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Old 26-02-2015, 17:02   #16
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Re: Waxing the Hull

I haven't bought enough scaffoling to get me up out of the water yet. I have use nu finish easy looks good

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So guys, did I understand correct; car waxes are ok for fiber glass boats and the gelcoat?
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So guys, did I understand correct; car waxes are ok for fiber glass boats and the gelcoat?
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Wal-Board Tools 3-1/4 in. x 9-1/4 in. Tuff-Lock Pole Sander-35-012 - The Home Depot

If you are able to stand/walk on ground,use a pole sander,with rags-maybe.

If not,& you are limited to hosing on/off "car wash" type "wash & wax"-I would check with local car washes,& use a concentrate-maybe.
I bet trying to use that to apply and remove a paste type wax from the ground would be almost as hard on your knees as going up/down the ladder. And I'm pretty positive it would more than make-up for any knee reduction with back/arm pain.

It's a thought, but I think it is one of those that doesn't work out the way you thought it would.
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Old 27-02-2015, 06:03   #20
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So guys, did I understand correct; car waxes are ok for fiber glass boats and the gelcoat?
Yes-IMHO

There are "buffing" waxes for restoring auto finish & "sealing" waxes for protecting "already perfect" auto finishes.
Some contain Carnauba & some are synthetic polymers.
All contain UV inhibitors.

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I bet trying to use that to apply and remove a paste type wax from the ground would be almost as hard on your knees as going up/down the ladder. And I'm pretty positive it would more than make-up for any knee reduction with back/arm pain.

It's a thought, but I think it is one of those that doesn't work out the way you thought it would.
Try Nu Finish-it's basically wipe on-wipe off.No hard work involved.
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Try Nu Finish-it's basically wipe on-wipe off.No hard work involved.
I may get some and try it on the car to see how it goes on/off.

People do realize that Nu-Finish isn't wax don't they? It is a polymer and I think a lot of the wash-N-wax type products use polymer instead of wax.
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Is there some major cock up I could possibly do with the car wax/polish products? Something to definitely bear in mind and avoid with regards to GRP glass fiber and gelcoat? I don't mean something obvious like applying black color wax to white hull, but something a bit more less obvious? For some reason I always thought the car products were no good for GRP fiber glass, not sure why so.. Maybe a guy at chandlery said so..
Also, would be nice to have a sticky about related products and good practises, and tools, etc..
Oh, and anyone ever used white colored wax for deck or hull? Is it a good idea?
(sorry I got a bit excited about this subject... )
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Is there some major cock up I could possibly do with the car wax/polish products? Something to definitely bear in mind and avoid with regards to GRP glass fiber and gelcoat? I don't mean something obvious like applying black color wax to white hull, but something a bit more less obvious? For some reason I always thought the car products were no good for GRP fiber glass, not sure why so.. Maybe a guy at chandlery said so..
Also, would be nice to have a sticky about related products and good practises, and tools, etc..
Oh, and anyone ever used white colored wax for deck or hull? Is it a good idea?
(sorry I got a bit excited about this subject... )
I would like some recommendations for non-slip GRP decks & for Kiwi-Grip deck areas.
Do not use "hull" type wax on decks-too slippery.
So far,I have been using Starbright Deck cleaner,which claims it contains wax.Does a great cleaning job-not so sure about the wax part,but it's not too slippery.
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Non-Skid Deck Cleaner With PTEF

This is Starbright Deck Cleaner with Teflon(PTFE).Works good as a deck & hull,etc cleaner.
Surprisingly,their Hull Cleaner is not very good IMHO
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As far as "cock ups" I'd say you might by putting on more than you can remove in a timely manner, some types of waxes seem to harden and be really hard to remove if left on for too long.
I think there are very few real "waxes" left, pure Carnuba can still be had as a mold release wax, but it requires an extreme amount of effort, looks real good though, but real tough to polish off.

The Collonite is in between in my opinion, really excellent looking results, still a lot of work, but not as much as real Carnuba. I used to compound and wax my little 21 ft center console, took me two days. Could be easily done in one, but maybe about three hours and I was whupped.
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You know from a level or work required, I think compounding and waxing a hull is as much work as a bottom job?
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Wax for Non-Skid surfaces is Woody Wax. Apply to clean decks by spraying on a wet deck and spreading all over. Rinse off, and buff dry with towels. This stuff does work, but only will last ~6-8 weeks before needing re-application. Bird droppings wash right off.
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Re: Waxing the Hull

I really like Meguair's on my car, but don't wax my boat at all unless the Admiral complains.

Who wants a slippery topside?
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Some people have an unnatural affinity for buffing,polishing and waxing. As long as you put something on the gel to protect it, go sailing and stop wasting time and effort. Nobody cares how shiny your topsides are.

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