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Ok I am finished washing - now - does it make any difference in the kind of wax to use? Basic car wax should be fine on fiberglass right? Is there any boat wax that is really different?

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In the past I have had great luck with 3M wax and restore one step process! This year I am going to try swithing to Yacht Brite supplies and use the buff magic to start and finish with the pro polish. I have done some research on this stuff and asked several people who have used it, apparently it is a great product that gives wonderful results. I'll keep you posted in the next few weeks on my thoughts. Apparently the secret is the jewelers rouge that they use and the sealing properties of the polish, like I said...I' will definately let you know since I am quite picky about my waxes???

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I can endorse first hand Buff Magic to compound the gelcoat before polishing. I used Starbrite Premium Marine Polish with PTEF (Teflon). I used a Shurhold Dual Action buffer to apply both.

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IMO

All Marine waxes are about the same (personal preference)

It boils down too how hard you prep before wax

Wax magnifies anything under it

If you leave scratches, dirt or anything else it will only make it more visible

So you have to do everything you can to remove anything that might show up

IE

Heavy coumpound followed by

Lt coumpound followed by (to get swirls out)

polish followed by (to get smaller swirls out)

machine polish followed by (to get all swirls out)

wax (to magnify all the buffing you have done and help to protect the finish)

The more elbow grease you put into it the better the results

Just my opinion

Harry

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Have always used Meguires on my boats. It just seem to work and looks good.

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I use 3M "Marine Liquid Wax" #09062. It's formulated for gel coat, fiberglass, paint and metals.

I get it from West Marine and it's not cheap, however, if you use this stuff regularly, there's no need to figure out which restorer to also use.

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