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Doo It Right: Clean and Protect

Your watercraft is an extension of you. It conveys a message whenever you hit the water. You want those head-turning looks to last a lifetime. Here’s our quick guide – from hull to handlebars – to help keep your watercraft looking its very best every time you show up at the launch.

All the products you’ll find listed below are safe to use on the Acrylic and Thermofil finishes of your Sea-Doo watercraft.

 

Hull cleaning and protection

If the boat was stored in water for long periods of time, heavy scum, algae, waterlines and rust can make for an unsightly scene when trailering or putting your watercraft on a lift. The steps and XPS care products outlined here will not only remove those stains and restore your watercraft to showroom caliber looks, they’ll also help protect the surfaces below the waterline long term and avoid nasty stains altogether.

The toughest stains and grime may require a full wash with XPS Sea-Doo Hull Cleaner. It’s important to follow product instructions carefully. Always wear gloves and protective eyewear when using this product. If your watercraft is stored on a trailer or rack, be sure to protect it from the product before cleaning. XPS Sea-Doo Hull Cleaner is specifically formulated for the unique finish of your Sea-Doo hull. Here’s how it works:

  1. Spray Sea-Doo Hull Cleaner directly on hull.
  2. Wait 2-4 minutes to allow product to work.
  3. Scrub treated area with a brush.
  4. Immediately rinse thoroughly with water, ideally with a pressure washer.

Lighter waterline stains may not require the same full scrub down as outlined above. XPS Degreaser is the simple, fast solution to restore that perfect look in just a few minutes.

  1. Spray undiluted directly on the surface to be cleaned.
  2. Let sit for a few minutes.
  3. Wipe treated surface with a cloth or soft bristle brush.
  4. Rinse with water.

 

 

 

Sea-Doo Deck and Above-Water Cleaning and Protection.

With the hull and below-water surfaces sparkling, it’s time to move to above the waterline and take care of the most visible parts of your watercraft. Here’s a quick guide to making sure you’re looks are unmistakable every time you hit the water. 

Start with the seat and vinyl surfaces by using XPS All Purpose Cleaner and Degreaser. Not only will it clean the dirt and grime, but also treats mold and mildew as well. You can even use it to treat grease and oil buildup around motors, engine compartments and drives as well.

  1.    Spray directly on surface to be cleaned.
  2.    Scrub with a soft brush for stubborn dirt.
  3.    Wipe with a dry or wet cloth.
  4.    Rinse with water if needed.

 

 

 

Next, it’s time to give the remaining above-water surfaces a thorough scrubbing. XPS Wash and Wax is your ideal one-step foaming formula for cleaning everything from dirt and dust to insects and bird droppings from your watercraft. It finishes off the job with a protective wax coating with a no-streak glossy shine.

  1. Mix 30 mL (1 oz.) of cleaner for every 4 L (1 gal.) to make a rich foam.
  2. Scrub using a car wash mitt or soft brush 
  3. Rinse with water and dry thoroughly

Instrument panel lens and mirrors are next on the list. XPS Glass and Multi-surface Cleaner are spot on for removing water spots, dust and streaks. 

  1.  Spray on surface to be cleaned
  2.  Wipe with a dry cloth

 

 

Once the cleaning process is complete, you’ll undoubtedly want this fresh new look to last as long as possible. Using XPS Marine Spray Wax with Polymer acts as a sealant to protect your Sea-Doo watercraft surface and prevent algae, rust and other water contaminants from finding a home on your hull and deck. You’ll keep those attention-grabbing looks for many rides to come.

Before use, ensure the watercraft has been properly cleaned. You don’t want to seal in any stains or grime.

  1. Spray directly on surfaces.
  2. Allow to dry for a few seconds.
  3. Wipe with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.

 

 

 

Pro Tip: Product can be applied in direct sunlight, but do not apply product to hot surfaces.

For added durability, allow the product to dry on the surfaces up to 2 minutes minutes before wiping.

To add even more vibe to your Sea-Doo style, consider finishing high-gloss surfaces with XPS Spray Wax for added protection from the elements – even UV rays – and a shine that sends a message to everyone else on the water. The exclusive XPS formula actually adheres to your watercraft surfaces for a more durable finish to maximize protection.

  1. Before use, ensure the watercraft has been properly cleaned. You don’t want to seal in any stains or grime.
  2. Spray directly on surfaces.
  3. Allow to dry for a few seconds.
  4. Wipe with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.

 

 

 

Pro Tip: Product can be applied in direct sunlight, but do not apply product to hot surfaces.

For added durability, allow the product to dry on the surfaces up to 2 minutes minutes before wiping

For non-painted textured surfaces such as a Sea-Doo SPARK, use the XPS UV protector to prevent any potential color fading from the sun’s harmful rays. It also can be used on all soft plastic parts like bumpers, too.

  1. Spray on surfaces and spread evenly with a dry and clean cloth.
  2. Allow five minutes for product to penetrate.
  3. Wipe any excess with an additional cloth.
  4. Allow one to two hours for drying process to be complete.

 

 

 

No matter what model or where you ride, these tips will make you and your Sea-Doo the talk of the water for all the right reasons.

Watercraft care between rides

 

Instrument panel lens and mirrors are next on the list. XPS Glass and Multi-surface Cleaner are spot on for removing water spots, dust and streaks.

  1. Spray on surface to be cleaned
  2. Wipe with a dry cloth

 

 

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact your certified Sea-Doo Dealer.