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Old 05-12-2010, 04:07 PM   #21
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Read this: http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...poli-glow.html

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Old 05-12-2010, 04:11 PM   #22
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the stripper is there for removing the old wax and oxidation...then the poliglow seals the gelcoat...I'm going to get some as soon as I can....I'll let you know how it goes..


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Thanks for the additional links. I googled it as well and have read more not so good than good. Most of the bad remarks I read are from people that have used it a couple years ago, which leads me to believe that long term, waxing is the way to go. I'll keep my eyes open for new posts on this and welcome anybody's comments on their own experience.
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I was thinking the same thing - almost sounds too good to be true.

I'm a little jaded I suppose, having once tried a "miracle product" on my 1966 Impala while at a car show. It looked fantastic when it was applied but on the drive home I got caught in the rain and ended up with water spots all over the car that were impossible to remove. I had to compound the entire car and re-apply the product I had been using - Zanio.

Ever since that experience I'm pretty leary of The Easy Way. Sometimes there just is no easy way.

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Old 05-12-2010, 06:04 PM   #25
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Joh Graviskis over on Ship Shape TV used it on a heavily oxidized painted hull rather than repainting and swore by the polyglow product. But then again, I get the impression he is willing to stand up on the stump for any vendor/manufacturer who is willing to give him free product. Notice he needed a new dock at home last season and sure enough, there's a 30 minute episode (infomercial) on the wonders of the specific decking materials he's using. I'm sure he paid for all the materials and gave the manufacturer a free 30 min. spot, right?

We'll see repeats of the wonders of the eTEC outboard until he's repowered every outboard boat he owns
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............. I googled it as well and have read more not so good than good. Most of the bad remarks I read are from people that have used it a couple years ago, which leads me to believe that long term, waxing is the way to go.
you wouldn't happen to have any examples, would you? I've been contemplating using this above the rubrail to bring back some of the lost luster. My wife can apply makeup in the reflection on the hull below the rubrail, but above has been a challenge, even after using 3m gelcoat/color restorer last year, which should be slight more abrasive than cleaner & Wax without the wax, but finer than rubbing compound.
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Hi shrew, there are a few good comments that were posted on http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...poli-glow.html from an earlier reply. Take a read there. Hope this helps. I just can't believe that something that takes so much effort, like bringing out the shine with a hard waxing, can be replaced with such an effortless and easy system. Nothing's free, in my book.
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Think what you like but the independent tests prove that if you apply it c-o-r-r-e-c-t-l-y and patiently with very THIN coats it outlasts wax by years....PERIOD END OF STORY. They proved this with gloss meters and water beading on the surface. In long term tests they reported if the build up gets too thick, simply start over and remove all of it (with Poliprep, which instantly disolves it, I know I tried it in an area that I had a coupla runs) and start over. I'm sure that there are lots of hacks out there that most likely try it first then read the directions later. I see it all the time in my business. You doubters keep on waxing while us "Poliglowers" look like a million bucks shinin away beading water and wiping off black streaks with WATER.............Life is goo-ood!!

This is a good independent test http://www.poliglow.co.uk/review2.html and another
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Hey SP,

A good tip that I found when using the poliprep is pour the stuff into a garden sprayer then cut with water 3 : 1 part poliprep. then simply spray wet the surface with water then spray a small area about 3' x 3' with a even mist of Poliprep then scub with the scrubber provided (I went through two scrubbers and poliglow applicators on my 3300). Use a piece of masking tape to mark where you start and stop, then just overlap the starting and stopping points to make sure that you don't miss and area. Good Luck! Call them if you have any questions. Oh and a nother thing wear latex gloves while using all the products.

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http://www.poliglow.co.uk/review2.html
quote from independent test said: "We've heard reports of some of these products going milky, flaking, or cracking; we've never experienced any of this in our five years of testing this type of product. We've also heard reports of difficulty in removing these restorers; again, we've encountered no problems."

These guys had no horse in the race-

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