We have recently spoken about boot polishinh. Today we explain the steps in how to polish your coastal rowing boats. Polishing a rowing boat involves several steps to ensure that the process is effective and that the boat is well-maintained. Make sure you are aware of the materials needed and the time for the polishing process. It is not a 5 minute job. Here’s a general guide on how to polish your coastal boat:
- The end of each coastal season is a good time to thoroughly polish a boat. By removing dirt, salt, sand, oxidation and algae stains and then sealing the boat with a good polish, you’ll ensure that it’s ready to go next year. Plus you will enlarge lifetime and glossiness.
- Get marine polish instead of car polish
- Work section by section. Polishing a boat is a big job.
- Keep a stack of microfiber towels close at hand to buff as you complete each section. It’s even better if you can get someone to help!
- Anytime you’re using a polishing buffer with wool pads and compounds it’s a good idea to wear safety glasses.
- Depending on the size of the boat and the amount of oxidation, you may need several pads to complete the job.
- Keep a bucket of pad cleaning solution close by. When you’re finished using each pad, toss it into the solution to make cleanup easier.
- Most polishing pads can be rinsed or washed with water. Use them 3-4 times.
- Do not polish when temperatures are below 10C degree.
- Do not polish in direkt sunlight. Late afternoons are best for polishing
Gel coat surfaces are not only very hard but they are also very thick (0.4-0.8mm) as compared to automotive clear coats. Polishes made for the marine vessels are more specifically designed for gel-coat finishes. You’ll get better results faster by sticking with products formulated for the marine industry.