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Old 01-10-2012, 07:07   #1
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Best Wax

Looking for your experiences and recommendations for the "best" wax you have used and what you are using now, why do you like it, how long have you been using it, time period between reapplications, etc?

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Old 01-10-2012, 11:27   #2
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Liquid Glass is my choice. Not sold everywhere. About $20 a can. Can apply in sunlight. Apply. Let haze. Buff off with soft towel. They changed the formula a number of years ago to also work on clear coat cars. Removed a scribing cleaner that harmed clear coat.

Amazon or eBay is where I get it. On eBay watch out for the old formula which you may or may not want on a gel coat boat. I would be fine with it, but if you have no oxydation you would be fine with the new formula. Old formula is a little more restorative.

Best car boat motorcycle RV wax I have found.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:35   #3
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Re: Best Wax

Collinite No.925
Lasts the whole season. Practical Sailor rated it #1
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Re: Best Wax

Collinite hard wax, applied with a buffer. Lasts even longer than the liquid stuff.
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Added some to my amazon shopping cart. Picked the thicker paste wax product. Always willing to try something touted as the best.
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Re: Best Wax

i used the collinite hard wax on practical sailors suggestion and it did last a long time in the florida sun. a bit of work to put on though. i may try the liquid version the next time.
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i used the collinite hard wax on practical sailors suggestion and it did last a long time in the florida sun. a bit of work to put on though. i may try the liquid version the next time.
The key seems to be, don't let the paste try. Buff it out while it is almost dry. If you let it dry, have to blast to get it off, reviews on amazon said.

In college I applied paste wax to my mothers car before I returned it to her, 60 mile drive.

That was one of my life's biggest mistakes. I was all weekend trying to hand buff that wax off her car.
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Re: Best Wax

Collinite. Nothing else comes close.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:58   #9
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Not sure how it would be for a boat, but in the automotive world there's not much that will out shine or out last Zaino. Easy to apply and goes along way.
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Re: Best Wax

+1 on Collinite Hard Wax. The trick is to work a small section at a time and do it either in the early morning and early evening when the temp is cooler. If the boat has been compounded and polished well, I found that I didn't need a buffer at all.
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You tubed the Z wax. Interesting stuff. An 8 oz bottle will wax 30 corvettes. The product goes on micron thin.

Every video makes a product look good. Trick is, figuring out the wiz from the bang.

I remember a wax some infomercial set fire to. Right on the hood of a vehicle. Big fire. Wax was still there and so was the hood. Don't remember what wax it was.
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Re: Best Wax

I do use Zaino and can reccomend as a very high quality product! No wiz, lots of bang for your buck! and it last sooo long. Also it is not a wax, it's a sealant. Again my experience with it is in an automotive application so I can't attest to how it would perform in a saltwater enviorment, but it might be something that you might consider trying.
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