Covid Fibreglass Gelcoat Refinish

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Charles Petersen
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Covid Fibreglass Gelcoat Refinish

Post by Charles Petersen » Wed May 20, 2020 11:48 am

So, with some time available, I set about renewing the oxidized finish on the fibreglass top of my trailer. A decade ago, I had a serious health issue, and neglected the annual waxing of my Cobra, When recovered, I sought advice on restoring the finish or painting it. A long series of calls and emails later, Tim (remember him? "Yeah, whatah you want?") at Wings and Wheels convinced me to buy an expensive dual pad reciprocating buffer called Cyclo. It accomplished in a few hours what was an amazing transformation.

So, with the trailer in 'Long Term Parking', - my driveway, and the Covid lockdown, I again took on the restoration, using the buffer and 3M Marine Buffing Compound, Nu Finish wax (two coats), and a final buff with lambswool pads on the Cyclo.

Fantastic results, and quickly done with reasonable effort. I have posted a link to a photo.

If a York member would like to do such a restore of their own fibreglass, trailer, wings, etc. you can borrow the Cyclo, but buy your own pads (available still on Wings and Wheels).

It so smooth, I can't resist touching it as I pass :)

Here's the link https://photos.app.goo.gl/xoyNtWnsLWKWdfqBA
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Re: Covid Fibreglass Gelcoat Refinish

Post by James Kingdon » Wed May 20, 2020 11:54 am

Looks fantastic!

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Re: Covid Fibreglass Gelcoat Refinish

Post by jwlemke » Mon May 25, 2020 11:01 am

Wow.. amazing recovery after those years

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Re: Covid Fibreglass Gelcoat Refinish

Post by hugh douglas » Mon May 25, 2020 1:36 pm

OMG is it new or what!
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