EZ BUFF is a new water based technology that is designed to quickly lift and remove the oxidized gel coat, with minimum scratching of the integral gel coat. It also contains polishing aids to polish the remaining gel coat to a high mirror finish. Rubbing compounds are liquid sand paper. They contain various grades of grit, suspended in a liquid, usually with waxes, silicones and solvents to help lubricate and glide the grit. They are designed to cut away at the surface. The first, coarse grit removes the oxidized and damaged surface and the remaining medium and fine grits are used to further cut the surface down to the depth of the scratches from the coarse grit, until the swirls and scratches are removed. The wax and silicone also function to fill in minor scratches so they are not so noticeable.
EZ BUFF® is designed to aggressively remove the oxidation on Fiberglass Boats, and Restore the Shine of Fiberglass Gelcoat.
How to restore faded fiberglass gelcoat in 3 EZ steps with EZ BUFF® buffing cream?
Restoring chalky, faded gel coat on fiberglass boats is as EZ as 1, 2, 3 with the new EZ BUFF® boat detailing system.
- Boat Cleaning: Remove dirt, pollutants and oxidation from gel coat with BOAT CLEAN PLUS® and BOAT SCRUB®.
- Boat Buffing: Restore the gelcoat shine by buffing your boat with EZ BUFF® and EZ BUFF EXTENDER®.
- Boat Polish: Lock in the shine on your boat with all synthetic PREMIUM BOAT SHINE®.
YOU TOO CAN RESTORE THE FADED GELCOAT ON YOUR FIBERGLASS BOAT TO A MIRROR FINISH
EZ BUFF® is Tough on Oxidation but Easy on gel coat. Unlike traditional rubbing compounds that contain aggressive grits that scratch deeply into your gel coat and then require finer and finer grades to remove the scratching, thereby removing excessive amounts of your thin gel coat, EZ BUFF® is designed to aggressively remove the oxidation, with minimal damage to the integral gel coat. Polishes the surface to a mirror finish, all in one step.
EZ BUFF® is safe and eco friendly
EZ BUFF® is a New Eco Friendly Formula. It's water based and Biodegradable. There are no Hazardous or Toxic Solvents & Additives. There are no Carcinogenic Silica or Brown Fused Aluminum Oxide. It's Non Flammable and Non Combustible. It's Safe, Non Toxic and Non Corrosive.
Since it's water based, it does not emit any ozone depleting VOC's. There are no Hazardous Air Pollutants, Soil Pollutants or Water Pollutants. It's environment, human and boat friendly. There are no Bad solvent odors and no coarse grit to scratch you gel coat. It's slow drying to give you longer working time (working time can be extended even further with EZ BUFF EXTENDER®) and you get greater coverage, so it's much less expensive than using rubbing compounds.
How to use EZ BUFF®
EZ BUFF® can be used by hand but best results will be obtained with a Rotary Buffer with a clean wool buffing pad, at low to medium speed. We recommend using EZ BUFF EXTENDER® to extend working time and to lubricate the surface. This reduces the chance of swirl marks. The finished surface has a long lasting gloss and surface conditioning. Now it's ready for protection with long lasting PREMIUM BOAT SHINE®. It's easy to apply, all synthetic and Carnauba wax free.
THE OLD FASHIONED WAY
If you search on-line for how to restore faded gel coat, how to remove gel-coat oxidation, detailing your boat, removing oxidation or how to buff your boat, even professional gel coat finishing systems, you will get information on how to wet sand your boat, then buff it with coarse rubbing compound, wiping off the lubricating grease, repeat, change pads, buff it with medium rubbing compound to get the swirls out, wipe off the grease, change pads, buff with finishing compound to remove swirls and marks, wipe off the grease, use a different buffer and pad to apply wax, buff that off and then apply a detailing wax, etc., etc. Why would you do that?
There's a much easier way to Restore the Shine of your Gelcoat and it's Guaranteed.
THE EZ BUFF WAY is the modern way to Restore Your Boats Finish.
Step 1. WASH YOUR BOAT
First wash your boat with BOAT CLEAN PLUS® to remove all the dirt and pollutants so you don't rub that into the pores of the gel coat. This step will shorten your buffing time and you will use less EZ BUFF® buffing cream. BOAT CLEAN PLUS® is a very effective surface cleaner and is free rinsing so it won't leave a residue like soaps and detergents.
