Gel Coats and Paint

Gel Coats and finishes require special attention to prevent oxidation problems. Since VOC regulations changed in 2003 paints may no longer contain lead. Most are now either polyurethane or Chroma based paints. The new lead free paints do not have the durability of lead based paints so they oxidize faster if they are not properly cared for.

If you are using a wax or protectant that contains petroleum distillate or a product made from silicone, it can rapidly deteriorate the sealant and paint resulting in oxidation.

Know what is in your product. You have a right to know what you are putting on your boat, car, RV, plane, or truck otherwise that product can cause expensive damage. If you don't know what is in your wax or protectant then don't use it. If the company states that information is proprietary chances are they are hiding the fact that it contains silicone.

Silicone can cause oxidation. Although it can be acid washed off a surface, it is impossible to remove 100% of the silicone. If your boat is oxidizing and you need to repaint, the new paint will not adhere to the silicone. Within a few months the paint will peal.

Carnauba wax penetrates gel coats and paints and works down to the fiberglass base where it seals the fiberglass. Fiberglass must breathe or it turns yellow from "suffocation."

Our Advantage contains polymers that not only protect from UV ray damage but they stay on the surface and make the surface slick. Cleaning is easier since grease, oil and grime wipe right off. It also leaves a show stopping shine on your boat and tow vehicle as well as your cars and RVs.