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    Can you wax the ride plate?

    As the title says, can you wax a ride plate to make it smooth for a little more speed or will it effect the cooling? Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaserxp215 View Post
    As the title says, can you wax a ride plate to make it smooth for a little more speed or will it effect the cooling? Thanks
    i now it would be pointless waxing the plate it would be gone in 60 seconds

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    A rideplate needs a more abrasive surface than wax to perform properly.

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    gotcha fizzle thanks. I was just waxing the bottom of my hull and was wondering if I could or not.

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    I doubt it would make any difference whatsoever on a ride plate. I bet the wax would be gone as soon as you hit top speed.

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    But you can true your plate and polish it to a mirror finish, this along with the correct cuts on the plate makes for 2+ MPH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaserxp215 View Post
    gotcha fizzle thanks. I was just waxing the bottom of my hull and was wondering if I could or not.
    Wax on the bottom actually slows you down. The wax repells water and creates a thin layer of air. You want a slightly abrasive surface to break the water tension. The reason golf balls are dimpled is the dimples and ridges create turbulence that allows it to travel farther, faster. A company has actually come out with a vinyl application that improves big rigs fuel efficiency by like 7%. It has the same dimple pattern as a golf ball.

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    gotcha, i knew if you trued the plate and stuff like that it was a advantage. Thats why I didnt know if wax would help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCHeel View Post
    Wax on the bottom actually slows you down. You want a slightly abrasive surface to break the water tension. The reason golf balls are dimpled is the dimples and ridges create turbulence that allows it to travel farther, faster. A company has actually come out with a vinyl application that improves big rigs fuel efficiency by like 7%. It has the same dimple pattern as a golf ball.

    hmmm intresting

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    Here I found an article. I read about it in PopMech. http://www.popularmechanics.com/auto...s/4316702.html

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