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Old 05-15-2011, 11:25 AM
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Looking for advice on the best wax to use. Tried a couple different brands (can not remember the names) with no good out come.
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Collinite Fleetwax #885. Put on with a damp cloth and remove before it dries!! Do small area sat a time. I repeat DO NOT IT LET DRY!! Best wax on the market.
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If you are trying to bring luster back to an aged oxydized hull, use 3M Super Duty Marine Rubbing Compound. Spend the $20 at Harbor Freight or Wal-Mart to buy a power polisher. After two good coats of compound, go back with about 3 good coats of the wax of your choice.

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Collinite Fleetwax #885. Put on with a damp cloth and remove before it dries!! Do small area sat a time. I repeat DO NOT IT LET DRY!! Best wax on the market.
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I've had good luck with the 3M Marine Wax, (just wax, no other compounds). Haven't tried the Fleetwax, but I might give that a try. A good hard wax layer is what I like to have.
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You mean you're supposed to wax these things?!?!!!
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Default Good Review on How to Clean and Wax a Boat

The attached link is a good summary on how to clean and wax your boat. I thought this might be helpful.

http://forums.sbo.sailboatowners.com...d.php?t=105832
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The Attwood cleaner polish at Walmart is re-branded Star Bright with PTFE at a very reasonable price. I don't know if it is "the best" but it works well and it goes a long way. I haven't tried the Collinite but it definitely has a lot of fans.
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My Walmart still carries Starbright brand. It works good, so does Woody's Triple XXX wax.
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The Attwood cleaner polish at Walmart is re-branded Star Bright with PTFE at a very reasonable price. I don't know if it is "the best" but it works well and it goes a long way. I haven't tried the Collinite but it definitely has a lot of fans.
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I have tried about all of them. Collinite Fleetwax holds up the best in NW FL.
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X3 on fleetwax!
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A buddy of mine swears by Poliglow. www.poliglow.net. I have a bottle but have not tried it yet.
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Going out Sunday.....then can't for two weeks. So I was really wanting to give it a good cleaning while I had the extra time. Thank you all for the input !
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that poly glow will look great for a year then you will have a huge mess on your hands I would not use it. Once it chalks you are out of luck
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that poly glow will look great for a year then you will have a huge mess on your hands I would not use it. Once it chalks you are out of luck
Is this an assumption or do you have first hand experience?
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Bass Boat saver for everyday use is the best. I wipe down the boat after every trip with this and the woody's xxx a few times a year. The bass boat save is great for the entire boat. Inside and out. Although I might have to give the fleetwax a try

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Looking for advice on the best wax to use. Tried a couple different brands (can not remember the names) with no good out come.
DO NOT USE POLYGLOW! It will ruin your boat's finish. It just covers everything up and does not solve the problem. The boat might look good for a short while but when it goes bad it looks like crap. Then your back to square one. Also it cost alot more to hire somebody like me to get it off the boat and do it right. Take the time to compound the boat. If its real bad you can sand it with 1200 grit paper. After that put collinite's 885 paste wax on it...2 Coats. Then all you got to do is wax it every 4 months and your good to go. The bottom line is you got to get the oxidation off of the boat, if you do that it will look good and also be alot easier to clean at the end of the day.

one last thing.....collinite has a wide range of products and I have had good luck with every last one. They make wax for everything
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Any suggestions on how to remove decals from boats? It's a 1994HdraSport. Wanna remove and replace decals on the side.
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Heat gun or blow drier and a lot of patience. Have to put just the right amount of heat and peel it off. Razor blade will help but be careful not to nick the gel coat. Patience is key, but it isn't really that hard. If you have some glue residue left over after stripping the decals, acetone on a rag works well to get it off. Good luck

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DO NOT USE POLYGLOW! It will ruin your boat's finish. It just covers everything up and does not solve the problem. The boat might look good for a short while but when it goes bad it looks like crap. Then your back to square one. Also it cost alot more to hire somebody like me to get it off the boat and do it right. Take the time to compound the boat. If its real bad you can sand it with 1200 grit paper. After that put collinite's 885 paste wax on it...2 Coats. Then all you got to do is wax it every 4 months and your good to go. The bottom line is you got to get the oxidation off of the boat, if you do that it will look good and also be alot easier to clean at the end of the day.

one last thing.....collinite has a wide range of products and I have had good luck with every last one. They make wax for everything
Would you wet sand by hand or use a polisher with a sanding head?

thanks in advance.

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