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beef 03-28-2008 9:59 AM

I use a mixture of water and vinegar. Probably 4 parts water to 1 part vinegar. It's cheap, and works like a champ, but I know it strips away the wax. Is there anything that compares, that may not strip the wax?

shane97210 03-28-2008 10:07 AM

babe's boat bright, works great and if you buy in the gallon it is not that expensive.

nickbot 03-28-2008 10:31 AM

i just use a towel and then cleaner wax a few times a summer.

tysonbunch 03-28-2008 10:32 AM

We just usually use some towels. Not sure if it is good or not but seems to work along with a good waxing mid season.

buzz_grande 03-28-2008 10:42 AM

As a detailer, and boat owner, I have used many, including Babes, vinegar/water, etc. Thought they worked good until I tried Hot Sauce, from Boat Bling. I can't believe this stuff. I am getting ready to order it in a larger quantity. It works way better that the others, PLUS it contains a polymer-type wax and silicone, so you are also applying a decent coat while wiping down. Saves having to do it as a seperate step. I have used it on windows, and it works great there too. Not affiliated in any way. Just love the Hot Sauce, and have started using most of their other products also. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by buzz grande on March 28, 2008)

mr_nuggieborn 03-28-2008 10:54 AM

Babe's boat bright! Hands down best product on the market. I ordered it from bakesonline.com last week.

socalwakepunk 03-28-2008 10:59 AM

I use my kids. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0>

hatepain 03-28-2008 11:58 AM

I've been using Babes and really like it but after Buzz's testimonial I may give hot sauce a try.

05mobiuslsv 03-28-2008 12:12 PM

Kinda funny the babe's products are actually more expensive on the bakes website than if you buy directly from babe's online.

kickflip_mj 03-28-2008 12:15 PM

babes bright all the way, it keeps my baby looking nice and shiny:p

mikeski 03-28-2008 12:32 PM

I use both Babe's boat bright and Slick Mist. I prefer the finish left by the Slick Mist a bit more

talltigeguy 03-28-2008 12:37 PM

I add a tablespoon of liquid wax to the water and vinegar and that seems to help with the smell and puts a little wax back on each time. Not as good as waxing it, though. <BR> <BR>I then use 303 about every 3rd time out and have been pretty pleased with that process. I have some babe's samples and will be giving that a try for a few runs.

ord27 03-28-2008 12:37 PM

sometimes a washcloth <BR>sometimes I just take a shower <BR> <BR>kinda personal Mike, why do you ask? <BR> <BR> <BR>sorry Dave.....just had to do it

millerda31 03-28-2008 1:17 PM

+1 for Babes

daler 03-28-2008 1:54 PM

Boat Bling's Hot Sauce is easy to use, gives fantastic results, and leaves my boat looking new after just a couple minutes of work. I can't imagine it being easier or working better!

mkperceptions 03-28-2008 1:56 PM

baes but I think i might give hot sauce a try

mofreestyle 03-28-2008 5:28 PM

wax as-u-dry

beef 03-28-2008 5:37 PM

Excellent. Thanks guys. I'll try them out!

boarditup 03-29-2008 12:37 PM

In a 16oz bottle, put in 2oz Zip Wax or similar, fill in rest with white vinegar. Works great and is cheap. <BR> <BR>Acids do not strip waxes, bases do. Also, friction will strip the wax. Use cotton T-shirt material for the wipe down.

03-29-2008 2:14 PM

Another vote for Babes. Good shee-ot!

