Proudly, we claim that each
product in the system is uniquely superior to any remotely comparable
available anywhere. Plus, when two or more of these products are
used together, their individual benefits "synergize" so that their
benefit is much greater than that produced by each individual product.
When one also combines versatility of these products to surfaces other
than gelcoat (inflatable boats, upholstery general clean up etc) this
is vastly increased. That is why our products compose an
"system" that is FAR superior to remotely comparable
products alone or
By analogy, would you not want a
well integrated, multifunctional computer compared to a large
of devices that each only have one function? Products of other
claim to do one thing (even if the same product is packaged in cans
for different uses). The main rationale here is profit margin and ease
of marketing: Store sales people can be unskilled and do not have to
(except to take your money!). Meanwhile, the customer buys many
products than he needs. Obviously, customers, as a group are being
there is one thing less to worry about!
As seen below, the best choice of products for your boat, RV,
auto and more is now obvious. Rest assured that the ISLAND
GIRL® System (just a handful
individual products) takes care of virtually all of your needs.
and refined over a 10 year period, superiority of our products
well known to thousands of boaters. They are renowned for their
versatility and ease of use
(as seen from the many testimonials). They stand alone on a level not
remotely approached by any other products.
Here, we are mainly focusing on gelcoat,
and non-skid surfaces, but with some mention of their many other
GIRL® System is guaranteed
- Stop aging
Rejuvenate Be simple, safe and fast to use
Produce superior, long
results Have unrivalled cost-effectiveness
Be backed by personalized
In more detail, the products will...
(As in medicine,
is always better than waiting for an attempted "cure")
- Beginning oxidation is killed and the surface sealed off from
oxygen, UV, air pollutants and scuffing. These all contribute to
of the gelcoat and other plastics.
- Growth of mildew and algae is inhibited.
- Suppleness is maintained (vinyl and hypalon).
- Staining is prevented and superficial contaminants are more
rinsed off during cleaning and touch up of our protective sealant
leaving the underlying gelcoat untouched!
- Color fade is blocked and yellowing of gelcoat prevented.
- The products, though extremely effective, are also gentle in
- It is therefore possible to avoid use of harsh abrasives,
bleaches. that start to "eat up" the new surface making them more
susceptible to oxidation and stains. Also avoided is the careless use
machine polishers that can easily damage the stripes and corners of new
gelcoat (see 3, below).
- BY CONTRAST TO ISLAND GIRL®
COATINGS, "WIPE ON" GELCOAT RESTORERS (Vertglas™, Poliglow™ etc MUST
ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN LITERATURE, BE USED ON NEW GELCOAT OR
OTHER SHINY NON-ABSORBENT SURFACES. THEY ARE ALSO NOT SUITABLE FOR
vinyl and hypalon
cosmetics for the polymeric "skin" of your boat)
- Our unique Cleanser/Conditioners REMOVE both surface and deep
and KILL new oxidation. They also remove many stubborn
stains, such as those caused by boatyard dust, together with
chalky oxidation (stains are mainly localized in the pores that contain
chalky broken down gelcoat). Surface gumminess and scale is removed
while yellow oxidation is also removed (vinyl, lexan). Gelcoat is
to reduce brittleness and full suppleness of vinyl and hypalon is
- Our organofunctional silane and resin-based coatings restore
luster without need for grinding down to the bottom of scratches, pits
and pores by use of abrasive sanding and compounding. You just fill up
minor surface unevenness with more coats of sealant, even applied over
months as the surface is touched up. The coatings never yellow crack or
peel and are long lasting (as seen by up to 3 years
[Note: The only time that we recommend use of abrasive compounding when
the gelcoat surface is excessively rough and/or there is a superficial
layer of faded gelcoat that needs to be removed].
- On non-skid decks abrasives should not ever be used, because they
smooth off the tops of the non-skid "teeth" so reducing grip.
- Where yellowing of the plastic has occurred, original snowy
whiteness is restored, as
is original brightness of other colors (these effects of SEA
are especially remarkable). Growth of mildew or algae is also
- The results of gelcoat rejuvenation by the ISLAND GIRL®
last a long time and will never result in deep-seated"greyness" of dark
colors or yellowing, often seen with "wipe on" acrylic gelcoat
restorers. Indeed further aging of is greatly reduced
(see 1, above).
