Does Soap Strip a Boat’s Wax?

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There’s a big difference between marine soaps and the ones used in and on kitchens, homes, cars, and RVs. These facts are illustrated in the video at

Standard kitchen detergent is strong and designed to cut grease and other compounds, including wax. That’s not good for boat surfaces, which need to keep a layer of protection or risk exposure to the elements.

Additionally, not all cleansers are environmentally friendly for the waterways around a vessel. However, marine soap will work perfectly on cars and RVs.

Most importantly, users should follow the product’s mixing directions. Using a blend that is too rich in detergent will cause several issues. First, preparing it too strong will strip the wax. It will also leave spots as it dries since it is harder to properly rinse off. The wrong concentration may mean the cleanser is no longer environmentally friendly.

Shurhold’s Brite Wash is scientifically formulated to clean fiberglass, clear coat, metal, rubber and painted surfaces. It removes dirt, grease, salt and more without dulling finishes or stripping wax or polish. This boat wash resists water spots and is environmentally smart.

A 32 oz. bottle of Shurhold’s concentrated Brite Wash is priced at $11.98.

Dedicated to educating boat owners, Shurhold provides key tips for boat value preservation at Inventor of the One Handle Does It All system, Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish and detail.