Restoring Color to Painted Aluminum Boat

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by rebu, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. I will be selling my 1986 Starcraft SS160 Superfisherman this spring. One thing I would like to do is restore the color to the boat. It has a faded gold/tan look to the paint. The rest of the boat is shiny new, and I'd like to get the exterior to look the same. Can anyone recommend a great cleaner and color restorer for it? Thanks in advance!
  2. this stuff is amazing on 'glass boats and they may have some for alum.made mine look NEW!!

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    Traditionally, boat waxes, cleaners, and compounds have been used to restore aged gelcoat. The problem is they wash away and don't last very long. Just ask anyone who has spent hours of breaking their back waxing only to have the surface return to it's aged look within a few months time.

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    These very important steps should not be omitted. The final results will be based on this initial preparation. Clean surface thoroughly making sure it is free of stains, oxidation, dirt and previously applied wax, polish or rubbing compound. These products will interfere with the application of PoliGlow.

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  3. well i tried to just post the link!!!:eek: