Disadvantages of Home & Personal Boat Detailing

Every year, there are over 300,000 new boat construction and then sold at boat shows. The boating industry hasn’t remained as popular in the U.S. for decades. If properly cared for, your boat will maintain a fine appearance and last a very long time. One aspect of proper care is proper boat detailing.

Boat detailing involves removing surface stains and dirt, restoring the luster to the finish line, and applying boat polish to keep your boat looking new. The two basic types of boat detailing techniques are dry cleaning and wet cleaning. Dry cleaning removes the dirt and marine lubricant from the exterior surface of the boat while wet cleaning removes all debris and stains from the interior.

The most common boat detailing technique is bailing. Bailing is a technique used to remove stubborn problems such as rot and leaks. Most bails are vinyl and will require an ultraviolet lamp or high pressure air to penetrate the tough problem areas. An ultraviolet light is used to destroy the root cause of the problem without harming the surrounding areas. Bailing can remove unsightly rust, peel and crack vinyl upholstery, and leaves a protected surface to protect the interior of your boat.

Another common boat detailing technique is the hull treatment. Most manufacturers will send their own recommendations for treating the hull of your boats with some type of coating. Some of the treatments include paints, clear coat, rubber coating and many others.

When I was doing my marine engineering internship, we would take a boat to the local marina and do a thorough hull treatment. This usually involved washing, painting and a good dose of rust treatment. It was quite expensive so most boaters didn’t bother with it wasn’t that appealing to most people. Over the years this process has become much more commonplace but most people don’t like the thought of having to have their whole boat stripped down and treated to get rid of rust. This process is very costly and not many boat owners can afford it.

I decided to find a way to do my own personal version of the hull treatment and came up with a simple solution to keeping my boat looking fresh and new at a fraction of the cost. My method involved rubbing dish soap on the hull in three thin layers. After rinsing I allowed the solution to sit for fifteen minutes and then washed the soap away. I then used high pressure spray to get rid of the soap residue and then added another coat of marine silicone to seal the solution in place and give it an even look. I applied two coats of white car wash soap and I’ve been having trouble with rust spots ever since. For more details on boat detailing visit https://www.mobiledetailingservices.net/boat-detailing-palm-harbor-fl/.