Fiberglass Kayak Restoration

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Mack Henry, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Mack Henry
    Joined: Aug 2018
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    Location: Las Vegas

    Mack Henry New Member

    BBEF0E61-A45D-487E-A25D-737DF825BB75.jpeg
    E6DEAC27-3C57-4F79-87A8-FF2E4DA69095.jpeg Need help kindly. I just purchased a vintage one-man fiberglass kayak with a Kevlar outlay. (Already have a 2-man ocean kayak sit on top plastic restin style). I got this to be sleeker, faster on the lake. The purpose here is just to cruise the lake. Don’t have any major dents or problems. I would like to fix it up by adding a glossy finish over the faded gel coat. See pics. Any suggestions. Next, does anyone know roughly how old is this kayak; name or brand? Style? It’s very sleek and aerodynamic in appearance. I don’t Want to change the color just an enhanced glossy finish. Help appreciated.✌️
     
  2. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    Go to the auto parts and get a buffing compound for heavy oxidation. Use a buffing pad on a drill and then wax it.
     
  3. Blueknarr
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    Blueknarr Senior Member

    I second SamSam's advice. ( does that make it a QuadSam?)
    Compound oxidation off and buff.

    Have fun
     
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