Standard Active Last Updated: Jan 31, 2017
ASTM D4330-94(2017)

Standard Practice for Evaluation of Fiberglass Boat Polish and Wax

Significance and Use

3.1 Boat polish or wax aids in cleaning and maintaining the surface of fiberglass boats. The function of cleaning is very important.

3.2 This practice defines the properties to be tested, the apparatus to use, and the comparisons of product performance. It is recognized that considerable discretion exists among formulators and marketers of boat polish on what properties or performance characteristics are best for their products. This practice is flexible to honor this fact.

3.3 The methods of testing are subjective and empirical in order to conform to the basic characteristics of the industry and to allow flexibility in testing. Although test panels may be used for screening purposes, actual boat surfaces should be used for the final evaluation.


1.1 This practice covers the properties to test and the apparatus to use when evaluating the performance of boat polishes and waxes, in terms of ease of application, cleaning efficiency, gloss and improvement of aesthetic appearance.

1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D21.04
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/D4330-94R17
ICS Code: 71.100.99