- Our products are gentle to the surfaces being treated, the user, and
- The products may be applied equally well in the water or "on the
upon hauling the boat. But please choose a few warm and dry (if
days. Set up of the newer version of our resin coatings is now quite
especially when used with our SB catalyst™.
Even waves or rain splashing on incompletely set SB Superwax™ will
"bead up" showing protection has occurred. Any resulting dull areas
to rinsing "gloss enhancer" from the surface) can be touched up
the next dry day.
- The products can be applied by hand or machine. Lightweight
type battery operated scrubber/polishers can be used in the water,
risk of electrocution.
- No special skills are required (as with machine compounding).
low cost help (family members!) can be employed.
- The completed result is startling - "as new"!
- No other method can produce such long-lasting depth and shine to
or dark blue gelcoat. Such dark-colored gelcoat usually
a "grey cast" due to deep-down chalky oxidation in the "pores" eaten
the gelcoat by penetrating oxidation (similar to rust on metal).
to compound and polish deep enough to get rid of this grey cast will
expose the underlying glass fibre laminate.
- Incredible snowy whiteness and vivid colors can also be
Due to the anti-aging effects of these products (see
1) results are long lasting. The initial high gloss eventually
a little into a classic "waxed look" that is easily maintained by
rinsing off, and touch up.
- On light-colored gelcoat, expect protection to last for 2 or more
without repeat of the full process. Dark-colored gelcoat is more
to the heat and UV of sunlight, so that periodic light touch up
the surface (at 6-9 month intervals) may be required to maintain depth
- Old inflatable boats, vinyl upholstery, vinyl vents and fenders
new again and need for periodic cleaning is greatly reduced. All
of these plastics stay virtually "as new" if treated from the
(Sometimes you really DO
what you pay for!)
- Our products consist of expensive to VERY expensive ingredients.
since we sell mainly direct to retail customers or individual dealers,
we can keep the price down to just a little more than inferior "grit
gasoline" based products. These have enormous profit margins for
wholesalers and manufacturers, while 2-4 monthly re-use is necessary,
that you keep buying!
- Most people have experienced the locker-full of such limited
products that then degrade or dry out - yet another reason for you to
buying replacement products! None of these old fashioned products
work as well or are as versatile as the handful of products in the ISLAND
GIRL® System. In fact,
cost of our products is usually less.
- Our products go a long way! For instance, a whole boat can
be coated with less than one bottle of our SIMPLY
Superwax™. This is
the coating is wiped on and remains on, whereas a convential wax is
and then most of it is buffed off again and you have to keep doing it -
usually at least twice a year!
- Our products have a shelf life of several years and the results
several months, even years (one reason that we need an expanding
base to stay in business!). Even so, the products will not sit
because they are very versatile. You can use remaining products of the
system in different combinations to preserve and/or restore inflatable
boats, upholstery, fenders, lifelines even metal. You can also use them
on RVs, cars and in the home or office.
- Cruising or ocean racing involves ongoing maintenance and
and the few products in ISLAND GIRL®
System take up little stowage room and are
For example, IG Pink™
can be used with copious water dilution to provide years of general
duty (bilges, toilets, boat wash etc). However, it can also be used
as a "remover" to clean up paint spills/overspray or uncured resins and
glues. It can also clean up cured or uncured single part marine
(e.g.3M's 5200) even on delicate surfaces such as upholstery, windows,
carpet or woven fabric. Best of all, this is possible without the
and flammable fumes of acetone and other non-specific solvents that can
damage delicate surfaces. IG Pink™
doubles as an emergency hand cleaner and laundry/cooking utensil
- How much did you boat and accessories cost? Anthing from a few
to a million or more dollars. Why skimp on the products used to
If you need advice, have ideas for a new or improved product or new
of existing ISLAND GIRL® products,
you can directly contact the inventor/owner with suggestions, queries
complaints. That is how these products have been developed and
refined to so many different uses in different climates and conditions
of use. Try THAT with 3M!
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