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Cleaning & Storing Your PVC Boat

It is not enough to just have your PVC boat if you cannot properly take care of it. Sealed Air Repairs Inc. knows that being able to clean and store your PVC boat the right way prevents PVC boat repair down the line. The key to cleaning your boat properly is to know what materials are the best for PVC. Some materials may cause more damage than good. If you are interested in learning more about cleaning PVC boats properly or you have additional questions, contact us today.

 

Cleaning and Storing Your PVC Boat

 

The first thing that you must know about cleaning your boat is that it cannot be done with just any liquid. There are specific cleaners that are built for PVC and will protect it in the future. If you think that you can get away with just using soap or detergent, you would be mistaken. Soap and detergents have a sticky residue that emerges on the material of the boat when it dries. This stickiness attracts and holds dirt and also causes soap scum. Unfortunately, soap scum can be food for mold and mildew.

There are also several other materials that simply cannot be used because they will cause integral damage to the structure of the PVC boat through weakening, damage, and discoloration. These are:

  •       Solvents

 

  •       MEK

 

  •       Toluene

 

  •       Acetone

 

  •       Bleach

 

  •       Ammonia

 

  •       Highly Alkaline Cleaners

 

  •       Abrasive Scrub Pads

 

  •       Steel Wool

When a person buys a new boat, they typically believe that they do not have to do anything in order to maintain it because they just purchased it. However, nothing could be farther form the truth. Bad things can happen to the boat as well as the environment if you do not take the time to clean off the lubricant used in the manufacturing process, the lubricants can react with the environment that it is in and cause damage to the tube. Additionally, many people fail to provide protection for the tube or fiberglass hull. What results is a brown and stick PVC with a chalky and faded Hypalon. All of this couples with mildew and waterline stains and even osmosis blisters in the hull. In some cases, there are even barnacles and marine growth on the bottom of the boat that is nearly impossible to remove without having to destroy the boat altogether.

 

Looking for PVC Boat Repair?

 

Sometimes, even with our best efforts, things do happen to our PVC boats. Thankfully, there is a way for you to get the help that you need. We perform PVC boat repair so that you can get the help that you need right away and get your boat back on the water faster.

 

Contact Us

 

Sealed Air Repairs Inc. is a PVC boat repair company that understand the value of cleaning and storing your boat properly. Without the right tools and the adequate expertise, you could end up losing your boat altogether. If you are interested in learning more about PVC boats and their maintenance, contact us today.

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