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Old 10-11-2016, 09:35 AM
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Looking for some feedback on recommended marine boat wax for painted fiberglass vessels. I've used Collinite and Meguair's on fiberglass gel-coat surfaces in the past and had very positive results. Just not sure if these products can be applied to painted surfaces as well. Thank you in advance with any suggestions.
Old 10-11-2016, 10:00 AM
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Star brite Premium Marine Polish is safe for all paint. I use it in the cars and bike as well as on the boat.
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[Qi use REJEX. It holds up well and is easy to use. It shines great and is good on any surface!UOTE=contender 27;9559682]Looking for some feedback on recommended marine boat wax for painted fiberglass vessels. I've used Collinite and Meguair's on fiberglass gel-coat surfaces in the past and had very positive results. Just not sure if these products can be applied to painted surfaces as well. Thank you in advance with any suggestions.[/QUOTE]
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There are plenty of quality Marine waxes available, but they may not all have the same goal or job. First, you need to determine what you want from your wax. Does your boat look great and all you want to do is add a layer of protectant? Or is your boat hazy and you want to shine it up?

If your boat looks good, you should try to avoid any product that cuts into the gelcoat (compounds, cleaner waxes, etc). Pro Polish is a pure wax designed to form a strong bond with the gelcoat and paint underneath. It also has no talc powder, so there is more working material in each bottle and it won't leave a dry, powdery residue that's hard to buff off.

If your looking to make your boat look better and improve it's shine, that's another matter entirely. I can make some recommendations if need be.
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Originally Posted by billatstarbrite View Post
Star brite Premium Marine Polish is safe for all paint. I use it in the cars and bike as well as on the boat.
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You should find out what brand paint is on it , than contact the manufacturer.
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Originally Posted by mfix View Post
You should find out what brand paint is on it , than contact the manufacturer.
Totally agree. Pretty sure all the marine paint mfg's have recommended waxes just for their brand.
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Originally Posted by billatstarbrite View Post
Star brite Premium Marine Polish is safe for all paint. I use it in the cars and bike as well as on the boat.
Hard to beat this stuff for ease of application and shine. Two coats with an orbital on darker colors and it's beautiful.
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No bad advises yet posted.
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Appreciate the replies! I believe it was painted with Imron but not positive. Looks like the Star brite marine polish is popular so may try that first. Btw, not chalky, just a little faded.
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Imron, Awlgrip etc are just polyurethane paints. They dont know if they are on a car or a boat. Dont over think it.
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Hello. Collinites make a wax for painted surfaces too. I have used their fibreglass wax with great success. Hope this helps.
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I have Awlgrip paint on my hull. I was advised from the beginning to not use compound and cleaner waxes.
Over time, 10 years, started to see some scales from salt water.
I was advised to wash the hull twice with hot water and white vinegar mixed together. Worked beautifully.
Awlcare is the only wax I use. Not really a wax.
Hull looks great.

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