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Post Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:08 pm 
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Thanks guys. Took me about 2 hours for one side but the results were well worth it.

Kevin - the wax I used was Shurhold Yactbrite Pro Polish. I used it with the Shurhold dual action polisher. For my application, I actually found it to work better than what Lewis sells. Shurhold also has Buff Magic which is great stuff. If I had used the Buff Magic first, then applied the Pro Polish it would have come out better. I figured the gel looked good enough for just the wax.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:47 pm 
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Getting ready to tackle the motor cowling and leg. I am just going to "rattle can" it. I can't see the big expense of having it done professionally. Any suggestions on a good "rattle can" paint? I was also thinking of going with a flat finish instead of a gloss. I thought a charcoal grey might look good in flat? I need to get the decals off and give the cowling a good sanding. I was thinking about 300 to 400 grit for sanding? Here is what it looks like now.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:04 am 
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The boat looks great! The wax really shows what great shape the gel is in. Regarding the cowling go to YouTube and search "Paint outboard cowling".

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:25 pm 
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A vinyl graphics eraser wheel works wonders for taking off the graphics.
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For sanding 320 grit should be just fine. Those Johnson cowls were prone to developing little pits in the plastic for some reason so look for those and fill with bondo. For rattle cans you can't beat the BRP spray bombs. Great results right out of a can. Check out Discontinued Decals for graphics and mention the group.

BTW If you get down to bare aluminum when sanding make sure you prime those areas with a zinc chromate primer.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:39 pm 
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Thanks Nando.

Bruce, I already have the decals from Discontinued Decals. Got them off ebay and forgot to mention our group :1898_: Anyway, decals look great!

The cowling does have the little "pits" you mentioned. I will fill them the best I can. I have used a heat gun on the old decals and they are coming off nicely. Anything will look better than what I have now.

Thanks for the advice on the BRP paints. I will go with that once I get all the prep work done.

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:09 am 
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Boat's looking good JD. For filling to little pit holes on the cover I used glazing putty for auto body work, no mixing and use it right out of the tube. You can get it at almost any auto parts store. Let it stand for about and hour or so and hit it with the 320 grit paper. :-D

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:57 pm 
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Glazing putty works good. Keep in mind it shrinks a tiny bit when it dries.

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