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Offline wolfshadow

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Polishing fiberglass
« on: June 14, 2021, 10:13:56 PM »
I’ve got an old Ben Pearson Cougar. Sweet little recurve, fun to shoot. But the fiberglass is messy. Can I polish it? With what?

Online EvilDogBeast

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Re: Polishing fiberglass
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 01:50:14 AM »
Going to need some pictures for sure.  I'm assuming it has clear coat on the glass?  If so, you can polish it same as you would a car.  3M makes some nice polishing compounds that work well on a foam pad.

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Re: Polishing fiberglass
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2021, 07:36:27 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I thought of car polish and someone said Bon Ami has fine grit in it. Pics are difficult to see.

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Re: Polishing fiberglass
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2021, 02:07:54 AM »
Yeah it looks like the clear coat is failing.  I see some disbonds and chips in there.  How good are you with paint?  I would suggest sanding down and recoating if you feel up to it.  If not, I would wet cut it with some polishing compound and then wax the snot out of it.  I hear good things about the ceramic waxes.

Highly recommend the 3M buffing and polishing compounds.  We use them to polish helmet scratches out of F-15 canopies (the United States Air Force  does not endorse 3M or any blah blah...)

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Re: Polishing fiberglass
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2021, 07:48:02 AM »
Thanks

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