Make Boat Maintenance a Breeze
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In this blog, Ryan Smith from TopCoat® explains how to make boat maintenance a breeze. He used F11® to clean and maintain a boat – he used it on the paint, gel coat, fiberglass, glass, vinyl seats, chrome, and aluminum. This boat had some chalky residue which everybody should know means that this surface is starting to oxidize.
It’s difficult to buff a boat…
Ryan treated this boat with TopCoat F11® all the way down the side.
You COULD buff the whole boat first – but everybody that owns a boat understands how difficult it is to buff a boat and keep it looking the way that you want it to look.
On this boat, there was some haze and some residue from a previous wax, as well as some scuff marks. F11® may or may not help to hide some of these, we decided to give it a shot. The result is that it looked like we were putting the gloss back on the boat. You could actually see where the boat was treated versus not treated.
Everything on this boat can be treated with F11®
Another cool thing with the F11® product is that you can apply the product to not only paint, plastics, glass, rims, interior, exterior, but also to vinyl, cloth, and even an umbrella top. Everything on the boat Ryan was working on (and most boats for that matter) can be treated with F11®.
For example – if you see residue on the footpads from stepping onto the boat – apply F11® to clean and seal it.
When it comes to the vinyl seats, F11® will clean them right up and make them a lot slicker. Not so much that when you’re riding in the boat you’re going bounce or slide around on the seat, but it gives them a clean, slick finish that looks new. Dirt, debris, and things of that nature that would normally stain the seat surface are not going to have such a drastic effect after this treatment.
Clean the entire interior of the boat…
The next thing that I want to point out to you is that everybody wants to take their bottle of F11® and spray it on their steering wheel and/or dashboard. Instead, use your towel – spray some onto the towel directly or use the pieces of it that are already damp from applying the F11® elsewhere.
Once your applicator towel is damp, you are going to take the wet portion of the towel and rub it into the surfaces of the boat interior, which reduces the amount of product that you have to use to get the job done. That means you expand the life of your 16-ounce bottle.
If you notice that parts of the interior are particularly oxidized, spray F11® directly onto those areas and buff it in – this will start to bring the sheen back. It may take more than one application depending on the extent of the oxidation. But in most cases, it’ll only take one application and you’ll see a significant difference.
A clear stark difference…
Ryan sprayed the F11® directly over multiple surfaces; glass, chrome, rubber, polished aluminum, fiberglass, etc. The ability to go from all of those different surfaces and not alter any of them other than to help restore them to their ‘new’ condition is what you can achieve with F11®.
What if you see a demarcation on the actual surface? In many cases, it’s possible to significantly restore the finish with a couple of applications of F11®.
Just by wiping the product in you can see a clear, stark difference. You don’t have to worry about getting a white haze or residue drying in the cracks and crevices that you’ve missed. And again, with multiple applications, the results will become enhanced and prolonged.
There’s a lot of damage that occurs…
The boat Ryan was working on was used and had some damage on it from a previous owner. It was about 12 years old, and sits outside, not underneath a cover or a boat dock/boathouse.
That being said, the owner that has it now doesn’t necessarily wash it or wipe it down every use. So it sits outside, and it gets hit with UV damage, salt spray, rain, leaves, etc. A lot of damage can happen to the boat when you don’t take care of it.
But, you can help to repair that damage, and protect the boat’s surfaces from further damage, when you clean and treat your boat with F11®.
Sun & UV damage to plastic…
This is another surface that gets damaged if you don’t take care of it. On the boat Ryan was working on, you could see where a previous wax may have gotten onto the plastic surfaces which was causing a white residue. The buildup in the cracks was not allowing the material to stay malleable or soft. This was made worse by sun & UV damage that causes fading and additional wear on the plastic.
Ryan took F11®, sprayed it onto the damaged plastic, and let it sit and work for a little bit. Then he took same portion of the wet towel he used on other parts of the boat’s interior and rubbed the product in. The effect is that it helps to restore the plastic.
That’s the TopCoat® way…
At TopCoat® we proudly offer the best high-performance surface coatings in the world. We hear from our customers time and time again that our F11® has changed their life. It not only protects their vehicles inside and out but also saves them time and money. From your vehicles, boat, RV, etc. we have the products that will change your life too.
Check out our TopCoat® website for more information and never wash, scrub, or wax your vehicle again.