Stainless steel accessories are a practical and decorative part of ordinary boats as well as luxury yachts, as this material is widely used on boats for its noble and elegant appearance. The biggest problem though over the time is the cloudiness of the surface and the appearance of rust. Due to the action of salt water and strong UV radiation, the surface is degraded and loses its shine and nice appearance. Salt water and humid environments also often cause stainless steel to corrode. The PIKATEC protective polish for stainless steel surfaces of ships perfectly closes and protects the upper layer. Thanks to a special mixture of resin and nanoparticles of silicon and zirconium, the surface resists UV radiation and also creates a protective shield against salt water full of various minerals. These then have no chance of getting into the stainless steel surface, which would be irreparably damaged. Most, especially brushed, stainless steel accessories are also oiled from the factory, so dust and various impurities adhere to them very quickly and they are not easy to remove . Therefore, before each application of the protective polish, we recommend degreasing the surfaces properly with our Nano Degreaser & Polisher BOAT. Chromeparts and other equipment made of non-ferrous metals are very quickly exposed to limescale and other chemicals leaving traces on the objects that are difficult to remove, begin to oxidize, change their appearance and in most cases, it is a superhuman task to clean them without aggressive methods.
Nano Protect Stainless BOAT protective polish is specially developed for products and equipment made of stainless (inox) steel and other metals such as chrome, copper, brass, etc. It creates an invisible layer on the treated surfaces, which reduces the adhesion of dirt and maintenance of such treated surfaces is very quick and easy. Even the organic residues do not damage the treated surface and for some time the layer also resists the action of aggressive substances, such as various acids and the like (whether it's bird droppings or acid rain). Thanks to the smoothing of the surface, the growth and multiplication of microorganisms, bacteria, algae and such is significantly reduced. The protective layer repels water, grease and oil and protects the treated surfaces from chemicals and changes in appearance for a long time. Do you want to learn more about the technology?
ATTENTION: The product can only be polished in final with the help of the product Nano Degreaser & Polisher BOAT. Always apply to surfaces free of all impurities.
How does the protection smooth the stainless steel surface?
Package contents and consumption
The package contains 50 ml of Nano Protect Stainless BOAT, amount sufficient for up to 10 m2. Price for protecting of 1m2 je is therefore 144 EUR. For surface preparation and final polishing is neessary to use Nano Degreaser & Polisher BOAT as well.
If you were interested in purchasing the products in bulk (wholesale), write to us please at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salt vs. Fresh Water.
All products are customized for extreme and demanding environments of marine conditions (salt water). Therefore, they are absolutely sufficient for fresh water as well. The only exception is protective polishes intended for the part of the ship below the waterline. There is a difference for use in salt or fresh water and it is more described directly unfer this product, which we call Antifouling Protection. The key is not to confuse Home products with Boat products. Household products are not designed for such extreme conditions and their functionality therefore could be limited. That´s why there is a price difference connected to the higher concentration of nanoparticles and active ingredients.
Applications of nanocosmetics
Application of the products is not complicated at all. You only need to follow the 4 steps. The surface must be thoroughly cleaned and degreased on the first place. Then apply a protective polish, leave on for 5 minutes and then polish with a Microfibre Cloth. Always read the relevant instructions in the package.
Before protection polish application clean the surface as follow: first wash the surface with PIKATEC Shampo for boats. If salt and limescale remained on the surfaces, use Calcium Remover BOAT. The last step is to degrease the surface with product Nano Degreeser and Polisher BOAT. It must be used allways, whenever we have used a Calcium and salt remover in the step before, or we have been maintaining the surface with help of various liquid wipers in the past. If the surface was sufficiently clean and degreased though, just washing with the shampoo is enough and you can proceed straight to the application. For new boats, we recommend just degreasing the surface with the Nano Degreeser and Polisher BOAT before application. To this way prepared surface you can directly apply athe protective polish - please follow the instructions below.
Surface maintenance after application
Surfaces treated with Pikatec nanocosmetics are smoother, much more resistant to damage and for their maintenance just water and Microfibre Cloth is sufficient.
With that you will be able to wipe off all dirt easily, the treated surfaces will always look like new . If the surface remains still greasy after wiping with a cloth, we recommend degreasing the greasy area once in a while with our Nano Degreeser and Polisher BOAT. The hydrophobic effect will be restored and the surface will be getting less dirty again.
Application of the protective nano-polishes
Always apply the protective polish on a properly prepared surface. Washed, degreased and dried Check if there are no traces of water drops or other stains on surface. These need to be removed before application, otherwise you would "conserve" them in the protective layer and it would be very difficult to get rid of them afterwards.
Shake the product well before use and also frequently during application. Uing a pump, spray just one dose of protective polish on the application cloth. Using circular movements apply a continuous and very thin film of the polish to the surface. If we treat brushed stainless steel, we apply the product always in the direction of grinding (not in a circular motion!). When working, try not to apply the product over the already covered area, as this would increase the laboriousness and difficulty of both application and subsequent polishing. You don't have to worry - we're in a nano environment and one layer (one swipe on the surface with an application cloth) is perfectly sufficient for surface treatment. At the moment when the cloth no longer leaves a thin film of polish during application, add another drop to it and continue working. After covering the whole area, let the polish harden for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, start polishing the surface with a microfibre cloth, lightly sprayed with the Nano Degreaser & Polisher BOAT. When working on brushed stainless steel, again in the grinding direction. Do not press too hard on the cloth - if you start to feel the more effort is needed than before, add little amount of the Degreaser & Polisher on the cloth and continue working. As the cloth absorbs excess polish, it is advisable to keep folding it and turning it at the time it starts to leave smudges on the polished surface.
One to two weeks after application, it is necessary to wash the surface by hand with warm water and after drying clean with a cloth, on which we can lightly spray again the Nano Degreaser & Polisher BOAT. This removes remaining grease which the protective polish additionally expelled from the staonless (so-called emulsifiers) and which would lower the water-repellent effect until fully removed.
- The protective polish cannot be removed from the surface using a common cleaning chemicals. If the water-repellent properties are locally reduced, for example when greasing the surface, or by covering the nanolayer with soap residues, etc., the area must be thoroughly washed with warm water and, if necessary, the affected area also degreased. The water-repellent effect is then renewed again.
- Manufacturers of stainless steel equipment treat their products with special oils, which ensure a nice appearance and at the same time cover possible manufacturing defects. Because we have to degrease the surface completely before applying the nano product, it can happen that stains and maps appear on the surface of the stainless steel surface after degreasing, and they could become even more noticeable after application. We therefore recommend that you thoroughly inspect the surfaces after degreasing and, if all is well, test the application of the protective polish in a less visible place. If you already detect the presence of smudges and stains during degreasing, we recommend cleaning the surface with a product Nano Degreaser & Polisher BOAT before application and check again. If everything is in order, try the application again in a less visible place and only then apply on the entire area.
- Use the polish immediately after opening the bottle.
Types of hazards: Flammable liquids with possible eye damage, skin irritation, respiration hazard and specific target body organs toxicity.