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Old 03-25-2015, 04:39 AM
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Anything new to the market as far as wax for fiberglass? What is the best thing to use on aluminum to bring back the shine on towers!?
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I've always used collinite wax on the hull, Woodys on the tower and non skid.
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Never heard of collinite might have to give it a try. thanks
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oh dear. Another "best wax" thread. Could get as interesting as a "best oil," "best motor," or "best boat" thread.

I will try to be helpful and say that I use Meguiars cleaner wax on the hull and on aluminum. I have never had to deal with "really" dulled aluminum on the boats so I have no suggestions there.

I have used aluminum jelly on some house projects but would not use it on the boats (or anything really valuable) unless things were in horrible shape and I had nothing to lose. Acid. 'Nuff said.

Getting my popcorn now.
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Try Shiela Shine on your aluminum if finish is dull.
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http://www.starbrite.com/item/tower-...nt?Itemid_=225

$18 on Amazon:
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The only wax that touches my boats

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Interesting I have not heard of that "Fleetwax"

For my car and boat, have always used the collinite 845 insulator wax. It is super easy to apply, goes on really thin and it lasts. How does the 885 compare?
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I HEARD waxes don't last on boats as long as polymer type products like Nu Finish or RejeX. I sure would like to know the truth. I used RejeX and it did seem to last a long time, but I have not compared it to other products.
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Originally Posted by opti250onglasstream View Post
I HEARD waxes don't last on boats as long as polymer type products like Nu Finish or RejeX. I sure would like to know the truth. I used RejeX and it did seem to last a long time, but I have not compared it to other products.
I couldn't answer that. I just don't fix what ain't broke I guess....the fleetwax lasts 2-3 years on my boat (trailered)

It's thick and not the easiest to work with but the results are worth the work.
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I will definitely check the fleetwax out, now with a bigger boat i'm in search of a more one and done product at least last me through out the year!
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Collinite Fleetwax for sure and Worst marine has it. Someone I know bought a 1950's Feathercraft alluminum boat and used jewelers rouge and buffed it out. It came out as bright as alluminum foil.
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Originally Posted by leadsled View Post
Collinite Fleetwax for sure and Worst marine has it. Someone I know bought a 1950's Feathercraft alluminum boat and used jewelers rouge and buffed it out. It came out as bright as alluminum foil.
Amazon has it and much less expensive
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Colonite or Rejex on the hull.
Woody Wax on interior and aluminum

After wash, SpeedShine. Get this kit and you will love it! Its a finishing spray you can use on everything. Best thing ever made, trust me! Leaves a beautiful finish, protects from UV, helps remove any marks, etc. Stuff also works great on granite countertops!

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Starbrite marine polish with PTEF is what this 7 year old, dark blue hull gets. Works for me:

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Collinite Fleetwax 885 is by far the best I have ever used on the boat, now car, and truck and what ever needs a wax..... Only stuff use.

And Worst marine has it but don't buy it there for $27 (like I did the first time I heard of it); plan ahead and order from Amazon for $19 (like I did the second time). A tub last a while.....

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Originally Posted by Graddy-fied View Post
Starbrite marine polish with PTEF is what this 7 year old, dark blue hull gets. Works for me:

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that is a very nice looking 7 years old dark hull
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I use 3M liquid........has all kinds of polymers and is easy to apply........much easier than wax and seems more effective. 3M is a big co. and i figure they have a good research dept to create good products.
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Starbrite polish with PTEF
By far the best product on the market today, easy on and off. I have tried all of the others and this stuff is the best. I use it on my 39 year old Bertram and the trusty 19 year old Chevy Pick em up truck and the results are spectacular.

Originally Posted by Graddy-fied View Post
Starbrite marine polish with PTEF is what this 7 year old, dark blue hull gets. Works for me:

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Originally Posted by seakat View Post
I use 3M liquid........has all kinds of polymers and is easy to apply........much easier than wax and seems more effective. 3M is a big co. and i figure they have a good research dept to create good products.
3M's Liquid Protective wax has Scotchguard, so it works great to prevent stains from spaghetti and meatballs. StarBrite has PTEF (aka Teflon), which actually serves to create non-stick surface so that dirt and soot can be easily washed off.

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