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    PWCToday Newbie
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    Apr 2019

    JS400 project

    My plan is to do a restoration on this ski. I will post pictures, ask questions and see ware this goes. I believe this is a mostly un-molested JS 400 not including the cool 80s paint job. My plan is to go back to yellow and black with a stock look. Any thoughts on this project feel free to chime in. I will be looking for everyone’s feedback.
    1989 650sx
    1876 JS 400

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    PWCToday Newbie Darthlord's Avatar
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    Sep 2014
    Wesley Chapel, FL

    Re: JS400 project

    I am doing the same and can shed alot of light on it. I had the attached ski, 1974 that was originally yellow gel-coat, and painted with primer, and then white and blue boxes! So I started looking for a paint remover that was safe on the hand-laid fiberglass. 4.jpg20200504_195900.jpg. I used citrus strip. At first it didn't work, but then once I wrapped the stuff in celophane wrap it really started working great. I had to do it 3 times, once to remove the white and blue stuff. once again to remove the primer (this was the hardest to remove), and then once more time on specific areas. You wait about 45-to 1 hour and use a paint scraper to get back to the gelcoat. Yours is an 1976 which only came in yellow so it will look similiar to mine! Good luck
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