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4 Days Ago 07:58 PM
chef2sail
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

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Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
I'm going to the local auto finish place today to buy some more Presta Ultra Cutting Cream. I also need some more Collinite 885. This place said they don't have it because it's marketed exclusively to marine stores, but that their 476s is exactly the same thing, just packaged differently and marketed to auto shops. Looking over Collinite's website, it does look like the two do have the same balance of properties:

http://www.collinite.com/assets/Uplo...orguide-16.pdf

http://www.collinite.com/assets/Uplo...orguide-16.pdf

FAQs Collinite

I think the 476s is sold in 9 oz and 18 oz cans, while 885 is sold in 12 oz cans.

I can't pull down their SDS online, but one blog says that the two SDSs are identical. However, that's not a guarantee that it's exactly the same because SDSs generally only disclose a range of ingredients, not the exact composition.

It auto place is only 5 minutes from my house, plus I'd like to do business with the little guy where possible. I also expect that automotive prices might be a little lower than West Marine, though I have not verified that.

Have any of you have side-by-side comparisons between these? (PDQ/Drew or MainSail?)
Why over think it? Why mess with a proven thing
I just finished waxing with Collinite 885 and following Mainsails program as I do every time I wax

Jamestown, and auto wash have it at $20 with Defender ..no tax..free shipping at $18. How much cheaper will you find it..pennies? I keep a supply of this in my dock box. Also have found "deals" on it in bins at the Annapolis Boat Show" where I have gotten it for $10 a can. It's great stuff . I don't need a side by side comparison over a proven product. Why risk it...it's just wax.

https://www.autowashonline.com/defau...code=COL%20885
https://www.jamestowndistributors.co...t.do?pid=11650
Collinite No. 885 Fleetwax Paste
6 Days Ago 08:50 PM
Gail Peterson
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Pretty choppy sentence, but I think you're asking how to test whether you have a polyester paint like Awlgrip or an acrylic paint like Awlcraft.

Find a less obvious spot, such as under the transom. Dampen a contrasting colored rag (white for dark colors, dark for white colors) with acetone and rub on that spot. Polyester paint will not color the rag, acrylic will. Don't rub so hard as to take the paint off.
Thanks and sorry for the poor writing...my kitten was helping.
6 Days Ago 07:53 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

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Originally Posted by Gail Peterson View Post
Okay, dumb question #100....How do you know if the hull has been to the awlgripped if you just got the boat and the owner prior to the one you purchased the boat from did the work?? It is spring and I want to know if I buff or not.....
Pretty choppy sentence, but I think you're asking how to test whether you have a polyester paint like Awlgrip or an acrylic paint like Awlcraft.

Find a less obvious spot, such as under the transom. Dampen a contrasting colored rag (white for dark colors, dark for white colors) with acetone and rub on that spot. Polyester paint will not color the rag, acrylic will. Don't rub so hard as to take the paint off.
6 Days Ago 07:37 PM
Gail Peterson
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Do not wax or buff awlgrip. Wash it. Don't scrub it either... if you scratch the surface, you're going to be screwed.
Okay, dumb question #100....How do you know if the hull has been to the awlgripped if you just got the boat and the owner prior to the one you purchased the boat from did the work?? It is spring and I want to know if I buff or not.....
1 Week Ago 08:56 AM
TakeFive
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

I'm going to the local auto finish place today to buy some more Presta Ultra Cutting Cream. I also need some more Collinite 885. This place said they don't have it because it's marketed exclusively to marine stores, but that their 476s is exactly the same thing, just packaged differently and marketed to auto shops. Looking over Collinite's website, it does look like the two do have the same balance of properties:

http://www.collinite.com/assets/Uplo...orguide-16.pdf

http://www.collinite.com/assets/Uplo...orguide-16.pdf

FAQs Collinite

I think the 476s is sold in 9 oz and 18 oz cans, while 885 is sold in 12 oz cans.

I can't pull down their SDS online, but one blog says that the two SDSs are identical. However, that's not a guarantee that it's exactly the same because SDSs generally only disclose a range of ingredients, not the exact composition.

It auto place is only 5 minutes from my house, plus I'd like to do business with the little guy where possible. I also expect that automotive prices might be a little lower than West Marine, though I have not verified that.

Have any of you have side-by-side comparisons between these? (PDQ/Drew or MainSail?)
3 Weeks Ago 06:34 PM
TakeFive
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

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Originally Posted by tfh715 View Post
I've started the process and have finished wet sand and now on to compound. We are relettering and putting new numbers on her. I imagine this should be done after polish and before wax? Also I would think to clean the area with denatured alcohol?

I apologize if this has been covered but thought I'd save myself some time prior to reading 30 pages of posts =^)
For applying decals, I like the wet squeegee method because it allows repositioning the decal, and ensures you get all the air bubbles out with the squeegee. This method does not work if the surface is freshly waxed.
3 Weeks Ago 10:32 AM
tfh715
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

I've started the process and have finished wet sand and now on to compound. We are relettering and putting new numbers on her. I imagine this should be done after polish and before wax? Also I would think to clean the area with denatured alcohol?

I apologize if this has been covered but thought I'd save myself some time prior to reading 30 pages of posts =^)
03-18-2017 09:07 PM
Neilnt
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

Great thread, learned a ton. Thank you
09-30-2016 12:35 AM
overbored
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

Are you keeping the boat in the water or on the trailer when not sailing? If in the water then you will want to paint the bottom with antifouling paint below the water line. on the trailer you can wax the bottom. the sides of the boat, the topsides and the deck are gelcoat unless they have painted over the gelcoat. those are the areas that you can polish and wax.
09-29-2016 06:52 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

First you need to clarify what you are talking about - the deck is called the deck, the hull above water is called the topsides and the hull below water is called the bottom.

If you are talking about the bottom you don't wax it, you paint it with antifouling paint.
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