A Glaze surgery – Prescribing the perfect remedy for keeping your boat looking pristine

Many potential customers and existing customers do not always know which is the best product to use in solving maintenance issues. On this page we have tried to give advise on what our products can achieve in solving many of these issues. All products prescribed below are available to purchase through the A Glaze website or by calling one of the team.

Yellowing on hull

Remove with Heavy duty hull cleaner

Scuff marks on decking

Remove with eradicator sponge or deck cleaner

Mildew on canopy

Remove with the canvas canopy cleaner and stop regrowth with out new formula fabric protector/water proofer

My boat has become chalky and has lost it's colour

First use the Pre Cut with a machine if possible – up to max 1800 revs. Then use our prep and additional coats of glaze, around 50% as you need to fill the pores to stop fading. Call for further info and assistance on quantities or for advise on 01795 592640 from one of our team.

Lack of shine on GRP

Short term remedy – Speed Finish, Long term remedy – Marine A Glaze kit

Marks on vinyl seating

Remove with the Nano Kit and seal with vinyl and leather protector

Diesel smells in cabin

Extinguish with Air Purifier

Mildew growing in cabin during winterisation

Wipe out with air purifier – if mildew on the canopy wash with canvas canopy cleaner and then seal with fabric protector

Cleaning Fenders

Clean with fender restorer and protect with fender and dinghy sealant to keep pristine

Black Streak Marks

Marine preparation for stubborn marks or eradicator sponge

Dullness/flatness to GRP

Cut back with precut and protect with marine kit

Restoring stainless steel cleats

Metal polish and then seal with stainless steel sealant to stop future oxidisation.

Rust stains on GRP

Deck cleaner/hull cleaner/eradictor sponge – depending on the depth of the stain

Protecting carpets and upholstery

Fabric protector/Water proofer

Teak decking has turned grey

Use the teak care kit to replenish colour and if required seal with teak sealer

Limescale stains on shower screen

Clean and seal with crystal vision

Poor vision on windscreen when raining/travelling at speed

Clean and seal with crystal vision and reduce the need to use windscreen wipers.

Leather seating has cracked

Repair with our leather kit.

The boat is dull when i wash it

Stop using jif or fairy liquid as you are harming the surface of the boat – use wash n shine shampoo which contains a small amount of glaze. Speed Finish will bring back the gloss for a short term fix.

My tender is always dirty

Clean with our rib and dinghy cleaner and an eradicator sponge and then seal with our rib and dinghy sealant.

Plastic/vinyl windows are dull and i cannot see through them

PVC restorer will replenish them and create a clear window again. This will also fill in surface scratches.

Polycarbonate hatches are scratched

PVC restorer will fill in surface scratches however if the crazing in inside the polycarbonate there is nothing we can do with the scratches.

My boat in painted and i am planning a respray

Resprays can cost an enormous amount of money – A Glaze reduces the need for a respray as it prolongs the life of the paint work. For example a narrow boat could be £8000 for a respray – when costing how much glaze is needed you could be looking at as little as £400.00 – what a saving!

My boat has antifoul and is taken out at the end of each season

One tip we discovered from a customer at the Boat show who has a small boat and takes it out at the end of the season to give it a basic coat of antifoul is to use the heavy duty hull cleaner neat and leave on for a prolonged period of time to remove the thin layer of antifoul – he said it saved him hours of work!

My canopy has green stains from algae

Use our new canopy cleaner which should remove the green staining Once you have the canopy clean please always seal it to stop the mildew and algae from returning using the new formula fabric protector.

Someone on the boat throws tea down the sink and doesn't wash it away so it has stained the GRP near to the sink outlet

Why does no one ever admit to this!!! We have found the best way to remove this stain is either by using the eradicator sponges in the nano kit as the nano lubricant just aggitates the stain more or if it is quite bad use the marine preparation or if access is limited dilute Hull Cleaner and brush on. Hose off after 10 mins.

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