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Wax..What's Best??

So..What is the best wax for your hull? I've used Collinite, but am wondering if something beytter is out there? Also, what do you use on the Non-Skid deck?
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I have read many favorable reviews of Collinite. It has a high content of carnauba wax which is good. I found it difficult to buff out and switched to Meguiars. I use Meguiars non-skid deck cleaner. I used to use Star-Brite non-skid cleaner, but tried the Meguiars and liked it a lot. It's waaaaaay more expensive than the Star-Brite, but you use a lot less of it and I think it works out to even. A recent review in Practical Sailor recommends "Woody Wax" to protect the non skid and it supposedly actually make it grip better. I bought it but, I haven't tried it yet
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I'd have to second the vot for Meguiars...but get it at an auto supply shop, not the marine store... and Woody wax for the non-skid.
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Ive had very good results with Collinite Insulator wax # 845. note that it's not a cleaner so make sure the surface is very clean before applying.

http://www.autogeek.net/collinite-in...r-wax-845.html

For non skid decks use Pledge..yes furniture polish...spray then work in with a fine hand brush also great for polishing up stainless sinks cleaning isinglass,chart plotter screens ect.
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Ive had very good results with Collinite Insulator wax # 845. note that it's not a cleaner so make sure the surface is very clean before applying.

http://www.autogeek.net/collinite-in...r-wax-845.html

For non skid decks use Pledge..yes furniture polish...spray then work in with a fine hand brush also great for polishing up stainless sinks cleaning isinglass,chart plotter screens ect.
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Bill, did I read you correctly? Use Pledge (for furniture cleaning & waxing) for cleaning SS bowl, persplex glass etc....also I've used Pledge on my saloon sole and it makes it very very slippery. Won't that makes the non-slip deck slippery? Pls elaborate. Thanks.
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trantor, My non skid is very aggressive. The only difference I see is the water beading and the bird poo just basically hosing off. I would not suggest it for a cabin sole for the reasons you stated. We generally do not wear shoes on the boat ...it does feel different ? but not slippery. You can buy six or so cans for the price of a bottle of Woody. Spray..brush then wipe with a terry towel. Also great for port lites and brightens hazy dull hatches. Try a small area and see how you like it?
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There is a really good thread about this, here is one of the posts on it. I use the Meguiars three step in the tan bottle. Compound/glaze/wax. Buy it at the auto store. For the non-skid I leave out the wax and just use the first two, its not slippery, at least on mine.
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I have always been told, by austensibly knowledgable people, that using Pledge on Isenglass was the worst thing you could do to preserve it. I've never tried it on Stratoglass but the self-proclaimed experts have said it might be okay for that, however they universally recommend either Plexus on 101.

Does anyone know definitively?


regarding wax, I think it depends on how, with what and how well it is applied but Collinite is considered among the best if used properly.
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k1vsk, Our canvas man recommended Armada 210 for the Isenglass in our dodger.
What is the difference between Isenglas and Stratoglass? Thanks,
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I've had good results with the Woody wax on deck as well.

We used to Pledge the linoleum floors at the USMMA just to see an unwary officer fall on his keester. I think I'll forgo the experimentation on the boat.
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