Buffing, waxing, deck

Discussion in 'Fiberglass/Wood/Gelcoat Repair' started by Rapidroy5858, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Rapidroy5858

    Rapidroy5858 Member

    64
    Sep 23, 2018
    LaPorte In.
    1990 searay sundancer 270
    Twin 4.3 mercruiser
    I will begin detailing my 270 da shortly, wondering what the thought is on waxing the deck area? I know family and friends will be sitting,walking and laying on the deck. will waxing make it to slick?
    Also is there any type of all in one easy to apply product to make the exterior look good again.
    Boats new to me the po did not bother to maintain it.
    Thanks
     
  2. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    640 hp (Total)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    i use regular wax on my deck non-skid and do not think it is too slippery when dry...if it is wet that may make a difference.....

    cliff
     
  3. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    If you skip waxing the non-skid (which I did one time) you will regret it quite quickly. The non-skid will be a hot mess all summer long. Anytime I'd put on my polarized sunglasses I'd be disgusted at how different/yellow the non-skid would look. It drove me crazy.

    Wax it...wax it well.
     
  4. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    I use Shurhold's ProPolish and the round soft yellow brush the sell on my orbital buffer. Wipe with a rag and done!

    Makes a big difference and and not too slick!

    Bennett
     
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  5. Rapidroy5858

    Rapidroy5858 Member

    64
    Sep 23, 2018
    LaPorte In.
    1990 searay sundancer 270
    Twin 4.3 mercruiser
    shurholds for deck only or for entire boat.
    thanks
     
  6. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
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  7. hottoddie

    hottoddie Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Boston/Cape Cod
    1986 Sea Ray 390 EC
    Garmin 4212 Chartplotter
    Garmin 24 HD Radar
    Garmin 546s Plotter
    454 Crusaders
    Blueone has the right idea. Woody wax if applied correctly will make the non skid look great. I clean the deck first with Starbrite non skid deck cleaner followed with WW and it looks great.
     
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  8. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    241
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    +1 for Woody Wax & Woody Wax soap. Both clean the non-skid & put on a thin protective coating that isn't slippery & heeps stains off.
     
  9. midexp

    midexp Active Member

    222
    Oct 5, 2016
    Harrison Township, Michigan Lake St.Clair
    1999 40' Sundancer
    454 merc
    Agree completely. I know several people who pay to have their boat waxed and the contractor doesn't do the non skid. Really makes the job look bad from my perspective. My guy does all fiberglass and having the non skid done makes a big difference. It can be slick IF wet.
     
  10. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    594
    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    I also use Shurhold yellow brush and Shurhold wax. Not slippery at all.
     
  11. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Can be used on the entire boat...

    Bennett
     
  12. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    tiara in the snow 01.JPG I used to wax my SRs nonskid with the same wax as used on the rest of the boat. Should not be a problem as long as you wear a good pair of non slip boat shoes. Bare feet on wet surfaces is asking for trouble. I also use Woody Ultra Pine boat soap which has wax in it. The Woody's spray wax for nonskid is applied to our boat about once a month and makes washing it much easier. Our nonskid is very aggressive so slips are not a problem.
     
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