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Have three questions
Boat is in the water and in the tropics. Rarely if ever in a slip with a fresh water hose available. What if any steps can I take to maintain the hull and house?
Got stains around the chain plates as had a fresh water leak on passage so use used vasoline as a temporary fix until I could Rebecca them. What gets it out of non skid?
Got scattered hydraulic oil stains on top of the house when a cylinder inside the boom vang failed. Most came up with dawn, then magic eraser then deck wash but still have a little. What to use that won’t injure the tan non skid?
Not sure if you can get this easily outside of New Zealand but probably available on-line. This stuff takes off deck stains, rust marks, the yellowing on topsides, oily marks, tarnishing on SS, you name it. I couldn’t live without a tub of this on board. Wipe on, leave for 10 minutes, rinse off. Literally.

https://www.burnsco.co.nz/shop/boating/grunt-emergel?gclid=CjwKEAjwlujnBRDl2teOp_veulQSJAC5bHgtNQYrM1hiNhz1ZFTbUT84OcfdmGIy1AfPGoD5LfYY3xoCyJ7w_wcB
 

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However, I’ve never known one to last longer than wax.
really? Im surprised. I don't know which product you used, or how you applied it, but in my experience Zaino, applied correctly and once cured, is extremely hard and long lasting. It's far longer lasting than any wax that I've used. To my eye it gives a deeper shine too.

Don't get me wrong I used to be a huge Collinite fan. I used Collinite exclusively on my cars and boat for years. It is no doubt the hardest wax available and gives great, beautiful results. But it is a serious workout to apply and buff out. And while it will last longer than any other wax, I've seen that it cant compete with modern sealants.

About 15 yrs ago I tried Zaino on a recommendation from a friend in my car club and never went back. After a few years of using it on my cars I talked to the owner of Zaino and got some advice and tips for using it on fiberglass. The very first time the surface does need to be stripped of residual wax, etc, before applying. Prep is nothing crazy but these sealants can't layer properly on top of waxes.

Anyway I dont mean to preach or convert anyone. I know these things can be like anchor or motor oil discussions. I have no affiliation with Zaino, I'm just sharing my experience.

oh and for the record, use a mantus anchor, and Amsoil fluids in your engine and transmission or else you are doomed :)
 

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really? Im surprised. I don't know which product you used, or how you applied it, but in my experience Zaino, applied correctly and once cured, is extremely hard and long lasting. It's far longer lasting than any wax that I've used. To my eye it gives a deeper shine too.

Don't get me wrong I used to be a huge Collinite fan. I used Collinite exclusively on my cars and boat for years. It is no doubt the hardest wax available and gives great, beautiful results. But it is a serious workout to apply and buff out. And while it will last longer than any other wax, I've seen that it cant compete with modern sealants.

About 15 yrs ago I tried Zaino on a recommendation from a friend in my car club and never went back. After a few years of using it on my cars I talked to the owner of Zaino and got some advice and tips for using it on fiberglass. The very first time the surface does need to be stripped of residual wax, etc, before applying. Prep is nothing crazy but these sealants can't layer properly on top of waxes.

Anyway I dont mean to preach or convert anyone. I know these things can be like anchor or motor oil discussions. I have no affiliation with Zaino, I'm just sharing my experience.

oh and for the record, use a mantus anchor, and Amsoil fluids in your engine and transmission or else you are doomed :)
Collinite is a brand name with dozens of different formulations. Unless you specify which one you used, there’s no frame of reference for your comments.

In general, if any wax is hard to apply and buff, you’re probably doing something wrong, usually skimping on the polishing step, applying in direct sun, or trying to do too large an area at one time.
 
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No it’s a brand name. Basically an acid in gel form.
Yes then it’s similar. Grunt is a gel that is strong in oxalic acid. Sounds tough but is not aggressively toxic. I’ve been using it for years and never had any corrosive damage to any hard surface. Not kind to softs like canvas or upholstery.
 
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