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Old    mike (beef)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-28-2008, 8:59 AM Reply   
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?
Old    Shane (shane97210)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-28-2008, 9:07 AM Reply   
babe's boat bright, works great and if you buy in the gallon it is not that expensive.
Old    Nickbot (nickbot)      Join Date: Feb 2007       03-28-2008, 9:31 AM Reply   
i just use a towel and then cleaner wax a few times a summer.
Old    Tyson Bunch (tysonbunch)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-28-2008, 9:32 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Buzz (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-28-2008, 9:42 AM Reply   
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.

(Message edited by buzz grande on March 28, 2008)
Old    Sugadance (mr_nuggieborn)      Join Date: Sep 2007       03-28-2008, 9:54 AM Reply   
Babe's boat bright! Hands down best product on the market. I ordered it from bakesonline.com last week.
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       03-28-2008, 9:59 AM Reply   
I use my kids.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-28-2008, 10:58 AM Reply   
I've been using Babes and really like it but after Buzz's testimonial I may give hot sauce a try.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-28-2008, 11:12 AM Reply   
Kinda funny the babe's products are actually more expensive on the bakes website than if you buy directly from babe's online.
Old    Michael ImObersteg (kickflip_mj)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-28-2008, 11:15 AM Reply   
babes bright all the way, it keeps my baby looking nice and shiny
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       03-28-2008, 11:32 AM Reply   
I use both Babe's boat bright and Slick Mist. I prefer the finish left by the Slick Mist a bit more
Old    Tallredrider (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       03-28-2008, 11:37 AM Reply   
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.

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.
Old    Cliff (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-28-2008, 11:37 AM Reply   
sometimes a washcloth
sometimes I just take a shower

kinda personal Mike, why do you ask?


sorry Dave.....just had to do it
Old    Dave (millerda31)      Join Date: Dec 2004       03-28-2008, 12:17 PM Reply   
+1 for Babes
Old    Dale Robinson (daler)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-28-2008, 12:54 PM Reply   
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!
Old    rick ator (mkperceptions)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-28-2008, 12:56 PM Reply   
baes but I think i might give hot sauce a try
Old    Mark (mofreestyle)      Join Date: Jan 2006       03-28-2008, 4:28 PM Reply   
wax as-u-dry
Old    mike (beef)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-28-2008, 4:37 PM Reply   
Excellent. Thanks guys. I'll try them out!
Old    Karl De Looff (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-29-2008, 11:37 AM Reply   
In a 16oz bottle, put in 2oz Zip Wax or similar, fill in rest with white vinegar. Works great and is cheap.

Acids do not strip waxes, bases do. Also, friction will strip the wax. Use cotton T-shirt material for the wipe down.
Old    kidrik            03-29-2008, 1:14 PM Reply   
Another vote for Babes. Good shee-ot!
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-29-2008, 1:15 PM Reply   
I ordered some hot sauce yesterday, can't wait to try it out. Dang their shipping is expensive, but the product is pretty cheap.
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-29-2008, 3:10 PM Reply   
Nu Bu,

Your gonna have to let me try a little sample of that stuff when you get it.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-29-2008, 3:58 PM Reply   
No problem I ordered 2 bottles..
Old    Greg McNeill (greg2)      Join Date: May 2002       03-29-2008, 4:23 PM Reply   
Water, vinegar and liquid wax. With the right mixture the boat feels like it has been waxed.
Old    Hate2party (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       03-29-2008, 10:10 PM Reply   
ducky
Old    Craig Cox (wakedoctor)      Join Date: Dec 2004       03-30-2008, 7:14 AM Reply   
Just use liquid wax.
Old    Patrick Fort (pfort)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-30-2008, 8:44 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Peter T (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       03-30-2008, 9:21 AM Reply   
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!
Old    Buzz (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-30-2008, 9:59 AM Reply   
Cliff,

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.
Old    Rod (rvh3)      Join Date: Jul 2003       03-30-2008, 10:28 AM Reply   
$21 to ship a gallon that costs $46. No Thanks.
Old    Buzz (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-30-2008, 10:55 AM Reply   
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.

(Message edited by buzz grande on March 30, 2008)
Old    Rod (rvh3)      Join Date: Jul 2003       03-30-2008, 11:23 AM Reply   
Thanks Buzz,
It first appeared to me that you could only get it from them online. I actually found a gallon at http://www.danamarineproducts.com/GroupCatProducts.cfm?CatId=572&group_id=36&page=1& CFID=394343&CFTOKEN=16923467 . It was cheaper and shipping was reasonable. Thanks for all of your input, it seems to be exactly what I've been looking for.
Old    Jeff (wakeboardaddy)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-02-2008, 10:35 PM Reply   
Love the babes! maybe its just the great smell. I use all their products, and buy it by the gallon.
Old    Buzz (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-03-2008, 12:24 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Nate (mammoth)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-03-2008, 5:47 AM Reply   
A hose.
Old    Nathan (nathan1pure)      Join Date: Mar 2006       04-03-2008, 10:02 AM Reply   
Babes is great. Like Jeff said above, great smell and buy it by the gallon.
Old    VLX Envy (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-03-2008, 10:30 AM Reply   
^^^Rod - I thought the exact same thing if you are talking about the hot sauce. I still got some.
Old    Shawn (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-03-2008, 11:18 AM Reply   
So do you dry the boat off then run Babe's afterwards? Guess it's the only way that makes sense.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-03-2008, 11:29 AM Reply   
Wax as you dry works pretty dang well. Cuts spots and leaves a fresh waxed feel.
Old    B Poser (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       04-03-2008, 12:17 PM Reply   
+1 for Wax As You Dry. Works better than anything out there, and doesn't smell like a feminine product of any kind.
Old    kidrik            04-03-2008, 12:34 PM Reply   
Shawn, you actually spray as you go! Works great on everything, and keeps my black sections look new!
Old    Gary (sanger)      Join Date: May 2002       04-05-2008, 8:18 PM Reply   
Hot Sauce, from Boat Bling is the sizzle!!
Old    TNM (troublesnomore)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-06-2008, 7:42 AM Reply   
Iíve been doing this for years. I will hand wax the boat a couple times a year.
I used a can of Pledge furniture polish after I wipe down the boat. It will help the shine and hide minor scratches.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-06-2008, 8:09 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Erik (kinger)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-07-2008, 7:53 AM Reply   
Boat Bling is great, got it from the boat show the first time, re-ordered and received it in three days!
Old    Bill Sloan (bill_sloan)      Join Date: Nov 2007       04-08-2008, 5:48 PM Reply   
I ordered on Sunday the 30th and my order arrived today.

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