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boat waxing
« on: February 20, 2013, 07:48:49 pm »
Has anyone else ever tried to wax the bottom of your boat?? holy crap thats tiring, i just did the front part of my boat and im pouring with sweat and my arms feel like they are gonna fall off. Tough to get under there too, but i got it lookin alot better tho. Im just so ready to fish that i keep thinkin of things that i can do to the boat or my tackle or my rods lol, ready to get out there!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: boat waxing
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 08:13:45 pm »
If you get one, be careful about the attachment. I have a sander that is also a buffer with hard plastic base. If you aren't careful you can do damage. Especially on fiberglass.

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Re: boat waxing
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 08:15:26 pm »
what is considered the pad?? the whole bottom of the boat??? i read in an iconelli blog something about some kind of coating you can get to put on the bottom to make it cut through the water faster, but u have to lift the boat off the trailer to apply it

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Re: boat waxing
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 08:20:35 pm »
Sounds like too much work for me.

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Re: boat waxing
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 08:24:23 pm »
yea exactly, i wouldnt even know how to go about doing that

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 08:31:56 pm »
Isn't your boat fiberglass? If so, get a couple of bath towels, fold them to make a pad, and use a jack. Lift the front, wax what you can, lift a side or whatever, do it and so on till you finish it. If I remember right, carnuba wax is what a lot of surfers use but will have to check on that.

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 08:51:01 pm »
Anything spray and is always a good thing. Not as much work.

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Re: boat waxing
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 08:51:30 pm »
Yea haha, I was thinking that it was the back, which I didn't wax so I'm good I guess, but thanks for the tip about pre coating the nite before, I will definitely do that

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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 10:46:22 pm »
I use a buffer

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Re: boat waxing
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2016, 05:01:12 pm »
Never wax the bottom of your boat!

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Re: boat waxing
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2016, 06:56:10 pm »
I was so lost on this thread , until I realized it began in 2013

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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2016, 09:02:13 pm »
My uncle does his 22 foot center console ocean boat by hand every year. It sucks and is a pain in the ass but it looks great when done.