Professional Top Coating

Climatic conditions have proven to be very harsh on today’s yachts, boats, and watercraft. High UV levels, acid rain, dirt and salt in the air require an almost endless amount of maintenance. All boats on the water employ marine gel coat or paint, polished metal, fabrics and canvas, all of which suffer from corrosion and damage caused by salt, dirt, and UV rays.


Examples of a boat with significant wear caused by salt, dirt and UV.
The Challenge

There have been many advances in marine technology like joystick docking, night vision, and chartogrophy along with many others. However the way we maintain our boat has not changed at all. We still use wax to protect against UV damage and maintain the overall appearance. Wax being a soft material is easily broken down by the sun, salt, and dirt. It also does not completely stop the UV rays from breaking down the gel coat or paint and damaging them. Depending on your geographic location you could have to wax your boat every three months to maintain not only the appearance but also to stop UV damage from making the surface chalky or crazed. White areas show the damage less but today’s styles utilize many colors. Color fading can increase the need for frequent waxing and regular maintenance to keep its fresh appearance.

A boat goes through many stages in its life cycle. Periods of constant maintenance mixed with periods of heavy usage and periods of little or no use at all. Through its life cycle the gel coat and paint will be constantly dealing with the elements. Every time the gel coat or paint gets chalky buffing and waxing is done to return its luster and shine. Doing that however is slowly breaking down the layers of gel coat or paint. This makes for the eventual need to go down the costly road of repainting. Here at Glidecoat we have discovered a better way.

The Solution


Glidecoat has become the leader in the next generation of Professional Top Coating protection by using state of the art materials and science. We have engineered a range of products that utilize Smart Surface Technology. Now not just creating a great luster and shine but also making the surface more functional. Glidecoat uses Nano technology and state of the art polymers to fill in the microscopic pores and scratches on surfaces like marine Gel coat, marine paint, and polished metal like stainless steel and brass. This makes the surface hydrophobic and and super smooth. Now contaminates like dirt, salt, and fish blood can be rinsed away because they are not being absorbed into the surface. They are actually sitting on top of it.

Glidecoat, as opposed to other coatings on the market is actually a hard coating unlike wax and other polishes. A Glidecoated surface is diamond hard creating a barrier that, depending on your location and climate, will last for many years. The hard polymer coating also reflects UV rays instead of dampening them like wax making for maximum protection. Glidecoat’s Liquid Crystal coating restores the luster and shine to better-then-new condition. As the Liquid Crystal absorbs into the pores it restores the color pigment to its original color. Now you can restore dark and light colors that are chalky and have been faded from the sun to a richer, deeper color.

The boat looks brand new and totally exceeds my wildest expectations.
Captain Kelly

The same boat as depicted above, following the Glidecoat Professional Top Coating.
    Professional Top Coating Benefits

  • Faded or chalky color restoration
  • Diamond hard coating for durability
  • Transforms surface to be hydrophobic for easy maintenance
  • Cost effective alternative to re-painting
  • Stops polished metal from rusting and tarnishing
  • Reflects UV rays to provide long-term protection from sun damage
  • Repels stains from bird droppings and pollen
  • Stops mold by sealing the pours from water retention

Before picture of a boat with significant wear and tear.

The same boat following a Glidecoat Professional Top Coating.
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Glidecoat Top Coating needs to be applied by a Professional Applicator. To get a quote please contact us.

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