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Old     (spencer3840)      Join Date: May 2005       04-17-2008, 1:25 PM Reply   
What product do you think works better?
Old     (kinger)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-17-2008, 1:28 PM Reply   
Hot Sauce
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       04-17-2008, 1:34 PM Reply   
I use Babes and it works pretty good, but have read alot of good things about Hot Sauce. I'll buy it when I run out of babes.
Old     (blown65)      Join Date: Jun 2004       04-17-2008, 1:36 PM Reply   
I have both. :P Hot Sauce is a great product, along with the rest of Patricks stuff he has. The Vinyl clear is the best working stuff Ive ever used. When ya have as much surface area as a big catamaran, you dont wanna be fighting all the waterspots.

(Message edited by blown65 on April 17, 2008)
Old     (surfsup)      Join Date: Jan 2008       04-17-2008, 1:36 PM Reply   
Old     (erik_c)      Join Date: Jan 2005       04-17-2008, 1:59 PM Reply   
I love Babes so much I want to freeze it and make an igloo out of it.
Old     (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-17-2008, 2:02 PM Reply   
Babe's but I haven't used Hot Sauce... Been using Babes for 2 years now and haven't had any issue with any other their products. :-)
Old     (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       04-17-2008, 2:17 PM Reply   
Babe's is awesome. They have put a ton of research into their whole product line. The products are all top notch. Our boat goes in and out of the water probably 125+ times per year. It gets wiped down with Babe's boat bright every time. You won't find a waterspot on it.
Old     (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-17-2008, 2:21 PM Reply   
Peter, What water spot????

Same here....
Old     (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       04-17-2008, 2:31 PM Reply   
vinegar and water, cheap, natural, does the job as well.
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       04-17-2008, 2:32 PM Reply   
Shave babes has wax in it. I've tried adding liquid wax to water/viniegar and it doesn't work to well.
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-17-2008, 2:49 PM Reply   
The hot sauce has some wax in it too.
Old     (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-17-2008, 2:52 PM Reply   

(Message edited by cavlxenvy on April 17, 2008)
Old     (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-17-2008, 2:53 PM Reply   
I just got hot sauce and was really impressed. I have used water/vinegar (add liquid wax to get rid of the smell), babes, quick clean, etc.

I think hot sauce might actually be a mixture of water, vinegar and liquid wax. It smells very much like my mix.

The only knock on hot sauce is they charge a lot to ship it to you.
Old     (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-17-2008, 3:21 PM Reply   
Vinegar and water doesn't didn't do squat for me, still got the blasted spots and all. It's Babe's on the new boat only.
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-17-2008, 3:23 PM Reply   
Ryan tell me about it, and it took 2 weeks for me to get it. The shipping was as much as the sauce. I'll stick with babe's locally next time.
Old     (ksilva)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-17-2008, 3:53 PM Reply   
Where can you purchase babe's?
Old     (insuranceman)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-17-2008, 3:57 PM Reply or maybe thru their dealer network.

product works great and smells good. hot sauce works good also, just stinks
Old     (longhornfan)      Join Date: Oct 2005       04-17-2008, 4:24 PM Reply   
The foreman of Appearance Group, the people who clean all our planes at work, told me the vinegar can strip the wax. His boat stays in a slip/lift all year and he told me he just uses water with a little bit of Dawn dish soap. Same thing with his interior. He said Dawn is about the most concentrated soap you can buy and has almost zero abrasives. He has access to all the stuff we use on the planes and he still uses the Dawn and water. I'm gonna' take the word of the guy in charge of cleaning the ten to fifteen million dollar airplanes. Also it's cheap.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-17-2008, 4:34 PM Reply   
Babes, I was planning on trying Hot Sauce but at Joes they had whole gallons of Babes for $19.99 so I'll be using that for a while.
Old     (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-17-2008, 8:44 PM Reply   
yeah it did take a while. That must mean they are a small operation. Hot sauce doesn't stink that bad but it certainly doesn't smell as good as babes. It cleaned that delta spray off the boat really well though.
Old     (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-17-2008, 10:28 PM Reply   
Like I had said in a previous post, I have used quite a few products on my own, and for my business. Babes is pretty good, and I prefered it to just about everything I had tried. Then I got a hold of Hot Sauce. LOVE the stuff. I am probably getting either a gallon, or possibly 5 gallons pretty soon. I especially like it first, because it takes the water spots off very easily, but secondly, because it contains a wax, so it puts on a pretty good protective coat, as opposed to having to do it in a second step. Heck, I have even used it on windows too. Just works better than anything else I have tried, and I have tried many different products. Give it a try for yourself. I am pretty sure you will be hooked! Love their other products too!

