After just digging out from another 12+" of snow, my thoughts keep turning towards boating season which seems a long ways away from where I'm standing...With a new boat on the way I'm wondering what would be the best way to protect the hull from sun damage since it will be siting on a boat lift 4-5 months out of the year. Is there a wax or other polish that works well to prevent fading from sun exposure?

I also plan on putting some 3M protective film by the swim platform and over the gunwales on the driver side which is where we will be climbing in/out of from the dock. I've seen the dealer wrap my vehicles in it and looks a little tricky with curves and cutting the film appropriately. But, I was thinking I might be able to handle this job since it is all straight lines on the boat. Has anyone ever put this stuff on before?