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Wax on, wax off

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I recently purchased a fiberglass boat and was wondering what you guys & gals used to wax or protect the finish of your boats. I personally have a dark metallic red and want to do what I can to keep it looking good.

Any thoughts or suggestions as to what a good gelcoat/fiberglass wax would be?

Also, is there a good one-step marine application that you spray on and then wipe off for quick and frequent cleaning and protection?

Any advice would be appreciated?

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In my opinion Race Glaze is the best one step product out there. Can be picked up at just about any auto parts store.

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I waxed my boat a few weeks ago with Mother's paste wax. I just used a hand applicator so it took a while, but it wasn't too bad. I just did small sections at a time and worked my way around the boat. Better to do it now when it's cool than later when the sweat is dripping in your eyes!

edit: I used Mequires carnuba wax, not Mothers. Sorry.

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All good products. They don't seem to last very long though. For ease of use and long life Meguires synthetic sealant will last all summer and the quick detailer spray is all you need.

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Anybody ever try Restore boat cleaner and polish?

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Anybody ever try Restore boat cleaner and polish?

I haven't personaly but know that many guys from another site I'm on really like it.

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I bought some Wonderfoam and Restore a few weeks ago but haven't used it yet. I plan on giving the Restore a try after washing my boat (it needs it bad!).

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Definitely let us know how it worked LIMIT!

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I washed my boat last night and didn't dry it down..just stuck it back in the garage. Tonight I took my bottle of Restore and went after it. It looks as good as it did when I waxed it a couple of weeks ago. It takes a little work but really what doesn't when it comes to detailing a boat? Just spray it on, rub it around with a cloth, then take another dry cloth and wipe off the haze that is left after it dries and it's shiny-smooth again.

I haven't used the Wonderfoam yet since I just waxed the boat and didn't have any heavy deposits to deal with. If you have a "rode hard and put away wet" boat that has been neglected for a while, then the Wonderfoam is supposed to really knock down the oxidation and hard water spots. The Restore is a polish that can be used to bring the shine back.

I give the Restore a waytogo.gif

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I use both Restore and Wonderfoam on my boats and they work very well. The Wonderfoam will take calcium depostis off of outboards if ou have them. I don't recommend using Wonderfoam on plastic parts of outboards or bare aluminum. It will discolor some plastics and will streak bare aluminum if left on it for a while.

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Meguires (sp?) works wonders. I use it on my Lund but I know my buddy uses it exclusively on his Triton (glass). I usually use the "Quick Wax" which is a spray on, spread around, let dry (usually only a couple of minutes) and then wipe off. I'll also use the "Quick Detailer Mist" if the boat is just a little dusty or has water spots on it. In my opinion, there's no need to look at another product.

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Any of you want to know more about Restore or Wonderfoam or if I can help answer any of your boat cleaning questions I would be glad to help out if I can. Call 989 837 2681 or check out my homppage. Skeeter

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I use colonite... there is a cleaner and a polish. Very good marine quality polish for fiberglass boats. I have polished a few million dollars in motor yachts and cruisers with it. I get it at Kings Cove Marina here in Hastings.

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