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How Often Should I Wax My Boat?

How Often Should I Wax My Boat?

There is nothing quite like a smooth ride on a shiny boat you’re proud to show off on the water! One of the biggest secrets to that shine, of course, is a fresh coat of wax.

But you may find yourself wondering, how often do I actually need to wax my boat? Today, we’ve got the answer to this question and more! Just read on.

Benefits of boat wax

If you’re reading this, you likely already know that waxing your boat is important! But you might not have known just how essential it is to the overall look and longevity of your ride.

Wax immediately brightens up your ride, adding a reflective sheen that highlights the beautiful color and detailing of your boat’s hull. It can remove the appearance of small scratches and create an overall more polished look.

Waxing also helps provide long-lasting benefits, by preserving your boat’s color and adding a protective layer that fortifies its hull against the wearing effect of the sun, saltwater and oxidization. The benefits go beyond the surface, too; by making your boat resistant to algae and other grime, waxing lets you enjoy easier cleanups and reduces drag caused by particles that cling to your hull.

So overall, waxing is one of the best things you can do for the overall look and function of your boat! But how often you wax your ride depends on your unique boating routine, where you store your ride, and other factors.


Finding a schedule that suits your needs

To help determine how often you should wax your boat, ask yourself a few key questions:

  • How often do I take my boat out on the water? The more frequently you use your boat, the more often you will want to wax it. However, this doesn’t mean you need to wax your boat every month—even the most avid cruisers can enjoy the biggest benefits of boat waxing by scheduling a session every three to four months! After every trip, take a quick scan of your boat and look for signs of oxidation or scum line buildup. These can be signs that your boat needs to be waxed. If you’re on the water all year long (like many Sunshine State boaters are!), you might also choose to use each new season as a reminder to schedule a waxing.
  • Where do I store my boat? If you store your boat on dry land, and don’t use it regularly, you may not need to wax it as often because it’s not being exposed to grime and oxidation in the water. If you store your boat in the water at the marina, on the other hand, you will probably want to wax it more often to protect it against the effects of H2O and the marine environment.

If your boat could use a waxing, or you’d like to set up a service schedule to ensure that it’s always looking its clear, shiny best, call Premier Marine Detailing today! We can even come to you, making it easier than ever to achieve the pristine ride you’ve been dreaming of.

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