After experiencing fading problems with a dark green action craft, I swore off owning a colored boat….until I found a 2009 red Ranger Tug. The boat had been sitting outdoors unused for a couple of years and had faded to almost ‘Barbie’ pink in exposed areas. A hard buffing and wax brought it back to looking ‘good’ but 6 months later it was starting to fade again. I then paid a pro to go over it but four months later there was visible fading again.
This time I had Kevin VanderHeyden detail and ceramic coat my boat and it looks great, as in BRAND NEW! He guarantees his work against fading for 3 years and it is expected to last up to 5 years with their bi-annual ‘spray and wipe’ (Hydroserum) maintenance product.
It was not cheap as the process is very labor intensive. He had my boat for 2 weeks at his shop taking off the old wax followed by wet sanding and extensive compounding. Kevin has a background in auto body work and his attention to detail was impressive.
My 11 year old boat looks like it was just wheeled out of the 2009 Seattle Boat Show!
Robert S.Port Orchard, Washington