STEP 2. APPLY EZ BUFF AND BUFF
Now apply EZ BUFF® to a 2 ft. by 2 ft. section of the boat. Prime your wool pad with a bit of EZ BUFF®. Spray a bit of EZ BUFF EXTENDER® onto the EZ BUFF®. The extender reduces the chance of getting swirl marks, even by an inexperienced person and extends the working time so you don't use as much EZ BUFF®. Now turn on the buffer and using a medium speed start moving the buffer from side to side and up and down, with medium pressure, until the buffing cream is used up, then continue buffing with a light pressure until you have a dazzling shine. Wipe off any residue with a soft cotton or microfiber cloth. There is no grease, wax or silicone, so it's easy. Make sure that you didn't miss anything and move onto the next section.
STEP 3. WIPE ON A COAT OF ALL SYNTHETIC, WAX FREE, PREMIUM BOAT SHINE
When you're through wipe on a coat of all PREMIUM BOAT SHINE®. When it dries, wipe off the haze. Now stand back and admire your reflection in the mirror finish. Isn't that a lot easier? It sure saves you a lot of time and money and look at that shine.
OK, if the gel coat is extremely rough you may have to give it a good scrubbing with BOAT SCRUB® to remove the real heavy oxidation. If you still have to resort to sanding, your gel coat is exhausted and you need to consider paint or re-gelling the boat.
THE SPIT TEST
A good way to tell the condition of your gel coat, even before you start is the SPIT TEST. Apply some saliva to your finger tips and rub a small section of the gel coat, preferably a dark color on the deck or near the gunwale near the transom. If the color comes up, you can proceed to washing and buffing with EZ BUFF®. As soon as it dries it will revert back to the oxidized surface, but that's OK. EZ BUFF® will take care of it. If the color is marginal, try rubbing a small section with BOAT SCRUB® to see if that brings up the color. If it does, you will need to wash and scrub the boat first before proceeding to EZ BUFF®. If there is still no color, you're into paint or new gel coat, but at least you'll know before spending a lot to time and money on something that won't work.
- Tough on Oxidation. Easy on gel coat.
- Removes Light to Medium Oxidation, Swirls and Surface Scratches.
- Enhances Color.
- One Step Saves Time and Money
- Mirror Finish.
Frequently Asked Questions
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EZ BUFF®One Step Buffing Cream for Gel Coat
Clean surface with BOAT CLEAN PLUS® and water, rinse and dry.
Light to Medium Oxidized Gel Coat:
- Use a rotary buffer and wool pad at low to medium speed.
- Apply EZ BUFF™ to a 2‘ x 2’ section with a brush or rag and prime the pad with EZ BUFF EXTENDER® or EZ BUFF®.
- Polish the area, with medium pressure, in a side to side and up and down overlapping pattern. As the buffing cream is consumed, reduce the pressure and keep polishing until you achieve the desired gloss. If EZ BUFF® begins to dry, spray with EZ BUFF EXTENDER®. Clean the pad often, against a sharp steel bar while running the buffer.
- Finish inaccessible areas by hand using EZ BUFF® and a cloth. Repeat if necessary. Wipe clean with a microfiber cloth and protect with two coats of PREMIUM BOAT SHINE®.
Heavily Oxidized or Stained Gel Coat:
Scrub the surface with BOAT SCRUB® and a MARINE POWER MITT® or rotary buffer and wool pad, then buff to a high shine with EZ BUFF®. Always keep damp. If BOAT SCRUB® begins to dry, mist with water.
WARNING:May cause eye irritation. PRECAUTIONS: Avoid Contact with eyes.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor if you feel unwell.
IF ON SKIN (or hair):
Wash off with soap & water.
IF IN EYES:
Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
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Aurora EZ Buff®
- Catalog No: 01360
- Individual Unit: 450 ml
- Shipping Weight: 1.42 lb
- Case Volume: 12 x 450 ml
- Case Weight: 17 lb (7.72 kg)
- Case Dimensions: 7.25"L x 11"W x 7.25"H
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