How to apply boat hull ceramic coating

Apply a ceramic shield on a boat

First of all, you need to understand the difference between a ceramic shield and a simple wax. Wax is applied to the surface and contributes to the shine of the boat. A ceramic shield is a substance made from quartz. An extremely hard element. A laboratory process allows the liquefaction of the material. Once exposed to the air, the liquid hardens and sticks to the surface. Naturally, the ceramic shield blocks UV rays.

The application is relatively simple. But the first step is the most important.


Whether on a car or a boat, it is important to make sure that the surface is free of dirt and old wax. If a ceramic coating is applied on a weak wax, the wax will come off and cause the ceramic coating to fall off. To achieve a good decontamination, use a good degreaser. Wash the surface thoroughly with soapy water and rinse thoroughly. The surface must be completely dry before applying the ceramic coating.

The application

First, wear a rubber glove. Avoid contact with the skin. Use the sponge provided and place a suede cloth on it. Pour a few drops on the cloth. Always apply the product in sections of 1 meter by 1 meter and always in a straight line. So, from left to right and right to left. Make 3 to 4 sections and return to the beginning with a dry cloth in hand. Rub the surface lightly from left to right. The objective is to smooth the product on the surface. Repeat the application for the rest of the vehicle.


Wait 1 hour and start hand polishing. Use a clean microfiber cloth and polish the surface by making circles. You will obtain a perfect shine.

Waxing and polishing

It is possible to apply a wax on a ceramic coating. Do not hesitate to use a polymer wax or a simple quick wax.

The ceramic coating will last up to 1 year. It will protect the surface from chips and sunlight. In addition, it will make the surface shine and water bead.

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