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Offline Croaker Stroker

Mop-N-Glo
« on: January 23, 2011, 08:38:26 PM »

Back by popular demand !!!

"I came up with a "brilliant" idea. (pardon the pun)  -- "Mop-N-Glo"  I know. I know. It's for floors. But I decided to try it on my old oxidized gel coat. It is Sooo easy.  Just dampen a towel with the wax and wipe it around...that's it. My boat shines like a new penny.

Gel coated floors are nice, but once they are oxidized, they stain very easily.  Blood, Squid Squirt, etc.  So I also wiped down my floor.  It takes several coats but yesterday, the fish blood just rinsed right off.

If you have an older boat, try it... It's cheap and easy....By the way my floor is not slipery."

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15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

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Re: Mop-N-Glo
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 08:49:51 PM »
Croaker

How about settling on one avatar.  You keep changing making previous jabs irrelevant.  It's confusing.    :bigshock:

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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Mop-N-Glo
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 10:06:37 PM »
Now that is confusing.  I had completely forgotton about those jabs.  :shrug9:


wait...i think i just found more pictures of bigger fish.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2011, 10:35:05 PM by Croaker Stroker »
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline woody

Re: Mop-N-Glo
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 10:25:43 AM »
This is from Book 3  Refinishing (Fiberglassic) by Jamil Mehdi. (Search Fibergassic, then go to Jamil Mehdi's Book Part 3 - Refinishing).

" ..... Shiny is often the result of adding a glossy coating to the surface that fills in the imperfections and simulates polish.  But a few weeks ... will evaporate.       .....   what'sa even worse .... these products increase the rate of UV absorption ... accelerating rate of gelcoat deterioration"

"Never use a solvent to shine up your boat.  Penetrol, WD-40 or other similar products are solvenys.  They are designed to emulsify solids. The reason they look good is because they are oils.  You can get the same results by going to the kitchen and poiring a bottle of Wesson oil on your boat.   .....   when they evapotate  they will take emulsified particles with them. The result will be a surface in far worse condition then before.  .... Solvents actually increase the level of UV absorption and the rate of oxidation by leeching out residual waxes and sealants from the porous gelcoat as they evaporate.


Of course where you live there's not much UV light is there?

Woody

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Mop-N-Glo
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 10:55:27 AM »
No solvents or oils in Mop-N-Glo....just wax (polymers).

No, not much UV here. Most of it is absorbed by all the Orange County babes out tanning their half naked bodies.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2011, 11:06:09 AM by Croaker Stroker »
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline woody

Re: Mop-N-Glo
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011, 11:59:45 AM »
Croaker

I've a list of the ingredients of Mop and Glo and can not pronounce any of them with the exception of water.  Could not even chase them down on the web.

However a call to Reckitt Benckiser supported your claim.  Lots of stuff including fragrance and waxes but NO solvents, oils or emulsifiers.

Woody

Offline SRanger

Re: Mop-N-Glo
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2011, 12:58:30 PM »

Am going to give the mop-n-glo a test one of these days soon.  Looks to me as if my boat hull may have a yellowish base color to it...with the topside a lighter almost white color.  Might need a paint job with a two-part polyurethane marine paint like Interlux Perfection.  Any comments on this would be appreciated.  A lot of prep work would be required for painting.  But it would be so sweet if some floor care product could rejuvenate her again!!
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Mop-N-Glo
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2011, 01:28:38 PM »


I would never buy a fiberglass boat with a painted hull. (there is usually hidden damage underneith)

Better to remove the oxidation with abrasives and polish. Around here, they charge around $150 to do that. Check with your local boat dealer.
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

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Re: Mop-N-Glo
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2011, 01:37:26 PM »
Somewhere in the Arima notes I am compiling, it was noted that the liner color is just a tad darker that the top piece.
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Offline woody

Re: Mop-N-Glo
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2011, 02:52:15 PM »
SRanger

Go to FiberGlassics and they have a section Book Part 3 - Refinishing by Jamil Mehdi. 

This is about the care and feeding of fibergass boats.  Restore or Refinish? Polishing Gelcoats, Wet Sanding, Compounding, big and small fiberglass and gel coat repair, and to address your inquiry Gel Coat vs. Paint.  You can oprint it (around 20 pages of great info/guidence and file for reference or just scan it.

Recommend highly.

Woody

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Mop-N-Glo
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2011, 04:15:01 PM »

You can see the two colors in this photo of my boat before I replaced the panels....

1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline SRanger

Re: Mop-N-Glo
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2011, 07:53:46 PM »


Thanks for the link Woody.  Jamil is local...even better.  Every time I post seems I end up with 3 more to-do's.  Still fighting to get the pdf downloaded and read it over closer.   The online font was horrible to read...maybe a computer issue.  But I like this guy already:


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Maybe your boat, like most, is showing its age with fine patina of scars, nicks, and gouges. Regardless, repairing the finish you have will always be easier than refinishing.

Repairing gel coat is as easy as filling a hole, sanding it flush, and polishing it. The hard part about repairing gelcoat is color matching.  Men are seven time more likely to be color blind than women. Men are also seven times more likely to own a boat than women.  This can be interpreted two ways: First, you've got a pretty good shot that no one's going to notice you screwed up on the color matching. Second, you're pretty damned likely to screw up on the color matching.
   

BTW Woody....you have a "Keith"  too;)

Croaker...the floor in your boat looks cleaner than an operating room.  Great job posting photos.  You and Fishing Eagle make me jealous.

Just to be clear my issue is the outside not the inside.  I can not find any cracking or blistering.  Something tells me when the boat was manufactured or "layed up" the original color may have been darker than they use today.  My photos are tough to see but this is the best example I have.  Did your floor look anything like this photo before you started  Croaker?   Hope this photo post okay....Thxs again for the info guys!
 
99 19' Arima Sea Ranger HT,  Honda BF130/BF8.
88 17' Arima Sea Ranger ST,  Yamaha F80/Merc 8 (sold)

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Mop-N-Glo
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2011, 09:57:27 PM »

That hull would shine like a new penny with a little wet sanding, some polishing with a 7" makita angle grinder, wool bonnet, fiberglass rubbing compound..... a good coat of wax.

Do what Woody says. It just takes a little elbow grease.
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."