Orlando Abella is the owner of a 20 year old EdgeWater Freedom 200 boat. He had recently learned about Glidecoat and what it can do for older boats, providing prolonged protection while bringing back the showroom shine with our marine ceramic coating!
Due to the harsh marine environment, especially in South Florida, boats are subject to severe wear, constant sun damage, salt water, scum lines, fish blood and heavy cleaners take their toll on the surface of a boat. Over 20 years, Orlando’s boat had suffered from the elements, resulting in a boat with little to no shine. Being a prideful owner, Orlando wanted his boat to shine like the day he bought it, and that’s where the Glidecoat marine ceramic coating comes in!
We began the process by washing the boat with Nano Wash, a non-abrasive soap, to clean the surface before buffing. The second step is to compound and Nano Polish all flat fiberglass areas, both on the topside and hull.
Because this boat was 20 years old and had lost most of its shine, the use of a heavier compound was required before the use of the Nano Compound. We used a wool cutting pad and heavy duty compound on the hull. This step was completed twice in order to remove most of the heavy oxidization and blemishes on the hull. We then moved to a clean wool pad and Nano Compound, which started to recover some of the shine while continuing to remove any leftover oxidization. The final buffing step consisted of another clean wool pad and Nano Polish. The Nano Polish helps further restore the shine of the surface, bringing us closer to that showroom finish!
Now comes the real transformation.
We start by pouring a dime sized amount of marine ceramic coating onto the red application sponge. Working in 2’ by 2’ sections, we apply our coating onto the surface. When applied the surface will appear to be “sweating”, we then buff the area with a clean microfiber cloth, working the coating into the pores while removing any excess liquid from the surface. This process is completed across the entire boat. Once the first coat is completed, we repeat this step and apply a second coat of the marine ceramic coating.