Item # 11983ZP BRAND: Sharkhide

Sharkhide Aluminum Protectant Quart

Protects aluminum, stainless, steel and more against the elements
Protects aluminum, stainless, steel and more against the elements
Sharkhide Aluminum Protectant Quart is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8.
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Sharkhide Aluminum Protectant Quart

Product Overview:


SharkHide® is the ideal long-term protectant for steel, aluminum, copper, brass, stainless and fiberglass Protect your vehicle investment against stains, oxidation (rust), weathering, grime, salt spray and pitting with this clear, tough, flexible coating—SharkHide Metal Protectant.
  • Won't chip, flake, peel or yellow
  • UV-stabilized and ozone-resistant
  • Easy wipe-on application


Made in USA

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32 fluid ounces, 1 US Quart

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Safety Information

Always wear appropriate eye, skin and respirtaory protection when using sharkhide. See MSDS for specific safety instructions Sharkhide is highly flammable


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Eastwood PRE Painting Prep

Application Tips

Clean surface throughly with Eastwood's PRE Painting prep. If the surface is stained or oxidized, use an aluminum cleaner to remove the imperfections. To apply, simply use a clean soft white cotton cloth and saturate with Sharkhide and wipe surface area. Do not pour onto surface. See product label for more application instructions


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pontoon Protection Used this on my aluminum pontoons on my House boat. After 4 months it still looks glossy under water. Cleans up easy too. Very impressed of ease of application also. No special tools.
Date published: 2021-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brushed aluminum I’m building a Factory Five Roadster and wanted the internal aluminum panels to have the brushed aluminum look. After cleaning with Pre, I saturated a red Scotchbrite pad with WD40 and then brushed the panel with the natural grain. Rinsed with water, dried completely, and the brushed on Sharkhide with a micro fiber sponge. Look absolutely beautiful, be sure to where latex gloves to avoid getting fingerprint oils on it while working.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! Put this product on a set of JEGS Performance Sport Star Cast Aluminum Wheels about 4 years ago. The rims have been outside on the car for about a year now and were washed two weeks ago. Check out the pic.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sharkhide This product is great!!!!! I have used it in the marine field for years.I use it on pontoon and aluminum boats to keep water and scum from staining and adhering to their surface. Its an easy product to use and lasts a long time. This is the only product I have found over the years that you can apply to aluminum that will honestly protect it from the elements.
Date published: 2009-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sharkhide. Applied very nicely, seems to give good sealing to the aluminum
Date published: 2021-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good I have used Sharkhide on my boat aluminum for several years. After polishing the surface I apply 2 coats letting dry in between coats. It does dull the surface a little. Kind of a satin coat. It would be better if it didn't do that. I usually re polish and re apply every year as the aluminum will slowly oxidize. It oxidizes after 1 to 2 uses without it. It is not the perfect product but is 100% better than leaving the surface bare. I don't know of anything that works better except possibly powder coating with clear. Then the part would have to be billet and not cast as cast will have air bubbles come out. Polished aluminum is tough to keep shiny.
Date published: 2015-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another excellent product I trust Eastwood to only offer products that work as advertised. Are they cheap? Yeah, NO. Sharkhide is no exception. Only time will tell if the claims are true regarding the reapplication interval, but I don't think Eastwood would risk their reputation.
Date published: 2013-03-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just Purchased I am primarily using to coat original bolts and clips on a 1957 Thunderbird, It is difficult to get cad plating and I am hoping this will keep this hardware from rusting. We will see. The product is rather pricey when you include shipping but if it does what it states it will be worth it.
Date published: 2011-02-14
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Questions & Answers

I want to use this for the polished aluminum trim on my car. Is Sharkhide harmful to rubber, painted surface or plastic?

Asked by: Another911
This should be safe to use on metal that is close to paint, plastic or rubber. Sharkhide recommends testing a small area first, and waiting for those results.
Answered by: Bart
Date published: 2022-09-06

My chrome cragar wheels are starting to rust slightly, if I remove the rust using the aluminum foil technique can I apply the sharkhide afterwards or do I need to polish the wheels with simicrome first then apply the sharkhide

Asked by: RayV
To get your best results we would recommend polishing the wheels first but it is not necessary.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2020-10-20

Would this product work  to protect a the polished aluminum of a airstream trailer? How long would it last between treatments?

Asked by: Ditter
This should work for that application. I did find this forum, which might be helpful.
Answered by: NickC
Date published: 2021-06-24

I have cleaned up a set of aluminium wheels. I would like to apply your product. What is better, cloth or brush. Do I put on more than 1 coat. If so, time between coats. If I use outdoors, do I have to wear protective breathing equipment.

Asked by: Denny
If additional coats are desired, the surface must be tacky. Wait for a minimum of 15 minutes but no longer than 30 minutes to apply successive coats. If you must level, sand the coating, wait for 24 hrs, and recoat.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2022-03-12

I applied sharkhide to my aluminum boat and it dried showing a white film. How do it remove the white film?

Asked by: Mpheise
You can call Sharhide directly, they are more than happy to talk with you about your issue. 618.624.4091
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-12-03

Looking for something to seal and protect new, highly polished pulleys and components on a serpentine setup. Will this product change the appearance of the parts in any way? I guess I am asking will someone be able to tell the parts have been coated?

Asked by: Greg49
I have used this product on my mirror polished pontoon boat. On a mirror finish it will kill some of the shine, as much as 20% but the shine that is left will last a long time. People complain about the slight rainbow effect, if they read the directions, it covers this.
Answered by: Lakebum
Date published: 2021-06-24

Can this product be sprayed on aluminum wheels with painted inserts?

Asked by: blackta79
This product would work for that application.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2020-06-22

I would like to know if you would  recommend using an airbrush to apply sharkhide to some off my parts that have a rougher surface and nooks and crannies  Thanks 

Asked by: Pacrat
Because of the dry time of the Sharkhide, it is not advisable to apply using an Airbrush. Sharkhide is also sold in an aerosol the we currently do not have for purchase.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-01-08
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