No matter how new your boat might be, if you don’t take care
of it, it’s not going to look its age. Problems like drab old aluminum, rust
stains on fiberglass, and old adhesives and sealants can affect a boat’s appearance
until it doesn’t resemble its true value. And that’s a shame. Part of the fun
of owning a boat is looking good and feeling good while you’re in it.
That’s why we’ve put together five ways to make your boat
look new again. No matter how old—or young—your boat might be, there’s always
something you can do to take care of it. As long as you have the right
equipment, of course.
1.Cleaning and brightening aluminum that’s
Aluminum is light, inexpensive, and can look bright and
attractive. In other words, it has a lot going for it. One disadvantage? If you
don’t take care of it, it might have gone to drabness. It loses its luster over
time, having none of the brightness that helped your boat look so new when you
first made the purchase. If you want to restore your aluminum to its previous
luster, use Aluminum Cleaner. This is a three-in-one product that brightens, polishes, and
protects aluminum so you don’t have to worry about that “drab” look ever again.
2. Removing algae,
rust, and water stains on fiberglass.
On the whole, fiberglass is attractive and durable—that’s
why it’s used so heavily in boats, after all. But that doesn’t mean it’s not
susceptible to algae growth and rust/water stains over time. If you don’t take
care of your fiberglass, your boat’s appearance suffers.
One of the easiest ways to restore fiberglass to its old
sheen is to use Fiberglass Kreme Cleaner. It’s a simple apply and wipe-off solution for a myriad of
fiberglass problems, and it can wash off with either fresh water or salt water.
3. Restoring life to
your coat of wax.
It’s every boat owner’s great frustration: applying a coat
of wax and looking at your boat in disappointment, unsure if all of your labor
has gone completely wasted. For boats that look old but feel new, try Life Restorer Wax.
Not only will this wax protect your surfaces, but can often remove light
oxidation. And since it’s pre-softened, application is easy and not
4. Getting rid of old
adhesives and sealants.
You might be diligent about applying adhesives and sealants
to your boat, but when you have too much, it gives the boat the appearance that
it’s barely holding together. Release Adhesive and Sealant Remover gets rid of those excess adhesives and
sealants and help eliminate that “patched-together” look that prematurely ages
5. Saying goodbye to
mildew once and for all.
Mildew is sometimes more about smell than appearance, but
you can’t have a “new” boat with the smell of mildew in the air. Use Mildew Remover, with an
easy spray-on bottle, to give your boat the deep-cleaning it deserves. Soap and
water can’t cure all problems, after all.