Did you know that boating can benefit your mental and physical health? Not only is boating a great way to unwind,  but it can help increase serotonin levels which helps your body rest.

So, if you have decided to buy a boat, you can experience a more relaxed way of life. But as a boat owner, you also have to learn the ins and outs of how to keep your boat running and looking good with a minimalistic routine.

Luckily, for the looking good and keeping it simple part, we have you covered. Thankfully, we have Starke Revolution Cleaner Wax, which will help keep things easy for you. Cleaning your boat regularly, like on a quarterly basis will help prevent the buildup of surface contaminants that can ruin your boat’s finish. Keep reading to learn more about what the formula can possibly do for your use case and a step-by-step guide on how to properly install a cleaner wax on your boat.

What is a Cleaner Wax?

A traditional cleaner wax is a 2-in-1 cleansing and protective solution for your boat. Cleaner wax is a great way to save time and money because it can kill two jobs in one application. Traditional cleaner waxes are typically applied by hand.

What does Starke Revolution Cleaner Wax do?

Starke Revolution Cleaner Wax is a 3 in 1 formula that was designed to remove very light surface oxidation and mineral deposits that lay on top of the gelcoat or paint. The formula uses a gentle micro abrasive technology and synthetic cleaning agents to lift stubborn stains like exhaust soot, black streaks and dirt rings, while polishing down to a mirror like finish. The formula also contains a soft polymer wax/sealant that keeps the finish protected from harmful UV rays and protects for up to 1 to 3 months.

Cleans, polishes, and protects gelcoat and marine paint

The all-in-one formula can be powerful right out of the gate for new boat owners. Using a solid 3 in 1 formula with a maintenance topper from the beginning of the boat’s life is essential in keeping the finish looking new. Since your boat is on or near the water all the time, it speeds up the process of oxidation. Simply put, oxidation is the process where your boat loses its shine because microcontaminants are collecting and clogging to pores of the gelcoat. This process causes the finish to fade over time giving the vessel a “sunburnt” appearance in certain high profile exposed areas. If the finish is in this type of neglected state, you will need more than a cleaner wax to fix it. See how to restore gelcoat article) Cleaner Wax is for boat owners who habitually maintain their vessel quarterly and keep up with the ongoing maintenance. That is where this product can really shine – no pun intented.

How to properly apply Revolution Cleaner Wax

The formula contains a micro abrasive that will remove 3000 grit scratches, micro marring and holograms when used with a dual action polisher and foam polishing pad. We suggest using the formula after treating the gelcoat with Venom Water Spot Remover. Once the finish has been chemically decontaminated, use a dual action polisher with a heavy polishing pad to apply. Work material like a polish. Cycle thru 3 to 4 times to achieve a defect/swirl free finish. Remove residual material with a microfiber towel by hand. Allow the finish to dry for 24 to 48 hours without any contact to water. 5 to 7 days before introducing any heavy cleaners. We also recommend using Hydrate Waterless Wash or Replenish SiO2 Maintenance Spray after each wash to extend the life of the sealant.

Quarterly sessions of Revolution will make easy work of your “keep my boat looking good” checklist and ongoing maintenance simple. Have the fresh and clean look going for you with minimal effort. Need help with polishing and sealing? Feel free to browse through our wide selection of boat cleaning products. Or better yet give us a call if you have any questions at (800) 203-5315.

July 27, 2022 — John Watkins