What's your go to polish for your glass boat?

 

 

About to tackle the reefie with the polish prior to summer.  What are peoples preferred brands and why?  Also what are your thoughts on hand polishing v mechanical (electric) polishers particularly on the areas of glass that have non slip finish or do you just avoid these areas?  

Appreciate any thoughts youo have. 

 

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New boat? Don't polish

Wed, 2019-09-11 13:43

 Wax. You have a new surface, wax to protect. I sed a 3M product, the Scotchguard marine wax. Wipe on,  wipe off, no machine needed . 

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 hand pollish is harder but

Wed, 2019-09-11 13:44

 hand pollish is harder but the electric arent the easiest to use, can burn the pollish easy . good old elbow grease for me tried the other but not too good at it

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 Depends on the condition of

Wed, 2019-09-11 18:13

 Depends on the condition of the gelcoat. Is it badly oxidised or just need to bring the shine back a little?

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Not new boat

Thu, 2019-09-12 08:54

 

mostly it's not bad but there are a few spots on the front that are reasonably oxidised and a bit powdery.  Guessing these will need a heavier solution than the rest 

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i have used lots over the

Thu, 2019-09-12 08:11

i have used lots over the years on glass and painted (glass and ali) boats - Ranmar is correct in saying you need a wax on new glass but the one I have found the best is actually a polish (very light but high wax content) called nu finish (orange bottle)its relatively cheap and is called the once a year car polish - not suggesting it lasts a year but for me it has been the standout.
Its easy to apply and buff off - can get it from repco/supercheap

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Nu Finish?

Thu, 2019-09-12 17:54

 There's a blast from the past. Been around a long time, good stuff. But I have never used it on gelcoat.

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I still use Presta compounds.

Thu, 2019-09-12 18:17

I still use Presta compounds. Great stuff 

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cheers

Fri, 2019-09-13 13:29

 

thanks Stevo81

 

I knew I had asked this before but could not find the thread anywhere??