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You Too Can Restore the Shine and Color on Your Boat Gelcoat with EZ Buff Polishing Compound. Boat Detailing with EZ Buff Polishing Compound. Boat detailing can be a fun and rewarding experience when you have some basic knowledge, the right products and tools to do the job correctly. Done wrong, with misinformation, the wrong products or tools and boat detailing can be a frustrating and disappointing exercise in futility, sometimes with disastrous results. This step by step video series will show you how You Too Can Restore the Shine and Color on your chalky, oxidized Boat Gelcoat; from planning and evaluation to boat cleaning, Gelcoat restoration with EZ Buff one step polishing compounds and a polishing machine, all the way to boat polish, pride in a job well done and you’ll love the envious stares you get from everyone who see your new boat. These videos will show you the fast and easy way to durable fiberglass boat restoration and Gelcoat restoration, without tedious old fashioned multi step rubbing compounds, sandpaper and carnauba boat wax buffing which takes a long time and only lasts for a short while. Rubbing compound was originally invented for smoothing and polishing paint not for boat detailing gel coat. Some people have even tried to use it for regular boat cleaning and boat polish. Gel coat and paint are very different. Paint is much harder than gel coat and can withstand more aggressive treatment. Rubbing compound is essentially a slurry or paste composed of sandpaper grit mixed in a wax, silicone or oil base with petrochemical solvents. The idea behind using rubbing compound is to start with a coarse grit to scratch away the damaged surface quickly and then to compound again with a medium grit to scratch and cut the surface back even more so the deep scratches don’t show as much and finally buffing your boat again with a fine grit to reduce the scratching left by the medium grit. The reason for the wax or heavy silicone oil is to help lubricate the grit as it scratches and then to fill in the scratches left behind so that the surface appears smooth and shiny. The reason that using rubbing compound as a fiberglass oxidation remover for gelcoat restoration, with a polishing machine, is best left to an experienced professional is that it takes a skilled hand only gained from much experience to get professional results without swirls and burn through. Remember; when you boat was new, it only had a thickness of 20 to 30 mills of gelcoat.That’s about as thick as 8 sheets of paper. It doesn’t take much to grind through the gel coat and then you’re looking at refinishing your boat. Few people can gain the necessary skill on their first attempt. EZ BUFF polishing compound is a new discovery that was designed for the inexperienced novice, as well as the professional boat detailer, to quickly and easily buff a boat,remove oxidation, chalk, light scratches, swirl marks and restore your boat Gelcoat back to its original smooth, mirror finish, all in one step. EZ Buff is water based and does not contain wax or silicone oils. It contains multiple grits so that it restores your gel coat and polishes all in one step. This saves you time and money. EZ Buff is designed to work with EZ Buff Extender to eliminates swirl marks and burn through. EZ Buff Extender lubricates the surface and extends the working time making the process so forgiving that you can get professional results your first time.It contains LUMIGLOW™ to enhance color, making your white Gel coat whiter and your dark color Gel coat deeper and richer. Best results are obtained with a rotary buffer and clean wool pad. The One Step technology saves your time and money. In this video series, we selected a badly oxidize deep red and white, 27 year old boat for our gelcoat restoration demonstration. It also had waterline stains that the boat owner could not get out, it had worn decals and tape that the owner wanted to remove and replace and it had scuff marks.To make it even more challenging, we’re going to teach two rookies the art of boat detailing on this customers boat. They’ll learn about boat cleaning, gelcoat restoration, buffing a boat, and how to polish fiberglass. We’ll use the EZ Buff Kit which contains Boat Clean Plus, Boat Scrub, a Marine Power Mitt, New EZ Buff, EZ Buff Extender and a Rotary Buffer with a Wool Pad and Premium Boat Shine to lock in the shine. Proper boat cleaning and removal of heavy oxidation is important before you start buffing a boat so that the pollutants on the surface do not get ground into the pores of the gel coat. EZ Buff is a unique product. It’s a One-Step, water based buffing compound and boat polish not a typical rubbing compound. It’s safer and easier to use. If you follow the directions, it’s guaranteed to give you proven results the first time you use it. Because it’s water based, it’s environment friendly and it doesn’t leave behind the oily or waxy residue that traditional rubbing compounds do. When you get through, there’s no need to decontaminate the surface. You can go straight to the final Premium Boat Shine, UV protective polish. The One-Step formula eliminates wet sanding, buffing with coarse, medium and then fine rubbing compound. EZ Buff does it all in One-Step. EZ Buff is very forgiving, making it easy to master the “buffing a boat” technique with polishing compound. Within a few minutes you will start to see the shine that was hiding under those years of neglect and you will be buffing like a pro. Boat detailing and restoring gelcoat on you fiberglass boat is proven to be very rewarding. You will add considerable value to your boat and you will enjoy using and showing off your boat more often. What are you waiting for? Order your EZ Buff Kit today. The results are guaranteed. What have you go to lose?
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.
LUMIGLOW is a proprietary color enhancer. It makes the whites brighter and colors deeper and more luxurious.
The SPIT TEST is not necessary but recommended. Basically the test consists of applying saliva to your finger tips and rubbing a small section of the gel coat to determine the amount of color left in your gel coat. If the color comes up, when it’s still wet, you can go straight to washing and buffing. If it’s faint, you can try Boat Scrub to see of that will bring up the color. It’s quick, easy and convenient. Everyone has saliva and you don’t have to go to the store to buy some. It’s a quick way to determine where you need to start and if your boat is a candidate for restoration or if you need to paint or re-gel it.
