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Collinite Heavy Duty Paste Fleetwax 885 seals and shields against acid rain, sun, salt spray, bugs and other environmental hazards encountered at sea or on land. The final step in a multi-part gelocat process, non-abrasive Fleetwax 885 provides the highest gloss shine and maximum durability.
Collinite Fleetwax has been listed as the #1 rated boat wax three times by two of the industry's most respected consumer journals.
If your boat's gelcoat finish is slightly oxidized or weathered, washing and waxing won't bring out the shine you are looking for. Collinite recommends washing thoroughly, then using 920 Fiberglass cleaner to remove contaminants before 885 Fleetwax.
Apply a thin coat of wax using an applicator pad to a clean section no larger than 2X 2 ft at a time. When wax begins to dry (when it turns to a light, hazy residue), remove with dry microfiber towel or cotton cloth.
For best results, do not apply hot surfaces or in direct sunlight. Collinite recommends waxing between 55 and 80 degrees F when possible. Note that is the air temperature. Ideally, surface temperature is lukewarm or close to room temp. Hot surfaces don't allow wax to bond to the surface properly and drying times are extended. Attempting to remove wax before it is sufficiently dry will result in smearing. Alternately, a cold surface results in wax drying too quickly. This makes it harder to remove. Under normal conditions, 885 will dry in 3-4 minutes on average. Wind, humidity, and heat/sun exposure can affect dry times. Remove once hazing is apparent.
April 15, 2019
2 coats water beads at the end of the season fish guts just rinse clean away
May 5, 2018
Guys at JD reccomended this for either hand or machine finish , either is easy and leaves a nice finish.
July 13, 2014
After using CLT-920 to clean & prepare the surface, the waxing went very smoothly. After taking the wax off I used an electric buffer with a polishing pad to really bring out the shine. I should have taken before & after pictures, what a difference!
May 28, 2014
There's a reason the pros recommend Collinite. I've received many compliments on my boat's shine.
June 30, 2013
It is difficult to apply and remove this product efficiently on larger vessels
April 19, 2013
EASY ON- EASY OFF LASTS A LONG TIME
February 26, 2011
This is the best wax on the market.
August 18, 2010
Having used this wax for over 25 years, I have introduced numerous friends to it, and instructed them on the proper way to apply. It is easy to use with very little effort, if you follow the directions. Everyone thinks it is the best they have ever used. Shines, lasts, and protects like none other. Makes me look good!!
July 25, 2010
I just had my boat painted w/ two stage urethane. it was getting scuffs and scratches like crazy from bungie cords etc. collinite fiberglass cleaner took those off w/ ease like butter- and i was able to do two coats of fleetwax (inside and out) on a 16' cabin boat in one day. real easy to use. just go by their instructions and do small areas at a time before it hardens. stuff is very durable. not even bungies make a mark now. i have to watch where i place objects on my gunwales tho cuz with the new superslick surface they go slip-sliding away fast. highly recommend this product. leaves a very glassy finish.
June 24, 2010
Long lasting and best sheen on the market but hard to remove. A wet applicator is key and rub out immediatly. Rain will stain it and it cannot be washed out. A cleaner wax has to remove the stains. Collinite 870wax is the better product to work with but is not as cost effective or long lasting as paste.