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Old 05-14-2018, 10:18 AM
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I purchase this product two weeks ago and just applied it to my deck last week. I followed the directions to the point. However, when we went fishing this weekend. We noticed that everywhere we walked on the deck of the boat it looked like our footprints from the bottom of our shoes left marks on the deck. We also noticed that it was very slippery and by the end of the day the deck looked like hell. With footprints and the deck looked grayish and black in color. Never had this before when I used woody wax on my last boat.
Now when we we got back to the marina and started to wash the boat. The soap Orpine would not even clean the deck at all.
I had to purchase Star Brite deck cleaner and soft scrub and a use these items together (not a good idea to mix items) with a medium stiff brush to clean the deck for about a hour scrubbing the deck. This is a brand new boat and I was trying to protect the deck. Instead, this product made the deck worse.
Just want to hear from others with their experience on this product? I will never buy or use this item again on my deck. All of the other products I have used from Star Brite were great.
Maybe Bill will chime in on this item or PM me?

​​​​​​​thanks in advance
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:19 AM
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Call me to discuss. Clearly something went sideways
We'll figure it out and get you back to happy.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:57 AM
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We are looking into this. We might not have answered Joe's scenario fully yet, but we know a little bit of the Deck Wax is better than a lot; so don't go too heavy when spraying onto the deck. We have also determined the deck needs to be dust-free as the Deck Wax will otherwise bind to it and create a greyish, slippery coating. When that dried on, I used our Xtreme Clean to remove it (same active ingredient as the Non Skid Deck Cleaner but more concentrated). The application does need to be wiped up or it will attract schmutz in the hours or days after treatment. That seems to be the same for most other similar products. We are reviewing various scenarios on several boats and fiberglass sections. We take your feedback very seriously.

Stay tuned for more. So far most folks are happy with the product, but we want Joe happy, too.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:06 PM
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A YouTube demo would be very helpful. I'm very unclear on how to apply and buff.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:46 PM
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GLC, ^ that is a great idea

We need to find some time between raindrops and shoot one. We have been adding how-to videos for our core products to our website, and now need to shoot some of the newer products in use.

Basically you apply a light coating (don't use so much the deck has puddles) to a clean deck (it needs to be dust-free), wipe up any excess with a towel and let it air dry for 15 minutes or so. A light mist is all you need. Don't leave the deck wet.
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:43 AM
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Real quick:
Spray on (just a light spray)
To a dry, wet or damp deck?

How to spread it around?
A brush, towel or reggae mop?

Let dry, then wipe off?
With a towel or reggae mop?

Any buffing afterward?
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:51 AM
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Apply a light mist to a clean, dry deck (Ask me what happens when you apply to a dusty deck...yikes)
No need to spread it - just use sprayer as you move around the boat
Wipe up excess with dry mop, reggae pad or a beach towel or similar
Let it air dry

If you walk around and leave footprints, there's too much on the deck, so wipe it up.
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by billatstarbrite View Post
Apply a light mist to a clean, dry deck (Ask me what happens when you apply to a dusty deck...yikes)
No need to spread it - just use sprayer as you move around the boat
Wipe up excess with dry mop, reggae pad or a beach towel or similar
Let it air dry

If you walk around and leave footprints, there's too much on the deck, so wipe it up.
Thank you. Will try out once it stops raining up here!
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It's raining like crazy in South Florida. too.
Remember - spray a light mist on a Clean deck (no dust or schmutz) and wipe up excess.
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