In September 2017, the owner of a new BlackJack 256 reached out to us to help in protecting his investment. In April 2018 we checked in on this boat to monitor the performance of the ceramic boating coating after 6 months.
- Boat Type:
- BlackJack 256
- Gloss Meter Reading (Before Glidecoat Application):
- Gloss Meter Reading (After Glidecoat Application):
- Gloss Meter Reading (Six Months After Application):
Glidecoat is not only great for older boats with oxidization issues, it is also perfect for brand new boats! Josh Tysk purchased his brand new Blackjack 256 in August 2017, with a navy blue/red hull. While the dark colored hull looked amazing, Josh realized the importance of protecting the hull so the dark colors didn’t prematurely fade or oxidize.
Anyone who has owned a dark colored boat can attest to the struggles of keeping the hull looking clean and shiny. That’s where Glidecoat comes in! Glidecoat’s ceramic boating coating increases the gloss and shine of a brand new boat by 15% or more while protecting and preserving that shine for 18 months.
On new boats, we go through a four-step process to increase the shine and gloss of factory new gel coat. We begin with washing the entire boat with Nano Wash to remove any dirt from the surface. Next, with a foam finishing pad and a rotary buffer, we polish all surfaces with Nano Polish to increase the shine. Prior to applying the ceramic boating coating, we use Surface Wipe to decontaminate the surface, removing any residue from polishing. Finally we apply two coats of Glidecoat ceramic boating coating, which fills in all the pores of the gel coat, bonding with the surface to create a protective, super hydrophobic barrier.