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Old 02-13-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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What is the best wax product with UV protection properties to be used on a new boat? I have read about Collinite and Rejex, but I'm not sure what product will provide the best overall UV protection against fading, or are there better options?

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Old 02-13-2009, 04:18 PM   #2
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I'd highly recommend a polymer...Rejex is a polymer.......when I run out of Zaino (another polymer) I will probably switch to Rejex.....Zaino is great stuff....but very expensive...many on here swear by Rejex.
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I don`t know much about waxes chemically speaking but I have been using a 3M product with uv inhibiters for 12 years now. My boat stays in the water about 10 mos. a year and still looks great.
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Ever wonder why they dont list the SPF for these products? It;s becasue they are about an SPF .0000000000000000000000000000001
The last thing I would rate a wax on is its UV protection. It just negligable at best.
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rejex
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Ever wonder why they dont list the SPF for these products? It;s becasue they are about an SPF .0000000000000000000000000000001
The last thing I would rate a wax on is its UV protection. It just negligable at best.


FYI SPF of one is where it starts with zero protection
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:09 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, I just did some searching of threads and I see Star brite with PTEF is another product to consider as well.
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there are alot of good products to consider. Meguire's flag ship has a light cleaner, the two part colonite, NUCar finish, etc. More importantly is the frequency of use. Most of the folks that swear by the products they use is because they use them. Before I launch in the spring the boat gets two coats of collinte, during the summer through October I probably wax the boat, (the parts I can get at) 4 more times. I also use boat soap, with wax, to wash the boat every time I come back from a day out. My boat is wet slipped from May through October and I put maybe 50 hours a year on it.
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You won't go wrong with Leverage!

It's a new boat, so no need for buffing, etc....

It's a Polymer blend designed for Fiberglass. This week in was used during the Miami Boat Show by Hustler, Nor-Tech, Albury, Sonic, Statement, Motion, MTI, Active Thunder and Sunsation to name a few.

Very easy to apply and the longevity and UV Protection is excellent.

Available at BOE Marine!
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i think you might be biased Lev
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:36 AM   #11
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Quote:
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i think you might be biased Lev
LMAO!

I try to tell everyone. I just spent way too many years getting everything how I wanted, so......
But it truely is different from anything else on the market and it works.
My problem is rambling.. I can only lead you to the water....

Leaving Miami today and on the way to Louisville for thr HB Expo. Hoping the cold weather dosen't keep anyone away.

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Hey Lev. I must have missed your booth at the boat show, although I was looking. Did you offer any boat show discounts on your products and if so, are they still available. Thanks.
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Fleetwax has lasted longer than anything I have ever used.
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Star brite (or West Marine) Premium Polish with PTEF polymers will provide UV protection, too. Easy to apply without the curing step of Rejex (which is good stuff, too)
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Fleetwax Easy on easy off GREAT long term protection
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Bill, can you provide some details on the UV protection? This has always been something that I felt skeptical about. What is the level of protection and how is it accomlished? What clear ingredient can provide UV protection?
This is from Meguires website:

"Some waxes do contain UV-protection agents, but the amount of protection that a microscopically thin layer of wax can provide is limited

The primary goal of a wax is to protect the top layers of paint that contain UV-protection agents from the paint manufacture. If you wash and wax your car regularly, your paint will be protected and you should suffer no major UV damage over the normal course of the life of the car.

Don't be fooled by some companies that lead you to believe that it is the UV protection in a wax that protects your car's finish from fading and failure, this is dishonest and simply not true. Taking care of the paint you presently have will go further to protect your finish than relying on protection supplied by a liquid you pour out of a bottle, or a wax you scoop out of a can. UV protection in a car wax formula is only an extra-dose of preventative maintenance, not the end-all, cure-all that some companies would lead you to believe.

UV protection for paint is much different from UV blocking ingredients for human skin. The two formulas are nothing alike and work in drastically different ways. There is no correlation between the ratings applied to the different levels of sun blocking protection for products intended for use on human skin and the ingredients available for use in an automotive wax formula. Sad to say, much of what you see advertised about the protective qualities of most car care products on the market today is simply over-exaggerated hype used to separate you from your hard earned dollars."


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Another endorsement for PTEF form Starbrite.....(although I use fleetwax on the hullsides that only get an application when the boat is out of the water; Only apply the Fleetwax after a rigorous compounding session with a semi cleaner-wax) The PTEF is great for monthly or bi-weekly applications in spot areas that get a lot of traffic, dirt, and subsequent attention from the softbrush.
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I think you guys spend way too much time on waxing !
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I bought 3M Finesse It-2 Finishing Material. Then I'm going to apply Rejex.

I'm going to apply this on the Invincible on Sunday. My boat sits on a lift and is exposed to the sun 365 days a year.
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Get a cover. It will pay for itself.
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