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Old 25-05-2015, 17:37   #16
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Re: To Wax or Not To Wax?

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In my experience to use any product other than Poli Glow is a total waste of money and definitely labor and time. I had a 28 Cal that took all of 1.5 hours to complete from pre clean to third coat. Three years later (and it still had life remaining) after seeing it lasted that long I thought, "and I have been waxing and polishing for a waxing life of maybe 8-12 months till redo"? Check out their web site and see the testimonies. Oh yes, it is impervious to petroleum i.e. oil and gas. If damaged you just redo that particular section. (Try that with wax). Poli Glow and Honey teak are the best of the best for hull and teak.
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Old 25-05-2015, 17:52   #17
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Those microfiber rags are really great. Way better than old towels!

Polyglow has its advantages and disadvantages, too.
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Old 25-05-2015, 17:53   #18
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We have purchased two boats that have been poli glowed, never again. When the stuff wears out it looks like crap and is painful to remove. Maybe I just had bad luck.
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Old 25-05-2015, 18:00   #19
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List the disadvantages Stu.
The poly cleaner/prep takes the, "stuff wears out it looks like crap", off. Lets face it, if to each his own, then to each his own degree of expertise in applying Poli Glow or anything for that matter.
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Old 25-05-2015, 18:02   #20
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If the Poli Glow is not taken care of when it starts to weather, naturally it will have to be removed. However, if reapplied prior to that happening it is a piece of cake. Also the end results made the 25 year old hull look like new!
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Clean with 0000 steel wool + soap/ water. Hand sand with 1500 wet/dry sand paper lots of water. Machine buff with turtle wax liquid polishing compound and carunba wax off ur choice. As luck would my yacht is 16 feet. By the way my boat was on the hard for 7+ years and came out great.
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'just a side topic for safety here,-
When I was in Hilton Head a few days ago I saw a man buffing his freeboad with a large electric wheel. He was sitting on the floating dock with his legs in the water and the extension cord hanging over his lifeline. I asked him if he was considering any risk with his proceedure and he quipped, "I'm not sure if my pacemaker would act up with the 110 volts in the water!"

I'm more comfortable buffing with an electrical device on the hard, but I have worked with electrical tools from my dinghy or a finger pier. I always attach the extension cord at a fixed point where the distance to the water would pull the cord from the tool out of the socket before immersion. I usually attach a bungy cord between the plugs so if they detach nothing gets wet.
The brother of a girl I used to date, died doing almost the exact same thing, except with an electric drill instead.
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The brother of a girl I used to date, died doing almost the exact same thing, except with an electric drill instead.
Fresh or salt water? I thought salt water was reasonably safe, too conductive.
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Re: To Wax or Not To Wax?

Spent a couple of hours sanding and buffing out all the scratches... looking like a new boat.

Tomorrow..... Applying some new gel coat to a small pitted area.
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Electric buffers, electrocution, sweat, long labor, frequent repeats and hours that could be spent sailing are more reasons to use Poli Glow. IME with CS. (just sayin')
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Re: To Wax or Not To Wax?

'just a bit of history,- back in the '70's when I was "young and in manure", I cleaned my freeboard and then applied an acrylic floor wax with a sponge mop. My, it was beautiful! This was the best looking time for any boat I ever had. She looked like wet hard candy! A few months later I could see every stroke of the mop and the acrylic wax was not kind enough to totally disappear, but continued to become uglier. I could get the moment back again, but it required a difficult task of stripping off the old coating and then it would have soon turned ugly again.

I'll never do this again, but it was a beautiful moment!
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List the disadvantages Stu.
The poly cleaner/prep takes the, "stuff wears out it looks like crap", off. Lets face it, if to each his own, then to each his own degree of expertise in applying Poli Glow or anything for that matter.
Some of my best friends use it.

Others have already chimed in.

If anyone wants to know, all they have to do is go onto any boating forum and do a search on Polyglow and can read for weeks.

No use me retyping all that stuff.

Your boat, your choice.
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"Some of my best friends use it.

Others have already chimed in.

If anyone wants to know, all they have to do is go onto any boating forum and do a search on Polyglow and can read for weeks.

No use me retyping all that stuff.

Your boat, your choice."

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Re: To Wax or Not To Wax?

I'll finish waxing and the gel coat work tomorrow. I can see myself in the waxed finish! Hundreds of small scratches were removed.

I'm convinced now that the yard guys and independents that I'd contracted in the past, just did half-assed shortcut jobs. Probably just buffed on some liquid wax and buffed off half of it. A complete waste of money compared to the finish I was able to achieve.

How long should I wait before applying a second coat of wax?
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"Some of my best friends use it.

Others have already chimed in.

If anyone wants to know, all they have to do is go onto any boating forum and do a search on Polyglow and can read for weeks.

No use me retyping all that stuff.

Your boat, your choice."

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