Hi landonshaw -
I have now buffed and waxed two of our hulls. I had to compound one of them because it had extensive oxidation.
Surya's link is great! and I second Collinite #885 Fleet Wax Paste Version...it literally has lasted over a year on our other boat...still beads when water
Glad you have a nice buffer...I used a cheapie and it did not do a great job, was tiresome, and left me a bit frustrated that I didn't get the best result I could.
I had three different types of pads. One was like a light sponge that I would dampen and use to apply the wax, then a terry-like cloth one to remove the wax, and then a nice thick, chamise-like one to buff. I only needed one of the applicator spongy like pad but could have used at least three of each of the others for wax removal
and buffing. This was on a 35 foot sailboat hull
with a lot of freeboard.
I would also suggest if this is not cost prohibitive that you either purchase
or rent a rolling scaffold that has lock in place wheels so you can proceed in sections. The work moves much faster, you are safer than using a ladder, and you do not have to go up and down a ladder the entire time. We were fortunate that the gentleman next to us at the yard allowed us to use his and it made it so much easier!
Good luck and Happy Waxing and Buffing! Take a before and after photo
so you can admire all your hard work!!! and you might want to preschedule a therapeutic massage for after you are finished.