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  • TotalBoat Fiberglass Polish and Restorer

    TotalBoat Fiberglass Polish

    TotalBoat Fiberglass Polish restores color and shine to gelcoat finishes in a single application,...

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  • TotalBoat Hand Polishing Kit

    TotalBoat Hand Polishing Kit

    The TotalBoat Hand Polishing Kit includes TotalBoat Soap, Fiberglass Polish, Premium Boat Wax, hand...

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    Boat Polishing Kit

    JD boat polishing kit includes Buffalo Angle Polisher, Atlas Fits work gloves, TotalBuff,...

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  • 3M Finesse-It II Finishing Material

    3M Finesse-It II Finishing Material

    3M Finesse-It II Finishing Material is the ideal fiberglass restoration polish. Provides a glazed...

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  • 3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Material

    3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Material

    3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Material will cut polishing time in half. Use with wool pads and...

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    Buff Magic

    Buff Magic is a fiberglass reconditioner and deoxidizer and also makes a great metal polish. Use...

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  • 3M Super Duty Rubbing Compound

    3M Super duty is an aggressive compound that remains wet with a high rate of cut with constant...

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  • Yacht Brite Pro Polish one step fiberglass gel coat finish cleaner, polish, and wax

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    Yacht Brite Pro Polish is a fiberglass gel coat cleaner, sealant and polish with UV inhibitors. Use...

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  • 3M Marine High Gloss Gelcoat Compound

    3M Marine High Gloss Gelcoat Compound

    3M Marine High Gloss Gelcoat Compound has a unique formulation that reduces slinging while buffing....

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    Aqua-Buff 2000 and 1000 polishing compound products for heavy duty compounding and polishing applica...

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    AwlCare Polymer Sealer is a non-yellowing protective coating used to seal and restore gloss on...

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  • Meguiars Mirror Glaze Heavy Duty Oxidation Remover

    Meguiar's Mirror Glaze Heavy Duty Oxidation Remover

    Meguiar's Mirror Glaze Oxidation Remover is used to remove heavy to extreme oxidation, scratches...

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  • Serious Shine

    Serious Shine

    Serious Shine by Yacht Brite cleans, polishes and protects virtually any solid surface of your...

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  • 3M Finesse-It Marine Paste Compound

    3M Finesse-It Marine Paste Compound

    3M Finesse-It Marine Paste Compound is white to help eliminate rebuffing, and reduce potential...

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  • Meguiars #44 Mirror Glaze Heavy Duty Marine/RV Color Restorer

    Meguiar's #44 Mirror Glaze Heavy Duty Marine/RV Color Restorer

    Meguiar's #44 Mirror Glaze Heavy Duty Marine/RV Color Restorer is a mild cleaner and gloss enhancer...

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Fiberglass Restoration Polish

Fiberglass cleaners, polishes and waxes are essential for restoring and maintaining your fiberglass boat (or automotive repair). We have a variety of polishes, buffing pads, and tools to assist in keeping that bright shine on your yacht.

3M Polishing / Compound systems

3M has produced a number of compounds, polishes and polishing pads that will make your boat, car or RV glisten with that show room shine. There are a number of polishing and compounding systems that can be used independantly, or in a system. 3M Imperial Compound is a finishing material that has a fast cut and leaves an excellent finish without swirl marks. 3M Finesse-It II is a finishing material designed for topside paint systems and cars that removes micro-fine sanding scratches or compound swirl marks.

There are also a number of products from Starbrite, AwlGrip and Interlux that will help to preserve the glamour of your boat. Additionally, Jamestown Distributors assembled a kit that contains a complete boat polishing kit, composed of 3M products and a polisher.

Boat Polishing Tips

Every Spring we get tons of calls about Buffing and the boat polish/wax process and everyone wants to know what we recommend. The boat yards that buy from us have a system that takes a couple steps -but it's really the right way to go. What you need to understand is that these compounds are basically liquid abrasive and what you're doing is lightly sanding or polishing your hull. The more faded or "oxidized" your hull is the more you need to compound/polish in order to get back to the original hull color.

Step 1 Compounding:
If your topsides are really faded, you should go with the Imperial Compound 3M-06044. This stuff is great at bringing back the original color and knocking out the ugly, faded look. It is applied with a polisher and a pad.

Step 2 Finishing:
The next step is to follow the Compounding with a Finishing Material boat polish in order to get a glossy, bright finish. We recommend Finesse-It II 3M-09048. Again, you apply this with a polisher and a pad.

Believe it or not, you can get technical about Buffing pads, in that there are pads with varying levels of aggressiveness for the compounding and finishing steps. However, generally you can get away with just using the Superbuff Pad 3M-05700 for boat compound and polish applications. You can use both sides of it--one for compounding and one for finishing, if you like. It requires the 3M-05710 Mandrel Adapter.

Step 3 Waxing:
After the boat polish is applied, the final step is to protect your finish with a wax. Use 3M-09030 Marine Ultra Performance Wax. It's important that you seal and protect the finish with a good wax to maintain the gloss that you just acquired. You can use any old rag to apply it but the rag will become clogged with the wax and eventually become pretty ineffective.

The 3M High Performance Cloth (3M-67408) is textured in a way that somehow doesn't absorb the wax so that it brings out a great finish. Once you use one, you'll never go back.

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