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    Hi everyone. When i purchased my boat the dash seemed very faded or oxidation or something. Has anyone seen anything like this? any ideas on how to repair it?thanks in advance

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    #2
    Have you tried some rubbing compound?

    Roger
    2001 Maxum 3000 SCR
    Twin 5.0L w/ Bravo 2

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      #3
      What type of compound?

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        #4
        3M fiberglass restorer and elbow grease.
        Custom CNC Design And Dash Panels

        iBoatNW

        1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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          #5
          SomeSailor wrote:
          3M fiberglass restorer and elbow grease.
          Then wax it.
          Rick Grew

          1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

          2004 Past Commodore
          West River Yacht & Cruising Club
          www.wrycc.com

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            #6
            If the compound doesn't take it, you may have to wet sand it first with 1000 grit paper. Just go slow and be real careful not to sand too much over edges. You can get the fading out, but it will take some time.

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              #7
              RGrew176 wrote:
              Then wax it.
              +1
              Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

              http://www.chart.state.md.us/video/v...50fa36c4235c0a

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                #8
                Wayne I just polished my dashboard-I have a 195 but it looks very similar to yours. Both my passenger and driver's side had that same look. They are fiberglass/gel coat just like the rest of your boat so you can treat it just like the hull-with the exception of using the same polisher because of the small space behind the windshield. You have to do most of it by hand (thankfully it is a very small area relatively speaking!!) but you can make it look great again!

                Good luck!

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                  #9
                  I've got the same problem with my boat. I tried using compound but that didn't work. The reason is that mine, and it looks like your too, has a non-skid surface on it. So a wheel and polish doesn't work. I tried using a pressure washer, and it worked a little to get some oxidation up, but it's still not the result I'm looking for. If anyone has any other ideas, I'd love to hear them.
                  2003 Bayliner 305 - SOLD!
                  Twin 5.7L, Carb'd, 445 hours
                  Bravo II drives
                  Closed-cooling

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                    #10
                    Note to boat owners. Do NOT wax non skid. It may cause you to bust your arse.
                    David
                    http://www.cambridgeadvertising.org
                    http://www.davidladewig.com

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                      #11
                      Mine looked the same.

                      Good news: it will come back and look good as new.

                      Bad news: To do the job right you need to remove the windshied so you can buff the whole area. You cannot get between the windshield and dash by hand.

                      Bob

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                        #12
                        The obvious answer is....wait for it......

                        NEW BOAT!

                        LOL

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                          #13
                          Four Pyrates wrote:
                          Note to boat owners. Do NOT wax non skid. It may cause you to bust your arse.
                          Woddys wax has a wax for non skid areas.

                          I used this in the past and it works as advertised. Need to do it each year, but it is really easy.

                          http://www.ebay.com/itm/GELCOAT-REJU...94bc02&vxp=mtr

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                            #14
                            Xylene will work! But be VERY CAREFUL with this stuff!!! It will clean all non skid areas with a simple wipe and ready the resin pores for wax. It is very agressive but works very well. Try a small area away from common view. Then wax over and look at the results. It has vapors so precautions must be taken.

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                              #15
                              I have a meguires oxidation remover - anyone use that? sounds like the good news is that this can come back to life. I just need to figure out what compound to use.

                              While discussing compound - what works for the outside of the boat too?

                              also - rookie question here ... what is the non-skid area that people are referring to?

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