Paste Waxes Test Six-month Checkup
Testers examine boat paste waxes six months after initial application.
In February 2009, Practical Sailor tested a sampling of 10 paste waxes. After six months, two of these waxes clearly stood out for their continued ability to bead water and repel dirt. Collinite No. 885 Fleetwax and 3M Marine Ultra Performance Paste Wax retained the best gloss and water beading abilities. Motherís Cleaner and the Nu-Finish Paste performed well. Among the automative products that we included in the test, Turtle Wax F21, and Kit waxes stood out.