BOAT Polisher

RESTORING & PRESERVING YOUR BOAT'S  GEL COAT  SHIN£

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Boat Polisher provides a professional and specialist restoration and gelcoat polishing service for GRP boats.

 

 

Based in the North West of England, we deliver a specialist mobile boat valeting service throughout the North West counties: Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales, Manchester.

 

This year we have been able to offer a bespoke upholstery and canvas repair service to our customers, giving boat interiors and cockpit cushions a fresh new look using current fabric technology.

 

ABOUT UV light and Oxidation -

It is your enemy!

 

A combination of sunlight and air cause oxidation of a boat's gelcoat, making the surface look faded and chalky

* it damages the gelcoat of your boat

* it affects the underlying binders in the resins

* it weakens the mechanical structure of GRP

* it detracts from the appearance of your boat

* it devalues your investment!

 

However, shine applied with waxes alone can rapidly deteriorate. In a matter of weeks you will be left with the previous dull and flat finish. This dulling effect occurs more rapidly as time progresses – a vicious cycle.

 

With an oxidised surface, there is limited or no protection from harmful UV light - so, be wary of a fast shine finish, it's the marine equivalent of a mechanic's oily rag?

Shiny does not mean Polished!

Simply applying a wax coating can make your boat look shiny, but...it does not address the problem. Your boat is shiny, but unprotected.

 

What does GRP polishing entail?

- The key is to cut through the surface layers of oxidation, to make the gelcoat smooth and reflective

- Providing a sound GRP base is a vital step, ensuring your hull can be properly protected

- Then, and only then, is it worthwhile sealing your gelcoat to protect it from the elements

- Applying specialist marine sealants and UV protectors will then maintain your boat's lustrous finish.

 

Polished GRP is highly reflective; harmful UV light bounces off. This, combined with our specialist sealants and UV coatings, ensures that water will bead from it's surface.

The result is a deep and long lasting shine!

WHAT WE DO:

- We specialise in GRP polishing and gelcoat repairs

- We provide a cost-effective boat detailing service for all types of boats (sail or power, day boats, trailer-sailers, bowriders, sports cruisers, motor cruisers)

- We deliver quality workmanship - GRP polishing to remove light or heavy oxidation from your boat or yacht, followed by professional finishing to seal in the shine.

- GRP damage, chips, scratches can be rectified with specifically colour matched gelcoat for your yacht or motorboat

- We use only industry-leading, specially formulated compounds, polishes and techniques to bring back the finish and lustre to your boat (Lloyd's Approved Topcoat finishes)

- We are mobile and happy to travel to your boat, effecting repairs 'in situ'

WHAT WE DON'T DO:

- We don't do a 'quick fix' or cut corners; in our opinion this delivers no value to you (or us) and your boat will continue to dull at an ever increasing rate

- We don't do painted or wrapped boats, or major structural GRP repair work

- We specialise in GRP polishing and gelcoat repairs

ABOUT US

WHAT NEXT ?

Please contact us at ahoy@boatpolisher.co.uk or telephone on  

07735 981 433 to discuss your requirements.

 

We will make arrangements to view your boat and provide a firm quote for the work to be done and discuss with you the appropriate timescales.