How to Polish my 6meter long ...

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Formshifter, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Formshifter
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    Formshifter Senior Designer

    Thanks all some good advice given here, i will let you all know the results (will take a few months, but...
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    "seems a painstaking process which will keep me busy for a week or 2."

    Unless you keep it in a covered hangar like an aircraft , the task may be to polish monthly .
  3. philSweet
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    philSweet Senior Member

    That's what I was thinking. Makes varnishing look like a low cost finish. Those old Airstreams are crazy polished up like that (And they shouldn't be allowed on the road- they will blind you- and yes there is a regulation against it). They changed the alloy in the late '60s, so only the old ones can be shined like that. The skin is thick and soft. I doubt the alloy you are using can be dealt with the same way.

    I'm guessing that suggesting a chrome Mylar wrap wouldn't go over real well:D

    And do cover the whole thing when trailering so you don't blind people.

  4. Red Dwarf
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    Red Dwarf Senior Member

    How about the fake carbon vinyl wrap like kids use on their cars?

    Add an 8 inch diameter tailpipe and you'll have the coolest boat on the lake.:p
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