The Marine Exterior Maintenance Specialists
Unique Products, Services and Systems
- Wayne’s Wax offers complete protection for your boat. It’s clear that the elements are your biggest enemy. Of course, there are many geographic and environmental variables that cause damage. For example, in Washington State, mold is the biggest problem. Ironically, in Florida, the sun that everyone loves is actually an enemy to your boat. Are you close to an airport? Tree sap is another issue. What is needed to safeguard your vessel when shipping it overseas? What if your vessel will be in a boatyard for repairs? There, it will need protection from overspray and bottom paint sanding residue to prevent the appearance of black dots on the flat surfaces or rough overspray damage on other parts of the vessel.
- We believe that to qualify as a marine exterior maintenance specialist, a person or company must have at least 20 years of experience in all aspects of restoring and maintaining a vessel from the boot stripe up whether the surface is painted or gel-coat including, tempered or acrylic glass or stainless steel, etc. A specialist needs to have more than knowledge of what will cause damage to your boat. They need to understand: 1) how to solve any problems that arise and 2) how to prevent those problems from reoccurring.
- It takes many years to gain the experience needed to properly address the problems associated with owning and maintaining a boat.
Owners are pleasantly surprised to learn that when their boat is maintained…….
correctly using the unique Wayne’s Wax products and systems, we estimate that…….
the boat will not have to be repainted for the next 15 to 20 years!
- The job of a Wayne’s Wax exterior maintenance specialist is far more complex than that of a detailer. Your specialist will restore the boat and then – equally important – coordinate efforts with the owner or captain to set up a maintenance program to proactively deal with the myriad of problems that are associated with owning a boat. As everyone knows, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. After a boat has been restored and professionally waxed, a crew or deck hand must be trained to use the products and systems that will provide ongoing protection for the boat.
- What to do and what to avoid: An exterior maintenance specialist can be a trusted source of information and will provide solid recommendations for products and practices to use as well as those potentially damaging ones to avoid.
- Damage claims: With over 20 years of experience, Wayne’s Wax has the required knowledge to complete insurance claims documentation if your boat has been damaged due to negligence (i.e., carelessness of a construction company and resultant damage from concrete, stucco, and paint residue on construction sites and repainting of bridges and buildings nearby). Furthermore, should there ever be a dispute, your exterior maintenance professional can be your expert witness in court.
- The exterior maintenance specialist has two goals. The first is to make and keep your boat the most beautiful and best-protected boat in the marina. The second is to ensure the highest resale value when you are ready to trade up. With a well-designed program of ongoing maintenance, you will never need to play catch-up.
What you can expect from Wayne’s Wax products and procedures:
- Save money for the owner.
- Keep the Captain happy.
- Make the crew’s job easier and more efficient.
Marine Exterior Waxing System
- Everything about Waynes Wax™ – both products and application – is different than what anyone has been
accustomed to. It’s important to understand that Wayne’s Wax products have been tested and developed over a long period. They work beautifully, and they have passed the test of time.
- Our Roll-Tech exterior maintenance system, Part 1, provides a UV protective coating far superior to anything else currently on the market. The ultraviolet absorbers and stabilizers increase resistance to marine exposure, and our proprietary Roll-Tech application technology allows the polymer wax to be applied in an efficient and cost-effective way. It is engineered for maximum durability, high UV protection, and remarkable luster.
- No longer must your crew use the traditional and inexact method of waxing a boat in two-foot square areas at a time and doing so controlled by the intensity of the sun. Wayne’s Wax Roll-Tech can be quickly rolled on the entire vessel directly in the sun and in temperatures as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, when the wax starts to dry, you can have visual confirmation that every square inch of the boat has been covered. This assures you that your money is being well spent.
- When Roll-Tech is applied, the covalent bonding formula enters the microscopic pores of the surface being treated. It features the unique combination of ease of application and extreme durability.
- Wayne’s Wax Roll-Tech amino functional polymer wax is compatible with all painted and gel-coat finishes. It also protects stainless steel, aluminum and acrylic glass. It leaves all the applied surfaces with a fantastic finish and ultimate protection. After completion, just run the back of your hand over the surface. You can feel the difference!
- Wayne’s Wax Roll-Tech is efficient allowing deadlines to be met.
Wayne’s Wax application is not affected by weather – by heat, morning dew or even rain.
For dark colored hulls, Roll-Tech should be applied in the shade.
- By following a Wayne’s Wax scheduled maintenance program, you can greatly reduce costly respraying by extending the exterior life of your boat.
