Ceramic Coating For Your Boat

October 1, 2021

Ceramic Coating For Your Boat

Ceramic coating is commonly used by car aficionados to protect the paintwork and enhance the vehicle’s good looks. But what about using it on a boat? 

Most boat owners spend many hours laboriously carrying out the repetitive maintenance necessary to keep their vessel looking its best. So is the application of a ceramic coating the answer to more hours spent on the water and less on cleaning and upkeep?

Read on to discover how technology can revolutionize the life of the 21st-century boat owner…

Ceramic Coating, Boats, and More

  • What is ceramic coating?
  • The pros & cons of ceramic coating for a boat

What is ceramic coating? 

Ceramic coating uses nanotechnology to create an ultra-fine, ultra-hard protective coating that adheres to the surface beneath it. This protects against UV rays and damage, as well as making cleaning and maintenance a far easier process. It also means that the materials and any paintwork it covers remain in pristine condition.

Ceramic coating lasts for many years and can be applied to a variety of materials, including:

  • Paintwork
  •  Soft gelcoat
  • Stainless steel
  • Rubber
  •  Plastic
  • Fabric
  • Glass
  • Teak decks
  • RIB tubes 

And more…

The pros & cons of ceramic coating for a boat

There are many reasons you might want to add a ceramic coating to a boat. As well as making even an older vessel gleam with a new lease of life, it’s a particularly great way to ensure that new or nearly new boats retain their good looks. 

The pros: 

  • Protects against rubs, scratches, and damage: Will withstand trauma that would damage a regular gelcoat or paintwork.
  • Is super-hydrophobic: Causes water to bead and runoff, meaning cleaning becomes super-easy. Barnacles and weeds are unable to get a hold, allowing them to simply be wiped away. In fact, it’s so efficient that a ceramic coating can be considered as a form of antifouling—a tedious job that any boat owner would be keen to find an effective method to reduce the regularity of an antifoul application.
  • Provides a complete makeover: The application of ceramic coating adds a gleam unlike any other product—and it lasts for years.
  • Reduces cleaning time: Thanks to the hydrophobic properties, cleaning the boat becomes effortless. Even throwing a bucket of seawater over ceramic-coated glass areas sees the water stream away without leaving rivers of salt stains.

The cons:

  • Requires extensive preparation: The boat has to be cleaned within an inch of its life before the coating is applied. Failure to do so will simply lock in any dirt that’s left. This makes application something that should be left to the professionals. Such a service will rinse, wash, polish, and degrease the areas to be treated to ensure no trace of dirt or residual chemicals remain. It then needs to be primed before the ceramic coating is applied.

This, and—of course—the initial cost is the only real ‘con’ that can be mentioned. Even the price of having a professional application of a ceramic coating to your boat soon pays for itself. Easy to clean, aesthetically improved, protection against scuff damage, and the reduction of antifouling products are just some of the reasons many savvy boat owners are choosing ceramic coat technology for their vessels

Contact Auto SuperShield for the Ultimate Ceramic Coating for Boat Application

Auto SuperShield is Boca Raton’s leading professional supplier of the latest ceramic coating. With a background in car detailing, their expert technicians have been extolling the virtues and applying this nano-technology to Florida’s supercars and boats for many years.

Visit https://www.autosupershield.com today to find out more and get in contact to discuss the type and level of ceramic coating to best suit your boat’s needs. 


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