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Argonaut

Scratches around wakesetter sticker

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Argonaut

My 08 LSV though not high in hours... was pretty well used by the folks before me... I’m slowly putting things right :)

I would like to do as much as possible of the fixes myself bringing in a Pro only for those items that need one (I already brought in a colorpro fellow to fix some small fabric tears..).

Which brings me to the attachéd photo...with the light scratches right around the plastic wakesetter decal ...

I’m a novice however, I do have a griots random orbital buffer :)  And was thinking of getting one of these?

Meguiars one step marine compound 

I see some older recommendations too but of

3M finess IT

Meguiars Scratch X

Meguiars Ultimat compound

Thoughts?

 

 

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oldjeep
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Remove stickers, buff it out with a high speed buffer and don't put stickers back on. 

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Argonaut
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What solution would you suggest putting on the buffer? And will there be a shadow where the sticker was?

Two more details .. is there a safe chemical like go be gone or marine formula to help remove the sticker and is the boat worth less when the time comes to resell it without the stickers?

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oldjeep

Yes, there will be a shadow until you buff it out.  My 2012 had ghosted letters.  I just used collinite fiberglass cleaner which is a very mild compound. 

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UWSkier

Not really a good way to work compound around decals.  I taped off my drip-molded decals when I did my boat but even with tape protecting the decals, I couldn't get in between them well enough to really make me happy.

As for removal of scratches like that (fender scratches), I had great luck with some light wet sanding, followed by Chemical Guys Boat Heavy compound on a cutting pad, then Chemical Guys Boat Revive polish on a polishing pad.  Most people who see my '01 can't believe how new it looks.

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