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    Ping TerribleTom re: Blue stripe and Poliglow-gctid366461

    Tom,

    I have a memory from one of the Poliglow wars a number of years ago that you made a comment about using it on the Blue accent stripe on your AVANTI Express. You seems happy.

    Am I correct? If so can you comment on its application on a dark, gelcoat accent stripe?

    Guy in my marina just used it on a dark blue accent stripe on a 25 year old houseboat and I am frankly shocked at how good it looks.

    Just wondered if it might make sense in this limited application.

    Thanks.

    Walt

    #2
    Where have you been Walt? Long time no hear.

    Doug
    Started boating 1955
    Number of boats owned 32
    Bayliners
    2655
    2755
    2850
    3870 presently owned
    Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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      #3
      Still afloat Doug.

      Keep the boat on Chesapeake Bay now...lost a season due to medical crap two years ago....actually just got back this morning from a fews days getting her cleaned, recommisioned etc. All is well. Waiting patiently for you to blow by 30,000 !

      Walt

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        #4
        I have seen poly glow and every other magic formula around and none seem to work. I actually painted the black strip on Midnight Sun. Looks fabulous all the time without care. I had the boat indoors when I was putting in the engines and doing major stuff so I figured I was going to mask and spray paint. The guy at the marine store said I should just use a brush. :right Well after much debate I tried a small section with a brush and to my surprise it laid down smooth and glossy as if it were sprayed. Did the whole darn stripe with a brush and wow. Finished the edge with pin stripe. Take a look at my pictures, nothing up close is shown but believe me it is very nice and black is the worst of them all.
        Cheers, Hans
        2007 Carver 41 CMY
        Twin Volvo D6-370
        Montreal, Canada
        Midnight Sun I Photos

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          #5
          40WALT wrote:
          Still afloat Doug.

          Keep the boat on Chesapeake Bay now...lost a season due to medical crap two years ago....actually just got back this morning from a fews days getting her cleaned, recommisioned etc. All is well. Waiting patiently for you to blow by 30,000 !

          Walt
          Sorry you had a problem but glad all is well.

          We have to just keep chugging along.

          Doug
          Started boating 1955
          Number of boats owned 32
          Bayliners
          2655
          2755
          2850
          3870 presently owned
          Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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            #6
            Hi Walt - It's been a long time since we've been in contact.......probably too long. Glad to hear you still are enjoying your boat. Yes, I did Poly Glo my blue stripe and, with about 6 coats, it passed the 10 ft. test (looked great from 10 Ft. away). Closer than that you could see the surface had what looked like brush lines. Other members commented at the time that my application technique may have been less than precise. I may have used too much pressure on the applicator. Each year I would remove the prior application and add 6 more coats. Even with experience, my application technique apparantly left a bit to be desired.

            A couple of years ago I decided to solve the problem of the faded blue stripe for good. I painted the stripe with Interlux Brightside Polyurethane (Flag Blue). I had to thin the polyurethane with Interlux solvent #333 to get it to apply smoothly with a brush and lightly sanded between the application of two coats. The stripe now passes the 5 Ft. test and I'm very happy with it.

            Regards,

            Tom

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              #7
              Tom - good to hear from you. Sounds like your experience aligns with the general consensus about "quick fixes". I was planning to go the paint route ( I had painted the stripes on my Bayliner 38 a number of years ago ) but the combination of a dockmate using [email protected]#$%, having my boat 3 hours away from home which impacts my overall maintenance plans and a faint memory of a comment from you prompted my post.

              As you may know the dealer I was working with dropped all five of his boat lines and has NO new boat sales, hence no "Captain" stuff going on. New grandkids a mile away are keeping me busy!

              And, folks, PLEASE, no further [email protected]#$% discussion.

              Walt

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