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Howdy gang, I am new to your forum so please go easy on me! I have an older boat and the deck is really sun bleached. I was wondering if there is really a miracle wax out there that can bring back the gellcoat? I can wax/clean it and get a few days out of it, but it gets dull real quick. Anyone know of a good product that really works? I have tried so many, it just does not last long. Thanks for any help!
The fading is caused by UV degredation of the fiberglass, and or loss of the "gelcoat" as a protectant from the UV radiation. Waxes and petroleum based products don't seem to do much for this problem. I have had good luck with "303 protectant" It is a UV protectant. It is available online from their website. Sorry but I don't have the exact link, do a search on google "303 protectant"
Well... I too look for ‘mechanics in a can’ and from time to time find some things that do work. Above is an old ad for restoring the color to the gel coat of a fiberglass boat. The process involves 2 products -- Deks Rens Cleaner & Brightener and the Flood Co.’s Marine Penetrol -- which you an find locally or online from various suppliers by looking on the web through your favorite search engine. Here is the application recipe:
Mix Deks Rens Cleaner & Brighter 50/50 with fresh water.
Apply mixture with sponge, nylon abrasive brush, or soft scrub brush. Do not use a metal scrub pad or metal wire brush.
Let mixture work -- let is stand on surface for about 10 minuets.
Rinse away dirt and grease with fresh water. Wipe down surface with a damp sponge. Wipe up excess water with an old bath towel and allow to dry -- completely.
Apply Marine Penetrol with a soft cloth.
Polish gently before surface dries, using a lint-free cloth.
PLEASE NOTE TO FOLLOW ALL SAFETY PROCEEDURES FOUND ON THE MANUFACTURES CONTAINERS.
Now, my favorite wax is a product called SUPERCOAT MARINE SURFACE TREATMENT. Again you can find these folk's product on the web. I use this ‘wax’ on just about everything to make a long lasting shine.
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