Marine Paint Protection

Marine Paint Protection

Welcome to Tribos® Marine Paint Protection.

Tribos® is unique. It’s the only marine paint protection product proven over time to work in the most aggressive environments.

Tribos® Marine Paint Protection delivers a  ‘better-than-new’ reflective shine that provides total protection against UV, acid rain, oil, exhaust fumes, fuel spills, salt and other contaminants .


From the largest Superyachts, to the smallest day boats, Tribos Marine Paint Protection has proven time and time again to be the marine paint protection product the world of yachting has been waiting for.

Why Choose Tribos® Marine Paint Protection?

How Does Tribos® Marine Paint Protection work?

How does Tribos® Marine Paint Protection effect my paint?

How is Tribos® Marine Paint Protection applied?

Where can I have Tribos® Marine Paint Protection applied?

What is the cost of Tribos® Marine Paint Protection?

How can I find out more information on Tribos® Marine Paint Protection?

Why Choose Tribos® Marine Paint Protection?

We know that you want to keep your yacht looking its best. With Tribos® Marine Paint Protection, you can benefit from a marine protective coating that exhibits the following:-

  • An impressive, ‘better-than-new’ shine that lasts and lasts.
  • Used correctly, can achieve massive savings on your repaint costs.
  • The ultimate high gloss shine from a simple wash-down – no need for polishing or waxing.
  • Restore faded paint to a better than new finish.
  • Brings out the deepest gloss on dark surfaces and provides a seriously bright shine on lighter coloured surfaces.
  • Immediate and obvious increase in pride of ownership and resale value.
  • A hydrophobic system that keeps glass cleaner and clearer for long lasting all-round visibility and safety.
  • Overall protection not only for your paint but also for your glass.
  • Applied by owners of superyachts and manufacturers the world over.

If inspected under a microscope, a dull surface finish will appear rough and uneven, so most polishing and waxing processes are designed to smooth out the roughness and make the surface shiny.

A rough surface causes incoming light to ‘scatter’ and reflect in a random, non-parallel way (diffuse reflection) so the surface appears blurred, washed-out and just plain dull. By contrast, a flat, smooth surface reflects light in an even, parallel form – just like a mirror (specular reflection) which creates a shiny-looking surface finish.

Tribos creates a smoother protective surface so the light is reflected evenly giving an incredibly high gloss finish.

In addition, the Tribos coating contains specially developed titanium oxide crystals (not found in the waxes and non-reactive silicone compounds of other treatments) which ensure genuine resistance to damaging UV light.

How Does Tribos® Marine Paint Protection work?

Tribos® Marine Paint Protection is a polymer designed specifically for painted surfaces. It acts like a protective coating that ensures a water and oil-repellent surface that ‘locks out’ damaging water and salt and is very easy to clean.

The Tribos® Marine Paint Protection formula contains amino functional polymers that chemically bond to the paint surface. The tails of this polymer then cross-link together over 2-24 hours to form a tough barrier that repels water and oils. The treatment repairs and fills microscopic surface scratches or cavities leaving a smoother surface before sealing the pores and preventing contaminants from entering.

TRIBOS® Marine Paint Protection is state-of-the-art in defense from the UV light in solar radiation. Using one of the strongest chemical backbones available along with high quality UV reflective  ingredients  means that the UV radiation is absorbed and re-emitted as harmless heat. The polymer layer, forms a chemical bond to the surface ensuring genuine longevity.

Tribos® Marine Paint Protection’s dual features of water repellency and UV protection allow the finish to remain glossy for significantly longer periods of time than has ever been possible before, while also preventing fading, ‘chalking’ and general degradation usually caused by UV light.

How is Tribos® Marine Paint Protection applied?

As with all marine paint protection products application is everything. To take full advantage of the phenomenal performance of Tribos Marine Paint Protection, we have paid as much attention to developing the vital preparation and application techniques as we have to the formulation itself. Put simply, one cannot work properly without the other.

Tribos® Marine Paint Protection application is normally a two-stage process on new or undamaged yacht surfaces, or it may require three-stages if serious preparation work is required.


Using a combination of our three grades of polishing compounds, we remove existing surface finishes and treatments (any waxes, ols, teflon etc.) plus the usual array of scratches, marks and unsightly results of general weathering. If the paint is warn or dull-looking we can rejuvenate the surface at this stage.


The application of our zero swirl product, similar to those used for polishing precious metals, is assisted by our purpose-manufactured orbital polishers, the result being an ultra-smooth, clean surface that is required prior to the application of Tribos® Marine Paint Protection.


The Tribos® marine  protective coating is gently and expertly applied – once again using our unique orbital polishers. The finish then cures  over a 2-24 hour period, during this time all the individual polymers cross-link together and anchor themselves to the surface.


A satin smooth finish with a flexible,  impenetrable and transparent Marine Paint Protection– and a long-lasting gloss finish that is second to none.

How does the Tribos® Marine Paint Protection affect the look of my paint?

‘Gloss’ can mean different things to different people and is not something that we at Tribos are ever subjective about. Scientific measurement is the only truly reliable method of assessing surface condition in a wholly objective way, so we use specialist gloss metering instruments, both in product development and during process quality control.

Gloss is measured in gu (gloss units) and is specified in ISO 2813. Typically, a dull surface sanded with 1200 grit paper is around 45 gu, a mid-gloss, mildly weathered surface 70 gu – and glossy new white paint around 80 gu. For comparison, a mirror might have a gloss of 750 gu.

Licensed Tribos applicators are therefore fully trained to measure the amazing Tribos gloss scientifically, both before and after treatment.

All our development and quality control instruments are calibrated and conform to ISO 2813

Where can I have Tribos® Marine Paint Protection applied?

We have a network of reputable Tribos® Marine Paint Protection applicators throughout the Globe in key locations. To find your nearest applicator and their contact details, please click here or alternatively call us on 01425 470850.

If we do not have a team wherever you happen to be, we will send a team out to you.

What is the cost of Tribos® Marine Paint Protection?

The price of our Marine Paint Protection varies according to size, type and condition of your yacht. To request a quote please click here and fill out the form. Alternatively, call us on: 01425 470850.

How can I find out more information on Tribos® Marine Paint Protection?

If you have not found the information about Tribos® Marine paint protection that you were looking for or you just have a query, please give our friendly Marine team a call on: 01425 470850 or email they will be more than happy to assist you with your query.


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