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Waxing a Boat

Waxing a Boat

Boat Wax

Waxing your boat is essential to maintaining the color, shine, and integrity of a gel coat finish. Marine waxes are very durable in order to stand up salt water, algae, and the sun. Boat wax also makes regular cleaning easier and can make it harder for grime to stick to waxed surfaces. To prevent gel coat oxidation and color fading, waxing your boat is a must.† Normally if you've followed a multiple step process starting with either a dedicated compound and cleaner/polish or just a cleaner/polish, then you would apply a non-cleaning wax. In this case, you no longer need the cleaning power but instead want maximum protection.

Marine 31 Gel Coat Carnauba Wax + Sealant creates a slick, high-gloss finish that lasts!Marine 31 Gel Coat Carnauba Wax + Sealant is one of the longest lasting boat waxes available. Real carnauba wax and fused with advanced crystalline polymers locks out UV rays and prevents salt from degrading the underlying finish. This is also one of the easiest boat waxes in terms of application.

Marine 31 Gel Coat Carnauba Wax + Sealant combines the proven benefits of real carnauba wax and advanced crystalline polymers into one easy-to-use formula. The real carnauba wax imparts a high-gloss, slick finish while the crystalline polymers provide rugged protection against salt and UV rays. Itís only an added bonus that Marine 31 Gel Coat Carnauba Wax + Sealant is exceptionally easy to apply and remove, by hand or dual-action polisher.

An orbital polisher or dual action polisher will make waxing a boat much faster and easier. Spread on the wax evenly with a soft foam buffing pad at a low speed. You have a couple of options for wax removal. You can use a microfiber bonnet on the polisher to buff off the wax. This method is best if you're using a wax that can be applied to the entire boat before being buffed off. If you're working section by section, you might find it easier to buff with microfiber towels.

Marine 31 Captains Boat Coating is very easy to apply

Boat waxes and synthetic sealants have been around for decades and work well to protect your boat against the elements of nature for periods of several months.†Thanks to advancements in technology, a new type of protection for your boat is available that lasts upwards of five times as long as a wax Ė†Marine 31 Captain's Boat Coating

Formulated using a complex blend of quartz-based particles, this state-of-the-art boat coating provides superior resistance to UV rays, salt degradation, and other common contaminants that plague a boat from every day use. Compared to a traditional wax that only lasts a couple months, Marine 31 Captainís Boat Coating provides protection measured in years. True, boat coatings tend to be more expensive than carnauba waxes, but they last considerably longer which means they don't need to be reapplied as often.

There's no faster or easier way to keep your boat clean and shiny than with a spray wax. Marine 31 Spray Wax makes waxing your boat easier than ever!Marine 31 Gel Coat Spray Wax Plus is an easy-to-use spray on boat wax that provides exceptional UV protection and a slick, high-gloss finish on your boatís gel coat surfaces Ė standard and painted. Formulated using real carnauba wax and protective polymers, Marine 31 Gel Coat Spray Wax Plus provides the utmost in surface protection while only taking minutes to apply. Regular application will keep your boat looking new and protected against salt degradation and UV rays.

Marine 31 Gel Coat Spray Wax Plus breaks the mold of traditional spray-on boat waxes by providing the protection and shine that used to be reserved for a liquid boat wax. Marine 31 Gel Coat Spray Wax Plus is formulated using real carnauba wax, protective polymers and advanced UVA and UVB absorbers, all designed to keep your gel coat looking new and protected. Whatís more, Marine 31 Gel Coat Spray Wax Plus will not stain rubber trim!

Don't forget the Non-Skid!

Who wants to spend an entire Sunday afternoon cleaning and waxing the non-skid on a boat? We certainly don't, which is why we created a specially designed non-skid boat wax that only needs to be sprayed on and wiped off! Arguably the most innovative boat wax ever introduced,†Marine 31 Non-Skid Clear Sealant with Carnauba will make waxing and cleaning your boatís non-skid surfaces easier than ever.

Marine 31 Non-Skid Clear Sealant with Carnauba protects non-skid surfaces!What part of your boat is the most exposed to the damaging effects of UV rays, salt, bird droppings, and fish blood? Non-skid, thatís what!†Non-skid is the largest horizontal panel on your boat.This makes your boatís non-skid more susceptible to UV-induced oxidation, salt stains, water spots, and other common pollutants that plague a boat from every day use. Until now, waxing and maintaining your boatís non-skid surfaces was a task that took almost an entire day.

Marine 31 Non-Skid Clear Sealant with Carnauba literally takes minutes to apply. Application is as simple as spraying directly onto the surface and wiping clean with a microfiber towel. Fear not, Marine 31 Non-Skid Clear Sealant doesnít leave the surface slippery. Marine 31 Non-Skid Clear Sealant is an obvious choice over other non-skid boat waxes that need to be brushed in.†Spray and wipe, thatís all it takes to apply a long-lasting coat of Marine 31 Non-Skid Clear Sealant with Carnauba!

One-Step Cleaner/Waxes = Polish and Wax In One

Because detailing a boat is a big job, many manufacturers have combined the polishing and protecting steps into single-step products. By tackling two jobs at once, you'll save time and still get fantastic results. All-in-one cleaner/waxes are best for boats with little or no oxidation.

Marine 31 All-In-One Gel Coat Polish & Wax removes light oxidation while waxing at the same time!Our top pick for a one-step cleaner wax/AIO is Marine 31 All-In-One Gel Coat Polish & Wax. Formulated using advanced micro-abrasives, proprietary cleaning agents and nourishing oils, Marine 31 All-In-One Gel Coat Polish & Wax maximizes color and gloss while leaving a durable layer of wax protection. This zero-dusting formula is incredibly easy to apply by hand or machine.

Another great option for a one-step boat wax is Marine 31 Gel Coat Heavy-Cut Cleaner Wax. This is the heaviest cutting cleaner wax available from Marine 31. This boat cleaner wax is ideal for gel coats that are heavily oxidized. Like its cousin, Gel Coat Heavy-Cut Cleaner Wax is exceptionally easy to work with. The durable wax protection that it provides lasts several months.

You'll find it faster and easier to apply a marine cleaner wax with a polisher and a polishing pad.† Use a microfiber towel or a microfiber bonnet on your polisher to remove wax. The pay-off of one-step, polish-and-wax products is that once you're done, you're done. Sit back and relax!



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