Tackle Your Boat’s Stains: 5 Essential Boat Detailing Tips

There are two types of people, the ones who love their boat, and the ones who don’t have boats. 

We know you love your boat, even though you might not love how much boat detailing costs. Fear not, we have some solutions to make sure your boat says is ship-shape without breaking the bank.

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1. First Things First, Rince It Off

The first step in detailing your boat is to rise it odd when it first comes out of the water. This step will allow you to clean off your boat without having to scrub and potentially scratch your finish. 

2. Give the hull a wash

First, you need to find a boat soap that isn’t too concentrated because if it is it can strip your finish. Using a soft sponge, soap and water wipe down your hull and anywhere that might have had water splash on it. 

Doing this every time you take your boat out of the water will help you keep your boat looking shiny and new. Washing down the boat keeps the water from staining or fading the colors on your fiberglass. 

3. Rise Again, Dry and Wax

After going over it with soap and water you are going to want to rinse off your boat again. This is mainly because any soap residue will make your boat look dingy and mess up all of your hard work.

After the rinse, take your time with a nice soft cloth to dry your boat off. Drying off your boat avoids any marks from water drops being left behind. It also allows a nice clean finish for when you come through with the wax.

Waxing is the icing on the cake when it comes to keeping your boat looking like it was freshly detailed.    

4. Don’t Forget to Clean the Canvas

If you skip this step, you run the risk of growing mold or mildew. Not to mention, if the canvas is dirty, it ruins the aesthetic of your beautiful boat. 

All it takes a simple rub down with some soap and water then a rinse to keep it spick and span. If you do happen to have a mold or mildew problem, don’t worry. There are many places like boatplanet.com that can replace your canvas.

5. Clean vinyl boat seats

Yes, vinyl seats are made to withstand water and sun, and they can take a beating. But the last thing you want it to put in all of this work to have the seat crack or be stained. 

Just like the canvas, a rinse with soap and water will help keep them like new. For some added peace of mind, you can add something to protect the seats from UV damage.

Boat Detailing Can Be Easy

Use our boat detailing tips to keep up with the maintenance of your boat. That way you can go a long time without having to pay someone else you detail your boat. 

Your boat will still look like you are paying for regular details. Your boat and your wallet will both thank you.

Check out some of our other articles for more tips and tricks.

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