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Hi Everyone. What do you recommend for removing fiberglass chalking on my boat. Also, what products do you recommend for polish and waxing? Mostly, the areas affected are white, top-side surfaces (not color). Thanks for your help!
 

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I would say anyone of the name brand rubbing compounds. Start off with the compound to knock down the chalk and the bad areas and then go over it with a good polish to make it really shine. Then seal it up with a wax. The 3M fiberglass restorer works pretty good but is pricey. I think ya just pay for the bottle to say "marine". Thats why I say just about any of the name brands found at the auto parts stores should be fine and maybe cheaper. After ya get it lookin good keep it clean and touch it up every few weeks with some wax. I've been usin the Meguiars marine spray-on wax and its easy on and off to keep it lookin and feelin good.
 

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Thank you for the advice. I bought some star brite oxidation remover and polish. I'm going to try it out and see. Can i use just a normal carnuba wax that i use for my car i wonder?
 

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QUOTE(Abandon_Shore @ Aug 6 2004, 11:05 AM)Thank you for the advice. I bought some star brite oxidation remover and polish. I'm going to try it out and see. Can i use just a normal carnuba wax that i use for my car i wonder?
Forgot to mention a polishing wheel is the best way if ya got alot to do. And the regular car wax is fine. Like I said before I think you just pay for the bottle to say "marine". We have always used car wax and it worked fine. Tried the 3M "marine" wax for the first time this year and hated it. Was way to hard to put on and expensive.
 

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QUOTE(Abandon_Shore @ Aug 6 2004, 12:05 PM)Thank you for the advice. I bought some star brite oxidation remover and polish. I'm going to try it out and see. Can i use just a normal carnuba wax that i use for my car i wonder?
I like the star brite stuff. I use that to keep the black painted areas of my boat from fading. It should work well for you. Remember two coats of that oxidation remover works best. Will get out the swirls.
 

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Try meguiars, they make a heavy oxidation remover. Follow that up with polish and then wax. Like skuza said a polishing wheel is the the best way.
 

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I used Meguiars for over ten years and always thought it was good stuff. Last year I had some oxidation so I got 3M Imperial Compound (its finess-it with compound in it) and it worked fantastic. Better than Meguiars any day.
 

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QUOTE(hammer @ Aug 9 2004, 04:37 PM)I used Meguiars for over ten years and always thought it was good stuff. Last year I had some oxidation so I got 3M Imperial Compound (its finess-it with compound in it) and it worked fantastic. Better than Meguiars any day.
agreed
 
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