Hydro Foamer for Easy Application of Multi-Layer
Boat Wash and Polymer UV Protection, Part 2
The economical and time-saving Wayne’s Wax Hydro Foamer system can be used to apply the Multi-Layer Boat Wash. “Multi-Layer” means just that. The wash creates a polymer UV Protective barrier over the top of the applied wax and enhances protection while cleaning. The more you wash your boat, the more protection it gets!
- Before application of the foam, simply rinse the surface with water to remove dust and loose dirt and then start the foaming process while still wet.
- To begin: fill the canister with the Multi-Layer, and you’re good to go. As the water runs through the system, the hydro foamer will draw the exact amount of Multi-Layer needed. Apply the foam in manageable sections, (to prevent drying before you are finished) and then complete the job by going over the surface with an extra soft blue brush. Final step is to rinse with water.
- Please note: providing you are using a Spot Zero washdown system, there is no need to chamois the boat except glass, stainless steel, flat surfaces and under the overhang.
Wayne's Wax Hydro Foamer
BONUS! By following the above procedure, the Hydro Foamer system will also remove salt spray.
You will never have to use harsh salt spray removers again
On the Metering Tip Link page, you’ll find information on assembling the Hydro Foamer & the tip to use. See WaynesWax.com/mtc.
Boat owners are frequently surprised that after the Wayne’s Wax Multi-Layer Boat Wash and Polymer UV Protective Barrier, Part 2 has been applied, water will “sheet off” instead of “beading.” This is because of the nature of the protective wash/coating. The sheeting will assure you that the marine wash is functioning properly to protect your boat.
Wayne’s Wax cannot emphasize enough the importance of investing
in a water softening Spot Zero washdown system
• After the Wayne’s Wax Roll-Tech Marine Exterior Waxing System – Part 1 has been completed, then apply the Multi-Layer Boat Wash and Polymer UV Protective Barrier, Part 2 using the Wayne’s Wax Hydro Foamer.
• This innovative multi-layer treatment uses polymer-layering technology that yields amazing results! Not only does the Multi-Layer Marine Wash clean beautifully and provide great UV protection, this covalent bonding formula resists and repels minerals, salts, oil-based residues, pollution and bird droppings that may stain your boat. When used weekly, the wash makes cleaning much easier while extending the life of the applied Wayne’s Wax Roll-Tech Marine Exterior Waxing System – Part 1. (Resistance to irritants may vary depending on where the boat is located such as near an airport, freeway, etc.)
• Over the years, I have seen many companies/owners/crews use ordinary cleaners to maintain the boats’ exteriors. Many of these cleaners use a degreasing formula. While the degreasing formula may do a good job of cleaning, ironically, with repeated use, it may actually strip the protective coatings that have been applied. This will not happen with Wayne’s Wax Multi-Layer Boat Wash and Polymer UV Protective Barrier, Part 2. You will get better protection at a lower cost!
• Note: Curing time after using the Wayne’s Wax Multi-Layer Boat Wash on your boat is about 15 minutes depending on temperature and humidity. Due to the natural effects of water evaporation, your Wayne’s Wax representative will strongly recommend that you should not wash your boats directly in the sun between 11 am and 4 pm. And this caution is especially important for dark colored hulls/boats which should be washed before 11 am or after 4 pm or simply on the shaded side of the boat. Finally: it is also important to wash your boat every one or two weeks to maintain the surface protection from the Multi-Layer Wash.
Liquid Shield Wrap
We have engineered a durable and long-lasting protective coating that has been tested and used in all weather conditions for over 10 years! This unique product protects against boatyard contaminants such as overspray, bottom paint sanding residue, airborne metal particles that cause rust spots, ultraviolet damage, and airport jet engine residue fallout. It literally wraps your boat in protection.
Liquid Shield Wrap can also be applied on the aft of the hull and transom before a long voyage to protect your boat from both engine exhaust and generator black residue while under power. You can also roll on Liquid Shield Wrap to provide great protection for your boat during inland transport and shipping abroad. It can also be applied to the boat to protect it from UV damage (oxidation).
Roller used with Roll-Tech
and Liquid Shield Wrap products
Recommended industries for application: Aircraft, Marine, Automotive, and even Amusement Park Rides
How to apply: Roll on Liquid Shield using a 6 or 9-inch foam roller. You will see a very thick coating. Approximate drying time = 1 hour (depending on weather and humidity)
Removal: For removal, use a boat soap and a soft brush or sponge and go over it with a white terrycloth towel or microfiber cloth.
Area of application: If you use the 6-inch foam roller, you should cover approximately 600 / 800 square feet per gallon. At times, you may need a thicker coating so it’s best to use a 1/4 or 3/8 nap roller – The bigger the nap, the thicker the application and more material is used. (A thicker application is recommended for boatyards, UV protection and shipping).
