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Has anyone had any success with cleaning a min Kota trolling motor exterior material. Black has faded and cant seem to find anything to brighten it up and last for any length of time. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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I know this is off the subject.But I was wondering (fishinwrench) if you had any tips on getting rid of oxidation in fiberglass?
If its in the clear gel coat and there's metal flake under it then No. You can shine it up and make the cloudiness disappear for a few days but that's about it. Once the clear gel coat has turned cloudy it's there for the duration.

The good thing about that is: once the boat starts looking like that, and its owner just accepts it.... they usually start catching more fish :)

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I'm talking about the porous surface of the mount, motor casing and other parts that are not the shiny plastic.

I think those porous graphite looking parts like the foot pedal are dipped into a dye, or stained somehow and start looking gray when they dry out, yet look black again when they are wet. So I dunno. Maybe a light coat of spray paint (just a dusting, no buildup).

The aluminum alloy parts can be prepped (cleaned) with alcohol or brake parts cleaner, hit with aluminum oxide primer, and then painted (not too thick on the paint). A coat of car wax when the paint is still just a little tacky will give it a nice hard finish. That's how I refinish outboard lower units, mounts and exhaust housings and they stay looking good for a long time.

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What's your opinion on a boat wrap?

I've never done one, or had a boat with a wrap....but I like the looks of them. Saw a camo wrap on a jon boat that had been "used like a jon boat" and it seemed to be holding up surprisingly well. That might be the way to go.

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If the oxidation is just cloudy looking but clear coat is still there you can wet sand it with 1000 grit wet and dry sandpaper then buff out with rubbing compound followed by poiishing compound then finally coat of good marine wax. It works I have done it Myself as long as clear coat is still there good luck

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