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Old 09-13-2007, 08:54 AM   #1
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Default How many of you Wax in the Fall and the Wax again in the Spring?

I will admit it, I am pretty anal when it comes to my toys. I like to keep them looking pretty for as long as I can.Every year when I haul my boat after it is winterized I will wax both the inside and the outside of the hull. Then come Spring I will wax again.Do any of you others do the same thing?When do you wax your boat?
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spring ,2 coatsof wax inside and out ,september ,1 inside coat of wax , dec-jan ,1 coat of wax insde and out when I get the weather
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every 6 months a coat of nu-finish on the hull (outside), every month a good dosing of woody on the inside along with the pipework..
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:31 AM   #4
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Never waxed a boat in 20 plus years of boating. Haven't waxed a car in at least fifteen years. I have enough trouble finding time to use the boat, do all of the maintenance on the engine and trailer, paint the bottom, keep my tackle in shape, etc.

My theory is that the layer of oxidation that I allow to build up will protect the gelcoat. If I ever sell the boat, I'll pay a detailer to compound the boat, and it should look like new.

That being said, I'm thinking about paying someone to detail my boat this spring, just before launching. It would be nice to see the boat as clean as when I purchased it for a change.
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:35 AM   #5
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thats a great strategy....
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:39 AM   #6
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:41 AM   #7
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I waxed my boat last spring.......as in last year. The boat is stored indoors and shines like I just finished buffing it a day ago. I will probably rewax it this fall just to keep from feeling guilty after reading these types of threads.
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:41 PM   #8
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As my "Triumph" sticker says, "Real Fishermen Don't Wax".

One reason we love our plastic boat. Not near as shiny as a glass boat, but no waxing. I do wax my cars a couple times a year though.
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:35 PM   #9
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Yep, a wax job in early March and a wax job again in early October. I'm mainly a fisherman and I fish early March to June and then again October thru January.

My theory is that itís easier to keep wax on the boat and be left with a quick rinse clean-up than it is to not wax and end up scrapping the crap off the sides of the boat and decks every time I come back in from fishing. Itís a pay me know or pay me later type of proposition
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:47 PM   #10
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If I have the time and energy i do.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:09 PM   #11
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Just the spring.

After looking at what the boat looks like after winter with dirt etc., I can't imagine the fall wax coat helps me any. I'd still have a lot of work.

But then again, the boat's pretty new, so oxidation is minimal and shrinkwrap covers a lot of stuff.
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What is this "wax" substance you speak of ?
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:35 PM   #13
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Since I use my boat nearly year round here in FL, I wax it probably 3 - 4 times per year.
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I'm with Slapshot, I use the boat year round. Every 3 months, because I have the colored hull sides.
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My ritual...every March & September.

Collinite cleaner wax (#920) then paste (#885) on the outside hull & gunnel tops & some other face up spots.
Collinite cleaner wax (#920) then liquid fleetwax (#870) everywhere else.
metal wax (#850) then insulator wax (#845) on the metal (t-top, rocket launchers, bow rail, cleats, & outriggers). The insulator wax makes a big difference protecting the metal. If you do the 850, definitely get the 845 & seal the metal back up. The 845 opens the metal up a bit.

Takes about a day to do the boat, but it's worth it.
Sure is a lot easier to spray the salt & blood off than to have to scrub every trip.

I should get to her this weekend. Overkill?? Probably so. I do get lots of comments on how clean she is though.

All electrical connections & pumps get a wiggle check & dose of corrosionX at this time as well.

Take care of her and she should take care of you.
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I'm on a trailer with a full cover to keep the sun/UV off the gelcoat. Therefore, I only wax in the spring.
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Finman, I'm as anal as you about keeping my toys as pretty as possible. I wax every three months-inside and out, as well as protect the stainless steel (more often, however). I have a cover on my boat as well. Cleaning the inside is a pain, however. I think Woody Wax would help, but I have heard that's it's not easy to put on and easy to put too much on. So I am using Star Brite inside protector for now.
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