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Deadbait

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Anyone use car wax on their SUP?
« on: May 11, 2012, 07:52:00 AM »
I have a high gloss SUP and the little scratches on the bottom and side of the board were bothering me, so I grabbed the Turtle Wax Scratch Remover I had in the garage and rubbed some on and it took away alot of the little scratches.   

I ended up waxing my whole board except the pad (on  my 11'6" all arounder) and it looked showroom new.  It was slick as anything, a little hard to handle, but the water just beaded off of it as I paddled.  Also felt like the board was a little faster.  Cleanup was also a breeze, the water beaded right off again and it dried super quick in the garage.

I figured it would also add a little layer of that "turtle shell" protection to the board and also a little UV protection for the paint.  I've waxed it a couple times now and am pretty happy with the results.

Anyone else try this?  Or am I a little crazy?

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Re: Anyone use car wax on their SUP?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 08:17:15 AM »
Seems like only bonuses!
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Re: Anyone use car wax on their SUP?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 08:27:12 AM »
Glossy is actually not as good according to the thread below.

http://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php?topic=7044.0 

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Re: Anyone use car wax on their SUP?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 09:13:14 AM »
Thanks jrchandler!  That was a good read!

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Re: Anyone use car wax on their SUP?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 09:17:55 AM »
I've used "Rejex" on the bottom of my first glossy bottomed SUP. Board came out of the water dry. Amazing stuff.  It's great for marine vessels.

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Re: Anyone use car wax on their SUP?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012, 09:23:13 AM »

/ Plus, sanding made your board lighter

That's gold Jerry, gold.

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Re: Anyone use car wax on their SUP?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 09:47:59 AM »
Most car waxes are mostly abrasive, that is how they do away with the scratches.  Not a problem from time to time, but just like car finishes, excessive use removes the finish.  I am hearing good things about On It Pro being better then a sanded finish, I guess time will tell
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Re: Anyone use car wax on their SUP?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 10:01:21 AM »
from Boardlady, 600 grit sand surface is faster than polish/wax surface.  But with our cruising speed, i dont think we can feel the difference, do whatever you better.

http://boardlady.com/fast.htm
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Re: Anyone use car wax on their SUP?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2012, 11:46:34 AM »

/ Plus, sanding made your board lighter

That's gold Jerry, gold.
I can't believe someone actually wrote that.

That'd be like saying that the proof that sanding works is that every racer in any sport will tell you that winning comes down to whoever has the most grit.

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Re: Anyone use car wax on their SUP?
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2012, 12:20:50 PM »

/ Plus, sanding made your board lighter

That's gold Jerry, gold.
I can't believe someone actually wrote that.

That'd be like saying that the proof that sanding works is that every racer in any sport will tell you that winning comes down to whoever has the most grit.
Don't get abrasive now.
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