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I wonder if it reacts differently on different gel-coat formulations ... might be optimised for boats with newer resins ???
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I wonder if it reacts differently on different gel-coat formulations ... might be optimised for boats with newer resins ???
I'd think it'd be optimized for older gelcoat formulations, since those are the boats most in need of it....

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I wonder what people think of just the Poli Prep ?? Is it any better than traditional de-oxidizers ??

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The Poly-Prep, IIRC, is not designed to remove oxidation, but wax and other surface contaminants. I had to sand my oxidation off with wet/dry paper. then I prepped.

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same here.

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I have not observed any yellowing, but i only applied it to the hull which is blue and robin's egg blue. Assuming CP's deck is white. (how else would he see the yellowing) I'm going to do my cabintop, white, and see how it does, and report back later. For those concerned, the Poly-prep is labeled as removing Poli-glo as well as other contaminants.

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I ordered Poliglow yesterday, following this thread with CP's report. But I figured my cabin top and cockpit can't look any worse than now! I asked about possibility of yellowing and was told it happens if there is remaining wax under the Poliglow application. CP?

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yes, its white.
I can promise you there was no wax under this prep.

The boat does look MUCH better than before I applied the product, but it did yellow on me. I can tell exactly where it it is, and where its not. Hey, it might be a design feature!

Anyway, I would definitely use it again, and recommend it for its intended purpose.

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Re: Poli-Glow Application

Bought a oday 20 1974 that was one puff away from a land fill. I wet sanded on side of the hull, then buff and polish whew. Sibe 2wet sand poli prep 3 coats poliglow...looks better that side one doing the decks now... time will tell
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Re: Poli-Glow Application

I used Poli-Glow for the first time last spring - AWSOME!

I first cleaned the entire hull with LA Totally Awesome cleaner, which is T0TALLY AWESOME to say the very least. Just spray the cleaner on the hull, let is sit 30 seconds, wipe if off and all the crud, wax, grease, spider poop, bird crap stains, etc..., come right off. Next, I washed the hull with a mix consisting of two gallons of water, 3 cups Chlorox bleach, I tblsp Dawn Dish Detergent. I sprayed the mix on, scrubbed it with my deck scrub brush, then rinsed it thoroughly and allowed it to dry overnight.

The following morning, I began applying the Poli-Glow. You betcha this is a lot easier than waxing the damned boat every year. When I finished, you could count your teeth in the reflection of the hull. The boat was sailed 60 trips on Chesapeake Bay, then wintered on the hard at the marina with just a tarp over the boom and foredeck.

This spring, I washed the hull with dawn, no bleach, scrubbed it lightly with the deck brush and rinsed. After allowing about 4 hours for it to dry, I applied one coat of Poli-glow and it looked like new. No yellowing whatsoever.

The boat next to mine last winter looked horrible, and he had been using Poli-Glow for five years without ever stripping it. It had yellowed terribly, had streaked areas where the finish had worn off, and was really cruddy looking. I gave him a 1-quart bottle of LA Totally Awesome cleaner, he sprayed the hull, let is sit a couple minutes, then scrubbed it with his deck brush and rinsed. The hull was clean, no Poli-Glow remained, he reapplied it again, and it looked like a new boat. This was in April. The boat still looks fantastic, but the owner had some bad health issues and I think the boat has been abandoned. It's still on the hard.

Someone asked about Kiwi Grip in this thread. I can assure you that it is the best non-skid finish I've come across, wear like iron, relatively easy to apply, and I, for one, highly recommend it. However, I would NOT apply Poli-Glow to any non-skid or any location of the boat where you will be walking. It is very, very slippery when wet.

Hope this helps,

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