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How to Spot-Clean Your Boat Hull


You do all you can to ensure that your boat’s gelcoat is
strong. You polish and wax your boat, staying careful not to use any boat
cleaning products that might damage the wax and give you more headaches than
they’re worth. But what do you do when you have one specific stain or spot that
needs to be removed as soon as possible? What are your best practices then? With
the right boat cleaning products in hand, spot cleaning doesn’t have to ruin your

Investing in the
Right Boat Cleaner

If you regularly maintain your boat’s gelcoat with a proper
polish and waxing, then your priority when cleaning is not to damage the work
you’ve done. That means you’ll want to invest in a boat cleaner that doesn’t do
more damage than it’s worth—in the form of a specified
Boat Cleaner from BoatLIFE®.

Why Boat Cleaner over any ordinary soap-and-water solution?

  • Cleaning
    without removing wax from fiberglass.
    Even in spot-cleaning situations,
    your priority should be maintaining the quality of your fiberglass. Using an
    abrasive chemical or even an ordinary soap can remove some of that wax, leaving
    the spot clean but less protected in the future.
  • Environmentally
    . When you spot clean, you don’t have time to think about the
    environmental ramifications. But if you purchase an environmentally safe and
    biodegradable formula for your spot cleaning, you won’t have to.
  • Versatility.
    You should be able to use a boat cleaner on just about any spot; after all, spot-cleaning
    is all about expecting the unexpected. Boat Cleaner can be used anywhere on
    your boat with similar performance.

Having the right cleaner standing by will be half of the
battle against individual spots and stains. But a few tips will help the
cleaning process go even more smoothly.

Tips for Ongoing

Keep the following in mind, and you’ll be ready to maintain
your boat even when stains come out of nowhere:

  • Keep the
    cleaner handy.
    A lot of boat owners keep their essential cleaners docked on
    land. But if you keep your cleaner safely tucked away in the boat itself, you
    can always grab it at a moment’s notice.
  • Don’t
    forget an ounce of prevention.
    A pound of cure is valuable, but an ounce of
    prevention with
    LifeWax can
    avoid a lot of headaches.
  • Inspect
    your boat regularly.
    Spot-cleaning only works if you’re there to see the
    spot. Don’t let stains have a chance to set in. Instead, inspect your boat
    regularly after use to ensure that there’s nothing you missed. It will only
    take a few seconds, but can save you a lot of scrubbing time down the line.

Spot-cleaning your boat hull the proper way isn’t a massive
chore, or even a headache. As long as you take the proper steps to be ready for
it, you’ll have a high-quality boat hull as your reward. And don’t forget to
polish and wax
your boat every so often to keep the hull ready. With enough protection, you
may find that spot-cleaning becomes a rare event.

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