This 2006 Amberjack 290 is a fisherman’s dream. A cross between a large fishing area at the stern with a large cuddy up front. The new owners wanted to see if I could whip the colour back into shape. The white gel was in good condition, but the blue was extremely chalked out, severely oxidized and required multiple rounds of sanding using three different grits of paper. The previous owner really let this go too far, but thankfully with a pile of work, I think its back to a respectable condition. We decided to try to lock in the shine by coating it in a hard ceramic. Just goes to show, when the gelcoat goes unprotected, its acts just like your skin under the harmful UV rays. ******Please have a look at the before and after photos of this transformation.
- Mobile – I worked at the boat owners location
- Acid wash to remove any contaminants clinging to the gels surface, prep for sanding
- Stripe and adhesion removal – stripes were broken and baked into the gels surface
- Sand blue hull gel 3 x using 1500/2000/3000 grit paper to reduce the oxidation
- Sand out larger scratching in stages and polish to shine
- Hard cut compound and polish to bring up the shine.
- Alcohol wash to remove leftover polishing residue
- Stripes package – Add new matching stripes on both sides.
- Ceramic Application – Lock the shine in with a 3 year GTECHNIQ Ceramic coating