There are a few “experts” you shouldn’t trust when it comes to
your boat, but the most obvious is someone who tells you that all you need to
clean a boat is some soap and water. Your boat, after all, is made from more
than just one material—and it interacts with a living marine environment. To
clean your boat effectively and
consciously, you need marine
cleaning products that are formulated specifically for boats
like yours. Here are the essentials you’ll want to stock up on.
Aluminum is very prevalent in boats like pontoons. It also has
some special requirements—it needs to have a polished, brightened look if it’s going
to look clean. Our Aluminum Cleaner is perfect
for brightening up your aluminum thanks to its low micron formulation and
anti-oxidant properties. Combined with its cleaning power, it will protect your
aluminum for the long-term, which will help prevent issues like rust and debris
damage down the line.
Here’s a prime example of why soap and water isn’t enough for any
boat: the bilge. Because of the prevalence of oil accumulation in your bilge,
you’ll want an emulsifier that can handle both oil and scum. Our Bilge Cleaner’s
degreasing properties mean it’s also great for using on carpets, upholstery,
fabrics, and even concrete. It can also be used for fish and bait wells to
maintain their cleanliness, which gives it additional versatility as a great
marine cleaning product.
One of the disadvantages of working within the marine environment
is also the most obvious: it’s hard to keep things clean and dry. And though
you might do your best to prevent the accumulation of mildew, sometimes, it’s
easier just to spot it and remove it. That’s where the easy spray-on
application of Mildew
Remover comes in. With its chlorine-free, acid-free formula, your boat
will remain safe for the marine environment.
You don’t want regular old soap and water, because you never know
what impact your cleaning products will have on the environment. Boat Cleaner sidesteps
these challenges with an environmentally safe, biodegradable formula. That
makes it safe for general purpose use on boats.
Another advantage here: Boat Cleaner will clean your fiberglass
without removing the gelcoat. That helps your wax application continue to offer
the protection and durability that should last you for years.
Like aluminum, stainless steel comes with its individual quirks
and long-term needs. An easy spray-on applicator is ideal here, since you
likely won’t have so much stainless steel that you need to apply entire gallons
of it at a time. Stainless
Steel Cleaner is a cleaner and a
protectant in one, making for easy spray-on, wipe-off cleaning. And it will
leave your stainless steel resistant to fingerprints, which is always a
challenge when it comes to keeping your boat close to “mint” condition.
Great Marine Cleaning Products
There are more marine cleaning
products to discover at Boat Life, so don’t settle for less. Find the
products designed specifically for boats like yours!