Running a professional detailing company has given me the opportunity to witness first hand the evolution of marine cleaning products. I remember 14 years ago waxing a 50 ft Hatteras by hand with 3m cleaner wax after it had just came out on the shelf, what a unique product at the time however wouldn’t be allowed on most yachts now. I remember not having a makita or proper wool pad just sheer elbow grease and what seemed liked miles of hull ahead.
Thankfully enough products and gel-coat and paint finishes have been refined allowing for a higher polished shine. With the developments in nano science, mineral deposits in compounds used to strip away decaying paint or gelcoat have gotten much smaller and finer the higher quality compounds often emulsify under heat and pressure instead of pushing deep embedded sand particles and dirt into your vessels lovely finish, creating big swirl marks. When these high quality polishes are used with high quality wool buffing pads with wool textures softening as you move to the finishing steps the polishing perfection is achieved.
Before having your boat waxed, compounded or polished ask the detailing company exactly what products will be used and make sure they are using them. A common trick by unprofessionally detailing services is to use very cheap product that cut into the cometics surfaces and don’t finish them out, often applying a cheap wax bought in bulk. When a gel-coat or paint surface is cut to remove hazing or oxidization it is imperative that it is followed up by a micro finishing step that will close up the pores and a strong wax to protect from airborne contaminants.
Freedom Yacht Management is a leader in cosmetic polishing and re-finishing using the best marine products available to achieve lasting shine and protection.
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