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    Hey guys it's almost time for me to do my once a year detailing of the boat. It usually takes all weekend and about a 30 pack. The rest of the year i do the normal spray and wipe down stuff on everything after each day out. What wax is the best for my once a year job?

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    www.metalwax.com I read some reviews about it, seems to be the hot shiat!

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    I will check it out. I searched for wax on the threads but nothing came up. I'm suprised this hasn't been a topic before.

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    Lemon Pledge!!!

    Tell them Tim...Your dad was the one that turned my old man on to it!!!!

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    "Once a year wax"...forget it, nothing will last a year, especially where the water line is washing it away and/or exposed to the sun > burning it off.
    With that being said...I have found Meguiar's M21 to last about the longest of several other products tried.
    Oh...and it fills minor swirl marks very well too!
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    I am having mine teflon coated again. Makes it alot easier to clean even when its at elsinore. Good to have done about every 2 years and a light coat of wax every few trips. The key is to clean before you go, clean before you come back and then a quick wipe down when you get back. This also helps to check for damage or ect....
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    Clay it first and then use Meguiar's M-21 ... it's a synthetic wax ... if you can't find it ...use Meguiar's NXT 2.0 ... so much better than old school carnuba ... it's like a vitamin for the gelcoat and last twice as long. Easy on and easy off ... you can do it all by hand without a hassle. Also ... you know those nasty waterspots? when a drop of water dries in the hot sun ... it's gonna etch a tiny hole(waterspot) in your gelcoat ...BUT if you have a decent wax job on your boat ... the drying waterspot will etch your wax ... not the gelcoat ...that's why wax is so important. Let the elements waste your wax not your gelcoat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike K View Post
    Clay it first and then use Meguiar's M-21 ... it's a synthetic wax ... if you can't find it ...use Meguiar's NXT 2.0 ... so much better than old school carnuba ... it's like a vitamin for the gelcoat and last twice as long. Easy on and easy off ... you can do it all by hand without a hassle. Also ... you know those nasty waterspots? when a drop of water dries in the hot sun ... it's gonna etch a tiny hole(waterspot) in your gelcoat ...BUT if you have a decent wax job on your boat ... the drying waterspot will etch your wax ... not the gelcoat ...that's why wax is so important. Let the elements waste your wax not your gelcoat.
    I read on here once that synthetics were a no no because they would dry out the gel. I read that true carnuba was yellow and could yellow gel. I also read to avoid anything with any type of peteroleum product in it. Hope that helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Lemon Pledge!!!

    Tell them Tim...Your dad was the one that turned my old man on to it!!!!
    Pledge works soooo good... I wipe mine down with it everytime out of the water... shine gets better and better everytime you use it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HEMETDRAGRACER View Post
    Pledge works soooo good... I wipe mine down with it everytime out of the water... shine gets better and better everytime you use it!!!
    On Gel Coat I believe that but, wouldn't use it on a clear coat finish.
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    I don't have a clear coat, just gel. Man, maybe i'll just put one coat of all the suggestions on it!!!!!!?

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    Here is the run down so far:

    metalwax
    leverage boat wax
    lemon pledge (x2)
    boat bling pro sauce
    meguiars m21 (x2)
    teflon coated
    h20 mofo basically said not to use anything

    Looks like i should meguiar m21 it and then use pledge on the boat ramp?

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