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  • 2000 Prostar 205V

    My wife and I bought this diamond in the rough back in November after looking for one for almost 2 years. We almost bought one at Rambo in 2019 but for some reason didn't pull the trigger. This boat was in Connecticut, so I had to get it shipped to Georgia. It also had some gelcoat oxidation but had 'only' 650 hours and the interior was in good shape so we pulled the trigger. Back in November I started thinking 'I hope I didn't just get myself in trouble'
    Here are some pictures, I didn't take too many, should have done more:
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    At my house

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    At the marina in Connecticut

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    The stern was pretty oxidized

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    Everyone's impossible to find $15 part

    I was on here back in November looking for replacement decals but no deal so I ended up with new Domed Numbers decals. As you can see they were pretty beat up:
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    So we knew pretty early on we were doing a decal removal and replacement. We bought a heat gun, some plastic razor blades, and proceeded to remove the old decals:
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    Quite a bit of shadowing under the decals. We knew then that we'd have to do some serious wet sanding to get this baby back into shape.

  • #2
    So to make a long story short, we wet sanded 800 grit, then 1500 grit, then 3M Heavy Cutting Compound, then 3M Glazing Compound and applying the Domed Numbers decals, it ended up like this:
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    Still needs some work on the trailer but the lake is right across the street and I don't think I'll be embarrassing myself with the condition of the gelcoat this year.

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    • #3
      Looks great. I just did the same to my 2000 Sport Star. My trailer is in bad shape too. Probably worse than yours.
      2000 MC SportStar
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      2009 KTM 530 Exc
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      • #4
        Originally posted by dpb185 View Post
        So to make a long story short, we wet sanded 800 grit, then 1500 grit, then 3M Heavy Cutting Compound, then 3M Glazing Compound and applying the Domed Numbers decals, it ended up like this:

        Still needs some work on the trailer but the lake is right across the street and I don't think I'll be embarrassing myself with the condition of the gelcoat this year.
        Looks good. You cut to clean gel (I hope), smoothed it out, and made it shine. Now for coat of wax.

        How long did it take you to get it puRdy?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by waterlogged882 View Post
          Looks good. You cut to clean gel (I hope), smoothed it out, and made it shine. Now for coat of wax.

          How long did it take you to get it puRdy?

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          Probably about 40-50 hours. The wet sanding is dirty and takes a while to get rid of the old decal ghosting. Doing the cutting/compounding is like wrestling an alligator. I was worn out about 4 weekends in a row.

          I waxed it last weekend, it's ready to go. The glaze revealed a few scratches that I couldn't see because of the oxidation so I'm already building a project list for cold weather. It's time to put it in the water !

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dpb185 View Post
            Probably about 40-50 hours. The wet sanding is dirty and takes a while to get rid of the old decal ghosting. Doing the cutting/compounding is like wrestling an alligator. I was worn out about 4 weekends in a row.

            I waxed it last weekend, it's ready to go. The glaze revealed a few scratches that I couldn't see because of the oxidation so I'm already building a project list for cold weather. It's time to put it in the water !
            That is about what I would have expected. I have read where some folks here post an 8 hour job.

            Looks good and from what you have stated, the oxidation is gone (not to return...the importance of cutting down to clean gel), so keep it waxed good. Looks great.

            Thanks for the feedback.

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            93 190
            John 14:6
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            2 Peter 1:3–8
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            Matthew 6:1-4

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            • #7
              8 hours per stage, maybe. 8 hours for 800 grit sanding, 8 hours for 1500, etc
              Last edited by dpb185; 03-30-2021, 09:33 PM.

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              • #8
                Here's interior pictures. Looks original. The boat was one owner by the way.
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                • #9
                  Looks good.

                  A friend of mine just bought a 97 one-owner 205 DD / 211 hours / LT-1. His interior was in great condition as well.

                  So I have to ask...since this is a V-drive, are you going to hang a tower?

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                  John 14:6
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                  2 Peter 1:3–8
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                  Matthew 6:1-4

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by waterlogged882 View Post
                    Looks good.

                    A friend of mine just bought a 97 one-owner / 211 hours / LT-1. His interior was in great condition as well.

                    So I have to ask...since this is a V-drive, are you going to hang a tower?

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                    Yes, it a V-drive. No tower for me, wife and I are old school single ski, get off my lawn with that wake barge types. We would have looked at more of a pure ski hull but we have 4 kids and a Chocolate Lab so we need the extra seating. Figured this was a good boat for us. We actually looked at these years ago at the ATL boat show when we were first married so there is some nostalgia involved, too.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dpb185 View Post
                      Yes, it a V-drive. No tower for me, wife and I are old school single ski, get off my lawn with that wake barge types. We would have looked at more of a pure ski hull but we have 4 kids and a Chocolate Lab so we need the extra seating. Figured this was a good boat for us. We actually looked at these years ago at the ATL boat show when we were first married so there is some nostalgia involved, too.
                      Good answer. You will make your Mom proud.

                      Good on you!

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                      93 190
                      John 14:6
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                      2 Peter 1:3–8
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                      Matthew 6:1-4

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                      • #12
                        Great boat. Great job on the wetsanding/ buffing. And glad to see no tower on that classic. (from someone who has had a tower or mini on most boats)
                        Prior boats - (3) X14's, (3) Prostars, and a Tristar.

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