Blistering refers to a condition in which the unprotected C. Stains
gel coat surface below the waterline has absorbed water
andformedbubbles. SeeSectionP-5foradditionalinfor- 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
Follow the instructions below for boats that have weath- stainsmayberemovedwithhanddishwashingsoap,mild
ered and chalked.
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.
Wax. If this does not work, then use a fine rubbing
compound. If this does not work use 400 or 600 wet To remove stains, refer to the procedures below.
Wash area with hand dishwashing soap.
When using wax or fine rubbing compounds, make sure
to read the label and follow the directions. Some helpful
tips are listed below.
Begin with a small area such as three feet by three
feet and apply a mild cleanser.
Rinse with clean water.
Avoid working in direct sunlight. This dries out the
wax or compound, and can stain the surface.
Follow with compound and waxing as outlined in
Use clean pads or cloths to apply a thin coating of
wax or rubbing compound to a small area such as If the stain is not removed by the hand dishwashing soap
three feet by three feet. Remove any excess, and or mild cleanser, then the next procedure is to use either
then rub the area with a buffing pad, or power buffer. denatured or rubbing alcohol. If this does not work, con-
Apply pressure only as necessary to restore the sur- sult your Four Winns dealer for professional assistance.
face finish. Applying too much pressure or buffing
in one place too long can permanently damage the
DO NOT use acetone, ketone, or other solvents
to remove stains. These chemicals are flam-
mable and may damage the gel coat.
After applying compound, always follow with wax-
P - 5
If using a power buffer, use a low rpm buffer with
light pressure. Keep the pad wet and the buffer
moving at all times to prevent heat build up.
Fiberglass is one of the most durable, strong, and for-
giving construction materials afloat. It is resilient and
or structural integrity of the boat.
agefrom occurring, DONOTuseapowerorbelt
sander when sanding. For best results, block
sand the gel coat.
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.
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
|Categories||Four Winns Manuals, Four Winns Sundowner Manuals, Outboard Marine Corporation Manuals|
|Tags||Four Winns Sundowner 205, Four Winns Sundowner 225, Four Winns Sundowner 245, Four Winns Sundowner 285|
|Model Year||2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008|
|Document Type||Owner's Manual|
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