Surface Preparation For Boats

Why Boat Surfaces Need Protection

When you're busy looking at your shiny and spanking new yacht that validates that you've arrived in life, it's hard to imagine just how many surface preparation tools have been put to the task. The surface of the boat is pretty much the tip of the iceberg in the boat-making scheme of things. And yet it's very important nonetheless because the frontage or cover of such a fine piece of investment has to face the elements most of the time.

Just imagine, about the only time when your yacht isn't doing a brave battle with dust, wind, and water is when your cherished property is inside the safety of the garage or transport trailer. True, the bottom part of the water vehicle is subject to more severe water pressure, but even that derriere is a part of the vehicle's skin. Hence, the same care and attention to detail are required.

It's important to understand just exactly what goes with keeping your personal ship's body spic and span as well as tough as a truck. Leave the internal workings to mechanics or engineers but the time is coming when you might get tempted to make a DIY or do-it-yourself project out of replenishing the boat's lost lustre and glory. And to accomplish the task, you'll need to know just exactly what's required.

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Surface Preparation Tools You'll Need

There are many surface preparation tools, and so the challenge is to select the bunch that will ensure that your yacht either retains or recovers its lost tough hide. After all, first impressions last--your boat's gleaming surface is the first thing that onlookers see. Make it count by knowing what goes with what.

The Royal Order of Boat Surface Brushes

The abrasive block is the mother of all surface prep. It's made of harsh steel or wire brush yet far stronger than the lowly steel wool in order to accomplish the hard task at hand. Second in ranking is the equally dependable brush infill although it's less dense in composition than either the block or the ordinary steel wool. As such, the brush's spikes work more like prickly little nails meant to drive away grime, rust and hardened moisture in and around the boat's surface.

Our third runner-up is the scarifying brush, which, as its name implies is made up of loose cutters that chip away at surface imperfections like file to a nail. Yes, sooner or later, your boat will be needing a manicure, too. So it's about time to get ready for it.