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Sunsetter95

The ol' rear end is looking better

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Sunsetter95

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Polished Wedge

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greenworks
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Polished Wedge

what types of polish did you use? looks great

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68Slalom

Was that a re-polish or did you start from an unpolished stainless substrate?

Looks very good Thumbup.gif

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skicrave

Looks great! I hope you anodized or clear powdercoated it for protection! :)

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SFD
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Polished Wedge

The wedge looks great. Was that on the boat when you bought it or did you add it? 95 Sunsetter?

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Sunsetter95
I thought that would get your attention Fingerwag.gif

Polished Wedge

The wedge looks great. Was that on the boat when you bought it or did you add it? 95 Sunsetter?

It looked like this when I bought the boat. It is original.

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Sunsetter95
Was that a re-polish or did you start from an unpolished stainless substrate?

Looks very good Thumbup.gif

The old Wedge and mounting plate is all aluminum.

I sanded the old finish off with 150, then 220, 400, 600, 800, 1000, and buff with rubbing compound followed by Mothers.

The spring release pins are stainless.

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Sunsetter95
Looks great! I hope you anodized or clear powdercoated it for protection! :)

Not yet. I will probably leave it like this this year. Then next off season, I will polish it again and get some more of the scratches out ot the surface.

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vette-ski

Are the strut arms not Nibral? I'm surprised that would polish to look like chrome. I've polished brass before and it has a shiny gold finish. It does look good, but I think you'll be disappointed how fast the shine degrades without a protective coating.

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Sunsetter95
Are the strut arms not Nibral? I'm surprised that would polish to look like chrome. I've polished brass before and it has a shiny gold finish. It does look good, but I think you'll be disappointed how fast the shine degrades without a protective coating.

No, mine is not blended, it's all aluminum (OEM '95). Without doing any polishing through the summer, it will last about half way through. I thought of having the parts chromed. Maybe next off season.

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Intense
Was that a re-polish or did you start from an unpolished stainless substrate?

Looks very good Thumbup.gif

The old Wedge and mounting plate is all aluminum.

I sanded the old finish off with 150, then 220, 400, 600, 800, 1000, and buff with rubbing compound followed by Mothers.

The spring release pins are stainless.

That's all you did? just sanded the finish off?

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Sunsetter95
Was that a re-polish or did you start from an unpolished stainless substrate?

Looks very good Thumbup.gif

The old Wedge and mounting plate is all aluminum.

I sanded the old finish off with 150, then 220, 400, 600, 800, 1000, and buff with rubbing compound followed by Mothers.

The spring release pins are stainless.

That's all you did? just sanded the finish off?

Sand and buff. Upclose, you can still see some fine paper marks, but it still looks great. I ran out of elbow grease to get them all out.

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