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Old 05-21-2020, 09:31 AM
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I'm getting ready to put my wax layer on for the summer and was wondering which wax would be better. The Collinite 925 fiberglass boat wax, or the 845 insulator wax. I use the 845 on my vehicles on top of the Wolfgangs deep gloss paint sealant and it looks and lasts amazing. The 925 appears to be a little bit thinner, maybe for absorption into the fiberglass? Any opinions or experiences between these two? Thanks.
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Paste will last much longer. Use the #885. Just as easy to remove once you have a clean surface, although many complain about the elbow grease it takes. I have never found that to be the case. Prep the surface properly, and it comes off really easy.
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Originally Posted by cobraarvey View Post
Paste will last much longer. Use the #885. Just as easy to remove once you have a clean surface, although many complain about the elbow grease it takes. I have never found that to be the case. Prep the surface properly, and it comes off really easy.
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I’m a 845 fan, that’s a tough top coat
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I've been using 925 for about 20 years. Easy to apply. Easy to get off if you don't let it dry hard. Just did the hulls sides this week even though they really didn't need it. Water still beading as if just waxed.
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Unless you’re applying the wax via machine I also vote for 885, I had no issues with it even in direct sunlight.
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I put on 885 with a orbital with a black application 6" pad. Piece of cake.
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925 is made for gelcoat. 845 automotive. Have to ask the chemist what that means. I use the fleetwax paste and apply with a porter cable. It last longer.
https://www.collinite.com/product/no...leetwax-paste/
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Originally Posted by Twahl View Post
I'm getting ready to put my wax layer on for the summer and was wondering which wax would be better. The Collinite 925 fiberglass boat wax, or the 845 insulator wax. I use the 845 on my vehicles on top of the Wolfgangs deep gloss paint sealant and it looks and lasts amazing. The 925 appears to be a little bit thinner, maybe for absorption into the fiberglass? Any opinions or experiences between these two? Thanks.
Around 2012 I emailed the Collinite folks they told me they are the exact same product just marketed for different purposes. Not sure if that is the same today.
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I see no one mentioned the 920 cleaner before the 925 wax. The cleaner seems to be a bit tougher to apply, however the wax application after the cleaner is "like butter" as my Nephew says. I normally do two coats of the wax because it's so easy to apply, especially two coats on the side of the boat that faces south on the lift. It will last over a year with this method.
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Thanks for the replies. I actually have some of the cleaner too but I've never used it. I'll give it a try. My hull sides are Alexseal so I was thinking of using the Wolfgang sealant on those then layering the Collinite over it. The topside is 20 year old Gelcoat and loses its luster pretty quick so anything I can do to extend between waxing would be awesome. So far I've been really impressed with Collinite on my vehicles, I've just never tried it on the boat. I'm slipping the boat this summer and the lake I'm on has a lot of calcium in it so water spots are bad. I'm hoping this wax will prevent a lot of that.
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Originally Posted by Twahl View Post
Thanks for the replies. I actually have some of the cleaner too but I've never used it. I'll give it a try. My hull sides are Alexseal so I was thinking of using the Wolfgang sealant on those then layering the Collinite over it. The topside is 20 year old Gelcoat and loses its luster pretty quick so anything I can do to extend between waxing would be awesome. So far I've been really impressed with Collinite on my vehicles, I've just never tried it on the boat. I'm slipping the boat this summer and the lake I'm on has a lot of calcium in it so water spots are bad. I'm hoping this wax will prevent a lot of that.
To help the topside keep its gloss you should polish it to the highest shine possible then apply the wax. Gel coat protects itself from oxidation by reflecting UV rays. Without reflection it is at the mercy of the suns will.
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Originally Posted by Twahl View Post
Thanks for the replies. I actually have some of the cleaner too but I've never used it. I'll give it a try. My hull sides are Alexseal so I was thinking of using the Wolfgang sealant on those then layering the Collinite over it. The topside is 20 year old Gelcoat and loses its luster pretty quick so anything I can do to extend between waxing would be awesome. So far I've been really impressed with Collinite on my vehicles, I've just never tried it on the boat. I'm slipping the boat this summer and the lake I'm on has a lot of calcium in it so water spots are bad. I'm hoping this wax will prevent a lot of that.
Yes, as mentioned above you have to start with a good clean base, whether you use the Collinite cleaner, 3M cleaner, or something else. Then when you apply the #885 paste it comes off very easily, (never allow it to dry). Gelcoat is porous. Topside gel coat, will need another application of cleaner/wax (if left uncovered and directly exposed to the elements and UV) within 6-8 weeks of application of wax, (no matter what wax you use). I generally wax the topside in May or early June, then do it again in mid July just before tournament season here in the NE. Even the best waxed gel coat will be susceptible to black streaks and the constant abuse from UV. I've got to do my transom several times a year to remove diesel soot. Collinite and Smoove have been the products that produce the longest lasting shine. Once you put all that hard work into your wax job, only use clean water and a mitt or soft brush to wash the boat, or a Boat Wash like Smoove or Meguiars #54 boat wash. Never use Dawn or similar dish soap, or even Orpine and other harsh boat washes. They strip wax. Want to avoid water spots? Dry the boat. Good luck.

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