Boat covers – Protection from leaf stains on your boat’s gel coat.

Boat Covers really help during this wet weather.

Gold Coast Boats are enduring wet weather and storms this spring.

Boat cover, gold coast, protection in wet weather

Rain, leaves, and debris hammering your boat? No boat cover?

Rain, well that’s not so bad, however, the leaves that fall can stain the fiberglass and that’s what we will address as best we can today.

The stains can vary from leaf to leaf depending on the particular tree. It is the oils in the tree leaf that can carry the stain deep into the gel coat.

Firstly, sunlight can usually do the trick on its own and obviously is the non-labor, no cost treatment option. The sun can bleach stains out completely within a week or two. Give this a go first.

If this doesn’t work the next best option we have found is a mix of 50/50 bleach and water, spray on (in the shade if possible), leave for 5 minutes and return. The chlorine bleach will attack and neutralize the tannins.

The result can be like a new boat with little effort however you may have to re-wax as bleach does strip the wax.

Other options we have heard of:

  • Cut a potato in half and rub on the area, the protein and starch acid can sometimes emulsify ‘natural stains’. If it doesn’t work, well no harm to your boat.
  • 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1 cup ammonia mixed in 3.5 Litres warm water mixed in a spray bottle.

As always prevention is the best medicine so a good boat cover will eliminate the effort required altogether.

All over cover - Captain Navy
All Over Cover - Pacific Blue
All Over Cover - 3 Piece
Stamoid All Over Cover White
Clipped down cover

To see more boat covers click HERE.

Gold Coast marine upholstery provide courtesy on-site quotes. However, as always, during spring and leading into summer, the wait times are growing.
If you need work before the Christmas break you need to get in quickly.
You can make contact with us HERE.

 

Gold Coast Marine Upholstery – Services Recap

Services at Gold Coast Marine Upholstery

Well, are we even in winter?

The weather has been so beautiful during the days that most boaties I know have not stopped getting out on the water anyway.
But if you have taken a break and want to be boat ready for when it really heats up then here’s a recap on the services we have to offer.

Boat Bimini Tops, Canopies, and Awnings.

We certainly have the sun on our side here on the gorgeous Gold Coast. We want to feel the warmth of the rays without being burnt so protection for yourself and the family is vital.

Bimini tops are custom made so you have the perfect fit for your boat. New bimini frames can be fabricated or if you only need a new bimini top then covers can be made to fit the existing frame.

The colour and fabric selections available these days is so vast that there will be something to suit everyone’s taste.  Classic neutrals or far out designs. it’s all up to you.

Boat Clears

The best option for full boating protection, stay dry and out of the wind with quality boat clears. Look after yourself and your boats cockpit area.

Here at Gold Coast Marine Upholstery only the leading brands of UV stabilised clear is used. This ensures maximum visibility, full functionality and an aesthetically pleasing look.

General Boat Upholstery

Boat cushions, seating, and sunbeds. This is where you really get to showcase your style. Get creative with colours, patterns and stripes.

We can recover existing outdoor boat seats or custom create from scratch. This includes mattress covers, indoor and outdoor lounges, sunbeds etc.

The range of outdoor fabric and types of marine vinyl available is astounding and can stand up to the sun, salt sprays and the UV rays. Call us to check out some samples and see just how easy it is to match up top your style.

Marine Carpets

Indoor and outdoor marine carpets can be installed in a variety of different methods. Your marine carpet can be glued down or clipped down and edged with quality binding or overlocking. Carpet covers are another great option to prevent against fading, spillages, and staining.

Marine Boat Covers / Boat Storage Covers

Boat covers can be created to provide partial or full boat protection depending on your style of boat. Again there are many options for the way they are attached. They can be clipped into place or used with a draw rope.

Ill fitting, loose covers without support just won’t hold up to mother nature and sure enough, pools of water will collect and stretch out cheaper fabrics.

Quality heavy duty materials need to be used to make sure your asset is well protected.

Bimini top
Boat clears
Boat All over cover
boat upholstery boat seats

boat bimini top and clears
boat marine carpet
Vehicle cover, tonneau covers, caravan covers
other boat covers, rail covers

 

If you have any queries or would like to arrange a courtesy quote contact Gold Coast Marine Upholstery HERE

 

Boat Covers – Get winter ready

Custom Boat Covers

Do you need covers for your boat? Does your boat hibernate during winter, Either way, keep your assets protected with a custom-fitted boat cover.

We use only quality heavy duty materials to make sure your boat sleeps safe and soundly when not in use.

Every boat cover created is thoughtfully constructed with the best materials available on the market.

custom boat covers gold coast

For outdoor use, during the winter a top of the line fabric is recommended. A well-constructed custom cover built from quality fabric should provide approximately eight years protection.

A well-fitted cover is going to keep dust, dirt and grime out of your boat and also any critters looking for a new home.

There are different choices available in regards to the way your cover attaches to your boat. You may select press studs, tie downs or a pull rope depending on your personal preference.

 

custom boat covers gold coast

Why opt for a custom fitted cover?

This is why…An ill-fitting or loose cover without support will never compete with mother nature. A heavy downpour and pools of water will no doubt collect. These pools are heavy and stretch the fabric so even when emptied out you are left with a warped stretched area that just won’t bounce back into shape.

If you are thinking about investing in protection for your boat give Mark from Gold Coast Marine Upholstery a call.

Mark can pay you a courtesy onsite visit to discuss your options, provide material and colour samples and prepare a quotation.
Super easy, Super convenient.
Click here for contact details.

We’ll cover whatever needs covering…

We don’t only make covers for boats.

cage covers

 

Gold Coast Marine Upholstery can create covers for just about anything you need.
If you have something that needs protection we can make a custom fitting cover to keep it safe and secure.
For more info or to arrange a free quote just give us a call or flick through a quick email.

 

 

Gold Coast Marine Upholstery – Keeping the Gold Coast covered.

New Website

welcome

Hi to all of our loyal long term customers and also to our new clients.

A quick note to say we hope you like the new improved website, we wanted to freshen up but also add some helpful areas for you, we get asked alot about cleaning methods for your materials so it was important we added a page just for that. We will keep that page updated with any new tips and tricks we find along the way, don’t worry, you’ll spot anything new on our blog first so it can’t sneak in unnoticed.

We also want to advise all new customers of the materials we use as this is also a common query, here at Gold Coast Marine Upholstery we only use the best quality, that way your covers and upholstery will stand up to the test of time. We live in a beautiful part of the world but the climate can be harsh so cheap alternatives are simply not an option.

Enjoy having a look around.