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Old 05-12-2007, 08:39 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm a new guy into boating, and I'm looking for some advise on waxing the hull of my boat. My question is...does waxing your boat cause any problems with the fiberglass or gelcoat not being able to breathe? I swear I've heard that somewhere, but I'm not exactly sure. Any info on this subject is appreciated.

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if you use anything use leverage by marine clean. great stuff
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I have never heard that always keep the sides waxed.I even put a lite coat on the deck but be carefull it makes it slippery.Just don't wax the botttom It slows the boat down
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If wax doesn't let gelcoat breathe, then we're in trouble with paint or vinyl graphics!!
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I think by breathe you mean aerate. The hull needs to create a "bubbling" surface. That allows the hull to be faster in the water and why people sand their hulls at the races. A waxed surface makes the water cling to the hull and that slows it down. Plus I am not to sure how long wax would last being submerged but it will create a barrier against oxidation on other parts of the boat.
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I have been using ReJex

http://www.corrosionx.com/rejexmain.html

on my boat, and cars and the dirt pretty much just hoses off. ReJex has the best and brightest shine I have found.
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Im planning to use a 3M 3000 product with a slow speed polisher to remove the oxidation and buff out with a carnuba wax to restore gelcoat on topside. Is this the right idea?
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That carnuba is gonna be a ***** to put on and won't last for shnitzle.

Get the paint/gelcoat all pretty and polished up and then use a sealer type wax.There are tons of them out there.
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