How to Restore a Small Aluminum Fishing Boat
Aluminum boats are very durable and last for years, even with punishing use. You can see old aluminum boats almost any weekend on most lakes and rivers. But even boats as strong as these still lose their shine and need to be refurbished occasionally to make the owner proud. Also, riveted aluminum boats can develop loose rivets as they age. These cause small leaks that become annoying. Almost anyone can take an old aluminum boat and restore it to excellent condition in two weekends by fixing leaks and polishing.
Tips & Warnings
You can also polish the inside of the boat if you want. Just remove the seats and complete the same steps as used for the outside.
Get a friend to help lift the boat on the saw horses.