Restore Faded Non Skid with a Rotary Polisher!

Do you want to restore your nonskid and bring back the shine it once had? Today, Capt. Sam breaks down how our Pro Rotary Polisher can help you transform your oxidized deck and make it look better than ever!

Maintaining your boat's non-skid fiberglass deck is crucial to ensure a safe and clean surface for your boating activities. Over time, dirt, grime, oxidation, and chalkiness can accumulate on the diamond pattern, making the deck faded and dingy. In this Clean-N-Simple Tip, we will guide you through the process of compounding non-skid decks to remove oxidation and restore the non-slip surface using Shurhold products, specifically the Shurhold Rotary Polisher. This easy-to-follow guide will help you achieve professional results, ensuring your boat's deck remains in top condition.

Before you start, make sure you have the following tools and products on hand:

  1. Shurhold Rotary Polisher
  2. Deck Brush
  3. Serious Multi-Purpose Cleaner
  4. Buff Magic Rubbing Compound
  5. Chip brush
  6. Wool pad (compatible with the Shurhold Rotary Polisher)
  7. Clean microfiber towels

Step-by-Step Guide:

Start by using the Deck Brush to scrub the diamond pattern of the non-skid fiberglass deck thoroughly, removing any loose dirt and debris. Apply the SMC and give it a good cleaning. Rinse the deck with fresh water to remove any residue, and allow it to dry before moving on to the next step.

Begin by applying a small amount of Buff Magic Rubbing Compound to a chip brush. Working in small sections, apply the compound to the non-slip surface of the fiberglass deck. Ensure that you cover the entire area evenly, and avoid applying too much compound, as this can make the process more difficult.

Attach the wool pad to the Shurhold Rotary Polisher and set the speed to 600-1000 RPM. Using the edge of the wool pad, work the compound into the non-skid surface to remove oxidation and chalkiness. Keep the polisher moving constantly to avoid creating swirl marks or damaging the surface. Apply light pressure, allowing the rotary polisher to do the work for you.

Once you have fully worked the compound into the non-slip surface and removed oxidation, use a clean microfiber towel to remove any excess compound. Be sure to change towels as needed to avoid reapplying the compound to the surface. Continue working in small sections, repeating steps 2-4, until you have compounded the entire non-skid fiberglass deck. Make sure to overlap each section slightly to ensure consistent results.

After compounding the entire deck, rewash it with a mild detergent and fresh water to remove any remaining compound residue. Rinse the deck thoroughly and allow it to dry completely before using it.

With this easy-to-follow guide, you can now maintain your boat's non-skid fiberglass deck and keep the diamond pattern non-slip surface in top condition using Shurhold products. By taking the time to compound your deck regularly and remove oxidation, you can prolong its life and keep it looking its best. Until next time, we're here to help you keep your boat Clean-N-Simple.