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The final touch - which wax should I use on my boat?

'Polishing the topsides, and we all have to face it - Jeanne Socrates, oldest ever non-stop female solo circumnavigator, at work on Nereida'    .

Polishing or waxing your boat after cleaning it will not only make it glisten and look as though someone really loves her, it will protect her against the harsh environment she can find herself in sometimes. So you go to the local marine store and the choices are many - 'Cleaner Wax', 'Straight Paste Wax', 'Wash & Wax', 'Polymner Wax'(whatever that is) and a score of other names, all promising the best. How can you tell which one to use?

With so many options and formulas, picking the right wax for a boat can seem like a longshot. Here we offer some easy steps to select the best product for the application, supplied by a manufacturer, Shurhold:

When you get to the marine store,how do you choose between all the competing products? -  .. .  


Why wax works:
First, wax is a coat of protection for a boat's surface. This protection helps delay the natural oxidation of the surface caused by the environment and UV rays. All protectants used to be wax-based, which is why the process is known as waxing. Now, there are many forms of surface protection and many don't have any wax in them at all.

Wash & Wax:
Wash & Wax products sound easy and claim to wash and wax the surface at the same time. However, no real effective protection is left behind. Owners are better off finding a soap that cleans well, protects the environment and doesn't prematurely degrade the protective coating - then apply a separate wax.

Cleaner Waxes:
Cleaner Waxes include a mild abrasive in the protectant. It provides very light stain removal at the same time as waxing. Many of these products do work well. However, when they are used owners often end up cleaning the entire boat, even when and where it does not need it, because of the slight change in the colour.

Remember there is a finite amount of gelcoat or clear coat on a boat's surface, so it is recommended to use abrasive products only when and where they are needed.

Straight Paste Wax:
Straight Paste Wax is the traditional form of protection. Requiring hours of buffing, these products have been upgraded over the years to be a bit easier to work with. In doing so, non-productive fillers such as talc have been added to the formulas. Buffing out these waxes results in the use of multiple towels to remove this powdery filler.

Polymer Wax:
This latest category of protectants is Polymer Wax, the product of research into finding a substitute for real wax and something that will work better as well. Most Polymer waxes are fully synthetic and actually have no natural wax in the formula. These liquid, cream-like products are very easy to work with, allowing owners to protect their finish in about half the time. Polymer protectants also have the benefits of the latest in technology additives. These formulas bond better with the surface, last longer and include true UV inhibitors.

Polymer wax can be thought of like reapplying sunblock. It's better to save the second coat for later in the season. In colder climates with a shorter season, owners can apply to the surface twice a year. In warmer climates and tropical areas, 3-4 times per year would be better.

Sail-World Cruising thanks Shurhold for taking the guess-work out of choosing the right waxing product for you.

...and now the commercial:
Pro Polish is a Shurhold product, and one of these polymer wax products. As a result it repels water and provides a deep high gloss shine, while protecting surfaces from the harsh effects of the sun with UV inhibitors. For providing this handy information above, their polymer product deserve some special attention.

About Shurhold:
Inventor of the One Handle Does It All system, Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish and detail. Dedicated to educating boat owners, Shurhold provides many more key tips for boat value preservation at www.shurhold.com.


by Martin Flory/Sail-World Cruising


  

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