Step 1 - WASH
Frequent washing is a vital step in keeping your finish in premium condition. Washing removes loose contaminants from the surface. If allowed to remain, these contaminants could eventually bond to or etch the surface. Avoid using dish washing detergents or other household cleaners, as these will strip off your wax protection. All of Meguiar's washes are pH balanced and biodegradable
to gently clean while preserving your wax.
Step 2 - CLEAN
While washing removes loose contaminants from the surface, cleaning or surface prep is intended to remove bonded surface contamination and surface defects. Surface defects can be divided into two groups: above-surface contaminants, and below-surface defects. Above-surface contaminants include tree sap mist, environmental fallout, bugs, spider-droppings, and overspray. Below-surface defects include scratches, swirls, oxidation, water spot etchings, etc.
Step 3 - POLISH
Now that the gel coat surface is smooth as glass and free of defects, polishing restores a deep glossy finish by conditioning the gel coat, and restoring its natural oils. Simply put, polishing is the creation of brilliant, high gloss.
Step 4 - PROTECT
The only way to keep your finish looking great for long periods of time is to apply a protective coating to preserve the surface. Meguiar's defines protection as preservation of brilliant high gloss. Meguiar's protection formulas provide a durable protective layer that seals in the deep shine created in the polishing step and keeps environmental elements from coming in direct contact with the surface.
Step 5 - MAINTAIN
Frequent surface care is easy surface care. The more frequently you care for your boat, the easier the detailing process. Maintenance is the frequent removal of contaminants before they have a chance to bond to the surface or etch it. This step is designed to help you safely remove contaminants without stripping your wax protection, leaving your boat looking as though it has just been detailed everyday.