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Old 03-04-2019, 08:33 AM   #5
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City: East Coast
Country: USA
Vessel Name: M/V Maerin
Vessel Model: Solo 4303
Join Date: Jun 2013
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Depending on how long the old name was in place, you'll undoubtedly have the ghost name to deal with. How visible it remains depends a lot on how the new name covers, but it WILL be visible. A wet sanding of the transom is the most effective way to remove it, and since you now have a clean slate, now's the time to do it. It's not terribly complicated. Use a rubber sanding block and water with a bit of Dawn and some 600 or 800 grit wet sand paper to start, then buff it out with a slow pad and gelcoat compound. Finish off with a glaze polish like Finesse-It to get a nice even shine. The only downside is that now it highlights any shabbiness in the rest of the hull....

Don't forget the re-naming ritual! A great excuse for a party.
Steve Sipe
Selene 4303 Maerin
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