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Old 04-03-2013, 11:17 AM
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I have tried several different products (Mothers, Meguiars, Turtle Wax, Lucas, etc.) and what I have found works best is a mix of 25% vinegar, 25% Eagle One spray wax, 50% water. Vinegar takes off the water spots, wax keeps the colors deep and the gel slick and shiny, water keeps it cheap!

I hear this is a similar concoction to the hot sauce, I haven't tried it because I'm not willing to pay so much for it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:03 PM
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^^^ check out Overtons Gallon price on Hot Sauce. Enter the code freeshipping and you are paying essentially the same for a gallon of Babes Boat Bright and far less per ounce than the 16oz bottles. Hot Sauce has a stronger vinegar smell but it seems to remove hard water spots better and adds wax during each use.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:39 PM
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:51 PM
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Anyone just tried using spray on rain x?
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:36 PM
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Babes Boat Bright here. Mist the whole boat if I have help or one side at a time if I'm flying solo then wipe it down with a cotton bath towel.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:50 PM
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meguiar's express wax D15601 (gal) X2000 drying towel...
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:33 PM
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We use Meguirers Quick Wax Spray every night it comes out. This is on a Black and tan 99 Maristar
Meguirer's Mist & Wipe...I usually use it after I havep used a shammy to get water off the hull....

thinking of trying the vinegar & water...However given that good boat owners should have a coat of wax on their boat already and wax is an organic lipid and vinegar an organic acid I am not so sure the wax is not being solubilized by the acetic acid...thats just my initial thought I will check my chemistry on that???
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:42 PM
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OK did some research. let the chemistry teacher how it is..

The vinegar is very useful in getting rid of hard water spots, b/c the acetic acid dissolves the alkaline salts on contact..However, the acetic acid can remove any coatings of wax that may be on the hull...However, being that if you mixed it yourself the vinegar used only contained ~3% accetic acid, and if you dilute it in water 1:1 then you are looking at only 1.5% acetic acid...pretty weak so if you are an MCOCD like me you are going to end up waxing again pretty soon...So i would just use the vinegar mix to get out pesky water spots..
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:25 PM
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If u guys are looking around for anything else and can combine shipping to save costs jms online marine supply has hot sauce for $35. I bought some anchor line so shipping wasnt bad
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:44 PM
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I keep my MC on a lift from May to October - wipe down at the end of each weekend with Babe's Boat Bright. Keeps the boat looking great - no water marks, water lines, etc.

Not cheap but worth every penny in my mind.
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