3M marine paste wax leaves a protective high gloss coating on fiberglass, gelcoat, marine topside paints, painted aluminum, and metal. Contains the unique 3M polymer technology which provides the durability of an acrylic with the soil release and water beading properties of a fluoropolymer and silicone. The easy on/off formula will save time and effort and leave your boat with long lasting protection that retards UV light damage.
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Size: 9.5 oz tub
Can 3M marine ultra performance paste wax be applied in direct sunlight?
Ideally no. The waxes will dry and harden very quickly, making it hard to remove if its is done in direct sunlight. But for those of us that do not really have the option to wait for the perfect sun angle to wax, it does work okay, but you may want to work in much smaller areas than you regularly would at a time.
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I am building a camper with a 1/4 Hydrotex mahogany plywood exterior. I sealed it with teak oil and applied several coats of spar varnish. Would this be the best wax to use for this application ?
It will prolong the life of the varnish without dulling it.
Great stuff I've used for years but my yard put Treewax on the hull this year. Can I put 3m performance over this product for added protection ?
I don't know about Treewax, but I would imagine that it would be okay to go over it with 3M.I've been real happy with 3M Ultra and would highly recommend it.Try waxing a small area and see if anything weird happens over a couple of days. If it seems fine, then I'd go for it.
Sure you could but do not waste your time and energy. If you prefer 3M, simply use it next year when it is time to wax your boat again.
Is it possible to get extra durability out of two coats of the 3M Marine Ulta performance Past Wax?
Short answer: yes.I have had the best results as follows:After compounding/polishing/washing as needed, I have hand applied a heavy coat of the 3M wax. After buffing out the wax, I have waited a week or so and then followed up with an additional coat of wax.Gelcoat is rather porous, particularly on my 33 year old hull, and seems to 'soak up' the first coat of wax. The second coat of wax seems to even out the wax protection. And, if I am feeling ambitious, I will apply some additional wax (third coat) at the bow and along the water line.How has this worked for me? After nine months down south, 14 months here in North Carolina and several washings, the water is still beading up on most of the hull. In my experience that's success. This is a good wax.
Is this a good wax for a dark hull?
I used it on a white hull, but have nothing but great things to say about the product. I think you would see good results on a dark hull.
This is by far the best marine wax I have used, but know it is a fair amount of work. It takes a little longer to haze over, and don't rush it. Once it does haze over it takes a good amount of elbow grease to buff it out, and buffing by hand generally produces the best results. As for a dark hull, yes I would highly recommend this wax. If the gel coat has oxidized you should use the 3M gel coat polish first, and apply with a large, high speed buffing wheel. Then wax when that is completed.
Easy to apply
This wax is easy to apply. It seems expensive compared to others. However, 3M claims good for two years and if so, then it is well worth the price.
the best on the market
I am a professional boat polisher and this is the only wax I use. I figure that if I work my tail off to put a pro shine on the boat, the wax should give the best shine, plus last. The second coat of wax applyed 3 months after the first one makes all the difference. You must have the boat clean( spotless) as all waxes only protect what they cover. Use a soap that will not remove wax, with no addatives ( 3M boat soap). Most waxings last 2 years or more.
Peterboro Ontario Canada
This is the absolute Best Wax Ever
This was the best wax I have ever used. I used the product on my 2008 RV and it made the Gel coat look as it had just been sprayed unreal shine. What was not so great is the product did not remove Black Streaks.Maybe you should put on the product labeling to wash and Use a remove before applying wax..... Its still a 5 star wax