The AB inflatable was purchased new in 2005 and has traveled extensively including duty as tender on 2 trips to the Bahamas.
- BOAT TYPE:
- AB Inflatables
- PURCHASE DATE:
- LENGTH OVERALL:
- 10.5' - Hard Bottom
- BOAT OWNER:
- Tom Vail
- Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
Prior to Tom prepping and coating the tender with Glidecoat Inflatable it had not been cleaned in over a year.
The first stage of the process was to thoroughly wash the tender with Nano Wash. The product produces a high foam content, which breaks the bond between the dirt film and the tender’s Hypalon (or PVC) Fabric and lubricates dirt particles minimizing surface abrasion.
Once washed and fully dry, the Glidecoat Inflatable Ceramic Coating is then applied using a sponge applicator, applying just a few drops of coating and covering one section of the tender at a time. The tubes, as well as underneath are covered.
The benefit of coating the tender is to minimize UV damage and also retain or help restore color and luster as well as to assist in reducing damage from soft impacts, abrasion and scratches.