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​What To Look For In A Quality Boat Wax

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Cleaning, rinsing, drying, buffing—waxing your boat isn’t always the most appealing idea for a weekend afternoon. It sounds more like a chore. That’s why you need to make sure that your waxing efforts aren’t in vain. You need a high quality boat wax that provides long-term protection. But how do you know if your boat wax is living up to that standard? Here are the qualities you should look for in a high-grade boat wax.

Durability

Waxing your boat is not an easy task. If you have a lot of hull to work with, you might even need to consider a power buffer to make quick work of it. That means taking your boat out of the water, cleaning it and drying it—and that’s all before you start the waxing itself.

That’s why one of the most integral qualities of good boat wax is its durability. Will it be worth your while? Will it last long enough to protect your boat for seasons—even years? To give you an idea of what you should expect, keep in mind that LifeWax, when used in conjunction with PolyShine, can last up to three years. This gives you both durability and peace of mind as you use your boat.

UV Protection

You might think of wax as a way of protecting the “skin” of your boat. Like your own skin, the sun can damage your boat hull. UV rays can get into the hull of a boat and cause a variety of problems—the most noticeable of which is discoloration. The effect is unsightly and can age a boat well ahead of its time. That means UV protection is essential.

Be sure to read the label of your wax to be sure you’re working with something that offers a layer of UV protection when you apply it. Think of it as sunscreen for your boat.

Paint & Graphics Protection

If you have an all-white boat with minimal custom graphics, you can use LifeWax without issue. But what if you have custom graphics?

Use a quality boat wax like Graphix Wax that’s specifically designed to handle and protect custom graphics. By both cleaning off grime and stains and incorporating high grade components that are targeted at protecting these graphics, Graphix Wax offers you a layer of protection you can’t get from other ordinary products.

Easy Application

Remember all that talk earlier about how difficult it can be to apply a layer of wax? What if the quality of the wax itself meant you didn’t have to strain so hard? With LifeWax, for example, there is a “No Buffing Necessary” formula. This cleans and protects your hull without requiring the hard manual labor typically associated with buffing down a boat.

Combine that with the durability you get when using both LifeWax and PolyShine, and you’ll have an easy-application wax that lasts for years. That’s what you should expect from a quality wax: strength that’s instantly noticeable—and strength that lasts for years.

Browse all of our waxes, polishes, and compounds to find the high-grade products your boat needs.



Life Industries Corporation
4060 Bridge View Drive
N. Charleston, SC 29405
United States of America

toll free: (800) 382-9706
local: (843) 566-1225
fax: (843) 566-1275
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