Hull Cleaners & Wax for Aluminum Jon Boat

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Guys what products do you go to for washing/waxing Aluminium Jon Boat?

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I wash the scum off the side once a year with dish soap. Wax would be a bad idea, IMO.

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I was planning on waxing after polishing mine. Curious why you believe it’s a bad idea? I have no clue, I just figure it would keep the shine longer...

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Mine is flat paint, wax wouldn't polish off at all.

You must have a nice gloss finish.

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For bare aluminum you cannot beat Aluma-Bright.
Soap and water.
I don't think I have ever waxed a boat in 50 years.

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greenberg21 wrote:Guys what products do you go to for washing/waxing Aluminium Jon Boat?
It's raining today so that means my boat is getting washed!
I fish, therefore, I am.

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I like to think that my boat has that old tarnished aluminum patina!
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Back to the original question, if one polished the Aluminum, what is the general consensus to “seal” in the polishing work?

For example, in a fresh water environment, I plan on polishing my lower hull to a mirror finish, but I don’t want to do that every 2 months. Can it be polished and sealed with a marine-grade wax to keep the “mirror” (non-oxidizing) for as long as possible?

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You trying to put lipstick on a pig.

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Post by Riverdog »

Checkout a product called sharkhide. A lot of pontoon owners use it.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... protectant
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ppine wrote:You trying to put lipstick on a pig.
Probably! Image

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Riverdog wrote:Checkout a product called sharkhide. A lot of pontoon owners use it.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... protectant
Thanks Riverdog, that stuff looks pretty slick. I was thinking to use the Zephyr polishing product, but seems like the SharkHide holds up better in the long run. My boat is usually always on a trailer in a garage (not kept in water) so I may get a few years of life out of the end result.

Thanks for the tip!

Holy cow! The complete three part product is $475 (CA)! Ouch! Oh well, not much more than the Zephyr stuff.