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Old 02-27-2003, 01:42 PM   #29
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Just try a rag with acetone on it to a area and see how it does. A lot of the time it will take a lot off. The compound is needed to restore luster and several was shown in the link. If the surface is real rough then use a coarse one first, then follow up with a fine one.
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acetone?? isn't that fingernail polish remover?
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Old 02-27-2003, 02:23 PM   #30
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These ain't boats but...

Nailpolish remover is acetone with a fragrant oil thrown in. Not good for prepping gel coat. VERY flammible and toxic.

FWIW, I wrote an article about the various kinds of fiberglassing products available for boatbuilders. Most will be applicable to cute glass trailers.
http://sailing.about.com/library/weekly/aa112700a.htm
It is rather opinionated.

Be careful about mixing epoxy resin with a polyester resin structure-- which is probably what most trailers are. You can do it, but the prep is a beast. Epoxy resin is more of a yellow color.

I ramble on.:r

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Old 02-27-2003, 04:00 PM   #31
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Thanks, Kitty! Good Stuff!
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