What should I look for in a boat wash?

What should I look for in a boat wash?

Keeping your boat clean and protected is the single most important thing you can do to prolong the life of your asset. Boats are prone to the harshest conditions wind, sun, salt, rain, dirt, dust, grime, spray along with day to day usage. Just like your car your boat needs regular washing and protecting, but the range of boat washes can be confusing with added in waxes and words like 'restore and protect', 'cleaner and wax' working out when to use what and how often can leave you feeling a little perplexed.

A lot of boat washes contain a wax component which is designed to leave a shine which helps protect from the elements for instance Boaties Gold and 3M Marine Cleaner and Wax. Some specific products like Awlwash Washdown Concentrate are designed to be used on Awlcraft coatings which will ensure your coating's warranty. If you have recently had your boat painted or wrap it might pay to check the warranty or ask if you should use specific products.

If you need a general purpose boat wash Boaties Gold is an ABS favourite, it is economical, contains carnauba wax for a long-lasting shine and is easy to use. CT18 and CT20 are ideal for heavy-duty cleaning and Presta and IMAR are premium brands well known for their superior products.

Which ever boat wash you chose, remember to maintain the shine and protect with a regular wax or polish. 

Still got questions? Browse our range of boat washes or give the team a call on 07 5502 8484.