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Gelcoat surface correction

I'm sure by now, as a boat or car enthusiast, you have heard the term paint correction, especially in the automotive industry. However, you may not have been able to grasp ahold of the concept. Today's entry will explain what "correction" is regarding the boat detailing community.

Gel-coat surface correction and restoring the finish on a fiberglass boat involves removing scratches, swirl marks, holograms, and our other dreaded friend--oxidation.

The goal here is to restore the surface to its original finish or at least achieve a "like new' outcome.

The process involves wet sanding/dry sanding, cutting with coarse compounds, polishing, and protecting the surface to achieve a smooth, uniform, and mirror finish. Depending on the damage, a light polish might be enough to restore the finish, or more involved processes might be necessary.

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