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Inflatable Boat Polish / UV Protector. It gives Beautiful, Long Lasting Shine. Protects Against UV Damage, Sun Tanning Oil, Chalking and Stains. Not Greasy or Oily. Endorsed by Manufacturers.
A New Space Age Polymer. Luxurious shine for your boat. Protects Your Inflatable Boat against UV damage, Dirt, Grime, Diesel, Soot, Stains, Bird Droppings and More. Safe for Hypalon and PVC. Will NOT Attack Adhesives or Fabric.
Not Oily or Greasy:
No slip-sliding around Won’t stain your clothes
Hypalon & PVC
Will NOT Attack Adhesives or Fabric
|Dirty, Sticky, Chalky PVC Inflatable||Quickly Strip Away Dirt, Diesel, Oxidation, Insect Marks & Scuffs|
|Applying 2 Coats of POLY GUARD™ to Add a Protective Shine
||Restored to Better Than New!|
Keeping your new RIB or Inflatable Boat clean and protected against environmental damage can easily double the useful life of your boat, keep it looking like the day you bought it, increase your pride of ownership and bring a much higher return when it comes time to trade up or sell.
Your boat will be expected to live and survive in the Marine Environment; the toughest environment on the planet. It will be under constant attack from dirt, grime, UV, infrared, suntan lotion, marine growth, bacteria, bird and spider droppings, scuffs, stains, ozone and more. A simple and regular maintenance regime can easily defeat these ravages, but you need the right specialty products and procedure to do the job. Failure to keep your boat clean and protected will result in it looking old and tired before its time, may void your warranty and is sure to bring additional problems that can be costly to repair.
Using the right products to care for your boat is important. Household, automotive and industrial products can often cause more harm than good and should not be used. Aurora Boat Care Products are specially formulated for optimum care and maintenance of RIB and Inflatable boats. They’re endorsed, recommended and used by the top boat manufacturers in the world. These products are safe to use on Hypalon, PVC, Polyurethane, Rubber, Fiberglass and Aluminum.
NOTE: Detailed instructions for use and application of all products are on the product labels and on www.AuroraMarine.com
This is the easiest and best time to protect your boat. Within a few months in the marine environment, an unprotected boat can become soiled, stained, fouled and begin to degrade, requiring restoration before it can be properly protected.
When the special fabric for your tube and inflatable floor was manufactured, lubricants and other chemicals were used and they remain on the surface of the fabric after the boat was manufactured. It’s important to strip them away before applying the UV protector otherwise poor adhesion and failure of the protector can result. Even though your boat is new and appears clean, scrub it well with SPEED CLEAN™ and a MARINE POWER MITT™ to remove these pollutants, rinse well and dry. When the tube and fabric floor is dry, apply 2 coats of POLY GUARD™. These products may also be used to protect rub rails and other rubber fitments.
If the boat is to remain in the water for more than 2 days at a time, apply REPELIN™ fouling release coating to all underwater fabric surfaces to reduce the attachment of marine fouling and make cleanup easier. REPELIN™ can also improve performance and reduce fuel consumption. These products are effective for use in salt as well as fresh water.
If your RIB is to remain in the water for more than 2 days at a time, protect the gel coat with REPELIN™ fouling release coating. In addition to reducing the attachment of marine fouling it will keep the bottom cleaner, eliminate salt attachment, improve performance and reduce fuel consumption. Gel coat is porous and REPELIN™ will seal the pores to prevent osmosis blisters.
New gel coat is coated with a mold release agent which can impair proper bonding of long lasting protective coatings. To ensure proper attachment of REPELIN™, the hull must be scrubbed with SPEED CLEAN™ and a MARINE POWER MITT™ to remove any pollutants, prior to application.
If your RIB is to remain in the water for more than 2 days at a time, protect the painted bottom with REPELIN™ fouling release coating. In addition to reducing the attachment of marine fouling it will keep the bottom cleaner, eliminate salt attachment, improve performance and reduce fuel consumption. Wash the surface first with INFLATABLE BOAT CLEANER™ to remove any pollutants and then apply 2 coats of REPELIN™. If the hull is raw aluminum, after washing as above, coat it first with ALUMETRON™ prior to applying REPELIN™.
The deck or floor surfaces of RIB’s either have a textured pattern or sand is imbedded in the gel coat, or paint, in order to provide traction and reduce slipping, especially when wet. Protecting them with wax or polish is not recommended as it can make them dangerously slippery. Left unprotected, the decks are susceptible to UV damage, soiling, staining and excessive scrubbing to keep them clean. SURE STEP™ is a pressure sensitive sealer and UV protective polish that utilizes Adaptive Reflex technology. It seals the surface, protects the New Boat shine and makes the decks easy to maintain and keep clean. When you step on the deck, your weight creates pressure which gives you grip. When you take your foot off, releasing the pressure, they become smooth and slippery again making dirt attachment difficult. When the decks are wet, the traction increases even more.
Scrub the non-skid deck with SPEED CLEAN™ and a scrub brush and the smooth parts with a MARINE POWER MITT™. Rinse well and dry. Apply 2 coats of SURE STEP™ and buff to a beautiful shine with a SURE STEP BUFFING WHEEL™ on a portable drill.
Once your boat is properly protected, maintenance usually consists of keeping it clean by rinsing with clear water and wiping dry from time to time but if stuff happens, we’ve got you covered. If your boat gets soiled from greasy atmospheric fall out, diesel soot, scum line, or other nasties, wet it with water, spray on some free rinsing, biodegradable INFLATABLE BOAT CLEANER™, wash away the grime with a MARINE POWER MITT™ and wipe dry with a chamois or microfiber cloth.
