The first step is always surface preparation - a thorough cleaning
& de-greasing. You donít want to apply a new wax coat to a contaminated hull.
Depending upon how clean your hull started, this first step may leave a little residue of the previous wax-coat; but cleaning
a dirtier hull will have removed all the old wax. The thing to remember, is that you are removing dirt and other contaminants, and wax removal
is only incidental to cleaning.
Application instructions vary among wax brands; but in general you apply the wax with a cloth or foam pad using a circular motion. Let the wax dry to a haze, then buff away the excess with a soft cloth, such as an old bath towel.
In a consumer magazine comparison, the longest lasting of the waxes tested were: Collinite #885, Meguiar's Professional Paste Wax, 3M Ultra Performance, and West Marine