Hi, this is Dow at the Fire House Detail Center.
Today we’re teaching you how to detail your boat like a professional. Now, one of the
surfaces that we’re talking about right now cleaning that’s critical to you know, the
overall well being of cleaning your boat is these vinyl surfaces, the seating surfaces.
We’ve just cleaned them. In doing so we’ve removed the dirt. We’ve also removed any protection
or UV protection that was on here. So what we’re going to want to do now is put a conditioner
on here. Now when we detail automobiles, one of my favorite products is a silicone based
dressing. It makes things look good, it has protection, it has UV protection. The problem
with it on a boat, when it gets wet it’s gets gooey, it gets slippery and it’s just not
a comfortable surface. So we’re going to have to upgrade to a all condition leather, vinyl
treatment, doesn’t have silicone in it and it’s loaded with UV protection. You know,
we might use this, we’re going to use this later on the dashboard and other parts of
the boat. But this is simple to apply. Shake it up, use an applicator pad. And our final
touch is simply, you know, getting this on the applicator pad and covering all of our
surfaces with it, generously. Now, we’re going to want to get up around the edges and all
these areas, we do that. We want to make sure we’re applying it generously because we want
to have plenty of UV protection. And what we don’t want is this vinyl to dry out, become
brittle, to become hard. So we’re protecting it, we’re nourishing it and making it clean
and conditioned. This’ll also help, it’s a sacrificial barrier; when dirt gets on it
in the future, it goes on top here so it’s easier to keep it clean. So I’d recommend
if you’ve got a new boat, before you even use it, get a coat of good vinyl, leather
conditioner on it to help protect it and it will help staining and it’ll help other things
that happen in the boat. Now, after it’s had a while to penetrate and dry, you can go back
over and lightly dull it down a little bit if it’s too shiny for you. I’ll do this product,
this leather conditioner from P&S and Busco, doesn’t have a high shine to it. What you
don’t want to do here, don’t confuse this with your in store products like an Armorall.
It’s completely different and that’s going to be the thing that makes it slippery. It’s
going to make it shiny. It can actually dry out the seats. I’d strongly recommend you
spend the money to find a professional grade leather and vinyl conditioner so that you
maximize the protection on your seats here.