|I know I've read on here that some of you use a mix of vinegar and water in a spray bottle to wipe down after you bring the boat out of the lake. So...what ratio mix should I use?? |
|I used to use 50/50.|
|Straight vinegar with a couple of ounces of Turtle Wax Zip Wax works great.|
|we do like 70/30, maybe 80/20, i think 50/50 is to strong |
(Message edited by tings00 on March 21, 2006)
|White vinegar I assume?|
|Yes, white vinegar. DO NOT use the apple stuff, it smells way worse than then regular vinegar. Pew.|
|yeah, white vinegar. I use way less than 50/50. I'd actually say that I go like 90/10 (90% water). I don't like the fact that the vinegar strips wax, so I like to cut it down as much as I can. I also use bottled water (someone always leaves half-full bottles on the boat. I haven't bought any for that purpose, yet). I figure I am basically wiping the boat down with clean water with a touch of vinegar to break up the water spots. It's worked for me for the last 4 years in the dirty-delta. |
I've also been thinking about trying the zip-wax additive, too.
|try Meguire's wax-as-u-dry product, works great and smells good too!|
|I have another option to try... THere is some stuff on the market called Fast Wax... Comes in 1 gallon jugs, and I've only ever found it at the MC dealer in Wichita, BUT throw that in a spray bottle and use on your boat after you trailer it instead of Vinegar... Vinegar smells awful and actually over time strips the wax off your boat, rather than providing more protection.... If your boat is waxed good enough you shouldn't need to spray anything on it all the time... My boat is black and as long as I keep it waxed, wipe and go! |
Just my opinion of course.
|I use a 40% vinegar 60% water mix to get all the water spots off and then I follow-up with a light spray wax made by eagle one. The combo works great!|
yeah because you wouldn't want to strip off all of that wax you have on there!!
|50-50 here to: I also add a dash of simple green to help with the smell & clean off the bathtub ring we get from the river.|
|I have been using Mequiars detail spray on wax before I take the boat out. Then when on the boat is put on trailer I use vineger/water 20%/80% and then spray it with the detail spay again. Then every 3 to 4 outings I do a good two coats of Mequiars Flagship wax. It really doesn't take that much time to spray with the vinegar and then hit it with the detail spray. By the time my wife, kids, and everyone else has figured out seating arrangements and putting all the gear away we are done with the boat and on the road back home. Nothing worse than water spots. |
|BABE'S BOAT BRIGHT !!!|
|Hey A$$face, I only wax the boat like 2 times per year so I gotta do what I can to leave all the goods in place.|
|Evan, call me at the shop|
|We use a 50 to 50 water/vin mix, really keeps the spots down and we have a black boat. If we are in the water all day I also give it a once over with the vinny when were just chilling in a cove, only takes about 10 minutes.|