Waxing Non-Skid On Your Boat

Q: Should I wax my non-skid?

A: Only if you like slippery decks and lawsuits. We get asked this question all the time. As detailers, we won’t wax someone’s non-skid for them even though there are some products on the market meant just for non-skid. We feel that they’re still too slippery under certain conditions and we don’t want to be the reason you slipped on your boat.

If you want to try one of the non-skid waxes, try the Woody’s Wax. I’ve heard good things about it although you have to apply it often. Try a small one foot by one foot sections of your non-skid and follow the directions carefully. After, see if it’s slippery at all with bare feet, socks or shoes. This will give you some idea as to what warnings you may need to give to your guests if they board soon after you’ve applied it.

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