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Old 03-06-2019, 02:48 PM
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Default What's the deal with using Woody's Wax on deck?

I keep hearing about people spraying Woody's wax on their deck. Is there a special one just for the deck? Does it really work on decks without causing you to slip? What about other waxes on the deck? I guess I'm just scared to put it on the deck and want to know what makes this product unique for the deck when compared to others?
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:52 PM
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It works. It's made for non skid

I use it on mine. Doesn't take much The bottle will last for years

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Old 03-06-2019, 03:01 PM
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Never had much luck w Woody wax, didn't like it at all
Try starbrite nonskid deck wax, seems way better to me.
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I just had the boat professionally detailed. First time I ever done it. I was nervous at first that it may be a waste but its without a doubt worth it for a one year situation. I was amazed how easily EVERYTHING comes off the nonskid with whatever wax was applied.

How long will that wax hold up ? I cleaned the deck my usual way with Starbrite non skid but now Im thinking I may not have even needed something that strong. I may go with something weaker next time in hopes of saving the wax if thats the case.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:15 PM
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Woody's wax on the deck is good for a quick touch up as it's easy to apply, it doesn't last long however. I'll apply a wax formulated for nonskid when I launch my boat for the season, I occasionally use Woody's as a touch up throughout the season
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:19 PM
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Works great

Wash boat, then rinse
While still wet, spray woody wax on a soft brush and brush down the deck
Then take a large towel and use your feet to dry the deck. It will be slick while wet, but as you dry it it will stiffen up. You can feel the difference in bare feet.
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I really like it for the aluminum T top and for my stainless steel BBQ grills, maybe I should try on the non skid.
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by strange View Post
Never had much luck w Woody wax, didn't like it at all
Try starbrite nonskid deck wax, seems way better to me.
Second on the Starbrite non-skid deck wax. Easy application, makes cleanup with the wash down nozzle a snap. Squid, bait, blood, guts, dock silt footprints, all washes off easy. Never used Woody Wax so cant say better or worse.
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:44 PM
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Starbright makes great stuff (and I use a lot of their stuff) but I use woody wax on my non-skid deck
Power wash, spray, scrub it around, let dry

Makes clean up easier
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:58 PM
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I was impressed with Woody Wax but I used a whole lot more than what they recommended. I sprayed it on thick and let it dry overnight before using a towel on it. It's been a few months and the water beads up nicely and cleans off easily with the hose. Unfortunately I haven't got any fish blood on it yet.
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I use Starbrite non skid deck cleaner...on everything...works great
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:28 PM
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Woody wax is easy to apply but doesn’t last long. Makes cleaning up after fishing easy
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Fluid Film is the best. Nothing sticks at all.
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Originally Posted by David31522 View Post
Fluid Film is the best. Nothing sticks at all.
Have you used fluid film on your deck? I've asked this question before buy seemingly nobody has tried it. Although both lanolin based products I'm skeptical of fluid film for use on a boat deck. I use to undercoat my truck and it never dries out
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:03 AM
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I wonder what is the difference between deck wax and regular wax? I wax my boat often and it looks and cleans up great but I guess I need another product especially formulated for the deck? Anyone use topside boat wax on deck or would it make it simply to slippery. That is my fear.
BTW....I have always just used the Starbright deck cleaner. Thanks
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:31 AM
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^ Using a regular "topside" wax could possibly clog up the texture that provides the non-slip effect. Also it could be a bit of a bear getting it all up when it comes time to buff. But most of all, the slipperiness factor would make me nervous about waxing or polishing a deck surface.

fyi, we have a product similar to Fluid Film (ours has lanolin and Cerflon) - IMO it is way too slippery to apply to a deck.
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by homeby51 View Post
I wonder what is the difference between deck wax and regular wax? I wax my boat often and it looks and cleans up great but I guess I need another product especially formulated for the deck? Anyone use topside boat wax on deck or would it make it simply to slippery. That is my fear.
BTW....I have always just used the Starbright deck cleaner. Thanks
Regular wax is slick. Non-skid specific is not slick.
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:44 AM
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I used it and I dont think it did much. Was nice on the hardtop because it made it easy to take the bugs off after trailering.

Best stuff I have used is Orpine wash and wax which works well but the nonskid still will start to stain up and then its time for bleach and dawn. My deck gets its butt kicked for charters. two 6 hour trips a day with 6 guys and god knows what on their shoes and work boots it makes it tough to keep clean. Come spring deck is getting painted grey. Was set on Durabak until I found out it doesn't do well with bleach. Might just do grey gelcoat.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:17 AM
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I switched from Woody Wax to Starbright. I definitely like Starbright better. I use my leftover Woody Wax on my car windshield. It works great on there. The water beads and bugs don't stick....
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:37 AM
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I believed all the hype about woody wax, but never thought it was much of a game changer. It was ok, I guess, but not earth shattering.
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