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Old 04-02-2017, 04:00 PM
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I love woody wax for my non-skid but If you put too much on or dont get enough off, you can turn your cockpit into a skating rink.

Would love to hear some of your techniques for using on non-skid
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Originally Posted by moonzy1 View Post
I love woody wax for my non-skid but If you put too much on or dont get enough off, you can turn your cockpit into a skating rink.

Would love to hear some of your techniques for using on non-skid
Yeah, I used it one time and thought I followed directions, but me and my brother both ate it when we went offshore on the next trip. I like to use Woody Wax on all my metal, and use the applicator gloves for that, but for my deck and other topside fiberglass surfaces, I use Seachoice deck cleaner with PTEF. Eats through all kinds of junk and leaves a nice gloss on everything.

I also like the Woody Wax carnuba spray wax in the bottle.
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You have to clean your deck thoroughly and leave it wet. On a 25 ft boat 4 squirts. That's it. use a soft deck brush from bow to stern and move the water/wax over all non skid. Allow to thoroughly dry. Come back and rinse the deck briskly with a hose. Now get on your hands and knees and dry it. Then take another dry towel and buff the entire deck. It's a lot of work.
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I have a bottle and tried it a few times. It didn't do what I expected, but my boat is 10 years old. I have buffed my non-skid with a polisher and brush attachments with a lot better result with no slippage.
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easy.. Don't. I took a video of sliding from tohe bow to the stern on a my buddy's boat without lifting my feet.
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Not sure whats the issue
wash boat
I use the yellow super soft brush (just for woody wax application as its always some on it)
23 foot boat a about 4 squirts on the brush
apply to non skid
let dry some
blast off with hose and towel dry-wash towels
leaves the deck a bit slippery for awhile -no big deal
only use it on non skid area.
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:37 PM
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I believe I read this on a Verado forum.
Wash boat and while still wet a few squirts, brush around, wash down before it dries, take a towel and wipe down. Been doing it this way for years and if the wash down is brownish you are using to much. I know the directions are different. I don't wash with dish soap , I use boat wash so the Woody Wax lasts longer. WoodyWax has to be used often with a dedicated soft brush.
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Mine was never slick and I put on more then most do. I do 6 squirts on a wet clean floor on a 23' cuddy.

I was never impressed and felt it really didn't do much for me. I have tried all sorts of soaps and at the end of last year tried Orpine wash and wax. I am so impressed with it. Comes clean and the boat beads water like I just waxed it. I use it on everything top to bottom. even glass. Key is to follow the directions for soap to water ratio. I think its 1 oz to 3 gallons. To much soap will yield poor results.
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Mine was never slick and I put on more then most do. I do 6 squirts on a wet clean floor on a 23' cuddy.

I was never impressed and felt it really didn't do much for me. I have tried all sorts of soaps and at the end of last year tried Orpine wash and wax. I am so impressed with it. Comes clean and the boat beads water like I just waxed it. I use it on everything top to bottom. even glass. Key is to follow the directions for soap to water ratio. I think its 1 oz to 3 gallons. To much soap will yield poor results.
I use orpine too

Love the smell.

All the sportfishers and marinas use it around here pretty much the standard.

It does do an amazing job.

Was hoping to use something like woody to make it easier to rinse off blood w water is during use is all.
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I leave the deck wet and spray woody wax directly on a dedicated soft brush and apply it that way....I found squirting it right on the deck applies too much.....still a bit slick for a day or two but not a rink.....
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You have to clean your deck thoroughly and leave it wet. On a 25 ft boat 4 squirts. That's it. use a soft deck brush from bow to stern and move the water/wax over all non skid. Allow to thoroughly dry. Come back and rinse the deck briskly with a hose. Now get on your hands and knees and dry it. Then take another dry towel and buff the entire deck. It's a lot of work.
This if you are looking for textbook how to do it.
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Love, love, love the stuff.

Never had a problem applying it.
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
Love, love, love the stuff.

Never had a problem applying it.
X2 - Just follow the directions on the bottle.
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For me, Woody's doesn't work unless it's a little slick, which requires applying it liberally every trip. If it's not a little slick, it doesn't prevent pieces of bait, blood, and fish poop from sticking everywhere, especially with people stepping on them and walking around the deck. And since it's dangerous to have a slick deck, I don't think I'll buy any Woody's again when I run out.

The only advice I've heard that works without a slick deck is to keep the deck wet while fishing and periodically go over it with a scrub brush. Keep a small bucket of water on board with a scrubber and sponge, and make everyone use it. If they don't think that's important, then after getting home and hosing off the boat, hand them a scrubbing pad and scouring powder and have them remove every fleck and stain, bow to stern. Maybe that's not for everyone, but I like to come back to the dock with the boat only needing to be sprayed off with fresh water.
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There is no simple way or short cut, it's a good product, but it's a lot of work.

Wash the deck thoroughly

Mist it with hose

Spray 3 or 4 pumps (for a 25 footer) and brush on from bow to stern

Let it dry completely. When you think it's dry, wait a few more minutes.

Wrap a towel around a brush and work bow to stern again.

I never found it to be worth the effort it requires. It really doesn't last very long.

I keep a small spray bottle of some diluted Sea Choice Non-Skid Cleaner on board. Apply a quick mist of that stuff to any area that gets blood, chum, scuffs, etc. while at sea and spray with washdown. My deck looks as good as it did with the Woody Wax.
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I follow the directions and have never had an issue. I really like it.
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