View Full Version : Wax on or wax off?
06-26-2006, 03:03 PM
As having owned only fiberglass boats up until this point in my life I am unsure if I am supposed to wax a painted plywood and epoxy boat's hull (Penobscot 14).
The hull is painted, but due to a few upcoming out of town weeks I won't be turning it over till mid July. I thought if the hull gets waxed now would be an easy time to do it.
So do tell, is it wax on or wax off?
06-26-2006, 03:15 PM
if it's painted epoxy I would wax it.....mine izz Imron over the epoxy (actually the italian version of Imron) and it gets waxed but I only use the concours stuff 'cause I discovered that the turtle wax type stuff turns the off white/mild gray paint slightly like Ole Yeller....
06-27-2006, 08:06 AM
Thanks for your reply.
I used West System Epoxy, then Kirby's primer and then Kirby's paint. The paint is white.
Any sugestions for the type of wax to use?
Should I wax the varnished transom as well?
06-27-2006, 11:48 AM
I moved this thread from "Misc. Boat Related" here to "Building & Repair" in the hopes of getting a couple more responses.
Thanks for any help in advance.
06-27-2006, 12:07 PM
I'd be worried about getting all the wax off the next time I need to redo the paint. I personally would never wax anything I expected to refinish.
06-27-2006, 12:32 PM
I use the concours d'elegance stuff for fine restored car finishes.....If I repaint every 7-8-9 years I let the yard do it......:D
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