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TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep solvent wash cleans surfaces thoroughly to eliminate surface contaminants so specified paints, primers, and adhesives will adhere better and last longer. Completely removes mold release agents, wax, grease, and oil. Also great for cleaning painting tools and equipment quickly and effectively.

For use on fiberglass, gelcoat, stainless steel, bronze, aluminum, and wood surfaces.

Available in Quart and Gallon sizes.

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Technical Information

Use as a dewaxer and surface prep solvent for these TotalBoat products

  • Wet Edge Topside Paint
  • Wet Edge Cold Cure Topside Paint
  • TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint
  • TotalGold One-Part Gold Paint
  • TotalBilge Protective Bilge Paint
  • TotalBoat Topside Primer
  • TotalProtect Epoxy Primer & Barrier Coat
  • Aluminum Boat Epoxy Barrier Coat
  • Underdog Ablative Bottom Paint
  • JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint
  • KeelHauler Ablative Bottom Paint
  • Krypton Copper-Free Ablative Bottom Paint
  • Spartan Multi-Season Ablative Bottom Paint
  • AlumiPaint AF Copper-Free Ablative Antifouling Bottom Paint
  • Outdrive AF Copper-Free Outdrive & Prop Antifouling Paint
  • Inflatable Boat Paint (Fiberglass/Aluminum RIBS only; do not use on PVC, rubber, or Hypalon tubes)
  • Gleam 2.0

Reviews for TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep

10 of 13 Reviews

June 15, 2021

would buy again
By sonny from garner iowa

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awsome worked as it should

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 1, 2021

Total boat products
By Rob from Westtown NY

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Works for me. Just follow instructions for all total boat products. Dewaxer works well just as was intended to do.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 5, 2021

Good Amount of Wiping Time...Hard to Tell If It Works
By Dinghy Dan from Mount Prospect, IL

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Honestly, it is hard to visually evaluate how well this product cleans a surface. While cleaning a dirty dinghy hull, it didn't /appear/ much cleaner afterwards, but some of the dirt was probably ground in pretty good (bought used). As far as prep for applying laminating product or gelcoat, everything seemed to adhere well after cleaning/prepping with this product, so I expect it did it's job! This product dries fairly quickly, but not so quickly that you can't get a good wipe down in.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 21, 2021

Great product
By Malcolm from Hampton bays NY

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Great product to use. Cleaned surface as stated

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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March 8, 2021

Excellent Dewaxer and Surface Preparation Solvent
By kapiteinterzee from North Port, Florida

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We needed to clean the recently built cuddy cabin of our 20' LOA, 8' Beam, Ply on Frame, Fiberglassed backyard built boat to start priming and finishing. The first step after fairing the surfaces with our homemade fairing compound and sanding was easy using this solvent. The solvent swabbing was, after dusting, very revealing as it picked up minute surface insect residue and imperceptible by eye, greasy spots left by the insecticide used to ward them off. We highly recommend this solvent for use on any build where a very clean surface is required - especially as finishing is undertaken.

Cleaning The Cabin Top Prior to Priming
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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February 25, 2021

Best paint prep I have found
By David from Charleston, SC

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This is my go-to paint prep cleaner, easy to use, no harsh smell and does an excellent job cleaning - even really nasty surfaces.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 1, 2020

The can threads need work
By Jeff from Carey, OH

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Overall, I like the product. I am hoping that it proves it's self out in the long run and the paint does not come up due to unseen wax... only time will tell. I did not like the can lid threads. It wanted to cross thread every time I put the lid back on, which is often, in order to prevent it from evaporating or getting tipped over. Eventually the lid got stuck bad enough that I had to punch a hole in the can and drain it into a wiper fluid bottle. Fortunately it has not eaten the plastic bottle. I would guess that a plastic bottle would have been cheaper and better from the beginning.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 1, 2020

Best dewaxer cleaner I've useed
By ferd from oak harbor wa

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Works as it should.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 13, 2020

I will buy this product again.
By Tom from South Florida

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Great packaging for safe shipment. Works exactly as advertised.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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March 31, 2020

Great product! I will be buying more.
By Darko from East Berlin, PA

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Boatworks Today turns me in to your product. Very impressed with how quickly it shipped. I will be buying more stuff for sure for my project.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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