Gel coat oxidation can be seen by the fading of color as well as the chalky feel that is on the surface. Oxidation which is caused by UV degradation of the gel coat is caused by several factors ranging from chemical exposure to environmental.Read More
Foam and Wool Boat Detailing Pads Care and Use
As boat owners we want the deepest shine and lasting results with the minimal amount of time away from the water. Professional results are possible when you use quality products like Hula Boat Care’s gelcoat and surface care waxes and compounds. When matched with Hula’s line of boat detailing foam and wool pads, along with the right technique, you can leave your boat with a world-class shine!
Taking this idea further we have developed the following recommendations for getting the best results from your foam and wool boat detailing pads.
Gel Coat Restoration Detailing Product and Detailing Pad Matching Tips
Scratch removal, heavy oxidation removals, surface restoration and gel coat restoration
Product – Rip Tide Liquid Compound
Detailing Pad – Wool Cutting Pad
Light scratch removal, restore shine and light deoxidation
Product – Hang Ten Cleaner Wax
Detailing Pad – Green Foam Polishing Pad
Create a high gloss finish, leave a protective and water repellant coating
Product – Big Kahuna Polymer Sealant
Detailing Pad – Blue Foam Finishing Pad
Getting the Most out of Your Foam and Wool Pads
There are a lot of different opinions and information on the types of pads used in boat detailing. Whether you prefer foam or wool, or use both, you want to get the most out of your accessories.
We created three simple tips that will allow you to get the best performance and provide the longest life for your foam and wool boat detailing pads.
- Correctly use your pads – Only use one foam or wool pad per detailing product
- Properly store your pads – Store your foam and wool boat detailing pads in a gallon zip bag. Write the name or the product used with the pad on the bag (with a sharpie).
- Care for your pads – wool pads and foam pads can be hand washed, wrung and air dried to ensure that the Velcro® does not delaminate from excessive washing or heat from a drier.
Boat Wax and Cleaner Wax
Boat wax, cleaner wax, boat polisher…there are a lot of different approaches to boat hull maintenance and a lot of questions about what products do what.
At Hula Boat Care Products we have developed a one-step boat wax designed to restore gloss while leaving the surface protected with a wax polymer blend. This cleaner wax is designed to remove mild oxidation, blemishes and scuffs with ease – just like a polish.
The difference with Hang Ten Cleaner Wax is the surface is polished to a beautiful, high gloss finish and with a water repellent UV barrier.
It is important to use a boat cleaner wax instead of just applying wax over old wax. When you use a boat wax that is actually a cleaner wax you can actually remove oxidation and leave a prepared surface that will provide a higher gloss finish and lasting results.
Versatility is the key with this product as it can be applied by hand or polishing machine to provide the results you are looking for.
Be advised that fibreglass or gelcoat is very tough material. You must be very intentional with your polishing. We often use a circular polisher including the Makita 9227C.
For a complete boat wax treatment it’s a three, or more, step process and there are no shortcuts:
Step 1: Wash thoroughly and stay away from aggressive household cleaners like dawn.
Step 2: Prep and Polish. Use a machine, preferably a circular, but we have had success with random orbitals like a Cyclo Polisher, but it takes a lot more work. For heavy oxidation and scratches use Riptide Liquid Compound. For light oxidation start with Hang Ten Cleaner Wax.
Step 3: Seal. I use an acrylic sealer like Big Kahuna Polymer Sealant. Put on alt least two coats because you always miss some areas on the first application.
16 Fl. Ounces
1 US Gallon
16 Fl. Ounces
1 US Gallon
Clean and Maintain Vinyl Surfaces
Maintain and protect vinyl surfaces on your boat with Hula Boat Care Wipe Out Vinyl Cleaner & Conditioner. Hula Boat Care Products provides fantastic results when cleaning your boat interior with little effort. Keeps your vinyl seats looking good without that greasy feel, then this vinyl cleaner and conditioner is designed specifically for boat interiors. This eco conscious 2 in 1 product effectively cleans your boat seats from most sun tan lotions, spills, and grime while conditioners leave them rejuvenated, soft, and protected from UV rays.
