Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Boat wax-gctid349436

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Boat wax-gctid349436

    Gonna shining up the boat for the first time, anybody have an idea of what i should get?

    #2
    ...besides someone to do it for me

    Comment


      #3
      Buff the boat brfore you wax, click on this link for wax.

      http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...pA7RifNyhWrulA
      Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

      Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
      Twin 350 GM power
      Located in Seward, AK
      Retired marine surveyor

      Comment


        #4
        thank you much

        Comment


          #5
          I use 3M FinessetII to polish with a low speed buffer. then I use Collinete fleetwax paste to give it a gloss shine. I have used Collinete a few years now. It holds up better than anything else I have tried. Helpful hint......... DON'T LET COLLINETE DRY BEFORE YOU BUFF OFF. very difficult to remove. Just apply with a terry cloth pad, then buff off right-away. Great shine.

          Comment


            #6
            I use Aurora products on my boat. Here are the results from last year:



            http://www.auroramarine.com/homex.html
            Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
            1998 3055 Ciera
            (yes, a 1998)
            Previous boat: 1993 3055
            Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
            Sea Doo XP
            Sea Doo GTI SE
            Life is short. Boats are cool.
            The family that plays together stays together.
            Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

            Comment


              #7
              itsabowtime2 wrote:
              I use Aurora products on my boat. Here are the results from last year:



              http://www.auroramarine.com/homex.html
              That looks amazing!!

              Comment


                #8
                In my opinion, the question that should be asked is what process do I undertake to get the best shine- i.e., Buff, polish and wax. If you properly prep your fiberglass than you should get the results your after. As for wax specifically, I think it is most important to choose a wax with a high percentage of carnauba. There are charts online that will seperate out/compare different aspects of waxes (e.g., % carnauba, effectiveness against UV, etc.) With that said, do a search in BOC and there has been extensive discussion on waxes and the proper process for achieving a good shine.

                christopher

                Comment


                  #9
                  itsabowtime2 wrote:
                  I use Aurora products on my boat. http://www.auroramarine.com/homex.html
                  Absolutely the best products. First use Boat Scrub, then Boat Shine: Makes my 28 year old Bayliner shine like new, and lasts all season. Before you do anything, go to their website and read what they say about carnauba!

                  http://"http://www.auroramarine.com/...e_skipper.html

                  Click on: Hull (Topsides), Cleaning & Polishing, then scroll down to the 9th topic: Why ShouldnÔÇÖt I Use Carnauba Wax on My Boat?
                  Ken & Linda, Canemah Oregon
                  1984 Bayliner 2750 "Patriot"

                  Comment


                    #10
                    You're going to get a ton of opinions as to the "best" brand. Here are a couple of generic tips to make it go quicker, whatever brand you chose.

                    Use a "cleaner wax" (Mother's and Mequires both make one) which is like a liquid wax, to combine two steps (the cleaning and the 1st waxing) in one. These products clean very well. They make black streaks just disappear. One of them comes in a carnubia wax version. You can buy them in auto parts or even department stores.

                    For those really hard-to-remove stains, try acetone. It'll take the wax off too, but you'll clean marks in seconds that would take hours of scrubbing any other way. It's safe for gel coat, but don't let any get on your vinyl!

                    Then, once it's clean, wax it up right with whatever brand you like, preferably a paste wax and using a buffer, but YMMV.

                    Comment


                      #11
                      If you do a search there are plenty of posts about cleaning and waxing a hull.

                      As a summary of our experience over 25 years of doing this - "it has changed a bunch in the last 5 years"

                      After cleaning and polishing we used to wax like 2X a year with varied 'good' waxes like Collinite, 3M, Flagship , etc.

                      It looked good when done but was a lot of work, did not last and picked up 'black streaks' easily.

                      Converted to new type of sealers about 4 years ago with much better results for less work.

                      PAst 4 years we use "Gel coat Labs' sealer with much less work and as long as the prep work is done well it shines as good or better then the standard waxes.

                      My sugestion is that even if you decide NOT to try this type of sealant pick up a small bottle and do one eigth or quarter of the boat as a test for yourself.

                      At that point you can make your own determination on work, shine, and longevity.

                      BTW - we have no affiliation with these products , or any products for that matter , or anyones services on this site - nor have we had in the past.

                      Hope this helps
                      Northport NY

                      Comment


                        #12
                        pat8839 wrote:
                        That looks amazing!!
                        Thank you.

                        Believe it or not that was a hand wax job. Just the boat clean (Aurora) and boat shine (Aurora). Last time I used a buffer on it was 4, now maybe 5 seasons ago.
                        Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
                        1998 3055 Ciera
                        (yes, a 1998)
                        Previous boat: 1993 3055
                        Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
                        Sea Doo XP
                        Sea Doo GTI SE
                        Life is short. Boats are cool.
                        The family that plays together stays together.
                        Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

                        Comment


                          #13
                          "Before you do anything, go to their website and read what they say about carnauba!"

                          To remain objective to the subject, one must realize that the "skipper" is pushing a product line. I am not saying it to be good or bad. With all things there are positives and negatives. My point I was expressing is that your shine comes from the time you spend and the pride you take in your work. This is why I did not mention any specific product by name but rather directed the OP to do a search on how to go about his work. There are lots of products that do comparable jobs. But there is only one person doing the work. If your motivated and want to put out the effort (not the quick fix) then you may end up with results similar to Itsabowtime2. As for engineered products, I am less inclined to use them. And yes I do understand that there is a level of "engineering/refining" that goes into the making of all of our products that we use.

                          christopher

                          Comment


                            #14
                            apexaro1 wrote:
                            Gonna shining up the boat for the first time, anybody have an idea of what i should get?
                            You come up to Treasure Island and Bio and I will show you how to do it. Bring a buffer, I have a bigger boat. Once you have all my tips, Bio will be happy to let you get some practice too.

                            Comment


                              #15
                              I have tried quite a few over the years and Collonite 870, 2 in 1 is by far the best product I have ever used. The cleaning properties are fantastic and the long term durability of the wax has me going for the entire season.

                              How do we compare products as boaters? Short answer is we don't as we have no comparison so to say except say this worked well.

                              I read this several years back and tried the Collonite 870 based on this review. Every single person I have shown this product to at my marina has switched to it. See the article here. http://www.collinite.com/assets/Uplo...pracsailor.PDF
                              Cheers, Hans
                              2007 Carver 41 CMY
                              Twin Volvo D6-370
                              Montreal, Canada
                              Midnight Sun I Photos

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X