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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by coolmobility View Post

What is the difference between waxing (with car wax) and polishing?

Originally Posted by bigpat View Post
Check my post in IOM discussion...

But no, i don't wax, but use a silicone free polish on thd hull, and 1200 wet and dry on the foils and bulb.....

The basic difference in the term wax as opposed to polish is more to do with the understanding of each compound used.

Waxing in 1:1 scale generally adds a layer to the outside of the hull & this is OK when considering the size of water molicules..

In R/C terms the water cannot be scaled so waxing would be OUT IMHO.. Then as pat says using a Silicone Free Polish & 1200 builds a perfect finish.

Be mindful of the size as you scale down.. Some people comment that their boats become more twitchy to sudden changes in wind pressure & can tend to round-up easier. Not sure I agree but if the idea is to move easier through the water by reducing friction then it goes as said that movement in ALL directions is improved by the reduced friction... So improved concentration & oveall balance of the boat may be needed.
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