Refurbishing A Boat Interior

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The exterior of your boat is what most people notice first.
But if anyone ever joins you inside
the boat, the boat interior will end up being the only thing they notice. That’s why it’s so important to make your
boat’s interior as high-quality and comfortable as possible. But what if your
boat leaves much to be desired? Then it’s time to consider how to best
refurbish it. We’ve put together a few tips to help you while refurbishing a
boat interior. Make your boat look like new!

Restoring &
Protecting Your Vinyl

Vinyl upholstery can be tremendously valuable inside a boat.
It’s water-resistant, it’s clean, and it can look attractive. But like anything
else, vinyl needs attention, too.

Our suggestion: regularly clean and maintain your vinyl with
VinyLIFE. This dual vinyl cleaner and protectant also has
restorative properties, brightening the colors underneath. Before you attempt
any heavy-duty restorations on your interior, try giving your vinyl a thorough
spraying and cleaning with VinyLIFE. If necessary, take before and after photos
to get a sense of just how much you can refurbish your vinyl using this bottle
alone.

Restoring Wood &
Metal

Here at BoatLIFE, we offer a number of Wood and Metal Restorers.
Dealing with boat wood has proven to be one of the primary challenges for new
boat owners, who aren’t used to the idea of getting wood suffering from a
problem like dry rot back to its original luster and strength.

A Git Rot
Kit
, however, can work wonders. Featuring a two-part liquid epoxy that
saturates the wood via capillary action, it’s possible to get the epoxy
solution deep into the wood for a restoration so strong that you can then
drill, screw, sand, and paint it. This is an essential step for anyone
refurbishing a boat interior that features wood afflicted with dry rot, which
is why we recommend it in any boat owner’s refurbishing kit.

Getting Rid Of Tricky
Adhesives

Anyone who’s ever tried to make a boat (or even a car) look
like new knows just how tricky adhesives can be. Even if you went into your refurbishing
process assuming that wood would be your biggest challenge, removing a stuck-on
adhesive can prove to be the most frustrating.

The way to cut through it? Use a spray specifically designed
to help you take off adhesives. Our Release
Adhesive & Sealant Remover
will aid in this process immeasurably. Be
sure to follow these steps:

  • Use a flat object for scraping that won’t damage
    the underlying material.
  • Apply a generous amount of Release, working
    slowly. The key is patience—applying more Release as you work helps ensure that
    you remove the adhesive off in one clean piece.
  • Clean the area once you’re finished, using
    Release to get off any remaining adhesive.

These three simple steps are fantastic ways to refurbish the
interior of your boat. If you want more tips for cleaning and restoring the
look of your boat, browse all our boat
cleaning & maintenance products
here at BoatLIFE today.

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