can anyone suggest the best way of keeping the burgundy coloured band on my cranchi 39 looking nice and shiny. once cut and polished it always looses the shine and starts to chalk up very quickly. is there a special sealant that can be applied ?
I've had a lot of this with coloured hulled boats in the past - once cut, apply some 'International Wax sealer with teflon'. To keep it looking good, it's important to keep on top of it - coloured gelcoat fades very quickly, so periodically, apply a good polish (Macquires flagship is good, so is Starbright Marine polish with teflon and then seal with the aforemantioned wax sealer -good luck!
tried a GALMI who cut back and polished using 3m restore and polish. the boat looked fantastic ( for a few weeks ) and then started chalking up again. is the secret to long lasting shine down to a sealant as suggested by Norbet ?
ps. great photos on your website Jerbo
Had the same trouble on my old Bayliner . Chalking in days after cutting even with wax applied after cutting. I recently used some turtle wax coloured wax (the sort thats supposed to cover fine scratches on cars ) just get the nearest red to your colour. And it really does deepen the colour and hasnt got the chalky look yet, after 2 weeks. Worth a try from Halfords for less than a tenner
I think you're on a loser here. I had a boat once with a burgundy stripe and I was forever polishing and cutting it with every different product I could find but it always got chalky after a few weeks. I was told by someone in the trade that the only long term solution was to paint it. I didnt bother and lived with it
yeah bt obviosuly, you chop it in for another, be sensible! If she doesn't like the current boat, it's *possibly* cos it's not big enough and swooshy enuf. Test her by *pretending* to have put down a deposit on a much more massive boat with this as part-ex. If she asks what the new boat is like - she's hooked. She also may reveal hidden funds too, there's always hope, praps? Otherwise, if she goes mental, rush outside and "cancel" by mobile phone. Careful: this works : my dearest swmbo was dead keen and jumped for joy at bigger boat but er didnt have any hidden spare money anywhere, dammit.