Keeping your boat out of the elements is a great way to protect your investment. It minimizes the risk of damage and fading. But you’ll also need to properly clean it to keep it in good shape. The washing station at Big Item Storage makes it easier for you to get your boat spotless. Before you store with us, here are some tips for keeping your boat in tip-top shape.

A step that many people skip is the initial rinse. Rinsing the boat well fromtop to bottom helps to soften caked-on debris. This will make washing it much easier. You’ll then apply a cleanser formulated especially for boats, working up a good lather. Make sure to work on only one section at a time and then immediately rinse off the soap. This will keep the soap from drying.

Once you’ve washed and rinsed all sections of the boat, you’ll want to buff it well. This will prepare the surface for adding protective boat wax. You apply it just like you would a car. Work on one small section at a time, and buff that section before proceeding. The wax can improve the surface shine of your boat. It also serves as a deterrent for debris, making future cleanings much easier.

Your last step will be to clean the interior of the boat. Make sure yourcleaner is boat-friendly. You’ll also want to treat fabric surfaces with a moisture-repelling cleanser. This keeps mold from settling into the fabric. Lastly, spray the fabric surfaces with a UV protectant to avoid 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).