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Sat May 11, 2019 8:10 pm

It took two long days of buffing and waxing but it was worth it to see my trucks reflection when I was cleaning up after. Splash date is set for Tuesday!
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Sat May 11, 2019 10:44 pm

Nicely done, grasshopper!

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Looks great you should have a reward beer.
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Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:54 pm

What products did you use on the buffing and waxing?
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Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:18 pm

This was six hours on mine. Once you’ve got it cut back it gets easier year on year.

3M imperial compound, use dry and be careful but it gets 100% better results. Waxed with Collonite aeronautical wax.

20 year old original gel coat.
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Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:36 am

JBrooks wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:54 pm
What products did you use on the buffing and waxing?
Sorry, for the late reply it's been a while since I've been on the site. When I bought the boat 4 years ago I started with 3m heavy duty compound and spent almost 40 hours compounding and waxing that year. Each year it got a little easier and was able to use less aggressive compound. Now I'm down to two half days. I use Collinite 920. It's a mild compound. Followed by Collinite 870 cleaner wax. Which I understand is the 920 mixed with wax. Lastly, Collinite 925 boat wax or 885 paste wax. One way I found to speed the process is to spray the liquid cleaners and waxes with a spray bottle. Just a plain old quart sized sprayer from the auto parts store. The trick is to get it warm and shake it up. I spray one shot vertically and spread it out with a buffer for a nice even coat. Let it dry and wipe it off by hand. This makes re coating with the wax throughout the season a breeze and the product goes much further because you can really control the amount that you put on. It's so easy, I rather do 4 thin coats over 2 thick. My transom takes a beating because it faces south in the slip. I can do my transom in about 15 minutes so I hit it every 6 weeks or so.

BTW, the 870 cleaner wax followed by a spray coat of wax is the best solution I found for removing all the black streaks. It's fast and easily down by hand through out the season.

Enjoy the rest of the season

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