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Awlgrip 545 Epoxy Primer Customer Questions and Answers

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drying time for 545 primer? 65 degrres

Asked on 04/17/2013 by Undisclosed

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I have used a variety of AWLGRIP products and specifically this one. At 65 degrees a dry time of about 4 hours may be necessary depending on humdity. Mix per the instructs, and add T006 as needed (not much) to make it flow. I have found on hotter days 75 + the primer is ready for top coat after I have cleaned up my equipment, and prepared for the final coat. Pretty much about 2 hours or less. One thing about this primer is its rough when it dries. You may need to sand before a top coat, therefore dry time is critical. You do not have to do this if you use the 30-Y-94 primer, but this primer you have to adhere to its strict schedule of application. Get the little blue book on these products from US Paint and simply follow the instructions. Ignore the part that says "for professional use only". If you can read anybody can use this stuff. Except half of the US can't read because of our great public school systems that we keep sinking more of our tax dollars into. Anyway, happy painting. Make her shine with US Paint. Robert Eckstine

Answered on 04/19/2013 by ROBERT ECKSTINE
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I didn't press the issue. I just did one coat a day! I also would not paint below 65¥Ë_¥Ë_¥Ë_. Air moisture is critical especially with the top coats.

Answered on 04/20/2013 by PHILIP HAINES

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depends a lot on humidity. Generally, a day is plenty.

Answered on 04/19/2013 by ALAN LEE

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With cold cure you can sand after an overnight dry without 1 day roughly

Answered on 04/18/2013 by MICHAEL ALLEN

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Dries to the touch in a few minutes at almost any temperature. I've used it as low as about 45 deg and coated right over it. Not recommended in instructions but seemns to work fine.

Answered on 04/18/2013 by ED KURTZ
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If ibuy one gallon, do i need to buy one gallon of the convertor if so I would end up with two gallons of prduct?

Asked on 01/08/2012 by Undisclosed

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yes

Answered on 01/09/2012 by CSC ADVANCED MARINE CENTER
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yes

Answered on 01/09/2012 by TAYLOR WOODWORKING

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Yes, That is correct. This is a 1 to 1 mix. 1 Gallon Primer + 1 Gallon Converter would get you to 2 Gallons of product. Be safe when working with paints.

Answered on 01/10/2012 by DAVID MCBRIER

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The answer to both questions is yes. The primer and converter are mixed to equal parts. Add the thinner and you will actually have over two gallons. Hope this helps. Chuck Baier

Answered on 01/09/2012 by CHARLES BAIER LADY'S ISLAND MARINA

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I used on boat restoration so i dont remember but awl has a great website with mixing instructions and everything you need.

Answered on 01/09/2012 by FOLDEN LEE
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If you are using Oyster White top coat, which color 545 primer should be used?

Asked on 02/07/2014 by John Hovan

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I used gray primer under oyster white. For that reason it was easier to see where I missed...1st coat, light, gray lightly showed, 2nd coat, covered more, very little gray at all (if I missed an area), 3rd coat done. You will probably use more white, but that is why you want the protection (and the color)...no issues with gray primer under white.

Answered on 06/18/2017 by jafo
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The gray primer with a white top coat will show where you are light on top coat but will require more mils to cover. It would be easier to cover the white primer. Your choice.

Answered on 02/07/2014 by Rick White

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Either grey or white would be fine. It covers really well so it's a personal preference. I would use white because it's close but off enough for you to see. Good luck. Great stuff

Answered on 02/07/2014 by Alan Johns
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Does Awlgrip 545 primer require a topcoat? Coated inside of bouyancy chambers with 545 to seal epoxy and fairing compound but unless required, I see no need for further painting.

Asked on 11/16/2013 by Undisclosed

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AwlGrip 545 primer is just that--a primer. It allows a topcoat to adhere to a sueface. If you dio not apply a topcoat, it will allow oil, mold, odors, and everything else to to adhere to the surface. I believe you can use Bildge Coat over it in your case but I would check labeling first.

Answered on 11/18/2013 by GERALD WADLEY
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As long as no sunlight can get to it, I see no reason to use a topcoat.

Answered on 11/17/2013 by FORREST WILSON

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I used 545 primer on the bottom of my 110 class sailboat as the finish coat over the plywood/glass/epoxy bottom and the keel and rudder. It holds up well as the finish coat and is easy to sand to a perfect 600 grit smooth finish. Boat is dry sailed so anti fouling is not an issue.

