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Old 09-09-2014, 06:29 PM
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Steps to Detail the Hull

After reading through forums on cleaning products I never thought waxing a boat could be so complex. What is the consensus on order of waxing a boat?
Wash,
Polish to remove scratches,
Wax

Anyone recommend a polish? Boat candy has a crystal cut polish and polymer wax kit. Any others?
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:34 PM
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you have a new x10 right? it shouldn't need much. Meguiars makes a good polish, and you absolutely can't go wrong with 3m products. how deep are the scratches? pics?
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:38 PM
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Steps to Detail the Hull

I do. Good memory. No major scratches but the black gunnels easily show everything. Only I notice them. My boat gets boat bling or boat candy spray wax after every use but will want to give a polish and wax down the road.


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Old 09-09-2014, 10:25 PM
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X2 on Meguiar's and 3M Cleaners, Polishes and Waxes as they work well.

I recently found McLube HullKote Speed Polish. It is pricey but works great on hard water spots, deepens the shine and makes the finish unbelievably slick. Haven't had the boat in the water to determine how long it lasts but it is supposed to repel water, dirt and other surface contaminants.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:56 AM
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Obviously don't need a compounding agent at this point so think I am gonna polish with 3M Marine Finesse - It II Glaze and wax with Collinite Fleetwax Paste.
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:08 PM
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If you really want a great shine, use Star-Brite Premium Marine Polish in between the Finesse-it and the wax. The Star-Brite is really more of a sealant/glaze than it is a polish. It will give you some pop to the shine.
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