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ethan31 03-28-2010 7:39 PM

Polish and Wax Recommendations.
 
What does everyone recommend for a good polish and wax?
Thanks

ajholt7 03-28-2010 7:43 PM

3M Marine wax

ajholt7 03-28-2010 7:55 PM

http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...ine+Liquid+Wax

scottnaz 03-28-2010 8:41 PM

I've been previously using the Meguires Flagship marine wax, but was recently steered towards Driven's marine polish/wax. Ordered some up, and plan on trying it out in the next week or 2

http://www.driventoperfection.com/sh...ct_detail&p=15

you_da_man 03-28-2010 9:09 PM

Scott, were you not satisfied with Meguiar's to switch? Meguiar's Flagship has had very good reviews on Wakeworld. Also, 3M seems a popular choice and easy to find.

unclejessie 03-29-2010 7:34 AM

Driven product are top notch... hands down the best I have used.

-Uj

eubanks01 03-29-2010 8:16 AM

I just waxed my boat this weekend with the Meguiar's Premium Marine Wax and it looks brand new! I think it does a great job, but I must confess that my opinion is probably void since I haven't used anything else. Ha!

scottnaz 03-29-2010 8:45 AM

No complaints, what so ever, with the Meguiars Flagship. It leaves the boat silky smooth with a great shine, and seems to be very durable.
I just thought I'd try some new products this year, so I'm going to give the driven wax a shot

unclejessie 03-29-2010 8:50 AM

try the Driven Water Spot remover to. Wow... IMO, it works way better than Meguiar's Water Spot remover.

-Uj

wallnut21 03-29-2010 9:11 AM

Just waxed the boat this weekend.... DRIVEN wax all the way!! Spot Remover excellent as well!

helinut 03-29-2010 10:11 AM

Where can you pick the up the Driven water spot remover? I'm needing to get rid of some water spots when I bring the boat out this year. Would like something a bit better than vinegar and water.

unclejessie 03-29-2010 10:13 AM

driventoperfection.com

eubanks01 03-29-2010 11:04 AM

For every day use for water spots try Eagle One Wipe and Shine. That stuff works great and smells great too!

scottnaz 03-29-2010 11:49 AM

I ordered all the Driven products through Amazon

malibudude 03-29-2010 12:40 PM

I use Starbrites polish and apply 2-3 coats then follow it up w/ West Marine's brand Caranuba paste wax, works awesome even with the hard water spots I get.

colombiansurfer 03-29-2010 3:49 PM

I use Meguires Flagship marine wax with there Polish. I full detail about 4 times a year. Key is to follow up with some kind of quick detailer after each use, like Babe Boat Brite. If you purchase babes products, go ahead and get a gallon of it.

mortbike 03-29-2010 7:38 PM

has anyone tried poliglow?? it is not a wax, you apply mulitple thin coats . claims to restore gelcoat, i may try this on my houseboat, but would like some feedback first..

mendo247 03-29-2010 8:16 PM

Turtle Wax...

surfdoggy 03-31-2010 6:56 PM

Really like the Collinite wax, but have only used it once, and don't have long term results yet.

ethan31 03-31-2010 7:56 PM

I buffed the boat with 3m 5973, and with 3m polish. Looks good. I will buy some meguires this weekend, its the only stuff I can get locally. I might order some of the other stuff you guys recommended this summer. I need something durable since the boat stays in the water for 2-3 weeks at a time.

Thanks for the help, happy shredding.

ajholt7 04-01-2010 2:12 AM

You guys using the driven, do you use any wax or just the polish?

desotodave 04-01-2010 7:30 AM

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I had my boat detailed by a guy who specializes in boats, and I could not have been happier. He explained what he did to me.

First he throughly washed the boat to remove any abrasives that could have been on the gel coat.

Second he used a water/vinegar treatment to remove hard water.

Third, he polished the boat with several levels of polish to make the surface smooth and shiny! Gelcoat is VERY porous as compared to paint, so polishing is a different process on Gelcoat than it is for paint.

Fourth, he used a SEALANT not a wax on the surface. He said that wax, especially on black will not last nearly as long as a Sealant. Also, a sealant will fill in some of the microscopic holes that are in the gel coat and repel hard water stains. I was VERY happy with the results.

desotodave 04-01-2010 7:31 AM

FYI,
the Second and Third pictures were before washing, and before polishing.

factorykitted 04-01-2010 11:07 AM

For a boat i would use....

Polish: Duragloss Marine & RV Polish #501
Wax: Collinite insulator wax #845

I also use Swissvax Insignis on my boat but mainly vehicles. It's a bit pricey at $375 per 200ml

04-02-2010 8:27 AM

David,
Do i see a Cessna and a Piper in that mirror like finish??

desotodave 04-02-2010 10:37 AM

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My boat is actually nestled in with 2 pipers and 2 cessnas. Unfortunately I can't pull the boat with the plane!!!

The old cherokee you see is a buddy's. I have a Turbo Lance, a 182, and a 172 (between me and my dad).

el1070 04-02-2010 12:39 PM

david pierce, want kind of sealant does your guy use? Also, anyone know any good products to use on aluminum towers?

-EL

desotodave 04-02-2010 2:28 PM

I wish I knew! My detailer is kind of one of these MAD Genius's and he brings all of his product in generic unmarked bottles. So...I am just dependant on him to make things look beautiful. I just know that he is amazing, and I have never been able to come close to what he does on my own.

gotboost 04-03-2010 1:14 PM

Are you guys that are using the Driven products using their quick spray water spot remover every time you pull the boat out of the water? I'm assuming if I continue to use a mixture of vinegar and water after waxing the boat it will just remove the wax.

unclejessie 04-03-2010 1:50 PM

yes, vinegar and water removes the wax. I haven't used the Driven Water Spot remover after each time out but I am thinking of starting to do that this summer. My buddy does and his black boat always looks good.

-Uj

ethan31 04-03-2010 7:43 PM

Here are the results.
The meguires seems pretty good.

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/6927/boat002.jpg
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/9242/boat003.jpg

bremsen 04-04-2010 5:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by el1070 (Post 1568839)
david pierce, want kind of sealant does your guy use?
-EL

I use Klasse H/G sealant glaze on all my cars and have been extremely happy with the results. It seams to last forever when compared to normal waxes. I'm going to try it on the boat next go around.


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