Is your boat cover looking a little shabby? A dirty boat cover will deteriorate faster than it should, and it won’t provide the same level of protection as a clean boat cover.
- Brush off excess dirt from your boat cover.
- Lay the boat cover out on the grass or driveway. (You can also wash the boat cover while it’s still on the boat.)
- Hose it down.
- Hand wash the boat cover with mild soap (such as liquid dish soap) and cold to lukewarm water. (NOTE: Using harsh detergents may cause the boat cover fabric to deteriorate faster than the average boat cover life.)
- Let the cleaning solution soak into the fabric.
- Scrub stains gently with a soft bristle brush.
- Rinse the boat cover thoroughly with clean water. Do not allow the boat cover to dry until all the soap is rinsed out of the fabric.
- For deeper cleaning, use a pressure washer, set at less than 200 psi (a higher psi can damage the fabric).
- Let the cover air dry completely before folding or storing it.
After a thorough cleaning, or after several years of use, your boat cover may require a fresh coat of water repellent and UV protectant. 303 High Tech Fabric Guard™ comes highly recommended for protecting marine boat covers.
Follow these step-by-step instructions for re-treating and protecting your boat cover.
- Only apply 303 Fabric Guard™ to a cover that is completely dry.
- Re-coat your boat cover in an area that is well ventilated and sheltered from the wind.
- Apply the fabric coating in a thin, even layer.
- Allow the boat cover to dry completely.
- Apply a second coating of Fabric Guard™. Two thin, even coatings of fabric protectant are more effective than a single heavy coating.