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anchor man

Boat wax?

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Is there a difference between boat wax and auto wax? I have a painted aluminum Lund I'll be cleaning up this weekend. Are any boat waxes better than others? I'd prefer a wipe on wipe off over buffing, but either is fine.

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I use the Starbrite marine polish. It's kerosene based and will remove some of the chalky oxidation on your paint. Also helps resist scum lines for a year if you apply twice within 30 days. It's basically a wipe on, and wipe off type application.

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I use Nufinish on my Lund. It goes on easy and wipes of with very little effort. Durable as well.

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I have been using Race Glaze and it has been working great on my aluminum boat.

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What do you guys recommend for fiberglass boats?

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Maguires quick wax. Spray on wipe to spread out and then buff right off.

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Meguiars also makes a marine wax but I use the spray on wax myself - cheaper and works just as well.

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I just ended up using the Meguiars car wax that I had in the garage and I'm happy with the results on the boat. I'd still like to know if there's a difference in marine and auto wax. Or is it just a way to charge a couple more bucks by putting the word "marine" on the bottle.

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anchorman,

Supposedly the marine wax is "specially formulated" for gel coat surfaces which are harder and more water resistant than automotive paints and provide a better treatment.I don't really know the difference in price but if they are roughly the same I might try the marine wax and see what it provides.Did a little research on their HSOforum and its amazing the amount of marine cleaners, washers, polishes, restorers etc. that they have.The price for the wax is comparable to auto wax so I might give it a try.

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