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Old 03-29-2010, 12:29 PM
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I've read a lot of good reviews from people who have used Nu Finish on their boats. I bought several bottles and was just about to use it, but am wondering if I should go with Collinite 925 instead. I've been told that the durability of Collinite is about 10x that of Nu Finish.

Do any of you Nu Finish users store your boat in a wetslip? If so, does it seem to last a while? How often do you apply a new coat?

My boat will be in the water for about 7 months and will only be hauled out one time for maintenance during the season. Now I'm wondering if Nu Finish wouldn't hold up that well since the boat is always in saltwater and in the sun.

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My boat is also wetslipped for about 7 months of the year, in salt water. I use the collinite cleaner then their liquid wax and was very happy with the results. I used NuFinish on the rails and all of the other brightwork and like that as well. What I believe is, regardless of the brand of a quality wax or protectant, it depends on how often you apply that will make the difference. Some folks really like the combination Collinite cleaner followed by the NuFinish. My only rule is that I never apply wax or protectant of any kind on a dirty surface.
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I've read a lot of good reviews from people who have used Nu Finish on their boats. I bought several bottles and was just about to use it, but am wondering if I should go with Collinite 925 instead. I've been told that the durability of Collinite is about 10x that of Nu Finish.

Do any of you Nu Finish users store your boat in a wetslip? If so, does it seem to last a while? How often do you apply a new coat?

My boat will be in the water for about 7 months and will only be hauled out one time for maintenance during the season. Now I'm wondering if Nu Finish wouldn't hold up that well since the boat is always in saltwater and in the sun.
I've used NuFinish on boats and cars and Collinite on boats. IMO both are good products. How does whoever told you Collinite lasts 10x longer than NuFinish know that????? Collinite is a wax and when it gets hot like all carnuba waxes it tends to run off and when you run the boat it gets washed off at the water line or where ever there is strong water flow.

The key is regular application of any good product none are miracle protectants in spite of what is on the bottle or whatever your buddy says. Put them on regularly.

This is THT and there will 50 people along shortly to correct me I'm sure..YMMV.
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Collonite 885 is best IMO.
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I use a mix of Nu finish and Maguires cleaner wax 50/50 and it works well for me.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:17 PM
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For the money, NuFinish lasts a long-long time. It is cheap and easy to get. I used to use it for everything as it did last and hold up, especially over the harsh winters up here in MA where the roads would get all salted up and sanded, after a long winter, I'd wash the truck and the water would still bead.

Now I used Rejex this past year for my Corvette, Tundra, the wife's Rav4 and the boat. It is a little easier to put on and take off and it leaves no white powder behind when one wipes it off. I learned about it on here and from some who I trust know what they are talking about and have always been correct.

I tried Starbrite's Marine Polish with PTEF for the first time this past Sunday. For ease of application and it being even easier to take off compared to both NuFinish and Rejex, it wins for the boat. I expect it to last as long as both NuFinish and Rejex.
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Nufinish is all I've used for 20 years now. Once before putting in and once after the season last fine. It's so easy to use you don't mind doing it. wet slipped for 6 months. Once during the season I'll redo the topsides. They take a beating from fishing. Keeps it easy to clean.
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Another vote for NuFinish. I wetslip y boat. I have used NuFinish for a long time. I put it on the hull and topsides in the spring, and then I reapply to the topsides about halfway through the season. It holds up all season.
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NuFinish will last 6 months on hullsides, whoever says anything else, especially a carnuba based product lasts 60 months (10X)is FOS.
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Nufinish is all I've used for 20 years now. Once before putting in and once after the season last fine. It's so easy to use you don't mind doing it. wet slipped for 6 months. Once during the season I'll redo the topsides. They take a beating from fishing. Keeps it easy to clean.
x7 or 8 or whatever number we are up to! It's the Energizer Bunny of waxes,,, it takes a beating and keeps on beeding!
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