- 1200 grit wet sanding paper
step 3 - 2000 grit wet sanding paper
Step 4 - 4000 grit wet sanding paper
step 5 - use a polishing machine with soft professional fiberglass compound paste
step 6 - finished with a boat professional wax (2 layers)

The process took me a complete day and I was doing the sanding by hand, could have been faster with a sanding disk tool.

The result is just amazing, got the original white gloss color back and it looks like it just came out of the dealer.

Here is a picture before and after and you can see the difference with the window panel that I will do next summer, because I had to winterize the unit.

Ps: hope my english is not to bad!!
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Old 11-03-2019, 02:10 PM   #2
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Sounds like alot of work...but your results were excellent.

I've been using this:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001TK0DSY...ing=UTF8&psc=1

Cleans well, goes a long way and maintains the "new" shine.
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Old 11-10-2019, 01:09 PM   #3
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Nicely done! I wonder if an automotive clear coat would help prevent the yellowing like it does on fiberglass hoods and fenders?

(BTW - your use of English is better than mine! You have nothing to worry about)
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