disclaimer - NO, I don't work for them!
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-17-2008, 11:48 PM Reply   
Don't worry buzz, you're the reason I bought some just haven't had the chance to try it yet. It's your neck on the line if you don't like it . I have some water spots on black car I own, you think this stuff will work on it?
Old    nwwakerider            04-18-2008, 12:51 AM Reply   
i use babes and think it does a great job. it does seem like a lot of people on here like hot sauce which makes me want to buy some, but i like babes for now. i bought babes since its sold at gijoes, or joes, whatever it is now. i would buy hot sauce if i could find it in a store near me
Old     (deltariderscom)      Join Date: May 2007       04-18-2008, 7:45 AM Reply   
Just a 411 for you guys using Vinegar and water, It is the worst thing you can do to your gel coat. The vinegar strips the wax off of the surface and leaves you gel exposed to the elements. To avoid having to do wipe the boat down and then wax it again try one of the products mentioned in this thread. I personally use Babe's and feel it is a awesome product that is very reasonable in price and works extremely well.
Old     (erik_c)      Join Date: Jan 2005       04-18-2008, 8:43 AM Reply   
Well put DRA; if you have water spots real bad the vinegar and water takes them off but you need to wax afterward, it will strip you gel super naked.
Old     (etakk7)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-18-2008, 11:33 AM Reply   
I've always heard that dish soap strips wax too
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-18-2008, 11:35 AM Reply   
Holy $#it, how many "Erick's" do we have on this thread???
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-18-2008, 1:13 PM Reply   
Eric... I like that... "super naked". Ha, ha, ha.

I used to use a 70% water, 20% vinegar and 10% liquid wax mixutre. It actually worked great for the last 5 years. Now were using Babe's and couldn't be happier. Plus it smells like a strip club in Vegas. Mmmmm, Vegas.....
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-18-2008, 1:15 PM Reply   
Enjoying those fond memories of the champagne room???
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-18-2008, 1:32 PM Reply   
Ah...I'm headed there in June can't come soon enough. As I write this there is snow rain mixed falling.

Babes smells like a Vegas strip club? I knew there was a reason I liked it. With the olfactory system and all...
Old     (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-18-2008, 1:34 PM Reply   
^^^^ without the glitter stuck to your face
Old     (tomfish)      Join Date: Apr 2003       04-18-2008, 3:25 PM Reply   
just got my hot sauce only took 3 days. But kind of expensive $49 for two bottles including shipping. I did not know they were in phx I would have just gone there and picked it up and saved on shipping. Gonna try it out this weekend. Supposed to be 90 degrees summer is here!!
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-18-2008, 4:03 PM Reply   
Tom thanks for helping subsidise my shipping costs
Old     (sangerlover)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-18-2008, 4:04 PM Reply   
I did not see a link to hot sauce? Where did you guys purchase it at?
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-18-2008, 4:06 PM Reply
Old     (sangerlover)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-18-2008, 4:11 PM Reply   
Thanks nu bu
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-18-2008, 4:13 PM Reply   
Old     (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-18-2008, 5:16 PM Reply   
As far as shipping charges for Hot Sauce, look in your area for a dealer. I know I have a few within a few miles of me. Check Boat Babes web site and do a dealer search. That's why I am buying a larger quantity. I can put some in a generic spray bottle for friends. Plus, I use a bunch for myself, and for my business (all their products).
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-23-2008, 2:36 PM Reply   
I just got done trying out the hot sauce, this stuff is awesome. The smell is different, not sure how to describe it. I wouldn't say it stinks but there is no mistaking it when you smell it. I was only able to try it out on a dry boat, but left the boat shiny like a freshly waxed boat and very smooth to the touch. Bottom line I like it. I'm sure Babe's is great to, I know it smells better.
Old     (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-23-2008, 2:59 PM Reply   
hey nu bu, did you find local or did you order online?
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-23-2008, 4:02 PM Reply   
I ordered it online from the link I posted above. I like it alot, but since you live around here to you might want to buy some babe's from Bakes marine. You can go to and get it for 20% off right now.


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