What You Need to Ceramic Coat a Boat
So, you’re finally ready to apply ceramic coating to your boat. Exciting, right?
Still, before you jump into it, you’ll need a few tools at your side. Much like any other detailing job, use ceramic coating protection requires a few supplemental products.
Don’t worry; we’re here to help. Here’s everything you’ll need to get started.
Triple P Ceramic Prep Polish
From its protective properties to ultra-efficient swirl-removing uses, the Triple P Ceramic Prep Polish has been a favorite amongst boat owners for years. Whether you need something to help fix paint damage or enhance a finished job, Triple P can handle pretty much anything you throw its way.
As such, it should be one of the first items you add to your arsenal prior to a ceramic coating — let alone any kind of detailing work you expect to perform in the future.
Surface Prep Alcohol Spray
Of course, you can’t carry around an efficient polish without also having a proper cleaner at your side to remove leftover oils and lubricants. Fortunately, this Surface Prep Alcohol Spray offers an all-in-one solution that’ll ensure your surfaces are fully prepared for a coating.
As a bonus, its alcohol-based formula can also be used as a general cleaner for glass, plastic, marine paint, metal, and gel coat surfaces. So, you can be sure you’re getting your money’s worth no matter how you plan to use the trusted product.
Autofiber Thick Coating Microsuede Applicator Sponge
Next, if you’ve ever used a microfiber applicator during a detailing job, you’ve probably seen how easy it is for them to absorb more product than necessary, forcing you to constantly reapply solutions and waste precious cleaning time.
Well, this problem has a simple solution: the Autofiber Microseude Applicator. With three distinct layers — foam (inner), barrier (middle), and microfiber (outer) — crafted to limit buildup of product and prevent it from soaking through, the applicator is an efficient improvement every boat owner should have in their collection.
Standard Microfiber Cloths
Of course, we can’t leave out the classic tools every boat owner has come to know and love: standard microfiber soft cloths.
These versatile cleaning products are trusted options for almost any task — not solely for ceramic coating. Whether you plan to use them on chrome, paint, gel coat, or another surface type, they can help apply nearly any product without scratching or marring your boat’s paint.
Finally, you’ll need a steady supply of ceramic coating protection products to finish the process. When it comes to long-term surface protection, you can’t go wrong with either of these popular choices:
- For Beginners: Liquid Thor Ceramic Coating (goes on thin)
- For Experts: Starke Yacht Repel Pro Ceramic Coating (goes on thick)
Regardless of which option you choose, don’t forget to top it with some Starke Replenish Silica Spray to extend the coating’s lifespan.
Though it might seem complicated at first glance, applying a ceramic coating to your boat is guaranteed to be a satisfying process — and well worth the time investment.