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How do the Marine products compare to the Consumer Lines? My local West Marine has the full line. Is the Spray Wax safe for cars?
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no, it is not usually formulated for clear coats. i would go with meguiars premium flagship marine wax
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May I ask why you're suggesting to use a marine wax on a car?

And why Meguiars? Mothers has a marine line too.

I can't imagine a spray wax would cause any issues on a car finish, even if it's from another line.
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no, it is not usually formulated for clear coats. i would go with meguiars premium flagship marine wax
You are incorrect.

The waxes in the Mothers Marine line, including the Marine Spray Wax, are indeed formulated to be safe for gelcoat as well as for marine and automotive-type paint and clearcoats, because we realize some boats have been painted.
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How do the Marine products compare to the Consumer Lines? My local West Marine has the full line. Is the Spray Wax safe for cars?
There are differences in the Marine products but they are safe on cars. For the car owner, they may not necessarily be appreciably different than their automotive counterparts.

We do recall that you are in a rather remote area in terms of obtaining Mothers automotive lines, so rather than mail order FX Spray Wax or FX SynWax, you could consider using the Marine Spray Wax and the Marine Synthetic Wax if it makes sense to you to buy a similar product locally.

Just keep in mind that while Marine Synthetic Wax offers many of the qualities of FX SynWax but it is formulated more towards applying to a gelcoat. Marine Synthetic Wax is noticeably thicker than FX and offers superior protection, but when applying on automotive paint you may want to use a PowerBall 4Paint or a Porter-Cable 7000 series random-orbital, rather than apply by hand.

Additionally, there are no compatibility issues that should arise if you were to mix and match the two spray waxes or synthetic waxes.
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Oh sorry i thought he meant is it safe to use boat products on cars
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how do mothers products hold up against freezing tempertures
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There are differences in the Marine products but they are safe on cars. For the car owner, they may not necessarily be appreciably different than their automotive counterparts.

We do recall that you are in a rather remote area in terms of obtaining Mothers automotive lines, so rather than mail order FX Spray Wax or FX SynWax, you could consider using the Marine Spray Wax and the Marine Synthetic Wax if it makes sense to you to buy a similar product locally.

Just keep in mind that while Marine Synthetic Wax offers many of the qualities of FX SynWax but it is formulated more towards applying to a gelcoat. Marine Synthetic Wax is noticeably thicker than FX and offers superior protection, but when applying on automotive paint you may want to use a PowerBall 4Paint or a Porter-Cable 7000 series random-orbital, rather than apply by hand.

Additionally, there are no compatibility issues that should arise if you were to mix and match the two spray waxes or synthetic waxes.
Sounds Good. I have some FX Spray Wax, I'm just running low. The Marine Spray Wax was on sale and I didn't know if it would hurt.

How does the durability of Marine Synthetic compare to FX SynWax?

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Oh sorry i thought he meant is it safe to use boat products on cars
I was.
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Greater durability should be expected from Marine Synthetic Wax, but your experience may vary depending on exposure and weather conditions.
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Greater durability should be expected from Marine Synthetic Wax, but your experience may vary depending on exposure and weather conditions.
All of our cars are kept outside.

So this may be something I'll use on my parent's vehicles, as they don't see the frequent care mine does.
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