Boats & Coats - Graphene Coating
Protective Graphene Coating For Boats
- Specially tailored for Marine Environments
- High solids concentration for gel coat or fiberglass applications
- The multi-year coating protects against UV rays, salt, and freshwater
- One layer application for quick & easy installation
Maintenance is an extremely important part of watercraft ownership and let’s face it, your boat deserves the finest level of protection you can get. There is no better way to ensure long-term protection from harsh marine environments than with Boats & Coats - Marine Ceramic Coating.
Specially designed for marine applications, when applied Boats & Coats will bond to gel coat, fiberglass, or metal surfaces encapsulating them in a glossy layer of Graphene oxide. Once cured, this protective coating provides durable UV resistance and protection from salt water, water spots, stains, etching, and oxidation which are often troublesome on watercraft. In addition, due to the non-stick, hydrophobic aspects of this coating when you are rinsing down and washing your watercraft will never be easier!
We formulated Boats & Coats with a higher activity of coating solids to provide you with the best bond possible to porous gel coat finishes. In addition, this higher solids content means you will get multi-year protection with just one layer application.
How to Prep for Application
Clean any loose dust, dirt and contaminants from the surface.
Clay bar any rough embedded contaminants from the surface to ensure no impurities interfere with the coatings properties.
Polish/Compound to remove any paint defects in the form of scratches, swirl marks and oxidation. Graphene Matrix is a semi-permanent coating so once applied any defects will remain sealed underneath.
Deep clean any polish oils or residues from the surface that could inhibit the bonding process using Ethos Detox.
Remove any residual water that can be hiding underneath panel gaps, headlights or taillights which could drip out and affect the coatings curing process.
Temperature and humidity can play a big factor in “flash” time (Time between application and when the coating is ready to be wiped off). We recommend applying in temperatures between 65-75*. In higher temperatures flash time will be expedited so first test using a small section to determine workability before moving onto the rest of the vehicle.
Graphene Matrix can be applied to any painted, plastic or glass surface (including windshield).
How To Apply
Make sure the surface has been completely cleaned and decontaminated with Ethos Detox. The cleaner the surface, the better the bond!
Shake bottle well.
Apply a few drops of Graphene Matrix onto your applicator until evenly covered.
Starting with horizontal / top surfaces first, applying in straight lines slightly overlapping from one line to the next. Work in small areas approximately 3'x3' or the size of a door or half a hood at a time. Temperature and humidity will determine coverage areas allowable between application and removal.
Applicators should glide smoothly on the surface while laying down an even layer of coating. If the applicator starts to drag or the application becomes inconsistent, apply additional drops to the applicator.
Immediately after application, you will notice a “Rainbow Effect” (More prevalent on dark colors) while the applied coating bonds to the surface. Roughly 1-3 min after application, the "Rainbowing" will start to turn into a haze/fog, this means the coating is ready for removal. (Temperature and humidity will expedite the flash time. Test a small area first before continuing onto the rest of the vehicle)
Using premium microfiber towels (Preferably our Utility Towels), thoroughly wipe down the section to remove the Graphene Coating residue. Your first wipe should remove about 80% of the residue, and your second wipe should easily remove the remainder. Use small, circular motions and little to no pressure during removal.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to check adjacent panels to make sure you haven't "pushed" excess coating to other areas. (We recommend using a flashlight or smartphone light for inspection to make sure every bit of residue is gone. If you fail to remove all of the residue during the flash time, it will become a dark spot once it cures and can require polishing or compounding to remove) So be thorough and continue to check your work before moving onto the next step.
Repeat these steps as you move along the rest of your vehicle. Coating the paint, plastics, trim and glass surfaces in the same manner. When layering one hour minimum is required between coats.
Let the coating fully dry/cure for at least 48 hours before allowing it to get wet. The longer it stays dry the better, as it will continue to cure for about 5 days (you CAN drive the car during this time).
Wash and maintain the coating as outlined in our maintenance protocols. ethoscarcare.com/coating-maintenance
Boats and Coats - Ceramic Coating for Boats is a great solution to provide long term protection for your boat or watercraft. Boats & Coats protects against the harsh Marine environment shielding your finishes from UV rays, water spots, salt, scum and other contaminants.
In addition, its glossy hydrophobic properties make rinsing and cleaning your watercraft extremely easy.
Many Ceramic Coatings for Boats are nothing more than re-labeled automotive coatings. Thus they arent up for the task that Marine environments through at them.
Boats & Coats with specifically formulated for harsher marine conditions and will last 2+ years with just a one layer application.
Ceramic coatings are inorganic protective coatings that provide long lasting protection. Unlike waxes, Ceramic Coatings do not break down from sunlight or washing and provide signficantly longer durability.