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I'm still trying to get the girlies to step onto my deck...
I jus' wanna see it if really does reflect that good.

(ok, I am one sick puppy)

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I'm still trying to get the girlies to step onto my deck...
I jus' wanna see it if really does reflect that good.

(ok, I am one sick puppy)
Yes, you definitely are...

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Have you considered taping a $100 bill to your jib halyard and raising it about 7-8 feet off the deck? Then you could watch the reflection and the bounce all at the same time. You'll still have to come up with a way to get them on the boat. I, for one, haven't had much success with, " hey, young lady,you wanna make an easy hundred bucks". I'm sure somebody else here will have a better imagination.

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Re: Poli Blow er Glow

I came across this Poli Glow hater on another forum. I simply copied and pasted it making no edits!





"Well, this is the year, finally taking this sXXt off SeaQuell.
Spent 4 hours yesterday, got about 85% of it off the not non-skid portions of the deck, forward of the companionway; using Poli-Prep and a stiff brush and plastic Kurly Kate.
Today I found the aggressive abrasive the manufacturer supplies with the kit for this purpose. I just love taking this to the gelocat of SeaQuell (not). What was shiny gelcoat before PoliGlow surely won't be after I get this crap off.
I finally gave up on the 50:50 solution teh manufacturer recommends and started using the Poli-Prep straight. I can do a spot about 1 foot square, and rinse it off real fast, before it rehardens into a dirty goo, and doens't go anywhere.
Running out of Poli-Prep fast, so I'll hafta try some floor stripper, since there isn't a PoliGlow dealer in Peterborough. Not that I wanna give that company any more of my hard earned cash.
I imagine after another 12 hours, we'll have it completely off the boat. (Got it out of the cockpit the year after we first put it on, as the sun tan lotion made a grey gooyey mess out of it, first cruise out.)
I'll admit this PoliCrap makes a chalky boat look shiny; but applying Meguiars fibreglass oxidation remover (by hand) and a couple coats of wax (with a buffer) and then touching up mid-season, is less than half the work of removing last year's PoliGlo, and then wiping on 5 or 6 fresh coats for this year.
Well, it's a beautiful day out there, so I guess I better don my gloves and safety glasses, so I can scrub this sXXt off. I've got a lot of better things I could be doing, but oh well, at least this is the last year for this huge waste of time."

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Sounds a lot like what the NuGlass2 users all have said. Maybe he's confusing the two products?

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Isn't this stuff designed for use on the hull? Having used it myself, I don't think I'd want in on my deck or cabin which seemed to be what was giving this guy fits.

Again based on information from PS, I purchased Starbrite Deck cleaner with PTEF, for the cabin and deck. Supposed to give a decent shine without being slick. Since my boat is under some trees, I won't do the deck/cabin until right before we splash but will boat on the results when I do.

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my reply to halekai's cut and past.

This guy sounds like he doesn't do his homework, I woulden't let him put air in my tires! Last weekend I applied the PilyGlow on my hull while the gentileman a couple of boats away was polishing. I had three coats all the way around by the time he was done with his first side. Yes, a lot of faith went into applying it, first coats were looking awful but it all blended in after a while. I don't think I would use this stuff on the topside. Does anyone know of something out there engineered specifically for decks that would bring back the finish?
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Dorourke,

I'm agreeing with you. if his gelcoat was shiny, why was he putting it on?
Second, its not 50:50 on the poliprep, is 75%water,25% poliprep (thats why his was rehardening so fast)

oh well, to each his own

I did use it on the topside, and am pleased, just don't put it where you ever wanna walk, its slippery

third, why is he removing it every year?

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Dorourke,

I'm agreeing with you. if his gelcoat was shiny, why was he putting it on?
Second, its not 50:50 on the poliprep, is 75%water,25% poliprep (thats why his was rehardening so fast)

third, why is he removing it every year?
Because he can't read the instructions... A product misused isn't going to work as well as the same product applied according to its directions...

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It seems like I remember a thread a month ago or so where the polish vs. other methods came up and halekai was a polish freak. And i say that with nothing but admiration but it is not for all. i think he even posted a picture of his car buffed and polished IIRC.
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