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Could anyone recommend a good topside cleaner, for non slip and cockpit areas. My boat is a 76 Georgian and the hull has been paint and still looks good, but the white/beige topside is dull and dirty. So what is a good product to bring out the old shine. Thanks in advance
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Two years ago, I started using a product called PoliPrep to clean the topsides. It is the cleaner that is packaged with a gelcoat brightener called PoliGlow. The cleaner is the best I've used. The poliglow is more of a plastic film than a wax. It left my boat with a nice shine and lasted all season.

I reapplied the poliglow last spring and again, the shine lasted the season. I plan to poliprep the topsides over again this month and use the poliglow for another two seasons.

I don't know if poliprep is a good choice for non-skid. Call the company and ask. Their website is

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A thin coat of 3m cleaner/restorer buffed out does wonders. If you are looking for a mirror glaze on an older boat, it is time to paint. Gel coat is not intended to shine forever.
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