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SM deck maintenance-Polytrol

Thomas Kleman
 

Have not applied Polytrol for about a year and the Panamanian summer was rough on the deck. Amazing how much color fade occurs. I believe there are SM owners out there contemplating repainting who might be surprised at the results of this process. I've only seen it for sale in Dutch and French islands (not an exhaustive search). I have no financial interest in this product but wanted to add to the discussion on deck repainting.

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT SM2K 422

karkauai
 

What are we looking at here, Thomas? Is the photograph of outboard sun-bleached and inboard fresh polytrol?

Has anyone looked at the faux teak material that is custom manufactured to fit and glued onto the deck with adhesive?


Kent
Kristy
SM 243

On Oct 9, 2019, at 2:52 PM, Thomas Kleman <lorient422@...> wrote:


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Have not applied Polytrol for about a year and the Panamanian summer was rough on the deck. Amazing how much color fade occurs. I believe there are SM owners out there contemplating repainting who might be surprised at the results of this process. I've only seen it for sale in Dutch and French islands (not an exhaustive search). I have no financial interest in this product but wanted to add to the discussion on deck repainting.

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT SM2K 422

Mark McGovern
 

Tom,

Looks great!  I might have to give that a try.  I did find something called Polytrol on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Owatrol-Polytrol-Color-Restorer-500ml/dp/B008F7W6M0/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8)

Is that what you used or did you use the "Marine Polytrol" found here:  https://www.owatrolusa.com/product/marine-polytrol/

Have you ever used it on the rub rail?  My SM2K Redline looks more like an SM2k Pinkline right now!

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

amelforme
 

Hi Tom and Mark. I have used Polytrol with good results for decades and it does what they say it will. One caution. Painters absolutely hate this stuff. The reason Polytrol works so good is it is not a surface product . It really penetrates the surface and restores lost esters deep within polyester and other plasticized finishes. The makers state that any ammonia based cleaner will remove it but enough gets left behind when using only amonia that causes fish eyes and poor adhesion problems. Ask me how I know this.

If you use Polytrol ( and I still do ) be sure to tell your painter before permanently restoring any surface with new paint. There are special ( read expensive and deadly ) solvents that will remove it entirely. I have been told by painters that forgot more about surface preparation than I will ever know, if you sand a surface without removing Polytrol, it is likely you won’t be able to later get all the Polytrol out.

Just like most everything that does an outstanding job at something specific, there usually caveats associated with their useage .

This usually comes with experience. Shared experience makes our owners group as useful as it gets…

 

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark McGovern
Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:07 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM deck maintenance-Polytrol

 

Tom,

Looks great!  I might have to give that a try.  I did find something called Polytrol on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Owatrol-Polytrol-Color-Restorer-500ml/dp/B008F7W6M0/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8)

Is that what you used or did you use the "Marine Polytrol" found here:  https://www.owatrolusa.com/product/marine-polytrol/

Have you ever used it on the rub rail?  My SM2K Redline looks more like an SM2k Pinkline right now!

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Thomas Kleman
 

Mark- this is what I used. Bought a case of it from a Dutch paint store in Bonaire. The pic I posted was of my sun-bleached deck locker half treated with polytrol (which was fully dry). Joel- as usual great info. I will keep that in mind before any future painting. The black deck stripes (polyurethane one part) paint continues to hold up under the polytrol after more than 5 years.

Thomas Kleman
 

Oh Mark- on your last question, have never used it on the run rail. We clean that with Vaseline every few months and the red comes back nicely.

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422

eric freedman
 

Hi Tom,

How much polytrol is needed to do the entire boay?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Kleman
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 2:53 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] SM deck maintenance-Polytrol

 

Have not applied Polytrol for about a year and the Panamanian summer was rough on the deck. Amazing how much color fade occurs. I believe there are SM owners out there contemplating repainting who might be surprised at the results of this process. I've only seen it for sale in Dutch and French islands (not an exhaustive search). I have no financial interest in this product but wanted to add to the discussion on deck repainting.

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT SM2K 422

Thomas Kleman
 

Eric- 2 cans does 3 coats. 

eric freedman
 

Thanks

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Kleman
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 5:18 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM deck maintenance-Polytrol

 

Eric- 2 cans does 3 coats.