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spader
09-29-2013, 04:01 PM
So I finally put a deposit down on a 2014 Mondo and couldn't be more excited about it. It has a December spray date and will likely arrive in MN mid January.

With a January arrival, I am sure I will have more than enough time to prepare the boat for the summer.

What are people's thoughts/guidelines about waxing a new boat and what products do people use to protect the boat.



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tater
09-29-2013, 04:33 PM
Congrats on the new boat,Everybody has there favorites but for years i haved used Starbright marine polish at least 4 to 5 times a year and dont neglect the hull,its a pain but if you protect it now it will save you alot of elbow grease later if it gets stained,after a day on the water i recently switched to the Hot Sauce from boat-bling there was a forum discount a while back and i wish i would have switched sooner this stuff is just awesome,highly recommend,havent tried there vinyl products yet but have some on the way,Been using 303 protectant and it is great also.

moombadaze
09-29-2013, 09:51 PM
congrats on the pending madness, make sure to post pics when you get her.

kaneboats
09-30-2013, 10:33 AM
Congrats! Can't wait to see her.

moombadaze
09-30-2013, 06:41 PM
dont remember the brand of wax i use, but i do wax it twice a year and then use babes boat bright evertime after use to make sure there are no water spots.

squeeg333
10-17-2013, 02:34 PM
I highly recommend Meguire's waxing products. I use them for the boat as well as all my other vehicles. Never had an issue and just love how it makes everything shine!!! My two cents - use microfiber, for everything.

EricU
10-17-2013, 10:41 PM
So I finally put a deposit down on a 2014 Mondo and couldn't be more excited about it. It has a December spray date and will likely arrive in MN mid January.

With a January arrival, I am sure I will have more than enough time to prepare the boat for the summer.

What are people's thoughts/guidelines about waxing a new boat and what products do people use to protect the boat.

With a January delivery date in Minnie-Soda and assuming your garage is heated:

Move the cars out of the garage
Give the boat a nice warm home in the garage (make sure it is well lit)
Use any quality wax
Start ordering upgraded ballast and stereo equipment - Ping MLA, your not that far from NC
Install an on-board battery charger
Wax it every two weeks
Follow up by sitting in it and making "motor" noises while cranking your new stereo and showing your wife how cool the RGB LEDs are - Over and over - Trust me she will LOVE it! She may not show it, but she will


Congratulations, what color combo?

spader
10-17-2013, 10:45 PM
Here it is. I know the black will be extra work but I had to go with a color combo I loved. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/18/2amejyru.jpg


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zabooda
10-17-2013, 11:45 PM
Sweeeeeeeeet

kaneboats
10-18-2013, 01:20 AM
Black??? Wax on, wax off. Every day if not twice a day.

cornrickey
10-18-2013, 02:14 AM
Meguires Professional series and a Cyclone buffer. I always have on hand in my shop heavy, medium, light compounds, swirl remove, ultra glaze ( my favorite) and high tech wax. The normal yearly rub down for my vehicles are usually 4-5 trips around then I try to get s wax on in between

brain_rinse
10-18-2013, 12:20 PM
It's a new boat so you won't need anything other than a good coat of marine wax. Save the cleaner waxes and polishes for after you've used it for awhile. Congrats!

rc5695
10-18-2013, 01:37 PM
love your color combo!

my boat doesn't see a lot of time in the water unfortunately, so i just use turtlewax...

As for the new boat part, ask skiers choice if they recommend you to wax it and what product they recommend. just see what they say.

EricU
10-18-2013, 02:15 PM
Sweeeeeeeeet

I agree!!! Cant wait to see the real deal!

Yeah, you better learn how to clean and wax!!!

kriley
10-18-2013, 05:51 PM
Very nice boat!!
I have the same color combo except the bottom green!! I wax (meguires) every month and use Babes after I get the boat out of the water - it shines - lot of work but soooooo worth it.. Congrats

cornrickey
10-19-2013, 04:18 AM
I guarantee you the manufacture doesn't know the best products. at best they recommend products that give kickbacks. An example is my Volvo Xc90 recommend Castroil oil. not the best by any means. Brett no means does that mean SC does this but it makes sense to go with the recommendations from the market.

ian ashton
10-19-2013, 11:49 AM
Here it is. I know the black will be extra work but I had to go with a color combo I loved. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/18/2amejyru.jpg


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Great color choices! From one black and intense green owner to another; you need BoatBling stimulus package!

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spader
10-19-2013, 01:01 PM
Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions. I appreciate it.

This is my first boat so I have many things to learn and many things to purchase. With a December spray date, January seems like it won't come quick enough although I am sure it will go faster than I expect since my 4 kids will no doubt keep me busy. I have tried to keep myself occupied putting together lists of essential boat items I need to purchase and reading through old owners manuals since the 2014 is not online yet. I am pretty sure the family's x-mas lists this year will mainly contain boat related items.

spader
10-19-2013, 01:06 PM
Great color choices! From one black and intense green owner to another; you need BoatBling stimulus package!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/19/pebade8a.jpg

I like it!

Pretty sure one of my kids has already asked for the boat bling stimulus package for xmas!

maxpower220
10-19-2013, 08:51 PM
I did, and would recommend to wait 30 days, before waxing a new boat. I have read that gel coat can continue to cure for a little while.

Any quality wax will do. I really like Nu Finish. It is easy to apply/remove and on my lastest boat, I ran out while waxing and used Zyminol (sp). I could tell the moment I got the boat out of the water. Nu Finish beaded up much better.

rc5695
10-21-2013, 12:39 PM
Any quality wax will do. I really like Nu Finish. It is easy to apply/remove and on my lastest boat, I ran out while waxing and used Zyminol (sp). I could tell the moment I got the boat out of the water. Nu Finish beaded up much better.

I used Zymol once as well... Loved the way it went off and on, but didn't like the results at all...