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Jeanne and Steve 05-30-2006 06:36 AM

Anyone tried Poli-glow?
Practical Sailor reviewed eight different fiberglass restorers in 1998, including Vertglas. The link to this (on the Poli Glow website) is here. Of these, for the do-it-yourselfer, Poli Glow got the highest marks for initial shine. Has anyone tried it?


Kevin K 10-06-2007 05:36 AM

I just bought some of this Poli Glow. I will be taking pictures ------before and after application------ Will keep you posted. Not to much luck getting it applied this weekend. The weather forcast is for rain all weekend here.

PAUL J 10-07-2007 11:29 AM

I have used it and it WORKS better tahn any other product. It is not a WAX but a recoating on your gel-coat. I met the owner of this comapny at the Tampa RV show last year nice guy - great product! But you have to have a place out of direct sun to work with the stuff.

Kevin K 10-07-2007 12:59 PM

I put some Poli Glow , only on the Scamp Ft. window cover.
No ----------Poli Glow
1 Coat of---Poli Glow
2 Coats of--Poli Glow
This stuff looks like it works. It says you need 3 to 7 coats. I will do the rest of the trailer and post some pictures.

Jeanne and Steve 10-07-2007 01:11 PM


I will do the rest of the trailer and post some pictures.

Do you have any areas on your trailer that are a little problematic like discolorations or other blemishing of the gel-coat? I'd love to see before and after shots of those areas. So far I'm really impressed!

Thanks Paul for your feedback!


Kevin K 10-07-2007 01:28 PM

Jeanne and Steve
I have a couple of bad spots. I will take before and after pictures and post later.. Looks like rain now, I'll have to quit.

Bobbie Mayer 10-07-2007 01:30 PM

It looks like it works great. I might try it. How long does it take to dry that it has to be out of direct sun? Are there fumes; could I do it in the garage?


Kevin K 10-07-2007 01:52 PM

No fumes but wear rubber gloves. Do small areas because it drys very fast. Yes you could do this in side your garage. There is NO sun shine here today and looks like rain any minuate. Takes about 1 minuate to dry each coat.
This photo is the 3rd coat This will be the last coat on the window cover.
For once a product works like they said it should. I'am very happy with the results. The 13' Scamp should look like new when done.

David & Leslie 10-07-2007 09:51 PM

No argument on how good your gravel shield looks after 3 coats. However, FYI from the Scamp Owner's Manual:

Exterior Fiberglass:
Scamp trailers are built using an FRP open mold process. FRP stands for fiberglass reinforced resin. The exterior paint is called Gelcoat. It is a resin with pigment added. The Gelcoat bonds chemically to the FRP structure and becomes part of the supporting structure of the trailer. The pigments in the Gelcoat can be gradually broken down by sunlight. Over the course of time sun causes the Gelcoat to change, either yellowing to oxidizing. Waxing the trailer, covering it, or storing inside greatly reduces this process. Wax that works well on fiberglass products can be purchased at any boat dealer or many auto parts stores. If Gelcoat becomes chalky looking over time buff the chalkiness out using fine rubbing compound.

Don't work too hard! L 'n D

Kevin K 10-09-2007 12:40 PM

I finished the Poli Glow on the Scamp . I put 4 coats on and used about 11 oz of the 32 oz jug. This stuff goes on easy and looks GREAT. The first 2 coats you can hardly see, but the last 2 really make it shine. This product gets a A+ in my book.
NO Poli Glow
With Poli Glow
No Poli Glow
With Poli Glow

Donna D. 10-09-2007 12:48 PM

Curious to see how well it holds up. How long do you think it took you to do all four coats? After the initial four coats, is it a once a year, one coat kind of product?

Kevin K 10-09-2007 01:03 PM

They give you a special soap and a scrub brush to use on the trailer to get all the junk off.. That took about 1 1/2 HRS. Then you let it air dry. I pulled it in my garage to put on the 4 coats because you don't want any dirt getting into the clear sealer. Also DO NOT put Poli Glow on in direct sunlight , it will dry to fast and have streaks. Wait for a cloudy day. The final 4 coats took about 2 HRS to do. It drys very fast in about 1 minuate. I have enough left over to recoat once a year for the next 8 years ( They recommend once a year). Only takes about 2 1/2 oz to do a 13' Scamp 1 coat

Jeanne and Steve 10-09-2007 01:45 PM

It looks great Kevin - nice job! Many thanks for the report and photos.


Joy A 10-11-2007 09:27 AM

So Kevin,

Now that you are adept at applying the Poli Glow, could you maybe come up to Sonora, CA........I've got a little 13 footer that could use some attention.

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