How To Properly Polish Your Boat

by boatbeautiful

“Andrew Hayslip, with Boat Beautiful and Ceramic Coat Texas; working on this 2015 Super Air Nautique G21. We just got done fixing some scratches that were along the side from rubbing up against the dock. We want to kind of show you what we did, without sanding, in order to get these out. So we’ll kind of walk you guys through the list of products that we used, and the pads and polisher combinations. We started off with a high-speed rotary polisher (Rupes), a wool pad, and we used Hula Boat Care™ Liquid Compound, Crush. Crush is a diminishing abrasive that gets a great, deep cut into it. After that we went back over [the area] with a high-speed rotary polisher, another wool pad, and we used 400 this time -f rom Menzerna. 400 has a great cut to it, and finishes really well. After that we went back over it with the Rupes 15 and a Lake Country microfiber pad along with 400 as well and we finished it off! I think you guys can see we got some great results, not 100% perfect but we diminished the swirls and didn’t have to go in and wet-sand it all.”

Does your boat’s hull have deep and heavy scratches? Pretty intense swirl marks? In this video we demonstrate the process that we use for gel coat correction in regards to scratches, swirls, and oxidation.

When we were working on this Nautique G21 we encountered an awful case of dock rash. This happens when the boat rubs up against the dock too many times and leaves some heavy scratches in the gel coat.

Andrew shows you how he tackled this issue. He demonstrates the tools he’s using, the compounds (including our favorite Hula Boat Care), the types of machine pads and the order that he went in to get these incredible results. What do you think?

Detailing a Supra SA350

Detailing a Supra SA350

This 2013 SA350 powered by a 57MR V8 motor is just killer looking. It’s got attitude and a very pleasing design to it and the interior is comfortable, accommodating and attractive. You can’t beat that.

We did quite a bit of work on this boat during the detailing process. The hull was scrubbed and hand-washed first. Then we cleaned all of the interior vinyl and made sure that any cushions were cleaned up to standards.

Next we vacuumed out any and all compartments and proceeded with scrubbing the floor. Finally, the tower and bimini were cleaned and we performed a single-stage polish on the exterior.