RedFin Charters is a fishing charter operation in Charleston, South Carolina, with two BlackJack 224's in their fleet. The company runs 800 charters in a year and the boats are constantly exposed to their fair share of sun, salt and use. Redfin reached out to Glidecoat about a better solution to prevent fading and oxidization for their fleet and detail the boat for a hull restoration.
- Restore the boat's original finish
- Protect the boat's finish from UV damage
- Fading and oxidization
- RedFin Charters
Redfin uses the Blackjack 224’s extensively in it's fishing charters and given they are chartered most days they see their fair share of sun, salt and use. Given the black hull, the older of the two has seen UV damage on the transom as noted in the picture. Prior to the time of application, we performed a Gloss Meter test of the gelcoat on the transom and the reading averaged 4-5.
To begin the hull restoration process, the boats were then both washed with Nano Wash which is a high foam, non-abrasive soap. After washing and rinsing down, the older of the two boats was then compounded using Glidecoat Nano Compound – a medium cut.
After compounding the boat, we then applied Nano Polish to help restore the shine using a dual action polisher.
After polishing we used Surface Wipe to de-contaminate the surface of the boat, both hull and topsides.
Lastly Glidecoat ceramic coating was applied to add further shine and gloss, but also seal the surface for up to 2 years, making it hydrophobic and provide much needed UV Protection. After application the Gloss Meter readings averaged 82-84 on the older boat, making it equivalent to factory new again.