Bleach Bottle Waxing

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by xtshawytscha, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. xtshawytscha

    xtshawytscha Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Forks, WA, USA
    Name:
    Eric
    Boat:
    Cabin Fever - C Hawk 245
    • Messages:
      (346)
    • Likes Received:
      (349)
    I know the tin can guys will roast me for asking, but I'm hoping to keep our glass boat looking nice and shiny, and I'm wondering what other glass boat owners use to keep your painted boats protected and looking good.
     
    Odin7 likes this.
  2. Genie Aye

    Genie Aye FISH BOSS

    Location:
    Renton/ Westport
    Name:
    Cap't Paul
    Boat:
    V-20 Wellcraft w/200HO E-TEC
    • Messages:
      (4,063)
    • Likes Received:
      (2,463)
    Meguiars 56...stands up to the salt. Before we start fishing every year....well i try every year...lol. if not, grind, polish, wax. This is a 1988.

    20180623_084654.jpg
     
    jskfish, xtshawytscha and Odin7 like this.
  3. Odin7

    Odin7 Odin7

    Location:
    Port Orchard, WA
    Name:
    George
    Boat:
    Duckworth
    • Messages:
      (1,393)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,069)
    I had a Trophy before I had the Defiance before I had the current Duckworth...

    Waxing is good. Making it easier is better. At the end of my relationship with glass, I started using IBIZ purchased at Costco. Easy to wax on-wax off. After washing the salt off the boat, it makes the final task of shining things up quick and easy. I still use it on the glass (the kind you look through) on my aluminum boat for windows that are clean and streak free.

    After trying a lot of different waxes, none of them gave me a surface that only needed to be hosed off before putting the boat away no matter what the packaging said.

    If it isn't really going to last, at least it can be fast.
     
    xtshawytscha likes this.
  4. Deviant

    Deviant I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    WA
    Name:
    Tim
    Boat:
    Bounty 293 "KRAKEN"
    • Messages:
      (1,460)
    • Likes Received:
      (615)
    Genie Aye and xtshawytscha like this.
  5. xtshawytscha

    xtshawytscha Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Forks, WA, USA
    Name:
    Eric
    Boat:
    Cabin Fever - C Hawk 245
    • Messages:
      (346)
    • Likes Received:
      (349)
    Thanks and cool boat! Do you apply by hand or with a buffer/polisher thing?
     
  6. Baby J

    Baby J Member

    Location:
    Puyallup
    Name:
    Jeremy
    Boat:
    23' Walkaround
    • Messages:
      (266)
    • Likes Received:
      (200)
    I’ve tried a shit ton of waxes and nothing has come close to lasting as long as Collinite 845 Insulating Wax. It doesn’t cost a ton and lasts for the entire year in the salt. Fairly easy to wipe off too.
     
    myott, dragonballs and xtshawytscha like this.
  7. xtshawytscha

    xtshawytscha Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Forks, WA, USA
    Name:
    Eric
    Boat:
    Cabin Fever - C Hawk 245
    • Messages:
      (346)
    • Likes Received:
      (349)
    That stuff has some solid reviews on Amazon!
     
  8. aknelson

    aknelson Member

    Location:
    Millcreek, WA
    Name:
    Andy
    Boat:
    22 SeaSport
    • Messages:
      (314)
    • Likes Received:
      (52)
    Shurhold products are some of the best as well as menzerna.. All of which i have used and work very well and seem to last the longest
     
    xtshawytscha likes this.
  9. Baby J

    Baby J Member

    Location:
    Puyallup
    Name:
    Jeremy
    Boat:
    23' Walkaround
    • Messages:
      (266)
    • Likes Received:
      (200)
    I’ve never found anything else that works as well. Stuff is pretty crazy. I’ve even wondered if it would go two years. Last year we spent a week on the boat in the strait up by Sequim at the end of the season. When I pulled it out it had zero scum or anything on the hull. Hosed it down and it looked like I just waxed it. I’ll never use anything else.
     
    xtshawytscha likes this.
  10. FVSerenity

    FVSerenity Captain

    Location:
    The Salt
    Name:
    Rod
    Boat:
    22' Duckworth FVSerenity, 2502 Trophy FVHappyHours
    • Messages:
      (2,641)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,551)
    I have been using good quality car wax and a power buffer. Works great, only takes a few min but it also only lasts about 3-4 tuna trips
     
    xtshawytscha likes this.
  11. FishPimpII

    FishPimpII Dreaming about the next boat...