Answered on 11/25/2013 by TOM CRAIG
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Plan on painting a boat trailer! Applied Ospho after wire brushing trailer TO COMBAT RUST. I have the following US Paint Epoxy Primer products. D1001 BASE (545 EPOXY PRIMER GRAY BASE) S3001 CONVERTOR - S9001 T006 - STANDARD REDUCER TO115 AWL-PREP PLUS WAX& GREASE REMOVER WHAT ELSE DO I NEED?

Asked on 11/04/2013 by Undisclosed

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I am not aware of anything else you would need. You may want to try a small area before you paint the whole trailer.

Answered on 11/04/2013 by MARSHALL D SURRATT
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The Jamestown AwlGrip site is very informative. I do not recall just which converter and reducer I ordered, however, the 545 primer is excellent for boats, so I would think it would be excellent for trailers. It provides a great barrier for under the waterline, but I don't know that it is also considered a rust preventive. It also depends on the top coat you plan to apply over the 545. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help. Ron

Answered on 11/04/2013 by Ronald Knighton

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You need to have a topcoat over the 545 epoxy. Epoxy breaks down with U/V rays and needs to be protected when exposed to sunlight. A bit pricey to use a urethane topcoat for a trailer, but could use any one part paint. I use a basic metal paint from the hardware store. Hope this is helpful.

Answered on 11/04/2013 by KENNETH ZEGHIBE
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How long does the 545 primer have to dry before saltwater can touch it? How long does the 2 part topcoat have to dry before saltwater can touch it? I want to do it at low tide and ground my boat. Whats the coverage for a quart of primer mixed into the 2 quarts? Whats the coverage for a quart of topcoat mixed into the 1 1'2 quarts?

Asked on 04/16/2012 by Undisclosed

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You should call Awlgrip and get their Specification booklet. Thats really the best advice

Answered on 04/16/2012 by TAYLOR WOODWORKING
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I would not recommend grounding your boat and trying to use Awl Grip between tides. This is great stuff if you do it correctly. It you don't, it will be a major bummer. You want to sand and fill everything very carefully then clean it perfectly. I am not sure about the coverage. I will tell you that if you use both properly you will end up with a durable beautiful finish. I now roll and tip the primer just to get as smooth of a finish as possible. You can use lower cost brushes with the primer. The roll and tip the topcoat using a thin nap mohair roller and a top of the line china brush. Depending on the temperature and your mixture you can expect 4 to 8 hours of dry time with the topcoat. Best to do one early in the morning and another 8 hours later. Get the boat up and dry. This is not easy stuff to work with.

Answered on 04/16/2012 by STEPHEN FOX

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My boat was fresh water I let it dry over night b for I top coated it . I used 2 qtr on a 16 foot boat just for the extra coverage . I'm a painter and its all about the primer u don't do it proper top coat will not stick .

Answered on 04/20/2012 by ROBERT CLEMONS
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can this be use with a one part top paint?

Asked on 05/13/2014 by Undisclosed

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It can, but the top coat is the main UV protection, and one part paints don't offer the same protection.

Answered on 05/13/2014 by FORREST WILSON
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Yes it can. I would recommend sanding between the 545 coat and the top coat to give a good profile for the top coat to adhere to.

Answered on 05/17/2014 by KENNETH ZEGHIBE
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can I use 545 over alumiprep 33 on my unpainted mast?

Asked on 01/17/2012 by Undisclosed

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I would always call Awlgrip to confirm but if this is the Awlgrip prep for raw Aluminium then yes I beleive they recomend this as an etching solution Then the 545 primer

Answered on 02/08/2012 by TAYLOR WOODWORKING
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Sorry about the first answer here is the right one that references Alumiprep before application of this Awlgrip Primer. AwlGrip 30-Y-94 Epoxy Primer not 545.

Answered on 02/08/2012 by TAYLOR WOODWORKING
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What sort of rollers are recommended for this product? I've tried two different "2-part polyurethane -friendly" foam rollers (white), and they quickly disintegrate.

Asked on 03/22/2021 by Don from Tryon, NC

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You want to use a roller that is would be good for Epoy, please look at : West Systems - WEST System 8002 Roller Cover or or Arroworthy - Epoxy-Plus Roller Cover

Answered on 03/22/2021 by Scott
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Can I use it over one part paint 545 primer

Asked on 02/22/2021 by Renee from California

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No

Answered on 02/23/2021 by Paul
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