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Stick with a good paste Carnuba like Collinite #885, 3M Ultra Marine Paste or Tre-Wax!
I used to detail boats and double as first mate (worked on a "shiny boats" or mega yachts if you like) and found nothing longer lasting or better looking than a real Carnuba based paste wax. Trust me, when your waxing 90 feet of hull and multiple levels of decks you want to use the best and we kept coming back to Collinite Fleet Wax #885 PASTE version!!
Most of these "sealants" are using silicone as their base for durability and shine and in the marine environment it does not seem to hold up as well as a Carnuba.
P.S. If your boat is a dark colored hull and kept bellow the Carolina's you should consider a sealant! Carnuba's melt at about 145 to 150 degrees..
Believe it or not one of the longest lasting "sealants" I've come across is Nu Finish! $3.99 at any autoparts store but the shine is lack luster and it can get "streaky" if not applied correctly!
Some other great sealants are:
Meguiars NXT Generation Tech Wax Paste
Meguiars #20 Polymer Sealant
My all time favorite sealant is a combo product made up of of a liquid Carnuba and Polymers:
Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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Last edited by Maine Sail; 02-19-2008 at 10:49 AM.