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Wet sand dull "white gray" gelcoat

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I will add this to an older post as it may be of some
use to North American users.

I followed a process similar to the method described by Marco C for the hull and deck of my previous boat, and for the topside decks of my new (to me) Hanse 400 last spring. This spring before launching I plan to do the hull.  I was very happy with the result.  The idea is to get the gel coat fresh and shiny, and keep it that way by adding a couple of layers of good wax.  Thereafter it should only be necessary to add to and polish the wax from time to time. After a summer of use and a Canadian winter on the hard, my previous boat looked great after a hand application and polish of wax in the spring. 

Sanding should not be necessary in most cases as the compound contains fine abrasive material and will remove only a tiny amount of the gel coat. 

The exact method I used was laid out in detail by Maine Sail in a 2003 post to another forum found in the link below. This lists products that are readily available in the US and Canada.  

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