I have been doing boat detailing in St Augustine for thirty years.
FYI I no longer use wax but longer lasting hydro phobic coatings for the same price.
Boat detailing is the hardest work so the best bet is to maintain it and not let it get away from you.Easier said than done...The old saying is "The two happiest days with a boat is the day you buy it and the day you sell it.
I do not do yachts any more but gladly will work on your small boat.Questions to ask yourself.Call for a quote
In general Is my boat a mess?If so this will effect the charge on your boat detailing process.
First lets deal with oxidation.
Signs of Medium OxidationThe
entire surface of the boat will be dull with little reflectivity, and
there will be signs of pitting. To remove the oxidation and smooth the
pitting, you will need to apply a polishing compound using a circular
motion with a machine buffer. The polish, similar to fine sandpaper,
removes the pitted surface rather than coating it.I use aqua buff 2000
on this type of oxidation and it works great for restoring the luster to
your dull boat
Signs of Heavy OxidationThe entire surface of the boat will have no reflectivity and may be chalky to the touch - pitting is obvious. At this stage of oxidation, washing, sanding and polishing are required. In most cases though, restoration will mean intense work to restore the shine and may require the attention of a professional. In the worst oxidation cases, the gelcoat may be beyond restoration and painting the boat may be the only option. The best medicine for gelcoat oxidation is prevention. Follow a simple gelcoat maintenance plan to protect your boat's gelcoat.I recommend a hydrophobic coating that I have been using for ten plus years. If you suspect your boat's gelcoat is already oxidized, try these simple tips to remove gelcoat oxidation and restore your boat's gelcoat to its original lustre.
Rust on Stainless Steel Stainless steel will develop rust spots and Brass wool is a non chemical way to eliminate it.If you use stainless steel the fibers will float through the air and land on your boat and develop little rust spots all over the boat.If you want to tick off your neighbors in a marina use stainless steel.Years ago I had to detail two boats for free because I did not know this little thing.In the event that you have already made this mistake use some hydrofluoric acid and it will release the attached particles.
is pretty common when you leave your boat alone for a season.I can
drive by storage lots all over town and see neglected boats that are
black with mold.Your best bet is bleach but if the mold has set long
enough,the black mold will have etched into your cushions and that is
permanent.If you own a boat, boat detailing is going to take up a lot of
your time so be ready.
Orange Stain on hulls or as it is called Intracoastal Mustache is removed easily with ON Off hull cleaner. Or any of these Acidic Cleaners
Orange stain removed with acid
“What can I say about Simix that hasn't already been said? We used the product first on our 31ft center console and it literally takes no effort to clean the boat when we come back to the dock. I have the mate hose the boat, we scrub the decks and shammy in less than a half hour. Just recently we applied a couple coats to our new 95ft motor yacht, although it’s new we have not had to soap the boat in 6 weeks and it looks great. A hose and shammy and the boat is always clean. This stuff is amazing, it literally took me by myself the other day, 4 hours to hose and shammy the entire boat from the top of the mast all the way to the water line.
"Dirt just doesn't stick”
Capt Mike Palance
Palm Beach, FL
Here is a pic of Captain Dave's boat.The boat is two years old and he has built several coats.He uses Simix
If you want to maintain your boat in pristine condition you should be using Simix. Read Captain Dave's testimonial here
Yeah I know you never heard of it but those that have will never go back to wax.Wax is like using snail mail.Old technology that in my opinion should be forgotten about.I only use Simix because it is the best thing for my customers.
It last longer,looks better and your vessel stays cleaner and easier to clean.
My customers tell me after a trip to the gulf stream they rinse the boat down,no fish guts stick salt rinses off I mean EASY maintenance.