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Imron paint + any specail care required for cleaning and waxing?

New boat owner preparing boat before launch. I would like to clean, polish & wax before it goes in and have read several guides listed on this site (including the sticky in this forum).

My boat was paint 2 years ago by PO who had it professionally done with imron. I was going to follow Mainsail's guide minus the wet sand as it is in great condition and just want to make sure that Imron does not require any special care.

Are there any steps in this guide that would not apply to this paint?

Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

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The question is does the paint need any buffing to remove dammage or will just a good cleaning get it ready for wax

'The Imrons only got a limited amount of thickness compared to gel-coat that you can remove
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Please, please, please be very sure this is buffable Imron. If it still looks good I would suggest washing it and then AwlCare applied by hand.

No need to buff a paint like Imron unless absolutely necessary and at only two years old it should not be necessary with a paint like Imron. Most Imron paints are an acrylic urathane that can be polished but please wait until it is absolutely necessary as paint is a lot thinner than gelcoat. Imron can buff up nicely but you want to know what particular Imron was used as there are a number of different formulas.
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I'm glad I asked!

Being a new boat owner entering my second season, I want to make sure I am properly preparing the boat for launch. I bought the boat last spring so this is my first launch.

The paint is in great condition, but is in need of a good cleaning. While there is one or two light scuffs that could use attention, my main concern is proper care. I sent a note to the PO to try and get a little more info on the Imron formula... in the meantime, what do you suggest to clean/wax?

Mainsail- I appreciate the time you have taken in your guides. In my case, do I just clean and wax?

I am about to install my new seacocks using your guide as well. I will post pics once done.
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