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Polishing Explained

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Unprotected Gelcoat and paint can become chalky and dull (otherwise known as oxidised) due to damage from UV rays after spending many years soaking in the sun and sea.

A quick polish in the boat yard will only skim the surface of this oxidation. Whilst it may make the boat look great - this effect will only last a couple of weeks. Any deeper, untouched layers of oxidised paint or Gelcoat that are missed become clogged by oils in the polish; giving the boat a glossy finish. This oily, shiny finish, however, will wash away when your boat hits water, and soon your boat looks as it did before you started.

Paint and Gelcoat Restoration reverses the process of oxidation completely. It is the labour intensive technique of machine polishing (and sanding) which effectively removes all layers of oxidised paint or Gelcoat. The removal of previously oxidised layers brings up a fresh, revived layer. A complete Gelcoat or paint restoration will bring the colour depth and shine of your boat back to the day it came out of the factory. 

I spent my childhood sailing dinghies in Carlingford Lough. After purchasing a 23ft Hunter Horizon I fell back in love with sailing. More recently, I have been competing in races on a Bénéteau First JK 30.

I have 8 years experience in the automotive detailing industry. I have spent 5 years exclusively preparing, painting and wet sanding & polishing Aston Martin and McLaren supercars in a fibreglass manufacturing company. I have many connections in the fibreglass repair industry, and can consult with fibreglass technicians if needed. I have learned what products and tools are best for the job and have perfected my technique to achieve a mirror finish. I work to a meticulously high standard, and strive to bring my client's boats back to life. No matter how large or small, I will work to ensure you are delighted with the finish! 

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