Application: Can be applied directly in the sun on white and light colors up to 110 degrees. If your aircraft, boat or auto has dark elements, it is recommended that you apply Liquid Shield Wrap under cover or on the shaded portion.
- Easy to apply and remove.
- Resists and repels paint overspray, minerals, salt, oil-based residues, pollution, bird droppings.
- Great UV protection once applied.
- The applied coating will not be affected by weather such as bright sunshine, morning dew or hard rain.
- Reduce paint and gel-coat damage during shipping and boatyard visits.
- Liquid Shield Wrap is a covalent amino functioning polymer coating that lasts 3-4 months!
- Can be used on all surfaces: painted, gel-coat, glass, stainless steel and acrylic glass.
- If your boat is moored at a marina and you apply Liquid Shield Wrap, you will not need to wash or wax your boat for 3-4 months and the surface will not oxidize!
Infrared Covalent Glass Coating System
- Wayne’s Wax proprietary infrared covalent glass coating technology is the best on the market. The specially formulated vapors react with the surface moisture and the silica in the substrate as generated and is adhered to the glass with our infrared drying process.
- The bond created in the process is a covalent bond – in chemical terms, the strongest possible bond that a hydrophobic coating can generate. A covalent bond means that the coating shares the electrons within the glass itself, thus becoming a part of the glass. Covalent bonds are approximately 10 times stronger than hydrogen-bridge bonds which are commonly present in most other water repellent coatings.
- The chemical reaction during application causes a ‘cross-linked’ silicone film below the surface. After converting the chlorine atoms to OH groups using additional moisture, a second specially formulated vapor is introduced to the surface as well as the entire chain of atoms. This unique process substantially increases the hydrophobicity and durability, creating a truly repellent charge.
- The chemical reaction bonds to form an ultrathin protective layer of optically clear durable material, a nanostructured device thereby making the surface significantly easier to clean and more resistant to weathering. Under severe weather conditions, the very low coefficient of friction on the treated surface makes glass much easier to clean and can improve visibility conditions by over 40%.
- Finally, our infrared short wave emitter modules utilize durable UV curing and infrared drying with high light-emitting efficiency. The gold-coated shortwave tubes and gold-coated reflectors have 97% high reflectivity and strong antioxidation. This strengthens the molecular bond of the protective coating. This final curing process ensures that the coating will adhere evenly to the surface, the excess moisture will be removed, and the covalent bond will be complete.
Wayne’s Wax™ was
established after many years of development in the U.S. and around the
world. Our Roll-Tech™ exterior maintenance process provides protective
coatings far superior to anything else currently on the market! Wayne’s
Wax specialized Roll-Tech application technology allows polymer sealants
to be applied in an efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally
Wayne’s Wax covalent amino functioning polymer sealants make it
possible for a dedicated staff/company to complete an application
quickly and efficiently. Wayne’s Wax Roll-Tech sealant is engineered for
minimum friction, easy clean-up, maximum durability, high UV protection
and remarkable luster.
Wayne’s Wax technology is on the cutting edge of the exterior
maintenance industry. Using Wayne’s Wax Roll-Tech technology offers
companies increased productivity and will dramatically reduce
maintenance costs for customers who want only the best.
Moisture and Heat
- Exposure to sunlight (ultraviolet radiation), moisture and heat are the three major factors affecting the durability of paint and gel-coat surfaces. These factors are referred to as damage functions. Although, each one can independently lead to deterioration, the effect of the combination of these factors is much more severe than each factor separately. Ultraviolet radiation, moisture and heat can each lead to the breakdown of the resin in painted surfaces which binds (holds) the pigment to the substrate surface. When the resin breaks down, pigment is lost (washed away from the surface) and fading occurs.
- The sun’s UV radiation ability to impact color retention, luster or gloss on a painted or gel-coat surface is called the surface profile. On a microscopic level, the surface profile describes how smooth or rough the surface is. The rougher it is, the more peaks and valleys there will be in the paint and gel-coat. These peaks and valleys expose more surface to the sun’s radiant energy than a smooth surface.
- The peaks of the surface are only a few molecules wide, exposing them to more rapid photo-oxidation (sunlight induced damage) than the valleys. And the valleys provide an excellent place for all types of airborne or waterborne pollutants to collect and further weaken the molecular bonds of the paint or gel-coat. Of course, compounding (polishing with some abrasive) wears down and flattens those peaks. Wayne’s Wax, on the other hand, fills in and builds up the valleys where pollutants collect making a smoother and more protective surface profile.
After Restoration and Wax