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Awlgrip AwlBrite Clear Gloss Base

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Awlgrip AwlBrite Clear Gloss Base
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Awlgrip AwlBrite Clear Gloss Base is Awlgrip's option for the AwlBrite Plus professional wood finish 3-part system. This three-component urethane coating is buffable with a high build. It is as easy to apply as varnish while providing a far more durable finish and faster curing rate.

This clear acrylic urethane may also be used as the last coat in the Awlbrite Plus system. Simply overcoat AwlSpar varnish with a urethane coating of clear gloss for a traditional look with superior durability. Do not use below the waterline.

Requires mixing the base with the converter and activator. *** FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY ***

Info & Guides
Application Info: Apply with brush and roller.

Surface Preparation:

The wood should be clean, dry, smooth, and well seasoned. Warning: Wood should have no more than 15% moisture content.

New / Bare Wood: Awlbrite Clear should only be applied over properly prepared Awlspar (M3131) as part of the Ultimate Brightwork System. Do not apply Awlbrite Clear directly to bare wood.
Old Finishes: Old finishes in good condition should be washed with Awlprep Surface Cleaner, then sanded with 220-320 grit paper to remove the gloss. Old finishes in poor condition should be removed. Test on a small area to make sure Awlbrite Clear doesn't attack the old finish. If old finish is attacked, it must be completely removed before applying the Ultimate Brightwork System.
Interior Applications: Awlbrite Clear should only be applied over properly prepared Awlspar (M3131) or Awlbrite Quik-Fil (J3901/J3902). Do not apply Awlbrite Clear directly to bare wood.

Note: Due to the wide variety of substrates, surface preparations, application methods and environments, customers should test the complete system for adhesion and compatibility under their conditions prior to full scale application.

Mixing & Reduction

Brush: Awlbrite Clear is a three component product. Mix by volume 2 parts J3005 with 1 part J3006 until one smooth, homogenous mixture is obtained. Then add 1/2 part A0031. Overall mix is 2:1:1/2 by volume. Example: 4 oz. J3005, 2 oz. J3006, 1 oz. A0031. Additional A0031 can be added if desired, but standard 2:1:1/2 ratio is required.
Spray: Mix by volume 2 parts J3005 with 1 part J3006 until one smooth, homogenous mix is obtained. Then add 3/4 - 1 part A0001 (standard) or A0006 (cool temperatures) Activator. Mix and use small quantities of Awlbrite Clear at a time. Keep the original containers closed when not in use. Do not shake Awlbrite Clear. Do not use Pro-Cure Accelerators.

Induction Time after Mixing: None
Anticipated Pot Life at 77°F(25°C), 50% R.H: 1 to 2 Hours

Application Instructions

General: The key to performance of any varnish system is applying enough material. This is especially true with Awlbrite Clear Urethane. These directions call for more coats than are needed to achieve basic cosmetic qualities. If you stop the system when it looks good, or sand excessively, you will not achieve the desired performance.

Apply light, smooth coats. Apply two coats in an 8 hour period. Allow to cure 8-12 hours or overnight and repeat. Ten coats are recommended.

Sand as little as possible. Sanding is only required when:
Runs, sags or brush marks need to be leveled.
Dirt or grit needs to be removed from the surface.
If it has been more than 36 hours since the last application.

If no leveling is required, but it has been more than 36 hours since the last application; dulling the surface with Scotchbrite Pads is recommended, see the application guide for systems. If possible, avoid apply

Technical Information

AwlBrite Component Specifications

  • 3-Component Acrylic Urethane
  • Available in Quarts and Gallons
  • Theoretical Coverage: Sq. Feet/Gallon 930 Sq. Feet at 1 mil dry (25 microns) 93 Sq. Feet at recommended dry film thickness of 10 coats.
  • 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 environment.
  • Recommended Wet Film Thickness: 2.0-2.5 mils (50-62 microns) per coat.
  • Recommended Dry Film Thickness: 1.0-1.2 mils (25-30 microns) per coat.
  • Anticipated Cure Time at 77*F/50% R.H: 3 hours to recoat; 12 hours to light service; 7 days for full cure.
  • Recoatability: With itself, 3 hrs minimum, 36 hrs maximum without sanding or scuffing.
  • VOC: Base 372 g/lt or 3.1 lbs/gal, Converter 146 g/lt or 1.2 lbs/gal

Reviews for Awlgrip AwlBrite Clear Gloss Base

6 of 6 Reviews

November 3, 2020

For professional use
By Flip from South Carolina

As the carpenter in a full service marina I had access to all brands. This quickly became my preferred brand. I can do more with three coats of the awl-grip products than ten of any other. Amazing stuff. Practice it's application though

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 29, 2019

Been using this since 2008
By Mick from Naples Fl

Verified Purchase

I use one topcoat of the 3 part Awlbrite system over multi-layers of Epifanes varnish on exterior teak. The Awlbrite does not break down in sunlight and protects the underlying varnish layer giving long life with the excellent UV varnish properties helping to preserve the color of the teak.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 20, 2019

Is worth trying
By Mark from Florida

This product works great on cap rails or small pieces of wood but when trying to do large horizontal surfaces it becomes very difficult due to the fact that this doesn't flow.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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April 17, 2017

See for yourselves how good it is ...
By chase from South Florida

180' vessel. 2 coats Awlbrite clear. At least 8 months cure time. Wiped down the cap rail with denatured alcohol and this happened within 30 seconds. See pics... AwlGrip is on the way over to see for themselves. Something is wrong... How good is it? You tell me... after looking at the pics. Would i personally recommend it.. can't say that i would at this point.

Cap Rail 2 coats AwlBrite Clear 8 months cure, after wipe down with Denatured Alcohol
Cap Rail 2 coats AwlBrite Clear 8 months cure, after wipe down with Denatured Alcohol
Cap Rail 2 coats AwlBrite Clear 8 months cure, after wipe down with Denatured Alcohol
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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June 20, 2013

good product, but expensive and time
By Hooder from NC ICW

Takes many thin coats to give really good resuls. Count on using lots of brushes. Not worth trying to clean up after each use.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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February 6, 2012

GREAT FOR CAP RAILS
By DLM from MARATHON , FL

CAP RAILS-8 YEARS BETWEEN COATS. SCARF JOINT WILL CRACK IF THERE IS MOVEMENT. JUST REPAIR CRACK ONCE A YEAR OR SO.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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