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P.cliffordP.clifford Posts: 226 Officer
edited June 2022 in Boating #1
Just had my skiff detailed. Which of your products should I use to keep my boat looking good. ? thanks


  • BillatstarbriteBillatstarbrite Posts: 528 Officer
    All of them :)

    Premium Marine Polish with PTEF for all fiberglass and painted surfaces and polished metal surfaces
    Boat Guard spray detailer for weekly touchups and fast cleanups
    Nonskid Deck Cleaner for the textured deck (and vinyl and all f/g and painted surfaces)
    Wash & Wax for the washup after a day on the water
    Mildew Stain Remover for mildew stains
    Rust Stain Remover for - you guessed it - rust stains such as from oxidized stainless hardware
  • MACDMACD Posts: 5,008 Admiral
    P.clifford wrote: »
    Just had my skiff detailed. Which of your products should I use to keep my boat looking good. ? thanks

    If it sits in the Florida sun, I'd at least be washing it monthly with a spray wax/sealant topper,
    for all surfaces........

    Whatever product you choose to use .............use it vigilant.

    Modern spray waxes and sealers are the easiest way for a guy to take care of his vessel, well unless you pay
    someone else to do it.

    This should keep you good between full details.
  • TriguyTriguy Posts: 204 Deckhand
    Hey guys, just bought a an AllCraft 23' bay boat and its been kept undercover on the lift. Gel coat is in good shape but I want to
    do a good detailing job on the boat. My question really is the order of the process. I have bought the Meguiars Flagship Cleaner/Wax because I am familiar with their products. Does the boat need to be polished first or is this step enough? Thanks for the help
  • MACDMACD Posts: 5,008 Admiral
    Triguy wrote: »
    Gel coat is in good shape

    If that is the case........ Thoroughly clean the gel coat.

    Scrub with a biodegradable detergent to remove as much surface contamination as you can, including any
    leftover protectants. Use a rust remover for any rust stains. Use something like Rust Aid or any product
    with oxalic acid to remove "organic" yellowing. If you have rubber scuff marks use acetone.

    Once you have the surface stripped and clean, use your favorite synthetic sealer.

    You can use a use a cleaner polish /sealer if you want.
    Personally if your vessel is going to be out in the elements , I would use a synthetic sealer.

    You can always use a natural wax topper over a sealer for routine maintenance.

    A rule of thumb is..............You can use a Wax over a sealer , but not a sealer over's
    a durability issue.
  • ragincajun92ragincajun92 Posts: 465 Deckhand
    bass boat saver and the new eagle one boat spray wax is what i keep my boats looking new between waxes
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  • MACDMACD Posts: 5,008 Admiral
    bass boat saver and the new eagle one boat spray wax is what i keep my boats looking new between waxes

    Your vigilance will pay off, in the long term, no mater what your favorite flavor of wax is.

    There are many good products out there designed for easy maintenance.

    There are spray waxes, wax as you wash, wax as you dry...........there is no more excuses for shabby boats,
    even for the laziest guy.:)
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