Event – St. Petersburg Boat Show

st-pete-boat-showThe St. Petersburg Power & SailBoat Show is upon us. For 4 days, starting December 1st, some of the best vendors of all things marine converge on St. Petersburg’s Albert Whitted Park to show off boats, coolers, supplies, and so much more! Fiberglass Coatings will be there in Tent 2, booth 442, right near the water with great tips, tricks and even some fantastic giveaways! Be sure to come by and say hello!

We look forward to seeing you!

FGCI Spotlight: Compounds and Waxes

At Fiberglass Coatings, we have a wide variety of products to help with a wide variety of jobs. One of our largest lines is of compounds and waxes. We have quite a few different products with different vendors we offer to the customer. I pulled out a few from our most popular manufacturers to highlight them, but this is by no means all of them.

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Perfect-it II – An aggressive compound that removes 1200 grit or higher scratches with a minimal amount of swirl marks. You can use buffing pads or apply it by hand and it will buff to a high-gloss.

Super Duty Compound – A very thick compound that removes 1000 grit or higher scratches, you will see this used a lot with gelcoat, but it’s very aggressive for paint jobs.

3m Finesse It Buffing Compound – This is a paste compound that will remove 800 grit or higher scratches. This is generally meant for highly oxidized gelcoat and does require a good polish over the top.

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Cleaner/Polish – Meguiars one-step process to clean and polish a surface. You can apply this by hand or with a buffer.

Machine Glaze – A great, very high gloss wax that brings back the shine to pretty much anything.

Swirl Remover – Great for removing fine scratches and swirl marks. It can be applied by hand or by a buffer.

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G3 – A high gloss compound that allows one step to remove fine scratches and leave a lasting shine. This product recommends you use a buffer.

Profile 200 – A great heavy-duty compound that removes 800 grit and higher scratches. This is recommended to be used as a two-step process with a polish. This is meant to be used with a buffer.

Profile 700 – A great light-swirl remover. Farecla is water-based so it’s easy to clean up and environmentally friendly to use.

 

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PMC Complete Compound – Removes 600 grit and higher scratches and is water soluble for easy cleanup.

Cutting Crème – Great on small scratches, lite oxidation and weathering. This all-purpose product is very easy to apply and water soluble to it’s easy to cleanup.

Finishing Polish – A great polish for creating a glossy finish.

 

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Aqua Buff 1000 – Great for removing large scratches, heavy oxidation and swirl marks, this aggressive compound is good all purpose aggressive compound, too aggressive for auto work.

Aqua Buff 2000 – This product is a finer compound used for light oxidation and swirl marks; a great companion to the 1000.

 

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Buff Ball – Flitz sells a unique tool that matches with their products called a “Buff Ball.” This ball attaches to a drill and is used instead of a standard buffer to get corners and harder to reach spots. This tool does set Flitz apart, making it a great buy for automotive customers.

Flitz Marine Wax MX-32806 – This spray bottle offers a much easier application, spraying it on and wiping it off.

Flitz UV Protectant MAP-40106 – Another spray bottle that is great for preventing oxidation. Spray it on and wipe it down, it doesn’t get much easier.

 

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TR-311 Compound – Our most aggressive compound, it’s not meant for Automotive paint as much as heavily oxidized gelcoat. The TR-311 does not leave a high shine, but is great for getting high scratches out, so you will want to come behind it with a polish.

TR-315 Course Compound – A slightly less aggressive compound than the Tr-311, this is a great compound for any use.

TR-500 – Cleaner/Sealer finish Wax – This product is great as a finishing product to the heavier compounds.

 

With all of these compounds, you will want to look at the different buffing and polishing pads we carry. We have single and double-sided wool buffing pads which are great for your high-speed buffers/polishers. We also carry Polishing pads, which are foam and are great for waxes. Additionally, we carry microfiber rags and cotton rags and even shop towels for your hand applications. Pick everything up today by going to Amazon.com, Ebay.com, FGCI.com, or by going into one of our two showrooms, either in St. Petersburg or in Ft. Lauderdale. We strive to make it easy for you to get everything you need to make your project look great.

 

Have a favorite product line? We would love to hear about your experiences in the comments.