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Maintenance Q & A — July 2004
By Capt. Ken Kreisler

It’s Good to Vent
PMY Tries... Yacht Brite Buff Magic

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Quite often boat exteriors are a combat zone of dirt, grime, and grit stains that result in dulling oxidation. While it often seems that all these nefarious attackers gang up on us en masse, I’ve found a cleaning aid that promises to level the field of battle.

Yacht Brite’s Buff Magic is a nonabrasive fiberglass and gelcoat reconditioning and deoxidizing cream that can be buffed out by machine or hand. I sent out several 22-ounce cans of the product to our testers—including our own Capt. Patrick Sciacca—and received positive feedback.

Sciacca used Buff Magic on his 31-foot Ocean Master while preparing her for launching after being on the hard all winter. He reports that it is easy to apply and removes black streaks and other stains that accumulated during layover.

Yacht Brite also recommends Buff Magic for polishing metal and to remove scratches on Plexiglas and isinglass.

Buff Magic is available from several vendors, including Bass Pro Shops, Overtons, and Defender. A 22-ounce can retails for around $20 and is enough to buff out a 40-foot boat. You can also order it directly at or call Yacht Brite at (800) 643-2316. —K.K.

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This article originally appeared in the June 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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