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Old 04-16-2014, 11:41 PM   #21
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Flitz always brings a smile to my face. I can imagine a German momma with a lisp calling her son in for dinner...Flitz, Flitz komm doch bitte mal heirer...
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:23 PM   #23
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Ahhhh.....I thought this was going to be about eastern Europeans...


Thank you, Mr. Firefly! It is rare that I actually guffaw whilst reading this forum.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:54 AM   #24
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Practical Sailor did a series of tests that included Poli-Glow, they rated it highly.

It was the top performer on the long term (3 year) test. No issues with yellowing or flaking and they did not renew it yearly as instructed.

Lot of myths floating around the interweb, RV'ers use it and really like the easy and lasting shine.

The yellowing was years ago and it now has a reformulated UV package not found in other acrylic products.
I've read the same. I'm moving ahead with it on the superstructure this year waiting for the next haul to do the hull since I've already waxed it.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:18 PM   #25
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The hull on this old girl is in very good shape, but of course being new to me I must make it better. Soon I will start in on it, beginning with a light polish with Finesse-it II - I don't think it needs a more intense compounding. Then I will finish with one of the acrylic coatings discussed above. Thank goodness I don't have to deal with chalking.

Then paint the deck!

Question - the small swim platform was made by the PO, seemingly of cedar. Quite faded now. I would like to stain and protect it - any suggestions? Of course don't want it to be too slippy!
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The hull on this old girl is in very good shape, but of course being new to me I must make it better. Soon I will start in on it, beginning with a light polish with Finesse-it II - I don't think it needs a more intense compounding. Then I will finish with one of the acrylic coatings discussed above. Thank goodness I don't have to deal with chalking.

Then paint the deck!

Question - the small swim platform was made by the PO, seemingly of cedar. Quite faded now. I would like to stain and protect it - any suggestions? Of course don't want it to be too slippy!
Be careful of applying an acrylic over anything else protecting the hull. What I've read indicates that the yellowing everyone complains about is caused by not having a "virgin" surface before applying the acrylic.

I'm not familiar with cedar protection, hopefully someone else will chime in...

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Old 04-18-2014, 03:46 PM   #27
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My though is, if Poli-Glow or any of these other "miracle products" did what they claim to do, waxes and other similar polishes as well as professional detailers would be a thing of the past. So far, they are not.
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My though is, if Poli-Glow or any of these other "miracle products" did what they claim to do, waxes and other similar polishes as well as professional detailers would be a thing of the past. So far, they are not.

Or.... detailers don't like them as they are so easy and last so long that they would be very short of work if widely used, just another thought.




Some fairly extensive tests have been done with them by reputable publications say you may be wrong.
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All I can comment on is what I have seen first hand over the past few years and what has been told me by others I trust with direct experience. I haven't seen any RV's that sit in and travel through salt water, nor have the exposure to sun and elements that most boats do. I stopped paying much attention to Practical Sailor about 4 years ago; some of their test routines on electronics were simply not valid, among other things. Their decreasing number of publications and circulation speaks to that. I'd rather trust real world cruisers and serious salt water fisherman and my own experience. Of course if you are on a fresh water lake and/or in a covered slip and/or don't get away from the dock much, you have different requirements, and that's OK.

Detailers do like Rejex and its cohorts because it applies well, the boat looks good and the owner is not griping for a make-good every few months. And yes, they have impacted traditional wax sales.
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