Topcoat

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HUMPH, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    not to derail this thread, but I contacted the company and they suggested not to use Fastcap on boats.....it is highly toxic to aquatic life according to them...and they said the residual would wash away with each washing of the boat and the runoff would obviously go into the water where you are docked....

    cliff
     
  2. marks737

    marks737 Member

    232
    Sep 15, 2009
    NJ
    2005 390 Sundancer
    Cummins QSB 5.9
    Just ordered a bottle of Topcoat F11. Spent a lot of time on their website and watching videos. They do say that it works great for boats and can be used on all surfaces including isenglass. If it works as advertised, this will be revolutionary for boat maintenance.
     
  3. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    I ordered a one bottle special as well. I'll do a gelcoat compounding after stripping, try his then polish on top and see what happens in a specific area. Then I will polish and try this on top.
     
  4. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    finally got a message from Topcoat that my order is in line to be filled and shipped soon.....the message stated they have been swamped with 'millions of request' in the past few weeks....

    cliff
     
  5. CAPTAIN GREY BEARD

    CAPTAIN GREY BEARD Member

    31
    Jan 4, 2017
    Solomons Island Maryland
    SeaRay 400 sedan bridge
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    That is because they are all over FACEBOOK advertising
     
  6. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Same message I received.
     
  7. Kreole Kid

    Kreole Kid Active Member

    May 25, 2009
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    2004 340 Sundancer,
    2008 Yamaha VX1100 Jet Ski
    8.1 Horizons, V-Drives
    Hell, I don't own my boat anymore but i'm just as curious too. Might be good on my jet ski...
     
  8. JV II

    JV II Active Member

    Nov 17, 2007
    Newport, RI
    2016 50 Fly
    Volvo Penta D11
    You can spray WD40 on your badly oxidized gel coat and it will shine. That being said, I took a leap of faith and ordered a gallon for a trial over the summer. Understanding the chemistry and surface of oxidized paint and gel coat, it would be irrational to believe that Top Coat melts away oxidation and restores shine with a spritz. It is only temporarily filling the surface voids in the oxidation. If this product is in fact properly engineered it is possible that it would seal and preserve a properly prepared paint or gel coat surface. If you are expecting to just spritz and wipe, then get the WD40 instead. To properly test this product, remove all the oxidation, prepare the surface with wet sanding, cutting compound, polish, and Top Coat. It would be interesting to compare top coat to a good wax or Topcoat alone to wax + Top Coat. I have new Awlgrip and white gelcoat. I'm going to do some comparison testing on different parts. The real test would have been the blue hull of my '05 48DA. That was very high maintenance with a 4-step process. Five months after a $1,000 hull detail, it stated to get chalky and needed a 2-step detail before things got out of hand.
     
  9. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    the company claims that Topcoat can be applied directly over a waxed surface.....they claim that the Topcoat will penetrate the wax and fill in the surface voids however it may take several applications depending on how heavy the wax coating is.....

    I guess we'll see about that....

    I am hopeful that it will be a decent sealant for the gelcoat and other surfaces such as windows and upholstery...

    cliff
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2017
  10. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    received my order of Topcoat over the WE.....I will give it a try next WE and report back how it performed....

    cliff
     
  11. marks737

    marks737 Member

    232
    Sep 15, 2009
    NJ
    2005 390 Sundancer
    Cummins QSB 5.9
    I ordered top coat about 3 weeks ago and haven't received it yet. Tried to send them an email but it keeps bouncing back.
     
  12. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    FYI, this is the email from a CSR I received in case the email address you are using may be different....

    support@topcoat.store

    cliff
     
  13. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    I have yet to receive my order as well. I imagine it will come next week when I am on vacation!
     
  14. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    i did not get to try my Topcoat this WE and i won't be at the boat for another couple weeks.....for those that do try it post pics and and results.....

    cliff
     
  15. H2ONUT

    H2ONUT Active Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Shelton, CT
    2000 215EC
    5.0 EFI Mercruiser Alpha
    Did anyone try this yet??


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  16. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    I 'may' be able to this WE......but since it is Mothers Day WE the Admiral may have other ways for me to spend my time at the boat....

    cliff
     
  17. H2ONUT

    H2ONUT Active Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Shelton, CT
    2000 215EC
    5.0 EFI Mercruiser Alpha
    Any reports on this product?


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  18. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    I have mine but just can't find the time to put it through a proper trial....I did put the product on a small section of my transom without any preparation other than regular washing.....the gelcoat on the transom is in fair-to-good condition but not nearly as nice as I want it to be......at first I didn't notice much of a difference....but the other night we were sitting on the dock talking to friends and I noticed the section of the transom with the topcoat had a very reflective finish....the string lights I installed over the dock behind our boat were shining brightly off of that section.....much better than the untouched sections of the transom.....

    cliff
     
  19. H2ONUT

    H2ONUT Active Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Shelton, CT
    2000 215EC
    5.0 EFI Mercruiser Alpha
    Thanks Cliff.


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  20. sandydlc

    sandydlc Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    565
    Feb 24, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    450 Sundancer 2010
    Cummins 480 HP w/Zeus pod drives
    What the heck! Just ordered a bottle and will try it out on our hard top. We have an area on top that appears to be oxidized so I'm curious to see if this will help.


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