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Scotchguard Marine Liquid Wax

I was at the local marine store, staring at cans of classic carnauba waxes, when a salesman came by and recommended this Scotchguard product.

Anyone used it? Results?

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Carnuba!

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


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IAfter retiring a few years, ago, I worked part-time in a WM store over one winter and the Scotchgard salesman came into the store with their new product giving us free samples. Being the typical sailor, i.e., cheap, I grabed a bottle and tried it.

Bottom line - It's worth what I paid for it! Stick to the good stuff, Collinite, Imperial, etc...
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Thanks!

I actually went to the store looking for Collinite (recalling halekai's prior posts on such subjects) and didn't find it.

Thanks, gentlemen!

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Here you go:

Jamestown Distributors Collinite #885

Auto Geek Collinite #885
(Great supplier! BTW I buy many of my auto and marine buffing & Waxing supplies there.)
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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!
I've used Nu-Finish for years on both the boat and my vehicle. It holds up well and gives a very good shine, especially if you give it a second coat right away. But I think the price is up to about $4.99 now.
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WestMarine used to sell the Collinite products but no longer carries it BTW.
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