If you have any experience with boats, you already know the value of a good boat wax. The quality of your boat’s fiberglass is one of the first signs of its age—and unsightly fiberglass makes for an unsightly boat. You protect your fiberglass by waxing your boat, of course. But which boat wax product will you need, and what other boat wax uses are there? Here are our recommendations to help you find the right wax for your boat.
Life Wax: General-Use
It all starts with Life Wax. This is a high quality, general-use boat wax that will help to extend the life of your fiberglass. This poly-carnauba™, easy-application wax is suitable for all fiberglass, which means it works just as well on sailboats, powerboats, and even water skis and surfboards. What really counts here is the UV protection that keeps your fiberglass free from excessive sun damage. When used in
conjunction with PolyShine, the coat can last up to three years!
This wax is ideal for protecting what is already an attractive fiberglass exterior. But if you have something that needs a little boost, you might want to consider the other options below.
Bring a Boat Back to Life
If you need a deep clean in addition to a wax, or if you need to remove a little bit of oxidation,
Life-Restorer Wax can do it all. This pre-softened product is easy to apply, even on painted surfaces, which means that you can quickly “catch up” an older boat exterior back to the quality you’re looking for. And once the wax is applied, you’ll be free to enjoy that long-term protection—not to mention a shiny new fiberglass exterior.
This boat wax product is the perfect choice if your fiberglass needs a bit of an update but you don’t want to spend multiple sessions de-oxidizing, cleaning, drying, and waxing.
Graphix Wax: Protect
Expensive Custom Graphics
If you recently had expensive, time-consuming custom
graphics installed on your fiberglass, ignore the top two boat wax products and jump straight to Graphix Wax. Your custom graphics will require special protection if you want your investment to last as long as possible.
That comes in the form of Graphix Wax, specifically formulated for situations like yours. This cleaner and UV-protectant won’t deteriorate the quality of your graphics like other solvent-based waxes might. In addition to that protection, Graphix Wax can clean dirt, grime, and stains, which makes application much easier.
Choosing the Right
Boat Wax for Your Fiberglass
Each of these distinct boat wax products has a specific purpose in mind. How do you determine what’s right for you? In some cases—such as procuring a new set of custom graphics—the choice will be obvious. But in other cases, you might not be so sure. In general, it’s hard to go wrong with Life Wax for general applications—but if you notice that your fiberglass looks like it’s in need of an update, you might want to opt for Life-Restorer Wax instead. Reserve Graphix Wax for those especially complicated custom graphics jobs on your fiberglass.
Want to find out more about things you can do for your boat exterior? Browse all of our polishes and waxes online to match the right product to your boat’s fiberglass.