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At What Temperatures Can I Use Your Products?

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Gary asked:

My question relates to weather. I couldn’t find on any of the three labels (Boat Clean Plus, Boat Scrub, or Premium Boat Shine) any notice or warning about when to apply them relative to outside temperature. Could you advise me on that?

Answer:
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The ideal temperature to use any Aurora cleaners, polishes or protectants is in the 60°F to 80° (16ºC to 27º) range, however you can use Aurora products as low as 40°F (5°C) to as high as 100°F (38°C). If the ambient temperature is at the extreme ranges, the product will be harder to work with. They may be thicker and more viscous at the colder temperatures and evaporate off the surface and dry too quickly at the upper range.

The temperature of the substrate is more important than the ambient temperature. A good rule of thumb is to put your hand on the surface. If it’s uncomfortably cold or hot, wait for another time. If it feels comfortable, then you can proceed. Sometime in the winter, the sun will heat the surface of your boat so you can work on it, even if the ambient temperature is hovering around the freezing mark. In the summer, it can be extremely hot out, but if your boat is in the shade, you can also work on it.

Thanks for your question,
Captain Aurora

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