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Old 03-26-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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WAX-- Navy Mainship 34 Hardtop???

Can anyone tell me if the Navy colored gelcoat on the sides of our Mainship should be polished? I thought that someone said it was not necessary to wax the sides of the boat as they had a special finish?????
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:55 PM   #2
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A good quality wax with UV protection will help prevent oxidation of the gelcoat.
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A good quality wax with UV protection will help prevent oxidation of the gelcoat.
The navy blue color on the Mainships was not gelcoat but Awlcraft 2000 paint. It should be polished with the polish recommended by Awlgrip.

A caveat---that may not be true for all years, but I believe it to be.
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If it is paint, then Moonstruck is right. Better find out before you touch it.
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The hull on my 34T is the standard cream color and I have the same question about waxing this color... I'll call Awlcraft and post their recommendation - gray, blue, cream... all the above...
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The hull on my 34T is the standard cream color and I have the same question about waxing this color... I'll call Awlcraft and post their recommendation - gray, blue, cream... all the above...
Earl, if your hull is antique white which is a sort of cream color, it is most likely gelcoat.
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Response to my question to Awlgrip.. more to follow...

Thank you for your message.

We will forward it to the best person to deal with your enquiry and they will be in contact with you as soon as possible.
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Agree Moonstruck... antique white comes closer to the correct name... and like the uppers, I'm sure it's gelcoat...
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We painted with AwlCraft 2000. They recommended Awlcare and Awlwash.

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Old 03-28-2014, 02:37 PM   #10
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AWLCARE for Navy Mainship...

A big thanks to MOONSTRUCK AND BOATPOKER for their advice regarding waxing the sides of my Mainship Navy trawler.

I telephoned Awlgrip and they do NOT recommend waxing the navy hull.
Awlcare, an acrylic polymer solution, should be used on an absolutely clean hull. It will seal the paint and protect the surface. Water stains may be removed with vinegar and water. The manufacturer recommends applying Awlcare twice a year.

Thanks so much for your input.

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