05mobiuslsv 03-29-2008 2:15 PM

I ordered some hot sauce yesterday, can't wait to try it out. Dang their shipping is expensive, but the product is pretty cheap.

seattle 03-29-2008 4:10 PM

Nu Bu, <BR> <BR>Your gonna have to let me try a little sample of that stuff when you get it.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0>

05mobiuslsv 03-29-2008 4:58 PM

No problem I ordered 2 bottles..

greg2 03-29-2008 5:23 PM

Water, vinegar and liquid wax. With the right mixture the boat feels like it has been waxed.

slipknot 03-29-2008 11:10 PM

ducky<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/crazy.gif" border=0>

wakedoctor 03-30-2008 8:14 AM

Just use liquid wax.

pfort 03-30-2008 9:44 AM

Water/Vinegar to dry and get off water spots. I then use the Dollar Store Lemon scented pledge with a micro fiber cloth to polish/shine. Learned this process from someone in the past. I am happy with the results.

deltawake 03-30-2008 10:21 AM

Babe's Boat Bright! The more you use it the fewer water spots, and the harder it is for stuff to stick to your gelcoat. Great Stuff!

buzz_grande 03-30-2008 10:59 AM

Cliff, <BR> <BR>I will bring you some at Shasta. I have some more on order, but may be ordering either a gallon or possibly 5 gallons by then. Either way, I will bring some along. Maybe some of the condition sauce also.

rvh3 03-30-2008 11:28 AM

$21 to ship a gallon that costs $46. No Thanks.

buzz_grande 03-30-2008 11:55 AM

You may want to check and see if they have dealers in your area. I know they have a couple in mine. Then shipping is not an issue. Shipping is never cheap on chemicals/liquids. I was going to get a gallon of 303 once, but shipping costs stopped me too. Ended up getting it locally. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by buzz grande on March 30, 2008)

rvh3 03-30-2008 12:23 PM

Thanks Buzz, <BR> It first appeared to me that you could only get it from them online. I actually found a gallon at <a href="http://www.danamarineproducts.com/GroupCatProducts.cfm?CatId=572&amp;group_id=36&amp ;page=1&amp;CFID=394343&amp;CFTOKEN=16923467" target="_blank">http://www.danamarineproducts.com/GroupCatProducts.cfm?CatId=572&amp;group_id=36&amp ;page=1&amp;CFID=394343&amp;CFTOKEN=16923467</a> . It was cheaper and shipping was reasonable. Thanks for all of your input, it seems to be exactly what I've been looking for.

wakeboardaddy 04-02-2008 11:35 PM

Love the babes! maybe its just the great smell. I use all their products, and buy it by the gallon.

buzz_grande 04-03-2008 1:24 AM

Anything YOU think works good for you, IS good. I just happen to find something once in a while that I like MUCH better than others, at least for me.

mammoth 04-03-2008 6:47 AM

A hose.

nathan1pure 04-03-2008 11:02 AM

Babes is great. Like Jeff said above, great smell and buy it by the gallon.

cavlxenvy 04-03-2008 11:30 AM

^^^Rod - I thought the exact same thing if you are talking about the hot sauce. I still got some.

helinut 04-03-2008 12:18 PM

So do you dry the boat off then run Babe's afterwards? Guess it's the only way that makes sense.

stephan 04-03-2008 12:29 PM

Wax as you dry works pretty dang well. Cuts spots and leaves a fresh waxed feel.

bbr 04-03-2008 1:17 PM

+1 for Wax As You Dry. Works better than anything out there, and doesn't smell like a feminine product of any kind.

04-03-2008 1:34 PM

Shawn, you actually spray as you go! Works great on everything, and keeps my black sections look new!

sanger 04-05-2008 9:18 PM

Hot Sauce, from Boat Bling is the sizzle!!

troublesnomore 04-06-2008 8:42 AM

Iíve been doing this for years. I will hand wax the boat a couple times a year. <BR>I used a can of Pledge furniture polish after I wipe down the boat. It will help the shine and hide minor scratches.

05mobiuslsv 04-06-2008 9:09 AM

Well I hope you're not in a hurry for the boat bling products, he takes a week to ship them out, then another week to get them to you.

kinger 04-07-2008 8:53 AM

Boat Bling is great, got it from the boat show the first time, re-ordered and received it in three days!

bill_sloan 04-08-2008 6:48 PM

I ordered on Sunday the 30th and my order arrived today.

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