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Old 03-19-2018, 10:16 AM   #1
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Poli Glow Fail

I saw a mention of Poli Glow on this forum, so I thought I’d give it a try.

I began with Poli Prep, their concentrated cleaner. It worked great. Then I watched some videos about applying Poli Glow and decided to try it on the lid of my front storage box. I followed all the directions, but it was a major fail. The Poli Glow dried rough and was slightly goopy.

Other people may have had more success, and as Donna says, YMMV, but I finally removed the Poli Glow from the box lid (not an easy process) and then applied Klasse sealant that has always served me well to the entire trailer. It turned out great.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:56 PM   #2
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I've happily used PolyGlow for years on our Casita ( also white fiberglass ) and have found the following to get the best results:

1. Applying many thin coats is better than heavier coats
2. Slow drying is much preferred, it lays down smoother
3. Do not apply in the Sun, or on a very dry day
4. The surface must be extremely clean, to a point ( avoid dust )
5. No wax or anything slippery can remain on the surface, or it will peel

A newer fiberglass camper won't need PolyGlow for many years if we are diligent with polishing and wax, but once the gelcoat goes/oxidides, PolyGlow is great.
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:19 PM   #3
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I have to ask, if it's a 2015, why apply Poliglow? A newer trailer will look great for a long time with just regular washing and waxing.

I've seen 10 year old Escapes where the owner properly maintained the gelcoat and it was still immaculate.
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:52 PM   #4
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Poli Glow is advertised as a replacement for wax.
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:58 PM   #5
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Poli Glow is advertised as a replacement for wax.
They focus on "restoring" a faded or oxidized surface. It's right on their front page: "make faded fiberglass shine like new". My point is, a properly maintained gelcoat doesn't need to be restored.
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:01 PM   #6
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PolyGlow works well to restore, but you can use it to maintain a sparkling shine on a new surface as well. It just a choice. If I were to go PolyGlow from the start, I'd never put anything else on my new Escape from day one. Switching from wax to PolyGlow requires LOTS of work ( sore elbows ), believe me !
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I understand, rbryan4. Perhaps I used the wrong product. My point was that the application process did not work for me, and that's what I wanted to share. For all I know, I may be the only one who ever had a problem.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:07 PM   #8
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Perhaps you may have had better results on the trailer vs the front box. That lid, albeit fg is nowhere the material used on the main body.
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Perhaps you may have had better results on the trailer vs the front box. That lid, albeit fg is nowhere the material used on the main body.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but I believe the surface of the storage box lid and the surface of the trailer shell are identical: both are smooth gelcoat. What's underneath is irrelevant when it comes to surface protection.
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:24 AM   #10
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Maybe you can use polyglow for the roof for less up keep? Is it easyer to apply then wax? Is it tougher? Why do you use it?
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