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Collinite Heavy Duty Paste Fleetwax 885
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Collinite Heavy Duty Paste Fleetwax 885 Customer Questions and Answers

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Will this wax remove mild gelcoat oxidation and prevent future oxidation? My bass boat sits out in the weather year round. It's hot in Tuscaloosa, AL. ROLL TIDE ROLL

Asked on 09/28/2013 by Bobby Spencer

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I actually use a set of products not sold by JD. They're made by Gel Coat Labs and sold by FourStarProducts. Depending upon your needs, I would think that the Fine Cut Polish or Micro-Polish would work well. You will probably need to machine this product in. Most of the time I don't need to use a Polish product. I apply a final coat of their sealant mixed with the Fleetwax 885 by hand. This provides a long lasting coating. I coat twice a year: at the beginning of cruising season and at the end and constantly get comments on how great the boat looks. Note that BlueJacket is a 1997 Freedom and spends most of its time in the Caribbean or Pacific where the sun is VERY tough on boats.

Answered on 09/29/2013 by GEOFFREY SCHULTZ
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Collinite Heavy Duty Paste Fleetwax 885 is designed to work with the Collinite 920 Fiberglass Boat Cleaner. You must first use the Cleaner. THe cleaner will remove almost any gelcoat deficiency from rust, sun, yellowing etal. GOING TO WAX FIRST IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. You must first remove the crude that is on the gelcoat with the companion 920 Cleaner. Then you use the wax. Use No. 920 cleaner and follow directions exactly. Do this in small sections about 2 x 2 feet. Rub on and wipe off immediately. DO NOT Wait for it to glaze. You will regret that. After you have cleaned the entire boat, use the wax on the same size small sections. The waxing is made ten times easier once you have removed the oxidation with the Cleaner. It is a miracle. Follow wax directions exactly, apply wax and remove DO NOT wait for this to haze. You will also regret doing that. Work in small sections. This is so worth the extra effort. You will find using the Collinite products easier in the long run. It is idiot proof. No need to watch it "Haze". You just apply, remove. Apply - remove. You get the idea. Our boat is 2002 trawler. Nothing used on it but 920 cleaner and 885 wax. Always done by hand 3 times per year. Boat looks brand new. People think it is a new boat. No other boat in our marina, including the 100-foot professionally maintained megayachts, look as good as our little "tiny" 39-foor trawler. You will thank yourself every time you do this. Your boat will look better and better as you get better and better as the process. 920 cleaner also excellent for removing the crud that fogs your auto headlamps. We use Collinite 920 and 885 on both of our cars. I use on the HVAC outside unit. It looks brand new. This stuff is a miracle. Just needs some elbow grease. Happy waxing, Kay Moore

Answered on 09/28/2013 by KATHERINE MOORE

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It did exactly this for me. I've used Collinite for years. It is an excellent product - tough and durable.

Answered on 09/29/2013 by NORMAN GELTZ

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How do you get dirt out of the wax after rain without removing the wax: we have brown/black streaks all over the boat now?

Answered on 09/27/2015 by Steve Thompson

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We have no oxidation and use Collinite 920 cleaner before waxing. It has a very mild abrasive. If you have oxidation, consult the Collonite website for the best prep for the way. Jay Moore

Answered on 09/29/2013 by KATHERINE MOORE

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No it won't remove oxidation. This is a wax & has no abrasives in it.

Answered on 09/28/2013 by GEOFFREY SCHULTZ

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Not sure if it will. I used it after i buffed the boat with a mild cleaner.

Answered on 09/30/2013 by RANDY BANGE

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What products and steps do you recommend to remove mild top surface oxidation? What products do you recommend to maintain the finish with the boat remaining outside/uncovered?

Answered on 09/29/2013 by Bobby Spencer
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Will collinite 885 work over painted boat, or is there a better alternative?

Asked on 04/16/2016 by frazier meade

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Most boat paint manufacturers recommend not waxing for a period of time or not at all - check to make sure waxing is OK. I used Fleetwax for many years to wax my painted boat once the original shine of the paint faded.

Answered on 04/16/2016 by MICHAEL KOWALESKI
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There is no better alternative than the 885. I use it on boat gelcoat, boat paint, car paint, etc.

Answered on 04/19/2016 by EVAN MUNNING

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I can't advise on this as I've only used this great product on fiberglass gel coat.

Answered on 04/16/2016 by Pieter Lips

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I have used 885 for decades. It works fine over a painted stripe on my boat. I have also used it on automobiles with excellent results.

Answered on 04/18/2016 by OLIVER IRELAND
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My car is 2001 chevy prizm. My neighbor uses this wax on his 2011 truck and it looks sales floor new. My car is recently repainted. Can I use this wax on it by itself or should I use something else first?

Asked on 06/08/2014 by Undisclosed

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Hello, Collinite would be very good for a car. I have a few cars I take to shows as well as use on my boats, and this is a product that always stands out. Just make sure your car is very clean as Collinite is just a wax. It has no abrasives in it. Enjoy

Answered on 06/09/2014 by GREG FERGUSON
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I would check with the manufacture of the paint to make sure there are no compatibility issues and to find out when the paint is completely cured.

Answered on 06/08/2014 by KENNETH COLLINS

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I have been using Collonite products since 2005. Learned about them from a professional boat maintenance expert. You must always use Collinite 920 cleaner before using the wax. The cleaner should be applied in small areas, about 2' x 2'. You do not wait for it to dry, in fact don't let it dry. Rub off immediately. When you apply the wax in the same small areas, it will rub off easily because the surface has been prepped by the cleaner. This sounds like a lot of work, but it is well worth the effort. Collinite is idiot proof in that it works in the sun and you do not wait for it to haze or dry. Put if on, rub it off. I use of fiberglass and my cars and my air conditioner housing. Everything looks brand new.

Answered on 06/08/2014 by KATHERINE MOORE
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Once you have waxed with 885- what's the best boat soap to clean and maintain shine, as to not remove wax?

Asked on 04/11/2015 by RJ Bauer

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I bought the wax for the fiberglass on my Hightop Van, not for a boat. I use any car wash soap for my Van and it seems to work well on both the fiberglass and metal.

Answered on 04/11/2015 by ROBERT DISCH
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Thanks Robert- I'm trying to be pro-active. Rubbing out and waxing a 30 year old boat was not one of my favorite things to do. In the past, I've used other waxes and did not hold up well- thinking it might be the multiple boat washes of different brands.

Answered on 04/11/2015 by RJ Bauer
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hi will collinite 885 fleetwax stop growth on the hull on my boat ie weed and barnacles

Asked on 02/03/2020 by peter from scotland

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No. Look at antifouling paints.

Answered on 02/10/2020 by Paul
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