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    Boat detailing must haves

    Hey fellow geekers. I was recently contacted about detailing a boat for someone (not my 1st one) and just wanted too see what you all find to be a "must have" product/products to make the job come out that much better. This job could branch out into a few others as well as some account work so I really want to hit a home run on it.

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    Re: Boat detailing must haves

    I usually have old wooden boats so I don't have any experience trying to bring back fiberglass, but on vinyl seats and interior pieces you can't beat Spray 9 cleaner and 303 Aerospace to finish it off.

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    Good subject to adress . Its almost spring time and I have costumers asking for boat detailing also.

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    Re: Boat detailing must haves

    Collinite 850 Metal Wax is a must for the stainless.

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    Re: Boat detailing must haves

    A strong back and a good ladder!

    What are the details about the boat?

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    Re: Boat detailing must haves

    Mike gave me great advice. Meg's 50, it is a cleaner/wax. It worked great on a boat I just did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OMRebel View Post
    Collinite 850 Metal Wax is a must for the stainless.
    +1 and the 303 mentioned previously is really good as well.

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    Re: Boat detailing must haves

    Must haves are very personal and user specific and therefore are variable from person to person. So, here's a list of quality products that you can take your pick from. Doesn't hurt to have many of them available.

    Rotary...is the work horse on gel-coat, but doable with a DA with much added elbow grease. (Most will own a dual action polisher also.)


    Wool cutting pads
    Wool polishing pads
    Foam cutting pads
    Foam polishing pads
    Pad spur
    Foam pad cleaning brush

    Assortment of tapes, if you like, or just pick one.
    3M original blue painters tape
    3M green automotive tape
    3M yellow vynil #471

    Assortment of products of your choice.

    3M super duty
    3M Imperial Compound and Finishing Glaze
    3M Finesse-It II and/or Perfect-It Finishing Polish

    Meguiar's M91
    Meguiar's M67
    Meguiar's M45

    Buff Magic White and Pink
    Buff Magic Pro Polish and sealant

    Collinite 925
    Collinite 920
    Collinite 885
    Collinite 850
    Collinite 845

    3M Marine paste wax

    Meguiar's Flagship Cleaner wax (Tad stronger than M50)
    Meguiar's Flagship Wax

    Deck wax=Woody Wax

    There are numerous products on the market that could fill this list, but these are some that I've used as well as others that I know are used by professional boat "people" on the Great Lakes.
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    Meguiar's 67 one step marine/rv compound. Aggressive enough to remove very heavy oxidation with an orange pad on a d/a. High-tech enough to finish in one step.

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    Thanks for all the tips. Really helpful. All I know is that the boat is a 25 footer, I'm hoping to go view it in the next week or 2 so I can formulate a game plan

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