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AwlGrip 545 Epoxy Primer

Awlgrip 545 is a two component epoxy primer with corrosion and adhesion properties for steel, aluminum, wood, and fiberglass substrates. Use 545 to seal filler primers, and fairing work before applying topcoats. May be applied by spray, brush, or roller above or below the waterline.

545 epoxy primer is available in Gray, White or Clear. (Awlgrip D8001, D3001 and D1001 primers).

For Fiberglass: Awlgrip 545 Epoxy Primer-Base mixed 1:1 by volume with D3001. Spray reduced 15-25% with T0006. Brush reduced 0-20% with T0031. 2-3 mils (50-75 microns) dry film thickness/2 coats.


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Recoatability: At 77 F/50% relative humidity, Spray: minimum with itself 1 hr, with other products 12 hours. Brush/roll: with itself 12-14 hours, with other products 12-14 hours. Maximum without sanding 24 hours. Sanding is recommended to improve adhesion and appearance.

Overcoat with Awlgrip Awlcraft 2000 Topcoats, High Build Epoxy Primer, AWL-Quick Sanding Surfacer, and Ultra Build Primer.

Application equipment includes conventional spray, airless spray, brush, or roller.

Surface Preparation Aluminum: Sandblast or grind to 100% clean silver color or treat with Alumiprep 33/Alodine 1201/ Steel: Sandblast/grind SSPC-SP5-85 or Sa 2 1/2. Gelcoat/Fiberglass: Sand with 100-150 grit paper. Wood: Smooth sand with 80-100 grit paper.

Mixing and Reduction
Spray: Mix by volume one part 545 base with one part D3001 to a smooth homogenous mixture. Reduce up to 25% with T0006. Overall mix is 1:1 1/2 by volume. Example: 8 oz 545 base, 8 oz D3001, 4 oz T0006.

Brush/Roll: Reduce 5-10% with T0031. Below 75 F you may use Cold Cure Accelerator M3066 to maintain dry and cure times. Anticipated Pot life at 77 F and 50% relative humidity is 16 hours.

Application Instructions
Spray Application: Apply smooth, wet coats to fill and cover surface profile. Two to 3 may be needed at 5 - 6.5 mils WFT yielding 2-3 mils DFT.

Brush and Roller Application Apply 2 coats at 3-4 mils WFT yielding 1.0 - 1.5 DFT per coat. Allow 12-14 hrs between coats. Light sanding between coats will improve appearance. For large surfaces rolling, then tipping with a brush is preferred. Do not apply paint materials to surfaces warmer than 105 F or colder than 55 F. Do not attempt to cure products at temperatures below 55 F.

Warning Do not apply paint materials to surfaces less than 3 C or 5 F above dew point or to surfaces warmer than 41 C or 105 F. Ambient temp should be a minimum 13 C / 55 F and max 41 C or 105 F.


  • Coverage: 298 Sq. Feet at one mil dry, 198-496 Sq. Feet at recommended dry film thickness. Coverage calculated for mixed base and converter, reduced 50%.
  • Coverage calculations are based on theoretical transfer efficiency of 100%. Actual coverage rate obtained will vary according to equipment choice, application techniques, part size, and application
  • Recommended Wet Film Thickness: 7-10 mils (175-250 microns)
  • Recommended Dry Film Thickness: 2-3 mils (50-75 microns)
  • Recoatability: At 77F/50% R.H. minimum 2-4 hours. Maximum without sanding is 24 hours.
  • Plan your work schedule to eliminate having to sand 30-Y-94TM.
  • May be overcoated with AWLGRIP/AWLCRAFT 2000 Topcoats, 545 Epoxy Primer, High Build Epoxy Primer, AWL-QUIK Sanding Surfacer, and ULTRA-BUILD Epoxy Primer.
  • VOC: White Base 435 g/lt or 3.6 lbs/gal. Gray Base 426 g/lt or 3.6 lbs/gal. Converter 616 g/lt or 5.1 lbs/gal.
  • Type: Epoxy Polyamide
  • Packaging: 1 Gallon or 1 Quart containers.


BRAND: Awlgrip
Material: Epoxy
Number Of Parts: Two Part
Type: Topside Paint Primer
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White is not to be used on aluminum

By Cynical1

from Columbia, SC

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        Comments about AwlGrip 545 Epoxy Primer:

        Please note: Based on the label of Awlgrip 545 Epoxy Primer, white is not to be used on aluminum. Therefore, use Awlgrip 545 gray Epoxy Primer if you want to protect aluminum.

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        By Peter

        from Somerset

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        • Easy to mix
        • Very Predictable


        • Use a Respirator

        Best Uses

        • Any Priming Work
        • Detailed Work
        • Large Areas
        • Small Areas

        Comments about AwlGrip 545 Epoxy Primer:

        This primer grips substrate like grim death and is great for steel. What can I say about Awlgrip anyway.

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