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Ceramic Metal Coating using Showboat Custom Coating

Old 05-18-2019, 04:46 AM
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I ran across this product at a boat show and was interested in trying it. The owner, David was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, always answering my numerous questions. I filed the info away as my boat sold. Fast forward to the new boat and I decided to try this stuff. It is only good for metal, not gel coat. It renews old pipework as well as protecting it, no more Alumaguard.

The application process is not hard, just takes some time. It is a five step process:
1. Using white scrubby pad, use softscrub up and down all pipework. Wipe down and rinse w fresh water.
2. Go over pipework w 2000 wet sand paper, this removes any coating left on the pipe but does not hurt anodizing. Wipe down and rinse w fresh water.
3. Wash with Dawn soap to get anything else off the pipe. Wipe down and rinse w fresh water.
4. Let dry for an hour, wipe down with denatured alcohol.
5. Wipe product onto pipe, it is very thin and a little goes A LONG WAY. Dries in an hour.

My pipework was in pretty good shape but I did have a center Rigger that was badly faded and had some pitting, this stuff made it look almost new. While this sounds like an infomercial,I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COMPANY OR PRODUCT, just my own actual experience with something that can be beneficial to a lot of people. The owners cell number is on the packaging and he always answered my calls.











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Pictures are all out of order and I can’t figure out how to change them. Soft scrub





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Wet sand with 2000 wet/dry paper rinse and wash with Dawn



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Old 05-18-2019, 04:53 AM
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Finished product, looks great, nice and shiny, we’ll see how long it lasts, supposed to be years, I’m skeptical on that but only time will tell.





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Old 05-18-2019, 01:05 PM
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Dave and his crew did my entire boat 3 years ago, every piece of metal. Freaked me out. They even took the canvas off the top of the tower and took all the riggers apart. Since then all we have needed was soap and water. Great stuff.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:41 AM
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Yes they will come do your boat, didn’t know they traveled that far, it is not a difficult DIY job, just takes some time, it’s all in the prep
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Sounds like a perfect job for Hector and Ramirez
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Was considering that as a project
Keep us posted on how it holds up
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:36 AM
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I'm one year in to some touch-up I did to a repair where they used raw aluminum. It's holding up really well.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:47 AM
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This sounds the same as Sharks Hide to me:

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Remember once the metal is pitted it's done you can't fix it, I put sharks hide on my metal it holds up much better than alumaguard, sheila shine, etc and is easier to use than flitz or other metal polish it last at least 2 seasons up North.
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:48 AM
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Is this the same thing?
Nothing will fix pitting?


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Will any oh these mentioned items work on new powder coated aluminum?
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by MiamiJay View Post
Will any oh these mentioned items work on new powder coated aluminum?
I'm told yes. It definitely did restore some old faded and slightly pitted aluminum on a center rigger. If the pitting is real bad it will certainly help, mine was in pretty good shape so I can’t really say on that but I did pick up a badly pitted cluster rod holder that I’m going to do so we’ll see.
Basically this protects, shines and eliminates the Alumaguard which needs to be applied every couple weeks
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Regarding longevity, I used the Showboat Custom Coatings on my outriggers 4 years ago. Still look like the day I did them. I have not had the nerve to do the tower yet, but it is on the "to do" list. I've also spoken personally to the owner, and he welcomes all calls and questions. I still have full unopened bottle in the fridge, for future work. I highly recommend the product.
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Does it need to be stored in the fridge? I kept mine at room temp for a year. I hope it's still good.
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Did I miss the pictures of what the rail looked like before anything was done? without those it is hard to understand what it did.
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I didn’t take any but the boat is 17 yrs old, not much pitting but definitely some fading. I did all the pipework on the fly bridge today, came out fantastic. The rod holders were badly faded and look like new now.
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Does it need to be stored in the fridge? I kept mine at room temp for a year. I hope it's still good.
If I recall, I spoke with the owner of Showboat, and he advised it must be kept in the fridge for shelf life. It might have it on the bottle too, (I can't recall, and the bottle is at my summer home). When I finally went to use it, I called him and asked if it would still be good. The first question he asked was whether it was kept refrigerator. He advised the shelf life is years when kept cold.
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