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ShineYachts painting system
Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 9:51 AM
Joined: 19/07/2010
Posts: 2

Has anyone used ShineYachts product, the polymer and nanotechnology protective coating before. If so, what are your thoughts on the product. Is it any good. Please advise...
Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:34 PM
Joined: 01/06/2008
Posts: 1064

markjensen wrote:
Has anyone used ShineYachts product, the polymer and nanotechnology protective coating before. If so, what are your thoughts on the product. Is it any good. Please advise...

Haven't used that product. My findings on the subject. If it claims a miracle, it is a lie. If it "dull lifeless paint to new with no effort" it is a lie.

What I have found over many years of doing this stuff is that friction polishes, nothing else. Everything you use is all about modifying the friction. Most all the "miracle polymers" are just a modified solvent with some solids to slow the evaporation and increase the surface tension. When you wipe it on it fills in the pores in the paint caused by oxidation, the surface tension levels it out like glass and you have a rich shiny surface again. Problem is that in 2 weeks time all of the solvent has evaporated and the polymer bonds disappeared and the paint looks just as crappy as before.

In 35 years of caring for finishes on cars boats and airplanes, for actually sealing and protecting paint and polished metal surfaces, I have not found a better, shinier, longer lasting or easier to use product than Collenite 845 Insulator Wax. Easy on, easy off and a beautiful result on surfaces including bare wood. I've put beautiful shiny easy to maintain finishes on bare wood by working the surface with 845 and bronze wool.

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 5:17 PM
Joined: 15/02/2009
Posts: 13

Hi Mark, there are many Polymer and Nano tecnology products on the market. I am old fashion like Henning but in this case .... I applied Shine Yachts in Palma on a 38m sailing vessel and have to say that the result was very good. It is a polish and it's applied like a polish ... with friction. Off course it's not for life time and it's not a miracle and you will have to refresh it every year. Makes maintenance easier if you follow the instructions!
Freedom Yacht Management
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 9:19 PM
Joined: 21/10/2011
Posts: 1

I-shine is the best paint polishing system I've found. We've polished and refinished 100's of boats over the last 12 years. It's most effective for painted finishes and it's attributes can be paid to it's nano-scale composite. A nano is 1 billionth of a meter so cutting/compound agents have been refined to an unbelievable small scale which in turn finishes down holes or pores before sealing them with an ultra strong topcoat. It's a timely and delicate process but the best. Made in Germany. Give me ring if you'd like a qoute to treat your vessel. 954-732-8916 Regards-Josh
Andrew Blatter
Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011 7:25 AM
Joined: 01/06/2009
Posts: 6

As the Publisher of the 'Superyacht Services Guides'... I can confirm that I received a very positive quote for them, from a prime yacht Captain, saying: "Shine Yachts do full hull polishing / protection - really good service - fair price. 7 people on the job, really knocked it off fast !"
Posted: Sunday, November 6, 2011 11:39 PM
Joined: 30/09/2008
Posts: 18

Yes we used it and love it! Nate was very kind to keep coming back as we needed more sections done...He even left us some producyt and let one of our Crew help with the small areas to save money...Highly professional and kind  
Posted: Sunday, November 6, 2011 11:59 PM
Joined: 09/05/2008
Posts: 12

I have used Nate too. I am extremely satisfied.I Have just done the annual Shine Yachts maintenance.
Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2012 3:48 AM
Joined: 29/09/2012
Posts: 1

My name is Tod Richards and I am a captain in Annapolis MD. My owner got wind of this new treatment system claiming to be a polymer nanotechnology treatment system new to the market from a friend in Newport called iShine. We baught a bunch early this past spring to try on our gel coat from a Shineyachts rep in Florida. The mate and myself have plenty of polishing experience with a machine and used the medium compound followed by the #4 polymer then the #5 "nanotechnology" top coat. Spent an arm and a leg on this stuff and it lasted maybe 2 months. Bottom line... The rep was a really helful guy and seamed like he new his stuff but I wouldn't buy it again. I've used a product called Permanon for a few years on my other boats both paint and gel coat and really like it. I asked the Permanon rep up here about iShine... he as done his homework and insists the "polymer sealant" is actually a silicone based product despite what their web sight claims, not for nothin but that pissed me off!. I would stay clear but that's up to you... Hope this helps
Posted: Monday, September 16, 2013 12:54 PM
Joined: 16/09/2013
Posts: 1

this is my 4th session with shineyachts  , after application looks our gel coat like new and its extremly easy to clean. for me its the best polymere/nano product on the market.
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