A-Glaze Ltd is a family owned and run company manufacturing and distributing resins for the glass, automobile, marine and aircraft industries for over 25 years. A-Glaze marine products are all made in the UK – In 2004 achieved the International Business award. The A-Glaze product range is increasing every year with more countries using processes to protect their client’s investments whether it is a car, aircraft, motor home, caravan or yacht. The superyacht client base has also increased with the A-Glaze systems reducing annual maintenance costs reducing the need for re painting. A-Glaze is committed to continually developing new and existing products to improve protection for customer’s investments reducing maintenance time and costs as well as retaining value.
The marine industry’s worst enemy is a combination of ultra violet damage together with salt. The reaction on GRP as well as painted surfaces has been a nightmare for the boating industry causing colour fading and a dry powder effect on the surface. This, over a period of time, not only requires constant maintenance but eventually damages the GRP surface, making it far more porous over exposed areas and causing irreparable damage. Most boaters are constantly fighting every year to reduce this ‘chalking’ effect and most remedies reduce the chalking but do not stop the chalking. The A-Glaze 4.4 Marine treatment applied on a regular basis ensures that all exposed areas are kept in a pristine condition, protected from the Ultra Violet rays and salt and easily maintained. If a boater has to cut their craft back each year to rid the surface of the chalking, then simply finish the process with A-Glaze sealant. This then protects the surface of the vessel against the Sun’s UV rays which cause the chalking effect in the first place. Each boater will notice how the chalking has disappeared and the boat will remain in the same condition as when you applied the A-Glaze sealant.
All of the major manufacturers are at this moment looking to endorse A-Glaze product and recommend to their customers that a regular program consisting of the A-Glaze application is adhered to in order to keep their expensive investment in top condition. Sunseeker have endorsed A-Glaze Surface Sealant for use on all their used boats. Fairline have completed their final stages of their testing and have already approved A-Glaze products for application on their Gel coats. In fact, all Fairline Marine Craft at the last few London Boat Shows have been treated with A-Glaze Surface Sealant. Blue hulled boats are particularly hard to keep clean and pristine and boat manufacturers such as Aqua star who produce luxury blue hulled boats recommend our products to their clients to ensure the boat remains pristine throughout its boating life.
With the current economic climate worldwide, surely it is better to protect your large investment than simply allow it to discolour and be poorly maintained. Whether you are looking to sell the boat or keep it as a long term investment – look after it.
A-Glaze is particularly good for charter companies as it reduces the maintenance and clean time in between hiring of the vessels. A-Glaze now supply a number of charter companies world wide each year and they have found that the boats remain cleaner whilst on charter and the customers are happy.
A-Glaze is able to supply a cleaning and maintenance solution for the whole of the vessel ranging from the hull, deck, canopy, tender, metal staircases to winterization solutions.