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waxing hull & topsides

don't feel like completing major wax job 2x per year. Heard some people use automtoive liquid wash/ wax in pail of water every time they wash the boat and that seems to offer pretty good protection. Anyone have any info. on this idea? May not offer the same shine/ protection but if it is decent it would be a lot easier. Thanks.
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I don't know... how would that work on non-skid??

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I have also heard it gets filmy and is hard to remove. Makes dull splotches.
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I have been hearing pretty good things about Poli-Glow. A guy in the yard where my boat was used it. He had recently bought the boat and the PO had put it on eveery year. Took him a day or so to strip it, and he tried a lot of different things but found that the only thing that worked well was the stripper they sell with the Poli Glow. When he was finished it certainly was shiny...
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Poliglow was reviewed recently again by PS magazine and came out on top...again...

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Not to steal the thread but what do folks do on the nonskid? I am going to poli glow the rest.
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There are some waxes/polishes that are specifically meant for non-skid areas of the deck...

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Poli Glow

I've used it for three years now. I recently stripped it off and reapplied. Looks great.
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I just did a poliglow on one of mine. Have to say its reallllllyyyyyy shiny. And VERY slippery. Don't put it anywhere near anyplace you need to step. My butt still hurts just thinking about it.

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I just got my first Poli-Glow kit in the mail. I'm curious how the boat will turn out. I'm just doing the topsides. I don't want anything on the deck that will make it slippery.

I read in Practical Sailor a little while back about a product called Woody Wax. It is not a true wax, but it has a similar appearance without compromising the non-skid qualities of the deck - supposedly. It also makes the non-skid easier to clean, according to the review.

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