    Location:
    Seattle, Wa
    Name:
    Jeff Nelson
    Boat:
    Deckhand of "JuiceboxII" now that the FishpimpII is sold
    • Messages:
      (1,781)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,768)
    Sounds like these guys have suggested some good wax, but if you really want it done right talk to Benjamin @Reel Hooker for the next level stuff.
     
    xtshawytscha and Reel Hooker like this.
  12. Genie Aye

    Genie Aye FISH BOSS

    Location:
    Renton/ Westport
    Name:
    Cap't Paul
    Boat:
    V-20 Wellcraft w/200HO E-TEC
    • Messages:
      (4,063)
    • Likes Received:
      (2,463)
    Hand wax. If it needs more, i use a 7"grinder with cut and buff pads. Gelcoat is kinda of picky in what it wants, if you want it to look to be shiney with a depth to it. You have to remove the oxidation layer(meguiars 49), then restore the oils in the gelcoat with a good polish with those oils in it(meguiars 45) and a good coat of wax, of course easy on and off that lasts,meguiars 56. All of these products are designed specifically for gelcoat. My .02, take or leave it(20 yrs)As for my work..ask around here, Kerry, Beast Mode, Wldlfbio,Paul, lion11 just to list a few.
    Good luck.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2018
  13. myott

    myott Newbie

    Location:
    Monroe/WA/USA
    Name:
    Greg
    Boat:
    Myott
    • Messages:
      (52)
    • Likes Received:
      (20)
    Same stuff I use on mine.91 and people ask if I repainted her
     
    xtshawytscha and Odin7 like this.
  14. Barracuda1

    Barracuda1 Master of None

    Location:
    All over this bitch!
    Name:
    Fred
    Boat:
    Defiance 220 EX (BARRACUDA II)
    • Messages:
      (3,140)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,784)
    I used the 3M stuff last season and liked it well enough. I may have to apply more than once a season though
     
    FISHINMAKO and xtshawytscha like this.
  15. xtshawytscha

    xtshawytscha Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Forks, WA, USA
    Name:
    Eric
    Boat:
    Cabin Fever - C Hawk 245
    • Messages:
      (346)
    • Likes Received:
      (349)
    Thanks for the replies. I ordered a couple of the ones suggested above and will experiment a bit over the next year to see which I like the best.
     
  16. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

    Location:
    maple valley, wa
    Name:
    laurence
    Boat:
    2017 LUMACAT 28' Sport
    • Messages:
      (8,536)
    • Likes Received:
      (7,825)
    Waxing a boat... you poor bastards. :nopity:
     
    Calis, TonyG and Nick Rudnick like this.
  17. hawksfan75

    hawksfan75 More questions than answers

    Location:
    Kent, WA USA
    Name:
    Eric
    Boat:
    Hydra Sports 2200 DC
    • Messages:
      (2,663)
    • Likes Received:
      (2,093)
    You buy one yet?
     
    Barracuda1, TonyG and Nineball like this.
  18. Genie Aye

    Genie Aye FISH BOSS

    Location:
    Renton/ Westport
    Name:
    Cap't Paul
    Boat:
    V-20 Wellcraft w/200HO E-TEC
    • Messages:
      (4,063)
    • Likes Received:
      (2,463)
    You are telling me....
     
    Ugly Bayliner likes this.
  19. Roll the Bones

    Roll the Bones Dr. Fong

    Location:
    Operating Room
    Name:
    Dr. Fong
    Boat:
    Hewescraft 250 Alaskan
    • Messages:
      (2,677)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,650)
    When I did wax boats I found Collinite to be better than anything else I had ever used. And those who ran with us knew how easily our boat cleaned up.
     
  20. Ugly Bayliner

    Ugly Bayliner I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Olympia, Wa USA
    Name:
    Steve Ericsson
    Boat:
    20' Ugly Bayliner
    • Messages:
      (1,855)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,138)

    That’s a chore I bet you don’t miss, watching Paul can get tiresome especially when the ice in your your scotch has melted! I mean Christ, why ruin a good mani when you got Paul around?!?!
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2018

Share This Page