Last year, I bought a 1975 Sabre
28 that was chalky on the deck
and dirty, stained, dull and dingy on the topsides. Every time I went out to her on the launch last season, she was just ugly looking from a distance.
Before launching her this year, I decided to use Poliprep cleaner (and some Davis FSR where stains were bad) followed by Poliglow on the deck
and topsides -- forepeak to cockpit
, nonskid, topsides, transom and all. Did it all in 2, 4-hour days.
What a difference! She looks great as I approach her (She's a legitimate '10 foot' looker, now) and the Poliglow coating on the deck has definately kept the dirt down (the osprey were using me as a feeding platform for a while -- and the mess just rinsed off with a bucket). I'll notice a new stain and then, after a rain, notice it's gone. I was worried it would be slick, but it isn't, particularly (after all, it's basically Future Floor Wax from what I understand). The transom stains are the only ones that lingered and still annoy me.
I notice a couple of spots where the feeding osprey flaked off the coating on the cabin
top, but it's been over a month on the mooring
and overall it looks like it was done yesterday. So far so good. . .
Not at all related to the Poliglow company (just impressed by their product, given all the Poliglow haters).