wax and polish leaving streaks
I have an '06 1800 SR3. It has had a bow/cockpit cover on it the majority of it life, but not always a full cover. So the white gelcoat around the top edges are still shiny and new. The remaining gelcoat is slightly faded (not much oxidation) from UV exposure. I applied Attwood Wax/Cleaner, then followed up with Attwood Marine Polish, all by hand. It has restored shine almost as good as the part that has been covered, BUT it's all streaky and no matter how much elbow grease I use, the shine is uneven and it looks kinda bad.
Wax first then polish?
Buffer versus hand applying?
Is there a better mfr of polish and wax that goes on more evenly?
The boat isn't that old so I don't want to damage gelcoat by being too aggressive with a buffer. Anyone else had this problem? It's like washing windows and the streaks look worse than the dirt. Annoying.