Expert Boat Polishing Auckland: Rekindle Brilliance & Shield Your Vessel
Step aboard a vessel that reflects both the sun and your standards with the premier boat polishing Auckland services of 360 Boat Care.
Specializing in transformative polish and a flawless finish, we ensure that your marine craft not only handles the waves but also catches eyes in the marina. From bow to stern, we take care of your boat’s luster, providing high-standard boat detailing to meet your expectations.
Fiberglass Boat Polishing
The outer surface of a fiberglass boat is normally made up of special resin called gel coat. It protects the hull and gives it its color and shine. Time and exposure to the sun and marine water eventually erode its relatively soft surface, leaving it dull and chalky. In addition, as this gel coat ages, it loses oils and dries out completely, giving your boat a worn out and weather-beaten look. Our experienced team at 360 Boat Care, specializing in marine industry services, manages the entire polishing process with precision and attention to detail, ensuring the best results for your cherished vessel.
Wax polish replenishes these oils to enhance its gloss. It also helps in restoring the original luster of the paint. Additionally, it removes swirl marks or tiny scratches and keeps the shine of the paint brighter. Professional boat detailers do all these things and let you have a pleasant cruise of the shiny boat along with long-lasting memories.
On the other hand, paint applied to the boat’s exterior contains emollients and oils that make it shine. It can also dry out prematurely when exposed to sun and water or without wax protection. Polishing and waxing the boat’s exposed surfaces remove the dead paint and restore the emollients to their original appearance. This process also extends their lifespan. This is a crucial step for maintaining your boat in top condition.
Contrary to popular belief, polishing does not involve coating the boat. It is a process that removes the pitted surface. Both polish and buffing compounds are abrasives. They restore the shine of the boat’s fiberglass gel coat by removing imperfections, discoloration and surface scrapes. This process increases the body shine and restores its original, lively look. Using pure polish over a wax coat maintains the high gloss of the boat’s paint. This polishing is suitable only when the boat requires minor refinishing. Instead, if the surface is excessively pitted or dull, a stronger rubbing compound is more appropriate. It will keep the boat exterior clean and rust-free, meeting the high standard expectations of boat owners.
The final step in this polishing job is to protect the finish with a wax job. The sun’s UV rays quickly ruin the topsides of the boat if there is no wax on the surface. Waxing your boat adds depth and shine to its paint and increases its durability. After washing and rinsing, it is also necessary to re-wax. This gives added protection to the hull’s gel coat and to the paint by sealing the surface against dirt. It also prevents oxidation from degrading the glossy finish of the boat. And that’s why boat polishing is an important aspect of making the boat trouble-free.
No doubt, cleaning your boat can be a serious detailing job. For this purpose, you need to wash the boat first before polishing its structure. Otherwise, the old wax, grease, dirt, grime, and sticky water minerals get accumulated and make future boat hull cleaning more difficult. Additionally, they may cause malfunctioning in the boat’s machines.
Once the boat dries out completely, waxing and buffing of the hull is required to restore the shine of the fiberglass. Waxing the boat after every cruise is not necessary, though. However, we recommend that you do it at least once or twice during the season. Waxing preserves the luster of the hull and protects against the elements and impurities found in water.