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  Marine Gel Coat Boat Wax Sealant - In-depth Review

Selecting the best marine wax or sealant for your boat is not an easy task with all the options available, and that's once you figure out and understand the terminology used in the marine polishing industry. Do you need a marine wax, polish, sealer, cleaner, or a combination?  What about compounds, or all in one systems? Can I use my car wax on my boat?  Perhaps my boat wax on my car? Is there really a difference in wax and sealants designed for an automobile vs a boat or watercraft?  That's a lot of need to know information before you invest your hard earned money and sweat equity into keeping your boat protected from the harsh marine environment. Keeping your investment protected is one aspect that we all have in common, and certainly on most of our "To Do" lists in the spring, summer, and fall.  Our goal here is to do the leg work for you, as we'd like to know as well.  Our chosen brands are:

 

  • Gel Coat Labs

  • $24.95 / 16 oz.

  • Marine Gel Coat Surface Sealant.

    Under Review
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  •   Super-charged with Polycharger
  •   Polymer based surface sealant
  •   UV inducing slow fade
  •   Painted and non-painted gel coats
  •   Stainless steel and aluminum surfaces
  •   Can be applied in direct sunlight

Ingredients: Petroleum Based

Water - Polydimethylsiloxane 1-3%

Methyl Alcohol<1%

Decamethyl Cyclopentasiloxane<1% - Aminosiloxane 1-3%

Acrylic Polymer<5% -  Benzyl Salicylate<1%

Synthetic Isoparaffinic Hydrocarbon 10-17%

  • Collinite Fleetwax 885

  • $18.95 / 16 oz.

  • Marine Fiberglass Wax.

    Under Review
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  •   featured ingredient
  •   ? based wax
  •   UV and Marine Growth inhabiting
  •   Gel coat, fiberglass, clear coat
  •   Painted plastic / painted/unpainted metals
  •   Applied in direct sunlight?
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  • Brand 3 TBD

  • $0.00 / 16 oz.

  • Marine Gel Coat

    Under Review
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  •   Spec 3
  •   Spec 4
  •   Spec 5
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We are putting three marine gel coat sealers to the test, and documenting our finding along the way.  The first stage of the test will take place over 9 months, or longer if needed.  The second phase will be brand specific, decided from the brand we felt had the best results over the side by side testing.  In short, our review consists of allocating 3 areas on each side of the hull and protecting the gel coat with the participating brands, and rotating the brands every 3 months so each brand will have been placed on the bow, mid section, and stern of both port and stanrboard sides, thus allowing the elements of normal use to age each product at different angles every 3 months. 

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