Scuff marks or other dirt or stains that are difficult to remove can be scrubbed clean with SPEED CLEAN™. Rinse well, dry and re-apply POLY GUARD™ and REPELIN™ if applicable.
Even though your boat bottom is protected with REPELIN™, if it sits in the water for more than a few days you may see slime forming on the bottom. Simply wipe off the slime and the bottom will stay clean for months. If the boat sits in the water for long periods of time, without maintenance, marine growth may attach. Soft growth such as slime and algae can be removed with INFLATABLE BOTTOM SPRAY™. Hard growth, such as barnacles or zebra or quagga mussels can be removed with FOUL OFF™. Bottom cleaners can remove REPELIN™ and POLY GUARD™. After removing the growth, scrub with SPEED CLEAN™ and re-apply POLY GUARD™ and REPELIN™.
POLY GUARD™, REPELIN™ and SURE STEP™ have a life of 6 to 8 months in continental climates and 3 to 4 months in tropical climates. At the end of each period, scrub all surfaces with SPEED CLEAN™ and re-apply the protectors. Regular use of these products can extend useful life of your new RIB or Inflatable Boat, make maintenance easier and add value and pride of ownership to your boat.
Yes. If you apply Repelin directly to the Hypalon tube, it will bond to the tube and if ever you need to make a patch or glue on a fixture, it will be very difficult to remove the Repelin and your patch may not be satisfactory. Poly Guard can be completely removed so if you put it on first and then the Repelin, you can remove both if you need to. Repelin also provides extra UV protection to reduce oxidation and chalking which is common with Hypalon boats.
Repelin will not break down Hypalon but will bond aggressively which can impair patchability. Poly Guard acts as a base that can be completely stripped.
For guaranteed results I also recommend that you clean and remove all stains, oxidation and release chemicals used in manufacture from the Hypalon fabric with Speed Clean before applying the Poly Guard. The results will be worth the effort.
Speed Clean will not damage PVC and is made for all inflatable boats. It will not damage the color of the PVC, providing that the material is not already damaged. If the color is integral to the fabric and the fabric is in good shape it will not damage the color. If the color is applied to the surface, it’s important to test the Speed Clean on an inconspicuous spot first to determine if will remove the paint.
Everything is optional but after going through the time trouble and expense of cleaning the boat, I would highly recommend protecting it with Poly Guard. This will reduce you need for cleaning and make it much easier to keep clean. Poly Guard will protect it from UV, suntan oil, diesel, staining, scuffs and mildew damage. It’s not slippery or greasy and will not stain your clothes. It also replaces lost plasticizers to extend the life of your boat. 2 coats will last 3 to 6 months. it’s recommended by most major inflatable boat manufacturers; companies like Avon, Zodiac, Brig and many more.
Poly Guard can be stripped with Speed Clean in the event of repair being required. It will not attack the adhesives or affect the patch-ability of the fabric.
Nothing lasts forever. Repelin needs to be re-applied every year, twice in the tropics.
Poly Guard protects the tubes from UV, oils, dirt, grime, etc. It is also required as a primer or base coat for the Repelin on the tubes. If you put the Repelin directly on the tubes, it will cross link to the fabric and will be difficult to remove if ever you need to do a repair or patch. By putting it over the Poly Guard on the tube, it can be completely stripped if necessary.
All surfaces need to be cleaned and stripped with Speed Clean prior to application of Poly Guard and Repelin, even brand new boats. This insures that the surface is free of all dirt, oils, release agents, oxidized material and other pollutants that could impair the application and bonding of Poly Guard. When you clean your boat prior to the next application, you will strip the Repelin and Poly Guard so that new material can be applied to your boat and not to the oxidized and spent protectors.
Layering new polishes or protectors over old is false economy. The new is protecting the old, not the boat. It will break down faster and delaminate from the boat, leaving it completely unprotected. Think of using expensive paint to paint over dirty, greasy, peeling wall paper on a wall. You’re better off to strip the old paper and applying a primer before painting the wall. The wall will look better, be better protected and the paint job will last much longer.
It’s important to clean your new PVC inflatable with Speed Clean prior to applying Poly Guard. When the PVC fabric was manufactured, an excess amount of plasticizer was added to act as a roller lubricant which remains on the surface. Over time this will wear away or be cleaned away but it must be removed before applying Poly Guard.
Poly Guard contains similar plasticizers so that each time it’s applied, it replaces plasticizers lost to the sun and environment. This is one of the technologies that extends the life of your PVC inflatable. If, however it is applied to a new boat that already contains plasticizers on the surface, it can react and create a sticky surface that is very difficult to remove.
Regular use of Speed Clean and Poly Guard protection can extend your PVC boats life considerably, probably to the same life as Hypalon.
• SAFE TO USE ON HYPALON, POLYURETHANE, PVC, NYLON, & RUBBER
Regular use of POLY GUARD™ extends the life and appearance of Inflatables by protecting against environmental deterioration. Made from space age polymers, it does not contain silicone or wax, will not attack adhesives, is not greasy and won’ t stain clothes. Safe to use on hypalon, nylon, rubber, vinyl and PVC.
Remove algae, barnacles and zebra mussels with INFLATABLE BOTTOM SPRAY™ Clean entire boat with SPEED CLEAN™. Boat must be clean and dry. Pour POLY GUARD™ onto damp sponge or cloth and apply evenly to surface. Allow to dry. Apply second coat. Do not use boat until completely dry. Protect bottom with REPELIN™ & Fiberglass with PREMIUM BOAT SHINE™ & SURE STEP™ where applicable.
DO NOT APPLY TO HOT SURFACE, IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT OR TO WET OR DAMP SURFACE
DO NOT FREEZE
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING
In case of eye contact, flush with water.
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