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So I bought my boat a few years ago from a duck hunter that wanted it all came, so he stuck camp vinyl all over it, and painted the transom, and now green. I'm in the process of removing the vinyl, and was wondering what you guys use to strip the paint off the aluminum? And what's your favorite aluminum cleaner, and buffing compound?[ external image ]

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This is what I started with. An ugly vinyl camo[ external image ]

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What I had after pali g the vinyl off 2" at a time[ external image ]

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And started using the napa brand aluminum brightner. Really cleaned alot of crud off[ external image ][ external image ]

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Decided while I was at it, I'd give the trailer some TLC, so the boat got hung in the garage. Trailer got wire wheeled, painted, new bunks, and tail lights.[ external image ][ external image ]

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And a little polish, shes ready to shine![ external image ]

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Great progress! Stock up on elbow grease! Or are you cheating and using a buffer?

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thedude wrote:Great progress! Stock up on elbow grease! Or are you cheating and using a buffer?
Buffer, and elbow grease. I like to cheat a little bit

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That polish really looks like it does the job, I tried to look on the NAPA website for the blue can and didn't see it, what exactly did you use.
That's a nice looking setup, ENJOY!

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Both were picked up at my local napa[ external image ]

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Thank you! I just saw the blue can sitting on the boat and thought that was the only thing that you used.

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Summer project is almost done, just needs new fenders. Interior redesign will start this winter[ external image ][ external image ]

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Great job on the restoration!
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Whitaker201 wrote:Great job on the restoration!
Thank you, still a lot I want to get done but, it's getting there slowly.

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