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Best wax and scratch removal? (Read 1442 times)
07/01/09 at 18:31:45

Mark Frankenbach   Offline
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I was wondering what is the best ways to remove scrathes and gouges from a kayak hull, and what is the best wax to use? The kayak is made out of polyurathane. (not sure of spelling)
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Reply #1 - 07/02/09 at 13:32:04

stevekullman   Offline
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I have similar question but for a fiberglass kayak that is dull and has minor scratches. 

So should I wax or not?  Any ole wax?

Steve K
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Reply #2 - 07/02/09 at 15:22:22

yankeeclipper   Offline
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Minor surface scratches on fiberglass can be removed or at least improved using any auto polish system. McGuiers (?) is one. Just follow the process recommended. For a real professional job you can wet sand it. If the gel coat is rubbed off you will need to sand and replace with poly same color.
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Reply #3 - 07/02/09 at 20:03:00

Mark Bramer   Offline
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But for polyurethane...  You can get very fine-grit sandpaper to buff out minor scratches, but larger scratches and gouges will need additional material to repair.  Your manufacturer probably sells repair materials.  I have a poly kayak too, and my manufacturer sells HTP sticks to repair it (look up HTP sticks for more info).

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