Professional detailers and service departments in boat yards have been using Aurora Boat Care Products for years and we were getting asked if we had a better solution to traditional rubbing compounds. The amount labour and materials required to get good results was killing their bottom line. Customers didn’t want to pay and they were having difficulty making a living. We invented EZ BUFF for them, but in doing so made is so easy to use that even someone that has never used a buffer can get professional results.
That’s true if you are wet sanding and buffing with rubbing compounds. If you don’t get the pressure and angle right you can get deep swirl marks that are tough to remove. If you’re speed is too high or you apply too much pressure, you can burn the gelcoat. EZ BUFF is different. Although you use it with a buffer, like traditional rubbing compounds, it works on the surface rather than cutting deeply into the gelcoat. Anyone with even some technical ability can get professional results the first time by following the simple instructions. We even have EZ BUFF EXTENDER to help by extending the working time and reducing the possibility of getting swirl marks. You really have to try hard to screw it up.
EZ BUFF was designed with the DIY in mind. If you follow the instructions, you too can get professional results that you will be proud of.
No. The only time you will need to sand your boat is in preparation for painting or re-gelling the finish. 85% of all oxidized fiberglass boats can be restored by simply washing with BOAT CLEAN PLUS and buffing with EZ BUFF. Even older highly oxidized finishes can be restored by first scrubbing with BOAT SCRUB and then finishing with EZ BUFF.
The first step is to wash the boat with BOAT CLEAN PLUS and water. This is a special free rinsing cleaner and degreaser that will strip away dirt, grime and pollutants so they can be rinsed away rather than buffing it into the pores of your gelcoat. Next buff away the dull, oxidized surface and restore the shine with EZ BUFF. Last, protect the surface with two coats of PREMIUM BOAT SHINE for a long lasting mirror finish.
The EZ BUFF system consists of 1. washing the boat, 2. buffing it with EZ BUFF and 3. protecting it with a durable, long lasting, synthetic boat polish. All products are easy to apply and armatures can get professional results. The traditional Marine Professional Gel Coat Finishing System consists of 1. wet sanding, 2. buffing with coarse grit rubbing compound to remove the sanding marks, 3. buffing with medium grit rubbing compound to remove the swirl marks, 4. buffing with fine or finishing grit buffing compound to remove any remaining scratches and swirls and to fill in the scratches with wax or silicone. 5. applying wax and buffing to a shine. 6. applying detailing wax and buffing to extend the life of the wax and enhance the gloss.
No. EZ BUFF is a One Step product. It will remove the oxidation, polish the surface to a high shine and restore the color. It even contains LUMIGLOW to enhance the colors of your gel coat.
Yes. EZ BUFF is a water based, biodegradable product. It has no VOC’s, no hazardous or toxic solvents and additives, no carcinogenic products. it’s non flammable, non combustible, and non corrosive. It’s safe and non toxic. It will not pollute the air, soil or water.
You can but we recommend that you buff and protect your boat in the shade, when it’s overcast or early in the morning or late in the afternoon. The sun can heat up the gel coat on your boat and cause the EZ BUFF to evaporate too quickly. EZ BUFF EXTENDER, can help, but you will still have to work in smaller areas and it will slow you down.
Yes. It may be a little more expensive than some other products and less than others but the important thing is that you use less so it goes further. You will wind up saving time and money.
You need a Rotary Buffer. An orbital buffer is not strong enough and does not give you the correct motion to remove the oxidation and get the shine you want. You will be able to get better results if you do it by hand, but it takes a lot of pressing and rubbing.
Yes, but it takes a lot of pressing and rubbing. You will need to do some work by hand in tight areas that the buffer can’t reach and along the edge of anti-fouling paint or some decals and taped areas. Use a soft cotton cloth like a T shirt.
During buffing, periodically run the buffer while holding a flat metal edge, such as a knife or dedicated pad cleaning tool, against the pad to dislodge the oxidized gel coat removed from the boat. Do this often. When you are through wash the pad with water and BOAT CLEAN PLUS. This will keep your pad clean and extend its life.
You will need to buff those areas by hand. Use a soft cotton cloth like a T shirt.
Yes. The EZ BUFF will pick up and spread anti-fouling paint or coloured gelcoat residue over adjacent areas. It’s a good idea to mask those areas off. Buff the coloured gel coat separate from the white or different colors.
You can if the decal, tape or vinyl letters are solid coloured and are well attached to the surface. Some decals and stripes are printed on a different colour vinyl and the buffing will remove the printed surface. Do a small test on each surface first.
15° C (60° F) to 25° C (80° F)
You need to protect adjacent coloured gelcoat or anti-fouling paint or other surface that you don’t want to buff, with masking tape. When you change from one colour to another be sure to clean the pad or use a fresh clean pad. The alternative is to get as close to the adjacent area as you can and then finish by hand.
One Step Buffing Cream for Gel Coat
Clean surface with BOAT CLEAN PLUS® and water, rinse and dry.
Light to Medium Oxidized Gel Coat:
1. Use a rotary buffer and wool pad at low to medium speed.
3. 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.
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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EZ BUFF KIT® – 18FT
Catalog No: 01367
Shipping Weight: 6.8 lb (3.08 kg)
EZ BUFF KIT® – 24FT
Catalog No: 01368
Shipping Weight: 8.22 lb (3.73 kg)
EZ BUFF KIT® – 28FT
Catalog No: 01369
Shipping Weight: 16.11 lb (7.31 kg)
EZ BUFF KIT® – 32FT
Catalog No: 01365
Shipping Weight: 16.44 lb (7.45 kg)
EZ BUFF KIT® – 36FT
Catalog No: 01366
Shipping Weight: 29.07 lb (13.19 kg)
EZ BUFF KIT® – 40FT
Catalog No: 01364
Shipping Weight: 30.49 lb (13.83 kg)
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