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Old 04-13-2013, 05:46 AM
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Getting a brand new boat(2013). Any advises on a polish or wax. I'm thinking since new only a polish with no abrasive should do the trick. And if kept up might not need a wax. Any experience with brands that work or brands that are a waste of time. Thanks
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Congrats on new boat. When I bought mine new in 2007 I used collinite wax in bottle. I also just use collinite fiberglass cleaner with a porter cable polisher with foam pads. She still looks better than new 6 years later.
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Flitsz works for me, do you have a build thread for the boat already ?
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Just like a car, put a coat of wax over that hull. That's what I have done to two new boats now and It kept the hull protected.
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Not sure what you mean by " do you have a build thread for the boat already ?"
I've used Flitz before and wasn't impressed
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Not sure what you mean by " do you have a build thread for the boat already ?"
I've used Flitz before and wasn't impressed
Have you already started a thread with pics of the boat or pics of it being build ?

Could send me a pm of why you aren't impressed with flitz ?
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ultima paint guard - easiest and fastest way to get great results - see the posts about it here:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...atest-wax.html
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I'm thinking since new only a polish with no abrasive should do the trick. And if kept up might not need a wax.
IMHO you have the terms mixed up. Wax is the nonabrasive product whereas polish is the abrasive product.
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Not sure what you mean by " do you have a build thread for the boat already ?"
I've used Flitz before and wasn't impressed
A build thread is one started by the new owner or the builder of a boat - they are interesting (more so to some than otheres) in that the thread, via pictures, documents the building of the boat from the start. Also, you get questions, as well as "ooo's and ahaa's from many - do a search; they can be great threads - saw on for the Onslow Bay 32 that I thought was teriffic

Has nothing to do w/ wax or polish

Great idea to wax any boat, especially a new one - not to put too fine a point on it, READ THE LABEL AND DIRECTIONS

You don't want anything on a new hul other than wax to protect it - anything meant for an older gelcoat can contain compounds to eliminate chalking, swills, dirt in the gelcoat, etc - so read the label, and be careful what you use - you want a wax only product, nothing else.

Congrats on the new boat - assuming "2013" is not the brand what are you getting?
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ultima paint guard - easiest and fastest way to get great results - see the posts about it here:

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X2. Great product. I have been using it for about a year and a half and have been very impressed by it. Congrats on the new boat.
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Just finished polishing and two coats of this glenn. It's hard to believe that anything going on that easy is gonna last
Here's hoping
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Just finished polishing and two coats of this glenn. It's hard to believe that anything going on that easy is gonna last
Here's hoping
I make no promises....it depends on how smooth the surface is, and if the surface was devoid of contaminates so the Ultima can bond. I get 3-4 months easy, and don't think of water "beading" as the answer if it's protecting - polymers tend to sheet the water off instead of beading....
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Yes, put your choice of wax on that hull.

Polish is the step before you wax. You should not need to polish.

Wax that baby and enjoy. Then wax every 3-6 months.
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Have you already started a thread with pics of the boat or pics of it being build ?

Could send me a pm of why you aren't impressed with flitz ?
No It's being built and arrives on the 4-22-13. Then they have to install the electronics
No need for a pm. I have nothing to hide. I spent a lot of money on the Flitz and it just didn't perform like advertised. Hard to put on and even harder to wipe off with Little results.
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Your best bet would be to wait until you take delivery of the boat to judge what needs to be done. If the dealer did a good job prepping the boat you can probably get away with just waxing, if not you may need to do some light to medium polishing or compounding. You'd be surprised how many boats come out of the factory with swirls, sanding scratches and other imperfections that need to be taken care of. My team and I handle a lot of new dealer prep and boat show work so ive seen a variety of different cases that you need to judge on each boat.

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Ultima paint guard. Do not waste your time with wax.
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I"ve been using NuFinish on the car, truck and boats for a few years now. All kept outside in the Florida sun and keeps a shine and easy to clean.
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Rejex it.
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I"ve been using NuFinish on the car, truck and boats for a few years now. All kept outside in the Florida sun and keeps a shine and easy to clean.
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Rejex it.
Ultima is rejex and Nu-finish without the buffing...no white powder in the cracks...same end result without any buffing...I used to recc both of these...not any more since wipe-on-walk-away polymers entered the scene....
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