Follow the instructions below for boats that have weath- 2. Begin with a small area such as three feet by three
ered and chalked.
feet and apply a mild cleanser.
3. Rinse with clean water.
Wax. If this does not work, then use a fine rubbing 4. Followwithcompoundandwaxingasoutlinedinpro-
compound. If this does not work use 400 or 600 wet
If the stain is not removed by the hand dishwashing soap
or mild cleanser, then the next procedure is to use either
When using wax or fine rubbing compounds, make sure denatured or rubbing alcohol. If this does not work, con-
to read the label and follow the directions. Some helpful sult your Four Winns dealer for professional assistance.
tips are listed below.
Avoid working in direct sunlight. This dries out the
wax or compound, and can stain the surface.
DO NOT use acetone, ketone, or other solvents
to remove stains. These chemicals are flam-
mable and may damage the gel coat.
Use clean pads or cloths to apply a thin coating of
wax or rubbing compound to a small area such as
three feet by three feet. Remove any excess, and P - 5 FIBERGLASSREPAIRS
then rub the area with a buffing pad, or power buffer.
Apply pressure only as necessary to restore the sur- Fiberglass is one of the most durable, strong, and forgiv-
face finish. Applying too much pressure or buffing in ing construction materials afloat. It is resilient and nor-
oneplacetoolongcanpermanentlydamagethesur- mal repairs can be made without affecting the strength or
structural integrity of the boat.
After applyingcompound, always followwithwaxing.
Striking docks, other boats, or submerged ob-
jects could create a very hazardous situation or
severely damage the fiberglass. In the event an
object is struck below or near the waterline, pro-
ceed directly and cautiously to the nearest ser-
vice facility and remove the boat from the water.
Closely inspect the hull for damage. If the outer
be made prior to relaunch.
light pressure. Keep the pad wet and the buffer
moving at all times to prevent heat build up.
When sanding, DO NOT use a power or belt
damage. For best results, block sand the gel
Occasionally, blisters, crazing, scratches, or damage to
the fiberglass can occur. Repairs may be necessary to
correct the problem.
Stains can appear anywhere on the exterior of the boat
and may be a result of contact with tar, plant sap, leaves,
rust from metal fittings, and other materials. Surface
cleansers, or some household detergents. DO NOT use
chlorine or ammonia products. These products can af-
fect the color of gel coat. Commercial car washes use
strong cleaners and should be avoided.
Scratches occur during normal use. Below is a step by
step procedure to repair scratches.
Clean area with soap and water.
Apply a fine rubbing compound and buff.
To remove stains, refer to the procedures below.
Wash area with hand dishwashing soap.
Funship™ Owner’s Manual
|Categories||Four Winns Freedom Manuals, Four Winns Funship Manuals, Four Winns Horizon Manuals, Four Winns Manuals, Outboard Marine Corporation Manuals|
|Tags||Four Winns Funship 214, Four Winns Funship 234, Four Winns Funship 264|
|Model Year||2003, 2004, 2005|
|Document Type||Owner's Manual|
|Product Brand||Boats and Cruisers, Four Winns. For support contact your dealer at http://www.fourwinns.com/locate-dealer.aspx|
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