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Old 08-08-2021, 01:50 PM   #1
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Rejex vs Permanon

About decided to use one of these after we have the gelcoat buffed. I’ve searched the archives and online but see no head-to-head comparisons—and not much from general boat users. For those using them, what do you like and not like about them? And if anyone’s tried both, I’d love to hear about it.
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I just bought some Rejex. Haven’t tried it yet.
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Very timely post since I just finished using Rejex on our hull today. I have been using Rejex for years on boats and cars with good results. The gel coat on our Mainship is getting tired after 40 years and I don’t want to use any abrasive cleaner/wax for protection. Rejex provides a slick finish with lasting a lasting coating. Application requires a clean surface as any other wax,goes on easily ,drys to a haze in about 20 minutes and is easy to remove without buffing. Rejex touts “nothing sticks but the shine” the finish is slick,slippery…they got it right!
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I get some diesel soot on the sides since the exhaust is routed out the side of our new boat. I wanted something that makes it easier to clean the soot off. Sounds like maybe this is the right product.
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Thanks Dave. I forgot to mention the ease of removing minor diesel soot around engine and generator exhaust after Rejex application. I apply 2 coats on transom for help in preserving the hand painted name on the transom that is washed to more remove chum remnants. It’s easy to apply so any hard use areas are easily coated again. Give it a go,it works well.
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Very timely post since I just finished using Rejex on our hull today. I have been using Rejex for years on boats and cars with good results. The gel coat on our Mainship is getting tired after 40 years and I don’t want to use any abrasive cleaner/wax for protection. Rejex provides a slick finish with lasting a lasting coating. Application requires a clean surface as any other wax,goes on easily ,drys to a haze in about 20 minutes and is easy to remove without buffing. Rejex touts “nothing sticks but the shine” the finish is slick,slippery…they got it right!
Looks really nice! How many bottles did it take for your boat? And did you do the entire boat or the hull only?

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Only the hull was done while on the hard. The cabin sides and bridge will be done when in the slip at home. I used approx 2 1/2 bottles on the hull.
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What the hey Kimmel?!!? Why didn't you tell me about this stuff? Are you taking pleasure watching my posts of me busting my butt trying to get our boat to shine half as good as yours with an old fashion buffer & polish?
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Good one Shawn! Your doing very well with buffing & polish! This stuff isn't good at removing stains but sure is great at preventing them.
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Only the hull was done while on the hard. The cabin sides and bridge will be done when in the slip at home. I used approx 2 1/2 bottles on the hull.
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I love rejex I have been using it on boats trucks RV's 1923 model t my model A's. I love it so much I became a distributor
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I get some diesel soot on the sides since the exhaust is routed out the side of our new boat. I wanted something that makes it easier to clean the soot off. Sounds like maybe this is the right product.

Did you end up trying Rejex on your boat? If so, what are your thoughts on it?
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Any follow up reports on how well Permanob or Rejex works?
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Our summer projects turned out to be refinishing teak. We’ll have the boat compounded next summer and I plan to try Rejex on it then.
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Our summer projects turned out to be refinishing teak. We’ll have the boat compounded next summer and I plan to try Rejex on it then.
Thanks for the reply.

Seems like most folks in the post are using Rejex. Why the Rejex instead of Permanon. Will be using one or the other, and would like to get an idea why folks are choosing one versus the other.
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Thanks for the reply.

Seems like most folks in the post are using Rejex. Why the Rejex instead of Permanon. Will be using one or the other, and would like to get an idea why folks are choosing one versus the other.
i use the rejex only cause it works well with the awlgrip paint. i'm not sure if permanon is recommended for awlgrip or not.
recently a detailer friend said to try this ceramic coating:https://www.xpel.com/ceramic-coating-fusion-plus
it looks like a fair amount of prep work before application, but he says it's pretty awesome. the website implies that you need an installer for it, but i hear you can diy it.
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Did you end up trying Rejex on your boat? If so, what are your thoughts on it?
We are going to put it on over this winter so I have not tried it yet.
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Is Rejex only for paint, or is it just as good on gelcoat?
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Is Rejex only for paint, or is it just as good on gelcoat?
That is a good question. It only references paint in the FAQ’s.
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That is a good question. It only references paint in the FAQ’s.
The tech info in this advert lists suitable surfaces, which include gelcoat, fibreglass......
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