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Erik Hardtle
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NewGlass2

Post by Erik Hardtle » Sat Apr 24, 2004 1:51 pm

Just applied NewGlass2 to my boat... time consuming but not strength consuming.. looks show room new now... hope it lasts a while... check out before and after pictures at my website below.

Erik Hardtle
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Post by Mark Prouty » Sat Apr 24, 2004 2:03 pm

Thanks for posting that. There was a thread on this board about that stuff a while back so I bought some. I haven't tried it out yet. I'm glad to see yours turned-out so good. I especially want to bring the faded black back.

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Post by Erik Hardtle » Mon May 03, 2004 3:46 pm

Answers below..... Check out my website (the www button below) for actual pictures...

then click and on Gallery on the bottom.

1. Does it come with an applicator? If not what kind of applicator do you
suggest? It comes with the applicator.

2. Does it require buffing with a hand polisher like many boat waxes do?
No buffing at all... you just apply it like a thin paint... with thin coats. It is not a wax... more like a polymer coating that shines the more coats you put on.>

3. Do you avoid putting it on non-skid areas?
Do not put it on the non-skid areas... it may make them slick.

4. Do you avoid putting it on plexiglass?
Nope... I just put it over the plexiglass windows... seems ok.


5. Do you have any other suggested Do's and Do Not's?
Overall it was easy to apply... takes 40-50 minutes between coats... make sure to smooth out any runs or drips before it hardens. I would definately buy it again.

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Post by Erik Hardtle » Tue May 04, 2004 10:03 am

Check out their web site... http://www.newglass2.com then click on questions.

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Post by Mark Prouty » Tue May 04, 2004 1:52 pm

I got this from the sailnet mailing:
I tried Newglas on a part of my boat a few years ago and found that the
shine lasted just a few months. Then when I tried to go back to polish it
was impossible to get the stuff off. I may have done something wrong, so I
am interested to hear comments after it has been on for a few months.

Walt Murek

I'll try to get Walt to discuss this here.

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Post by Erik Hardtle » Tue May 04, 2004 3:31 pm

Oh great... I hope mine lasts longer.

They do guarantee it for 12 months... like they would come and strip it off my boat and bring back the old gel coat...

They do add this about re-applying


"What do I do to reapply NewGlass? -Simple. Just do a good wash down and remove brown water stain with acid. Then go over area with 1000 or 1200 ultra fine wet and dry sandpaper with water. This does a leveling job where you may have rubbed NewGlass off and cleans the surface. "

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Post by Mark Prouty » Tue May 04, 2004 3:39 pm

Would that be muriatic acid - hydrochloric acid, HCl - all the same thing. I've used on my cement. I wonder what it would do to gelcoat. I'd think it would be ok - just a little nasty to work with. What is a leveling job?

Come on ya dang stuff. I got a bunch of I want to use! :?

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Post by waltpm » Tue May 04, 2004 5:46 pm

Mark Prouty wrote:I got this from the sailnet mailing:
I tried Newglas on a part of my boat a few years ago and found that the
shine lasted just a few months. Then when I tried to go back to polish it
was impossible to get the stuff off. I may have done something wrong, so I
am interested to hear comments after it has been on for a few months.

Walt Murek

I'll try to get Walt to discuss this here.
I work in a marine store part time and we had recieved a number of complaints from people who tried to get it off. I never heard about sanding it off.
BTW muriatic acid is the main ingredient in many bottom cleaners. Works the best, but be very careful, put me in the emergency room one time when a dropped bottle splashed some in my eyes.

Walt Murek

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New Glass 2

Post by Nauti & Nice » Tue May 04, 2004 6:45 pm

The drying time between coats is not 40 to 50 min. but 30 to 40 sec.

There are great directions on the net. Mine has been on a year and

its beautifull. I will add a few coats before I launch next week. Just

for the extra protection I also use it under the water line.

To remove New Glass I would get the kit from New Glass, why take a

chance on messing up your hull. I have a firend who uses it on his

Corvette ski boat, has for five years now. Best looking boat finsh

on the lake.

I also use it on my chrome wheels on the trailer, it dulls them a tad

but absoutely no rust last season with many dunks into the salt water.

George

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Update

Post by Erik Hardtle » Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:33 pm

Just wanted to post an update to the progress of this product.

Well back in May I applied 4 coats... the boat has been out in salt water, storms, and out in the sun (not covered). It has started to show some streaks... mostly in the black areas. The shine has faded slightly.

I also have hit several docks/launches and left brown and black marks on on the boat.. (who hasn't) which I then used the MaryKate Spot remover on... which got rid of the marks and the newglass2. So I freaked out a little.

So I used a glass cleaner on the whole boat... then put on 4 more coats of newglass2 and it was back to being 'show room shiny' again. It took less than an hour and I didn't even break a sweat. Well it still beats a screwed up wax/buffing job.... and I had to make it look pretty for my first regatta coming up next week. :)

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Post by Rolf » Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:57 pm

Be careful about using sandpaper on the black areas-- it will leave scratches.
Rolf

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Post by Mark Prouty » Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:56 am

Thanks for the update.

I started cleaning the hull of my boat and used a scrubber that was too coarse. I'll have to wet sand out little scratches.

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Post by Don B » Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:13 pm

Erik,

I was wondering how the New Glass held up over summer. Thanks for the update. I got to get some of that stuff. I am sick of looking at the the faded black. It makes th boat look a lot older than it is.

Don

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