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Island Girl Gelcoat Polish/Protectant

Has anyone used this product? If so what is your experience with it? I'm tempted to try it as my original gelcoat is in fairly good condition; but I can tell it is starting to wear thin. The other alternative is Poli Glow; but the Island Girl protectant looks like a good alternative that is more durable/long lasting than a straight wax.

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Anyone with experience with this stuff? Here's a link to the website:

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I have used it for years on my boats..
But I won't anymore.
He even has a quote from me on his website from long ago. (testimonial #59)

All of the following comments are based on my experience only.

Island Girl Pink as an all round cleaner.
My experience is Pink is a good spot cleaner but as an all around cleaner, not so much. However, using 100% pink removes gel coat chalking very nicely

The superwax and Mirror hard were really good once but I believe the product quality is not what it used to be. It certainly will not last a full season in the northeast. For the price, you can do better with pretty much any paste wax. The real benefit with this product is that it is easy to apply in a very short time with no buffing.
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heres a link to my poli-glow install
Poli-Glow Application
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Once you get done laughing at CP's misfortune, I'd recommend the Poliglow as well...works as advertised.
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Didn't Practical Sailor do a thing on these coverings a few months ago?
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The Practical Sailor results are in this thread...

BoatUS Club House Messageboards: Old gelcoat restoration (Poliglow)??

And rest of their discussion may be of assist.
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Thanks for the info everyone; I wonder why their product is less protective now than it was several years ago? Seems like to compete with products like Poli-Glow you would want to improve the product rather than reduce it's effectiveness.
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