A Boat Detailing Guide and Tips
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The Importance of DIY Boat Detailing
Between professional detailing sessions, it’s important to supplement your boat’s exterior and interior with DIY cleaning. This will ensure that your boat never goes too far without being cleaned, and this will give it the best chance to fight against algae accumulation, salt degradation and fading, and various other issues that plague boats.
How Often Should You Detail Your Boat?
Boats should be detailed at least every fall and spring. This gives you the chance to clean it off before putting away for storage during the fall, and it also gives you the chance to get it in the best shape possible during spring. And the best part about cleaning your boat when it comes out of storage is that your cleaning will need to be minimal – much more minimal than it would be if you hadn’t cleaned it before putting it away.
The First Step in Detailing Your Boat
Before you begin cleaning your boat, it’s important to spend a good amount of time on getting prepared. If this is your first or second time cleaning it, it’s important to put a lot of consideration into the products and tools that you will be using. This will ensure that all of your products are compatible with your exterior and interior, and that everything is applied as it should be for the optimal protection.
Here at VA Mobile Detail, we want to bring your attention to a little tip that will save you time and money in the long run. After cleaning your boat in the fall, you can apply a quick coat of hand wax to it. This will protect your boat during the winter, and it will also let the wax harden so that when you wax it again in the spring, you’ll have much less work to do.
Never Use Saltwater to Wash Your Boat
Boat owners that are just getting started with detailing may make the honest mistake of using salt water to wash their boats, instead of freshwater. Although this is an easy mistake to make, it will do your boat no good.
Ideally, you should be washing your boat after every use with freshwater and the soap that is most appropriate for it. Never use detergents or other chemicals that could cause your paint or rubber seals to become damage.
Cleaning Lewmar Acrylic Hatches
A popular question we get asked is “what should I clean my acrylic hatches with?” The answer to this is a simple one, especially considering all of the solutions that the market offers for them. Cleaning these surfaces is simple and only requires water and mild soap. But the real detail lies in making sure that you are lubricating zippers using zipper lubricants.