Sunday 6 March 2022

Hull Side Panels | Finishing The Finish

I wanted to get a really good finish on the blue hull sides so I employed the same methods used on the bottom.

First I wet sanded both sides with P800 wet and dry. Here is the starboard side.

Then I did the same again using P1500, P2000 and P2500 wet and dry paper. This is the port side.

Lastly I used the Rotex 90 in rotary mode to polish the surfaces.

This is the sander using a medium P5000 (red) polisher and compound.

Then we use a fine P9000 (blue) compound and an extra-fine P11000 (white) compound to complete the finish. Here they are.

This was the result on the starboard side at the stem.

It's beautifully smooth but like the bottom I'm not too impressed with its shine or depth of colour.

I will live with it for a while and see how I feel about it ...

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