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Maximus posted 08-06-2003 08:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for Maximus   Send Email to Maximus  
I picked up some 3M Wax and Cleaner this evening. Is it too soon to wax a new boat. How long do the gel coats have to out-gas before you can seal them.

Boat was bought new a couple of weeks ago. Date of Mfg was late last year.

Do these hull come from the factory with a coat of wax?

Barney posted 08-06-2003 08:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
I remember you said you were OC. Man your are busy. I love the cleats by the way. I've got one of the cleat pictures as the screen background. Jim
jimh posted 08-06-2003 11:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
With a factory fresh hull, perhaps just a good washing and waxing is more appropriate than a combination "cleaner/wax".

Colonite Fleet Wax seems to be popular.

lhg posted 08-07-2003 02:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
You would not want to use a cleaner/wax on a new boat. Why abrade the new gelcoat surface until absolutley necessary to remove oxidation? The Collinite Fleet Wax JimH mentions should be in the PASTE version. The liquid version has abrasive in it. Another alternative is to use the #925 Collinite Pure Boat Wax. That is what I use with great results.

Should you wax? Yes, because it prevents scum lines and makes them easy to clean off the hull. Put some wax on the engine also.

Swellmonster posted 08-08-2003 06:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Yepper! They are right on the money!
The only thing they could do to improve these products is to have a Jeanie come out of the wax bottle and put it on for you!
chaimemet posted 08-10-2003 12:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for chaimemet  Send Email to chaimemet     
used 925 Collinite the first week after purchase of M170 03
lakeman posted 08-16-2003 05:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for lakeman  Send Email to lakeman     
I have used a product called Liquid Glass, on my boats and cars for several years. Kinda hard to find now days. Pain in the a$$ to work with, not really, but takes more than one coat to work well they claim. I had a 95 suburban with it on and the paint when I traded it with 130K still looked good too bad the rest of the suv was not as good.
Barney posted 08-23-2003 07:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Ok, After the last cleaning, today, I'm a believer and turning OC with stains............ Where do you find the Collinite. Thanks Jim
AQUANUT posted 08-23-2003 08:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for AQUANUT  Send Email to AQUANUT     
HEY ALL.....just soooo happens,,i work at a whaler dealership...just soooo with questions and situations like this often.....i personally believe in carnuba anything wax......i use on my 2004 montauk pure 100% carnuba wax..i get from simoniz wholesaler rep...high speed buffer a boat was late june,,,and shipped second week of july...still new but it has been in the water till 2 days ago...aquiring a bath tub ring...ha ha...a boston bathtub ring at that,,,....
RioRaft posted 09-03-2003 11:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for RioRaft    
Good thread, sounds like the Collinite 925 is the answer. I keep my 170 Montauk in the salt water (in since April, Sea Isle City NJ)and was thinking about waxing the top portions of the boat. Can I use the 925 on the rails also? The rails look great but I'd like to put a coat of wax on. I wash the boat every couple of weeks with McGuires boat wash other than that I just spray and wipe down. The boat will stay in the water through Thanksgiving, as Striper season is here. Just want to give it a little well deserved protection.

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