BOAT VINYL CLEANING AND CONDITIONING PRODUCTS:
16 Fl. Ounces
1 US Gallon
16 Fl. Ounces
1 US Gallon
Flat Rate Shipping
Hula Boat Care is continuing to offer customers flat rate and free shipping when they order from Hula Boat Care. That includes all of our interior and exterior products like Riptide Liquid Compound – the perfect solution for restoring lost luster on the gel coat. Maybe you are looking for hard working yet easy to apply boat care products like Gnarly Water Spot Remover+ or Surf Away Spray Detailer.
With Hula Boat Care products it is easy to stay on the water.
Vinyl Cleaner and Vinyl Conditioner Winter Tips
If you are trying to protect your boat’s vinyl from drying and cracking this winter then consider the regular use of a vinyl conditioner like Wipe Out Vinyl Cleaner & Conditioner. The gentle cleaners are designed for marine grade vinyl and will remove any ground in dirt and grime from cushions, seat backs and headrest.
What makes Wipe Out Vinyl Cleaner and Conditioner so popular is after cleaning the vinyl, while leaving a moisturizing coat of conditioner that will keep the vinyl soft and supple during the cold months.
Having a clean and conditioned vinyl surface will also help slow down the growth of any mold and mildew so spring clean up will be a breeze.
Should I Use A Vinyl Cleaner and Condition?
We have received a lot of questions about what is the right way to use a vinyl cleaner and whether a conditioner is required for each application. Another common question that boat and watercraft owners ask us is how to safely remove stains with a vinyl cleaner.
We always recommend that you test in an inconspicuious area first. We also do not recommend using abrasive scrubbing tools, brushes and scrubbing sponges.Overly aggressive application tools can scratch the vinyl surface and permanently damage it. Apply Wipe Out Vinyl Cleaner and Conditioner then allow it to dwell. Wipe with a towel. You can reapply the vinyl clean and allow to dwell. Then use a soft brush and wipe with a towel.
It is important that you use a vinyl conditioner after you use a vinyl cleaner. Leaving vinyl, and especially marine grade vinyl found in most boats and watercraft, unconditioned will damage the vinyl surface and lead to cracking and splitting. Whether you are cleaning your Centurion, Tige, MasterCraft or Malibu boat you will want to clean and protect your vinyl.
Ashley Kidd Anchors Pro Team Roster
Ashley Kidd, professional wake surfing’s 2014 world champion and female rider of the year, will once again anchor the Hula Boat Care Products pro team for 2015. Ashley continues to serve as an excellent ambassador for the Hula Boat Care brand and the sport of wake surfing. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas Ashley is a dedicated athlete that continues to grow as a leading professional. Her passion for the water and dedication is reflected in her hard work. Ashley continues to put in endless hours and endless miles exploring the boundaries of her sport. Ashley currently resides in Austin and enjoys wake surfing, surfing, yoga, weight lifting, baking, shopping, painting, modeling and snowboarding
2009 was the very first year Ashley started wake surfing and just a year later she began competing professionally. In 2010 she participated in the World Wake Surf Championship where she entered in the amateur women group and took 2nd place. Ashley was recognized for her aggressive style.
Since her first competition in 2010, Ashley has competed professionally on the wake surfing podium over 25 times, an accomplishment no other professional wake surfing athlete can declare. She has never finished under second place in any professional wake surfing competition, an extraordinary performance for anyone. She could not imagine her life any other way. She loves what she does and has such a huge drive and passion for being on the water and wake surfing. She’s looking forward to what’s ahead and continuing her successful career as a professional wake surfer.
You can follow Ashley on facebook or Ashley Kidd’s official website.
Hula Boat Care Products specializes in sharing a passion for marine surface care with like-minded boat owners. Inspired by the relaxed life style of the South Pacific and with 17 years of surface care experience Hula Boat Care have created an eco-friendly line of boat compounds, polishes, cleaners, waxes and vinyl cleaners designed to provide professional results with minimal effort.
John Lakkis – Hula Boat Care Products