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    i have some nasty spots on my gel coat inside the boat, and i happened to have a bottle of acetone in my hand. so i decided i would wipe a little on the gel coat and see what it would do. it cleaned the spots well, but i also noticed that some of the gel coat came off as well when i wiped the spots.

    my gel coat was rolled on by the previous owner and not done well at all. it has numerous pits and uneven places throughout.....i was thinking that if the acetone does take gel coat off, then i could take off enough to acquire smooth fininsh, and of course re-gelcoat after the fact. any thoughts on this? it's monday morning, raining, and i am working on the boat mentally at work......i think i have a problem, .....i know i have a bad habit.

    Bad Habit
    1984 MAKO 254[br]Hartsville, SC

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    Try wet sanding a small area with 600 grit and then polish with a rubbing compound on a wheel. you might be surprised. dave.
    [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.