My lovely 2004 NRS E-140's "yellow" rub strake is a little faded and I was hoping to clean 'er up. I have found that some 180 grit will do a decent job but removes the top layer. I was thinking of acetone and a scotch brite scrubber. Does anyone have any other good ways to clean this strip up to the original color and so I can satisfy my vain (OCD) boating compulsion.
Try SoftScrub, in the laundry aisle of your local supermarket. Wet the strake first, apply with a green meanie rubbing pad, it should work. After you get it clean, riinse well and let dry, then apply 303.
I sprayed my 1999 cat tubes with 303 and buffed it with a foam automotive buffing pad on a cordless drill. It cleaned up nicely and brought out the original color. Use a variable speed drill and adjust speed and pressure to reduce splatter.
Yep. The foam pad was white (now it's blue) but it had a flat surface, not the dimpled pad I used for buffing paint. Not sure it matters too much. I know it took a lot of 303, but saved a lot of labor.