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Boat Wax?

drewkaree

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The rectangular applicator I used was actually a microfiber, not a terry cloth: Viking Car Care 449201 Rectangular Microfiber Applicator Pads I dunno if there's any better or worse product out there like this, but they seem pretty standard. I don't like how hard the foam pads feel, and there always seems to be something that pops up to tear the hell out of them for me. Today, this would have been the license plate screw mounts. The microfiber applicators just stuck a bit, and even if it had pulled out a few threads, the applicator would still be perfectly serviceable.

The "clay" I used was this: Nanoskin Auto Scrub Fine Grade Sponge - it's a clay alternative After using the small version, I just put in an order for the 6" round pads for a DA. I've got a Porter Cable, but I'm also getting the hand strap applicator, as I don't envision using this with a machine (reviews seem to indicate "smears" are easier to appear when run on a DA, and using this large pad by hand will go just as fast as using the machine)
 

swatski

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I always seem to have a problem with applying a product when it's supposed to be applied "thin", and the Rejex has been no different. I'm applying it in the shade, and so far, here are the tips I found that have made this a little bit easier (I'll try to remember to add links later for what I used for some things):

Wash the boat AND clay it prior to application, and dry thoroughly.

Using a rectangular terry cloth applicator, add a healthy splooge of Rejex to said applicator and work it in with your fingers really well until it seems to have disappeared. Now add a little Rejex at a time and go to town on your boat.

Apply in some sort of light so you can see if you have a "thin" coat on, or if you just missed an area. I worked with the sun at my back

This may turn out to be a complete mistake, but the wife got a damp washcloth and "evened out" all the Rejex after it hazed over, let it haze over one more time, and then buffed it off. There were spots that she'd never been able to buff off without doing this.

Now that we've finished, it DOES feel slicker than shit through a goose, but I'm hoping our approach will hold up for a while. The alternative for me is to take my buffer to it on the tougher spots. I have a unique issue that will demonstrate quite readily if this will be acceptable or not. Apparently the relatives took a bath in the lake at our reunion and left a ring around the lake 😁 Purple Power got that scum line off, because nothing else touched it

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I’m not familiar with purple power.
I find that Klasse (“all in one”) cleaner wax removes stains from gel coat like nothing else I know.

 

djetok

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I’m not familiar with purple power.
I find that Klasse (“all in one”) cleaner wax removes stains from gel coat like nothing else I know.

It's a mildly caustic degreaser
 

drewkaree

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Yeah, it's a degreaser. No matter what the name of the stuff or who makes it, it always seems to be purple. Kept the boat in the water for 4 days, and that pic above is the result. Not sure what's in the water, but it's awful crappy, and seems to like to stick to the boat.
 
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