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Boat Detailing Supplies Checklist


There’s no debate about it: every boat owner wants their
boat to look its best. The only debate centers on the most efficient ways to
improve your boat’s appearance. Here at BoatLIFE, we have a few thoughts of
our own. Here are the essential boat detailing supplies you’ll want to make your
boat look its best.

Fiberglass Rubbing

To detail a boat means to detail fiberglass. If your boat’s
fiberglass doesn’t look its best, it will affect the overall appearance of your
boat. But it’s important to achieve more than just a clean look. You’ll want to
treat the fiberglass as well as you can—especially if you can find a product that
accomplishes more than just a simple clean. BoatLIFE Fiberglass
Rubbing Compound
removes the finish on your fiberglass to prepare it for
more detailing, while also getting rid of oxidation and stains.

Life Restorer Wax

A deep clean, a wax, and long-term protection—it sounds like
three different products. But that’s what Life Restorer Wax
can do once applied to your boat. Since this can be used on painted surfaces,
it’s versatile enough to handle a large portion of your boat, as well.

LifeWax &

Make no mistake: these are two separate and distinct
products, each of which comes with its own list of features. LifeWax, for example, contains
fantastic UV filtering to ensure long-term protection. PolyShine is formulated
specifically for fiberglass boats and can be applied either by hand or with a buffing
machine. But it’s when you combine these two in your boat detailing supplies arsenal
that you get the real magic—the protecting effects can last up to three years.

Mildew Remover

Let’s face it: no one wants to deal with mildew. But if
you’re detailing your boat, you might have to. Getting rid of both light and
heavy mildew means having the right products to handle the dirty work. But you
don’t want to damage surrounding areas on your boat, either. That’s why we
recommend a dedicated Mildew
. It will help keep your boat dry and fresh-smelling, which is
critical for an effective boat interior.


The look and long-term protection of your vinyl isn’t a
trivial part of boat detailing. It’s downright essential. If you have a lot of
vinyl upholstery—and we’re willing to bet that you do—then it’s only sensible
to maintain, clean, and protect it as best you can. The simple spray action of the
VinyLIFE bottle makes for easy cleaning and simple long-term

Stainless Steel

Detailing your boat means paying attention to—what else?—the
details. Details like the quality of
your boat’s stainless steel should not go overlooked as you take care of the
health and appearance of your boat. Try BoatLIFE Stainless Steel

Find More Great Boat
Detailing Supplies

Want more boat
maintenance products
that will help you easily maintain a quality boat?
We’ve got plenty of guides and products to ensure that your boat looks its
best. Use the right products, and boat maintenance—and even detailing—can be a

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