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Car Wax vs Boat Wax vs Ski Wax.

Does anyone think that the type of wax used for a snowblower matters all that much?

They do actually make different waxes for boats, cars and even snowboarding. I'm just thinking that wax designed for a harsher environment such as sea water may be more durable than car wax.

The price isn't very different either. A very good boat wax (Fleet Wax) goes for about $ 20 bucks.

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I use whatever I have. meguars, turtle wax etc.

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Good waxes for any of the applications are often Carnuba wax based and my favorite. At one time that was even found in Pledge spray!

What are you waxing?
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I have a 1973 Silver-line boat.
It's deck is white as is the bottom.
The sides are white with a green/brown color in the middle. The green/brown color over the years looked a little faded even after the waxing. The salt water plays heck on everything. I trailer-ed the boat and rinsed it off after every use it was never kept in the water except when I rented a house for 3 weeks in the summer, it came with a dock out back.
I probably waxed it more then the normal guy too. With being in salt water the wax seemed to wash right off after a few times out on the salt water.
I used to wax it all the time, I used Mothers with the Carnuba stuff .
One day I found a product with silicon in it, that claimed to protect the vinyl seats and restore the color. As I was spraying it onto the seats I accidentally sprayed some on the green/brown color on the sides. This was right after I had waxed it. To my amazement when I wiped it off the spot that I had just waxed looked like new again.
I took it out fishing that weekend off Sandy Hook, NJ. When I got home I rinsed it off as normal and that spot I accidentally hit was still repelling the water off. The rest that I had waxed you could see that the wax was coming off only after the one time in the salt water.
I then did the whole boat with the spray. Let me tell you that the stuff I used protected the finish for most of the summer.

It did a good job on the seats but man they were slippery, I would slide all over. I never did the seats again.

This thread got me thinking, I don't know what brand I used back then but it was fairly new on the market. I still might have the bottle in my garage.
I will look later.
The way my seats were I think the stuff would work great on a blower.
But not on seats too slippery, that is for sure.

I have not used the boat for around 5 years now and have it in my garage, still looks like new after 40+ years. The boat has seen a lot of salt water time when I used to go out. The trailer too, as I repainted it once and replaced the back crossover I beam.
We used to have a ramp right on the entrance of the Raritan bay, and easy run out to the hook, NY harbor or up the Hudson.
Hmmm, maybe I should have sprayed the trailer with the silicon spray too?

How many here use a silicon based spray on their blower? I see there are a whole bunch on the market now.

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I guess I'm cheap. I use whatever I have on hand, or left over from waxing the vehicles.

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Big fan of polymer waxes....they don't look as pretty as a top shelf Carnuba based ones but they last a **** of a lot longer. Nu-finish is my go to cheap off the shelf polymer coat that really lasts a very long time.

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I have aluminum Crestliner boat for fishing and plus a truck and car that I have used Meguiar's NXT wax on. I can tell you that the NXT works great on the boat and vehicles.

I live in Michigan and they use a ton of salt on or crappy roads and I think the NXT really helps maintain the finish of course with regular washing. I also know for sure that my boat's scum line comes off from the canal water much easier after I have applied NXT.

I am planning on putting NXT on my new Honda upon delivery. Its about $17 for a bottle but lasts 2 years for everything I do. I just need to be careful about doing the bucket and blades; don't want to cut the hands
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I just waxed the Honda today. I bought a small can of carnauba but based on reviews, the next one I get will be a liquid polymer paint sealant which lasts much longer than carnauba wax.

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Gonna pick up some sealer tonight. Have some Adams for my cars/trucks, but probably won't use it

I plan on spraying the inside of my housing and chute with silicone spray or Boeshield T9 to protect and keep things from caking up.

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