RESTORING GELCOAT, GENERAL PRINCIPLES:
SAFELY REMOVE OXIDATION:
SEALING THE SURFACE AND PRODUCING SHINE:
Details: In general, use paper towel to spread ELIXIR™ over the surface, then lightly scuff with a grey ("000" grade) 3M "synthetic steel wool" scuff pad, allow to soak in, wipe off excess and then allow to dry.
Outline: First, use one of our Cleanser-Conditioners to remove chalky oxidation and impregnate the gelcoat pores with preservative conditioner. Chose NEUTRAL CLEAR™ for any color, including "earthtones". SEA GLOW™ is best for snowy white areas. For large boats, ask about our cheaper "Industrial Cleanser" that is sometimes available at a discount (it is "expired" Cleanser-Conditioner )
1. Hose down and wipe off surfaces weekly to avoid accumulation of grime and potential stains.
3. Remove sooty runoff stains with one our our cleaners or ELIXIR™ and touch up the shine with NON-SLIP Superglaze™ or MIRROR HARD™. The latter can be used to both remove the stained surface and replace shine in one quick step.
4. Under aluminum fittings that might produce grey streak runoff, remove stain as in 3. and then apply an outer coating of SILKENSEAL™ that is resistant to grey streaks.
6. If, at any time, the resin coatings have to be removed to make repairs or prior to painting, use a toluene - based "grease and wax" remover from a car paint shop using 3M scuff pads ("000" Grade) . Proceed until water beading is absent, which means the coating has been successfully removed.