Deciding to store your boat at Big Item Storage is a great way to protect your investment. You have an enclosed, dry space to keep the elements from damaging and fading it. But there’s something you can do that’s just as or even more important to keep your boat in good shape, and that’s cleaning it well. Big Item Storage makes it easier for you with access to a washing station, but there are a few steps to take to get your boat spotless.

Before you soap up the exterior, a good rinse will loosen debris and make it easier to remove. Rinse from top to bottom for best effect. Purchase a boat-specific cleanser to make sure it can do the job with no damage. Apply soap on one section only, getting a good lather going, and then rinse before moving on to the next section. This prevents the soap from drying on the surface.

After washing your boat, making sure to buff it well prepares it for protective wax. Make sure to use a wax made specifically for boats, applying in small sections and buffing it off before moving on to the next section. These steps will not only offer protection, they will bring back some of the shine that diminishes with use. Additionally, the wax will serve as a barrier to dirt, leading to less need for cleaning the boat.

But don’t forget about the interior! A boat-safe cleaner will have your interior sparkling. Keep mildew at bay with fabric spray that repels moisture, and make sure to purchase a UV protectant to keep the fabrics from fading.

Whether you’re storing your boat, RV, or other large items, Big Item Storage can accommodate your needs. Both our Rockport and Corpus Christi locations are clean and secure. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).