Poliglow on transom
01 June 2009
After tons of compounding and waxing for the past two years, I am not sure if the gelcoat will ever shine like my old S2 7.9. Maybe the Hunter gelcoat is just of lesser quality or the previous owner didn't keep up with it but it just never shines like i want it. So my wife and I went to the Annapolis boat show last october and she bought me a kit of Poliglow. Now I did the research ou there and it seems most are in favor of this restorer if your gelcoat is beyond waxing. There are reports of yellowing so I am not 100% on this stuff. I learned my lesson with these quick fix items as when I was restoring the deck a guy next to me recommended Penetrol. My boatyard buddy and longtime bodyshop and professional glass man said " Just go and buy baby oil. it will condition the deck gelcoat so it will stop chalking", I should have listened, instead I took the advice of my boat neighbor and used Penetrol thinking it was a richer oil. Well it turned out to be varnish and ruined some parts of the deck. If you use that stuff, KNOW what you are doing. It will never come off. So with that lesson under my belt, I decided only to use the Poliglow on my transome. This will take the most sun also, so if it does yellow or crack it will show there. My reasoning is, if i have to remove it it will be easier to remove from the transom, than the whole hull.. So i will deal with a dull hull and a shiny transom and update you all next year as to the results.