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Old 02-15-2014, 10:07 AM   #1
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How soon after hatch can an all molded towable be waxed?

Bit of a long title, but asks the question. If the stars aline, I'll be picking up my new 5er eleven days before I leave for the Oregon Gathering. I'd like to get the first coat of wax on it before I leave, do I need to wait for a period of time for the gelcoat to outgas?

BTW: I'm thinking about putting this on the nose section: RejeX: Nothing Sticks but the Shine! Recommended by a couple of Scamp 5er owners and several boat owners.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:09 PM   #2
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When we picked up ours Reace said it was fine to wax. In fact I did the front of Blue before we headed home .... and once again Mary thought I was nuts!
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I asked Reace the same question. He said it could be waxed right away. So get after it right away!!
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That's what I needed to know. THANKS!
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Bit of a long title, but asks the question. If the stars aline, I'll be picking up my new 5er eleven days before I leave for the Oregon Gathering. I'd like to get the first coat of wax on it before I leave, do I need to wait for a period of time for the gelcoat to outgas?

BTW: I'm thinking about putting this on the nose section: RejeX: Nothing Sticks but the Shine! Recommended by a couple of Scamp 5er owners and several boat owners.
Can you use this to bring back shine if there is some oxidation starting?
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:29 PM   #6
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Can you use this to bring back shine if there is some oxidation starting?
The company home page says "RejeX contains no polishing additives", and the product page says
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RejeX is not meant to be used on porous surfaces, highly oxidized painted surfaces, or to fill fine scratches. RejeX can be applied in multiple coats, allowing 8 hours curing time between coats for deeper color and greater depth of gloss. RejeX has a higher refractive index than waxes, so it produces richer, deeper looking colors and a lustrous long-lasting finish.
It adds gloss, but it doesn't polish out roughness, fill in roughness, or remove oxidized material. I suspect that an actual polishing, followed by a "wax" like this for shine and protection (hopefully from further oxidation), would be more effective on an oxidized surface.

I've now read their FAQ, and this seems relevant:
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Why canít RejeX be used on porous, oxidized paint?
RejeX contains no cleaning agents or micro-abrasives, which are contained in most paste waxes and all polishes. RejeX was formulated in this manner in order to be completely safe to use on airplane windshields. As such, it's also completely safe to use on glass, Plexiglas, Eisenglass (the clear vinyl windows used on boat canvas and some convertibles) and all clear coat finishes.

Without these polishing micro-abrasives, RejeX will not compound/polish off oxidized paint. Therefore, it is important to first use a polish to remove the old, weathered paint before applying RejeX. Using RejeX as directed will prevent further weathering of your vehicle's finish.
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Donna,

The rejex looks interesting. Here is a link to a product that has gotten good reviews from the boating folks.

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Bow To Stern (BTS) Marine All Surface Protectant for Boat Interiors, Exteriors, Gel Coat and Vinyl - Home
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Donna,
I used Rejex on my Casita nose when I picked it up. It was recommended to me to keep bug splatter from being too hard to remove after the long drive home. It worked great and I have never used anything else as slick feeling as that product. Good stuff. I will use it on the front of my 21 when I pick it up.
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Donna,
I used Rejex on my Casita nose when I picked it up. It was recommended to me to keep bug splatter from being too hard to remove after the long drive home. It worked great and I have never used anything else as slick feeling as that product. Good stuff. I will use it on the front of my 21 when I pick it up.
Hi John,
I assume you used the Rejex on your whole Casita when you got home. How often do you have to recoat it and how has the gel coat held up over time?
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Thanks for the info, Donna. Maybe I will be able to contribute some helpful information once we have some experiences in our Escape. I am always checking this forum for good advice and appreciate everything you and the others have to offer!
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