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Thanks for putting this up now and saving me the trouble of searching!!

Question: I have a problem with getting water line stains VERY quickly (within a week after launch). Any suggestions on how to combat this?
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Question Wax Sealers?

Maine Sail,

Whats your take on wax sealer such as this:


yachtpaint.com - the website of International and Interlux paints
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I just looked at some AWLCare. They specifically do NOT recommend machine polishing. Yet when the yard "waxed" my awlgripped topsides last year (the first time I had them do it) they used machine buffers.
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awesome post. Any suggestions on how to remove an old strip, home location and name ??? The strip may have been taped on. Thanks
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I just looked at some AWLCare. They specifically do NOT recommend machine polishing. Yet when the yard "waxed" my awlgripped topsides last year (the first time I had them do it) they used machine buffers.
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Ummm They are clearly have trouble with reading comprehension at the least...

AwlCare has zero abrasives, no matter how much you buff you'll only leave swirls from the pad.. This is why you can't always trust the hacks working at certain yards..
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Whats your take on wax sealer such as this:


yachtpaint.com - the website of International and Interlux paints
While I have not specifically tried Interlux's product I have tried a number of the "miracle" products that contain teflon. I my experience they have never been able to hold a candle to a real paste carnuba like Collinite.

I rememebr very well when Starbrite launched their new "teflon" wax in the late 80's. The owner of the sport fishing yacht I worked on came prancing down the dock with a case of it ready for us to apply it to all surfaces..

One month later we were re-waxing the entire vessel with Collinite. My shoulder still hurts just thinking about that expereice. For a couple of weeks I remember thinking this was going to be my new favorite product, as it went on easily, but it also wore off just as easily..

It sure sounds interesting but so have many... Give it a try and let us know what you think!!
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Maine,

Very glad you renewed this topic.

I'm gonna have to wet sand before I compound, and I'd like to ask for a little more advice:

When do you know to transition from 600 to 800, then to 1000, etc?

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I printed out the first, highly detailed article you did on this subject a while back, and I'm looking over this article to see if there is anything new I can add.

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Awlgrip versus Painted boats

Good read. Question though, if my boat is PAINTED with Awlgrip and not gelcoat'ed... do I need to wash/wax/buff or does she just need a good cleaning/scrubbing annually??

I know I need to take care in 'scrubbing' as to not take the paint off... P/O had entire boat painted as the gelcoat apparently was starting to show signs of wear and tear.

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Do not wax or buff awlgrip. Wash it. Don't scrub it either... if you scratch the surface, you're going to be screwed.
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