Springtime Commissioning: Buffing and Polishing

Before you splash with your flashy new bottom paint and brightwork looking it’s best for the season, don’t overlook your topsides which most likely also are screaming for some attention.  Oxidation of your gelcoat, scratches, dirt and dings all contribute to a less than awesome looking finish on the biggest and most visible area of your boat.

TotalBoat has some great products to help with the buffing and polishing of your topsides. Sold individually or in handy kits that contain all you need to get the best finish possible, TotalBuff Rubbing Compound, TotalShine Finishing Compound and TotalBoat Premium Wax all work together (with your muscle!) to get down to a new layer of unharmed, brilliant gelcoat to produce maximum effects. These TotalBoat products are sold individually or as a kit including a polisher (boat polishing kit). The hand polishing kit includes TotalBoat Marine Soap, Fiberglass Polish and TotalBoat Premium Wax. Both kits include round applicator pads and microfiber cloths as well.

These videos from Lou Sauzedde, the ultimate shipwright, show you how to apply the products and the results are worth the effort. And as usual if you have product questions or need technique or other advice, call our Tech Hotline at 401-253-3840. We’re ready to help you get out on the water sooner and looking better!

How to Buff and Wax a Boat

Since spring is coming soon (no, really!) it is time to think about boat prep and launching. In this video Trevor demonstrates how to properly buff and wax a boat on a heavily oxidized 52′ Sea Ray with colored topsides.

Jamestown Distributors sells many lines of boat buffing and waxing necessities. TotalBoat TotalBuff Rubbing Compound and TotalBoat TotalShine Finishing Compounds are excellent products we have developed to maximize your shine and minimize your labor. Or get the whole Boat Polishing Kit – including a variable speed Angle Polisher/ Sander, polishing pads, gloves and more!