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Old 12-24-2009, 06:55 AM
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I just bought a 64oz jug for $100 and I heard nothing but rants and raves about it... if it will make the boat easier to keep clean, I'll be loving it.

But it begs to ask: Anyone have any idea what is in it?
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I just bought a 64oz jug for $100 and I heard nothing but rants and raves about it... if it will make the boat easier to keep clean, I'll be loving it.

But it begs to ask: Anyone have any idea what is in it?
If it were me, I would have bought a smaller quantity and tried it myself before spending $100.00 on half a gallon. But that's just me.

Seems like a half gallon of wax would do several boats. What is the shelf life of the product?

As for what's in it, according to the link posted above, "wax". And blue dye. I wonder what the blue dye does?
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i like it but have had the small bottle for 6 months and hardly used any up
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It is good at allowing quick clean up during/after fishing but does not last long. Fortunately for you and the manufacturer one of its best features is easy application.

Don't apply too much..keep repeating to yourself everytime you use it.
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Last bottle bought over 5 years ago

Used it last week on a small project at home and it still works
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This stuff goes a long way. I use it about every 3 months and still have about 1/4 bottle left after 1.5 years. Use it for deck, arch, swim platform, transom...everything fiberglass and was told to use it on stainless steel too. The key to use is to get a good brush with fine feathered brissles (Shurhold) and only use it with Woodywax. Clean the deck with cleaner, rinse then use the Shurhold brush with small amounts of Woodywax sprayed on the brush while deck is wet. Drag a towel over the area to spread water/wax evenly. Let partially dry and then rinse with high pressure hose to remove any excess Woodywax.

This does not leave a high gloss finish though but seems to provide a thin protective barrier.
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I only use it on aluminium

Do you use it on anything else?
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I use it instead of Alumaguard on the outriggers and half tower. Its greasy after the initial application but it dries in the SC sun after not long, and then seems to shine longer than Alumaguard. They are proud of it though!
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I really like the way it makes the non-skid easy to clean
do a search for Glen E's instructions and follow it them to a "T"
then make sure when yo wash the boat you use a mild soap that won't strip the wax. I use McGuire's Cars wash - Rich, sudsys and leaves a luster - and does not strip wax

do the deck (and aluminum and entire inside of boat) - every 3-4 months

It really makes cleaning after fishing easier - blood just floats off the deck
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Listen to the above advice. A small bottle goes a long way. The first time I used it I got carried away and used too much. The floor will get REALLY slippery if you use too much. Apply sparingly...good stuff.
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$100??? Are not there other products that would do the job just as well at a somewhat reasonable cost, providing the most bang for the buck at half that money?

Seriously though, I don't bother using it on the boat. I wash the boat with a generic non-skid cleaner, alternating that with a generic biodegradeable concentrated boat soap, depending. Both are inexpensive and work well. The tiny bottle of Woody's I did buy has been lasting a long time as I only use it on the tower aluminum, as Huey posted, only as a replacement for Alumiguard, which washes away too quickly.
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I bought a pallet of 55 gallon drums of Woodys for under 5k.
I have been showering with it ,doing laundry,dishes washing the dogs etc
Once it warms up I am going to try it on my boat
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I bought a pallet of 55 gallon drums of Woodys for under 5k.
I have been showering with it ,doing laundry,dishes washing the dogs etc
Once it warms up I am going to try it on my boat

I brush my teeth with it.
Seriously though, it's a great product. I use it on my aluminum T top and on nonskid. The finish it leaves is fantastic.
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I bought a pallet of 55 gallon drums of Woodys for under 5k.
I have been showering with it ,doing laundry,dishes washing the dogs etc
Once it warms up I am going to try it on my boat
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I brush my teeth with it.
I thought I might have been a little hard on him but you guys are cold!

Give a guy a break. He just asked what was in it.
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I thought I might have been a little hard on him but you guys are cold!

Give a guy a break. He just asked what was in it.
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woody instructions
woody wax is the easiest non-skid protectant I have found to use - Powerboat Reports, an independent subscription newsletter agrees, giving it the winner in a shoot out against other products in the June 06 issue. After using for 3 -4 years, I found the directions on the site and the bottle to not be complete enuf to get a good application of Woody. Here's my way which works very well:
WW works best on non-skid and metal.... YOU MUST HAVE A SOFT DECK BRUSH - the Shurhold detachable brush system is the best. A hard brush will not coat the deck, DON'T EVEN BOTHER UNLESS YOU HAVE THE BLUE SOFT BRUSH WITH SPLIT ENDS to move the woody around...helps it get in everywhere. Woody wax is different that reg waxes in that it is water "spreadable" and you put it on when wet and then use water to spread it evenly. That's what it makes it easy to use.
CLEANING THE DECK:
Buy the medium and soft brushes - use the medium brush and whatever you like, Softscrub w/ bleach, simple green, barkeepers friend, etc - try barkeepers friend first, it's the least abrasive - scrub it in, WAIT 5 MIN... rinse off - do it again, if it's real dirty....
WITH THE DECK STILL WET...spray on the woody wax - USE VERY SPARINGLY - your whole front deck will take about 3- 4 trigger pulls of the bottle, that's all - woody is expensive but since it does not take much, a bottle lasts pretty long....Wet the soft brush and spread it around - scrub it in...this is why you need the soft brush, to spread it into the diamond spaces of the non-skid. NOW THIS IS IMPORTANT --->spray the deck with fresh water HARD again...like with the nozzle a foot off the deck...to the point where you feel you've taken it all off again with the force of the water. You will see most of it running off in a brown mixture. But don't worry, the protective film is still there, but not the slipperyness. Another good thing about woody is it coats all the hinges and latches too. Do the whole boat his way. My 32 CC deck takes about 11 trigger pulls set on "stream". Woody is not really a "wax", it's more like a "film", when applied correctly....
Wait overnight or in the sun to dry - buff off with a few beach towels with your feet. This is the only time you might want to get on your hands and knees to buff it out. I'm old, shuffling towels with my feet works good enuf for me. Just a minor once over works fine. I have also found that if I'm doing this on a Sunday and leaving the boat for a week, when I come back the next Friday.. I don't buff at all….
Don't lose the moment! Take the brush off the pole and do all your gelcoat all the way down to the rub rail if you want. Woody is also great on every interior piece of fiberglass. Run it everywhere wait a hour and buff with a towel Done!
How long will the treatment last? Not too long - about 3 weeks or so. But the ease of application just makes it part of every major washdown or so.
For metal - go to the woody website an order a pair of their cotton gloves - spray woody on the fingertips and you can do all your pipes by just running your fingers all over them - buff later. this way will take you 1/2 the time than using a rag...
also, use woody on your eleltrical connections that are permanent like terminal and fuse blocks, or if you have elelctrical corrosion on such things as batt lugs or wires. Woody eats corroson and seals electrics great.
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I've seen many posts on Woody Wax but never checked on it. I just went to their website and they have several products. Other than the non skid product, which are we talking about here? Which would be used on areas other than non-skid? Hull sides for example.

BTW: I've been using Starbrite Non-Skid cleaner for years and it has worked well for me.
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They are talking about the spray on wax....

By the way, I just tried it for the first time.

THIS STUFF IS AMAZING!

Washed the boat, scrubbed it with the the blue head... sprayed it off then ran a towel around the parts I walk on.

It left a great smooth wax on every part of my boat... metal, leather and all...

I'm sold.

I even sprayed down the inside of the cuddy cabin and followed the above. The cabin looks better than new!
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Been using it for years......even smells good, does a great job........
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