The exclusive gel coat of the boat’s exterior makes boat detailing a challenging task. The shiny and smooth gel coat of the boat is the thing that creates a mirror-like edge on the water. However, the gel coat is likely to discolour and fade due to animal droppings, salt corrosion, exposure to the UV rays of the sun, water pollution, and other factors.
Boat detailing is the thing that is needed to bring back the shine to the boat. With this said, what are the steps needed to properly polish your boat?
Interior and exterior deep cleaning
Deep cleaning of the boat’s interior and exterior is the first step. The boat has to be rid of all pollutants, grime, and loose debris. The inside of the top of the boat should be cleaned first and the bottom last.
A detailing soap made specifically for the job provides the perfect formulation for removing all types of grime and dirt. The best way to prevent the appearance of streaks is to do segment washing.
A more aggressive cleaner has to be used to remove scum, algae, and heavy waterline stains on the boat’s exterior. Docking the boat could produce black rubber marks on the boat. A white rag dipped in a small amount of acetone helps to clear these smudges.
Repairing the boat’s gel coat
Repairing the boat’s gel coat is the next step when the boat has been thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom. The surface of the boat becomes shiny and smooth with gel coating. The boat’s exterior needs gel coating once it has lost its lustre. The coats are extremely durable, yet need retouches now and then.
Segment application of gel coating is recommended including the surface of the boat’s full bottom and hull.
Paint protection application
The application of premium boat sealant is the best wrapping your boat’s exterior deserves. The gel coat gets 6-12 months of protection with the application of a boat sealant. The sealant not only makes the boat look better for longer periods but also makes for quicker and easier cleaning.
Boat detailing (Interior)
The boat’s interior can be washed together with the exterior. Carpets and loose areas have to be covered and removed while washing the boat’s interior. Water spots are prevented from appearing on glass or seats when the interior is first dried.
Deep cleaning of compartments and seats
Deep cleaning of the storage compartments and seats is the first step after the interior floor of the boat has been scrubbed and washed. Many products are available when it comes to cleaning the interior of the boat.
Yet, there is no one-clean-for-all cleaner. For instance, acrylic and glass windows need a specific cleaner. Using specific cleaners ensures the proper way of cleaning the boat’s interior.
Waxing and polishing
Waxing and polishing all the hard surfaces of the interior of the boat is the next to last step. It’s time to put the shine back on all metal contraptions of the boat. Using a specific metal polish helps to restore the brightness and shine of all metals.
Excess wax, dirt from your shoes, and chemicals showing in the interior of the boat can be buffed away with a clean microfiber towel. The last inspection means walking around the entirety of the boat, towel in hand, to buff away any dirt and grime.
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