What is Triple P Prep Polish and When Should I use It?

Whether you’re venturing into the world of boat detailing for the very first time or already have years of experience, knowing how to use a polisher is one of the most important steps of the journey. And, if you’ve been around for long enough, you’ll realize that Triple P polish is one of the most popular options amongst boat owners nationwide. 

So, what exactly is this product, and when should you add it to your own arsenal of tools? Stick around to find out! 

What is Triple P? 

In general, polishers are essential for removing defects in your boat’s paint. If yours has ever received damage from extensive rain exposure, scratches, oxidization, sanding, and more, solutions like Triple P are one of the first things you’ll want to turn to, as they’re able to eliminate these defects without causing further errors. 

With oil held in the inner phase of the emulsion, Triple P’s water-based polish solution offers two different phases for users to take advantage of: 

  • Water Inner Phase: A micro-abrasive that can be used on swirls and minor scratches to produce a mirror-like finish. 
  • Oil Outer Phase: Highly lubricated with solvent, silica resin, and oil blends, a film designed to help anchor coatings to their surfaces. 

You can also expect to benefit from its included quartz attraction agents and gloss enhancing chemicals, both designed to offer optimum adhesion with polymer-based sealants like Repel Pro. So, regardless of your skill level, Triple P is one of the most well-rounded products to add to your supplies shed.  

When Should I Use Triple P Prep Polish? 

This polisher will close out your boat detailing process following the use of a compound. For a more efficient experience, it’s recommended that you first wash your boat with a low-PH boat soap and wipe it down with an IPA solution using a forced rotation machine or a random orbital & polishing pad. 

How to Apply Triple P Prep Polish? 

Finally, it’s time to put your long-trusted polish solution into action. 

First, you’ll need to lay down a silica film primer layer and wait 30 to 60 minutes for it to “set.” It’s important not to skip this step, as this allows the resin layer’s cure to get well into the surface prior to polish application. Use either a Liquid Thor or Repel Pro ceramic for the best result. 

Once your timer is up, you can finally apply your Triple P coating, allowing it to crystalize together with the initial resin layer. Now, you can enjoy all the benefits that come with its advanced swirl-removing, protective formula thousands of owners have used in their boat detailing efforts. 


From simple surface corrections to larger paint damage, Triple P is guaranteed to be the polisher you need to tackle any detailing task thanks to its advanced formula. It is difficult to identify any other product that offers the same comprehensive polish and protective elements, so it’s worth considering adding it to your collection.  

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