ADVANTAGES OF THE ISLAND GIRL® NON-SKID SYSTEM
ISLAND GIRL® has solved a previously unmet need in the preservation and care of boat non-skid surfaces:
1. Our ISLAND GIRL PINK™ Cleanser, our Cleanser-Conditioners and (more potently) ELIXIR™ all remove oxidation, not only from the surface of the deck, but also from deep in the pores or “microcrevices”. It is these pores that are the source of stains and mildew. This is a great advance, since you cannot use abrasives to remove oxidation from non-skid surfaces without eventually reducing grip (grinding off the stipples). In any case, conventional cleaners do NOT remove deep-seated oxidation.
2. Our Cleanser-Conditioners (SEA GLOW™ and NEUTRAL CLEAR™ Cleanser-Conditioners suppress return of oxidation and mildew, with all the attendant problems of staining. Our newer ELIXIR™ product has additional anti-aging properties, while also sealing the surface. NO OTHER CLEANERS & SOAPS CAN DO THIS.
3. To our knowledge, our NON-SLIP Superglaze™ is the only product that can seal the surface against both water-borne and oily stains, while preventing further oxidation, color fade and oxidation. Given a sufficiently thick coating of the sealant, even paint and Cetol™ are unable to stain the non-skid surfaces. You just remove the localized area of sealant with our cleaners and apply more sealant. This product can also be used on the smooth, non-textured areas of deck.
4. Underfoot grip in wet conditions is not reduced, indeed, many people report that grip is actually increased!. The barrier provided by our NON-SLIP Superglaze™ generally makes routine clean-up just a matter of hosing down with no more hard scrubbing! For severe contamination of the surface (bird droppings, oil spills etc) use ISLAND GIRL Pink™ with or without appropriate water dilution, followed by water rinsing.
ISLAND GIRL Pink™ is the best general purpose product for cleaning the decks. Use with water dilution for routine clean up. Use undiluted to remove chalky oxidation and grime, even dust from bottom paint sanding. Scrub well, then hose with water and allow to dry. Avoid prolonged contact of undiluted cleanser with through-bolted fittings since sealant might become softened. Use water-soaked towel for protection from the Cleanser.
OTHER “NON-SKID” SURFACES: As yet, we have had little experience with “grit” type surfaces. If the product is to be used on such surfaces, first ascertain that a TWO PART (catalyzed) paint has been used to imbed the grit. Otherwise our undiluted cleansers cannot be used for heavy duty cleaning (may dissolve the paint). Test this by seeing if there is color transfer onto white paper towel, or that the surface has become tacky. If necessary, then dilute the cleanser with water to slow down its actions.
CARE OF SMOOTH DECK AREAS BETWEEN AREAS OF NON-SKID TEXTURE