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Old 04-29-2019, 07:18 AM
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Longtime Collinite #920 Cleaner, and #885 Paste Wax user. For me there has been no other product that has the longevity and UV protection. One application on the hull prior to launch, and a refresh at mid season (5-6 month season) on the topsides has kept all of my boats looking their best for over 13 years. I even use Collinite Auto wax on my vehicles. I've been using Smoove boat wash for several years, and it is the best product I've found for cleaning, without stripping that coat of Collinite we've worked so hard to apply. Based on the recommendation of a detailer I know, I tried Smoove Bubble Gum Micro Polish/Polymer Wax followed by an application of the Smoove White Cloud High Gloss Polymer. Viking Yachts uses Smoove on their boats as well. First Impressions: The Smoove Bubble Gum Cleaner/Wax does not cut, (they also sell a compound for that). I used the Collinite Cleaner in a couple areas that had imbedded grime. But for a hull in good condition, the application of both products with a foam pad and Griots Garage buffer the results were outstanding! This is 10 year old gel coat, that was already in excellent condition. By the way,





I'm not affiliated with either Collinite or Smoove. I'll let you know if the Smoove holds up as good as Collinite over the long haul.
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Funny You posted this today! I bought some Smoove [Bubble Gum polish] from a member here.Also the Wax...Did the Polish yesterday on My 2005 Grady...Boat looked good and water still beaded on the sides...Did half of 1 side and I could not believe the shine! Easy to use and I had great results..I used a Wool Pad though.Did not have time to put the Wax on as of yet.
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so survey says....which do you prefer

we just did our collinite last weekend, so I'll take notes for mid season detail
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Trying out the bubblegum polish and white cloud tomorrow. Will report results.
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My shoulders are burning just looking at those pictures!
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Looks very nice. I am going to try it out mid season.
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Collinite fleet wax. The shine is in the prep. Lots of compounding. The collinite just takes it over the top.



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Yup, this is Collinite fleet wax as well. Nice mirror finish. What I'm curious about is - is the Smoove stuff any easier to buff off than the collinite? (And maybe I am the only idiot who does it by hand)


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Tough call but your boat always looks tip-top my friend. I can tell if it's shining anymore than it was...well..because it always shines. Good luck this season.
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Oh I'm not knocking Collinite, by any means. It is one of the reasons my boat always looks good. Time will tell how the Smoove holds up. It was easier to apply/remove the Smoove Bubble Gum Cleaner/Wax than the Collinite cleaner. And I never had an issue removing the Collinite Paste. As mentioned, if you do the prep properly, the top coat(s) of the Collinite paste comes off super easy.

But the gloss of the Smoove Polymer is greater. You can't see it on the Fighting Lady Yellow hull as much as you would notice on the dark colored hull, but I could tell the difference. But again, we will see how long the Smoove holds up.
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Collinite #885 Paste Wax, is the best wax ever.
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Interested in the longevity, different topic, if your going to do the collinite, apply cleaner wax, polish off first, then apply 885 and polish off? I’ve always been told the 885 is really tough to remove but your saying if you do,the cleaner wax first it comes right off?
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Yes I use a cleaner and polish with
<b>3M Marine Finesse-it II Glaze</b> 3M Marine Finesse-it II Glaze
then the
<b> Collinite Paste Fleetwax 12 Oz 885</b> Collinite Paste Fleetwax 12 Oz 885
I apply with the electric orbital variable speed polisher with a wax pad
<b>Meguiar's WRFF7 Soft Buff 7" Rotary Foam Finishing Pad </b> Meguiar's WRFF7 Soft Buff 7" Rotary Foam Finishing Pad
I put the wax on the pad and and then work it in on the surface, Then I use a electric cheapo vibrating buffer to remove it once it dries. It comes off easy IF the surface is clean and polished.
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Originally Posted by CaptnJuff View Post
Collinite fleet wax. The shine is in the prep. Lots of compounding. The collinite just takes it over the top.


Wow !!!

I use the same stuff I think I need to do a compound as mine looks good but not like this, the best thing about the 885 is that it last a long time.
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Originally Posted by dpdash View Post
Interested in the longevity, different topic, if your going to do the collinite, apply cleaner wax, polish off first, then apply 885 and polish off? I’ve always been told the 885 is really tough to remove but your saying if you do,the cleaner wax first it comes right off?
For me I use the 920 fiberglass cleaner first and then use 2 coats of the 885. I have also used the 925 liquid wax, but I don't think that it lasted as long.
My experience is that the first coat of 885 comes off pretty hard even in the shade - but I do it all by hand, no buffer
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Originally Posted by pierdude View Post
Yes I use a cleaner and polish with 3M Marine Finesse-it II Glaze then the Collinite Paste Fleetwax 12 Oz 885 I apply with the electric orbital variable speed polisher with a wax pad Meguiar's WRFF7 Soft Buff 7" Rotary Foam Finishing Pad I put the wax on the pad and and then work it in on the surface, Then I use a electric cheapo vibrating buffer to remove it once it dries. It comes off easy IF the surface is clean and polished.
Anything comes off easy if you are using power tools
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Thats what she said!
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Lisa Marie is ready to roll! Looking good!
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Looking good as always Ron!

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Collinite for the cars but 3m for the boats here
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