After a great experience with Marina Del Rey Yacht Detailing, we chose to work with Chris and Lia long term. Their work on the Hull polishing and topside brightwork was very impressive, so we decided to start attacking the faded, corroded metal components down below (hinges, handles, exposed aluminum latches, etc.) – this is phase one.
Before pictures of the pieces below deck:
Bulkhead door hinges getting ready with tape and varnish protection (before)
Companion way lock and latch mechanism (before)
This poor latch that look like a salt attack occurred in its past!
In between >> aka work-in-progress brightwork photos:
Naked hardware (looks lonely right?)
Forward bulkhead ‘crash’ compartment seal and door (notice the awesome sole work we did last year!)
Wait for it – wait for it >> The awesome results:
Now only 50+ more pieces to go – LOL. In all seriousness tho, we are very excited to start cleaning and polishing all the metal surfaces so they ALL look like new >> IMHO: they simply don’t make hardware like this anymore, it’s all SUPER strong forged metal and makes the interior shine like new again! Amel’s are built to last a lifetime, we have to respect what we have and protect/restore her as Cerulean deserves.
How the heck did you do it?
You may be wondering “what on earth did we use to get everything to look so darn good (just ask a barkeeper)?
Bar Keepers Friend + 3M Metal Restorer and Polish = Marine Metal Restoration Magic
Thanks again to Chris + Lia at Marina Del Rey Yacht Detailing, they are simply the best in the basin “.” and we’re looking forward to working with them to get Cerulean into tip-top shape.