Boats and boating equipment are not just hobby items for most people, they are investments that take a lot of time and money to maintain. What if you could extend the appearance and life of your boat and boating equipment for under the price $50? That is the idea with spray protectants, which can be applied to your boat and acts as an invisible barrier to weather-related damage or damage caused by intense UV rays. Using the right spray protectant can ultimately save boat owners a lot of money, so we decided to put the best contenders to the test and tried out 303 Aerospace Protectant, Mothers Protectant, and Meguiars Protectant to see how they stacked up against each other in each component of what makes a great spray protectant.
303 Aerospace Protectant Review
303 Aerospace Protectant is definitely one of the most popular protectant brands on the market and with good reason. 303 Aerospace products can protect a multitude of surfaces, including vinyl, carbon fiber, Plexiglass, rubber, and leather. With the correct application of 303 Aerospace Protectant, you can save your boat and equipment from fading, cracking, or aging way faster than it otherwise would.
303 Aerospace Protectant’s durability and longevity surpass most other protectants, lasting up to 30 days with one application and sometimes even longer. We were rather impressed with it’s ease of use, longevity, and overall performance.
Protecting your boat and boating equipment from UV rays, ozone, and smog is made easy with Mothers Protectant. What we liked most about Mothers was the complete ease of application and portability of the bottle. Packaged in an easy-to-use trigger spray bottle, Mothers coats your boat and equipment easily, making this product as convenient as it is affordable. Mothers took a bit longer to dry, but the ease of application definitely made up for that. We feel that it’s performance was a close second to 303.
Meguiars is an extremely affordable protectant that uses UV-blocking technology to provide protection and brilliant shine to your exterior and interior surfaces. Meguiars comes in a few different choices, like the Natural Shine, Supreme Shine, and Ultimate Protection options. We opted to test out the Ultimate Protection. We felt that the Meguiars was a little more difficult to apply than the others, but it dried pretty rapidly and left a nice shine to our surfaces, both interior, and exterior. Overall, not a bad product, but we feel that we’d rather spend a little more money on the 303 Protectant.
In the end, after testing out each protectant, we found that Mothers was the easiest for us to apply to our surfaces, therefore making it the less time-consuming option out of all of the spray protectants. Meguiars had a lot of different protectant options to choose from, which made it a versatile option, but in our opinion it did not have any standout qualities compared to the other two protectants. 303 Aerospace Protectant was by far the most versatile of the three protectants and ultimately lasted longer than the other two. The resulting shine and appearance of each application didn’t differ much among the choices since all of them produced roughly the same amount of shine.
All in all, we concluded that our favorite protectant out of the three was the 303 Aerospace Protectant because of how long-lasting it was. Probably the most important trait for a protectant to possess is durability, which is where we feel that 303 Aerospace Protectant excelled. All three choices are great, but if you are looking for the best protectant for your boat that will protect your boat and equipment the longest, then 303 Aerospace Protectant is the right choice. What’s even better, 303 is available for the lowest price that we could find on Amazon.