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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 ***
Surface Preparation: Wood should be clean, dry, smooth, and well seasoned. For new wood, use a marine teak wood cleaner or wood bleach to remove excess oils, promote uniformity, and adhesion. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for use and thoroughly remove all cleaner and neutralizer residue before proceeding. Rough sawn lumber must be sanded to level the grain. Work grits to effectively level grain 60/80 to 100/150 to 220 etc. When grain is level, smooth sand with 320 grit paper.
Old finishes in good condition should be washed with AwlPrep Surface Cleaner, then sanded with 220-320 grit paper to remove gloss. Old finishes in poor condition should be removed. Test on a small area to make sure the clear coat does not attack old finish. If old finish is attacked, it must be completely removed before continuing.
Mixing and Reduction: AwlBrite Base is a component product. Mix by volume 2parts J3005 with 1 part J3006 until 1 smooth, homogenous mixture is obtained. Then add 1/2 part A0031. Overall mix is 2.1:1/2 by volume. Pot life is 1 to 2 hrs at 77 F/50% relative humidity.
For new bare wood, apply one light, smooth coat and allow to cure 8-12 hrs. Lightly sand with 320-400 grit paper to remove wicks and nubs before applying additional material.
Otherwise, apply light, smooth coats. Apply 2 coats in an 8 hr period. Allow to cure 8-12 hrs or overnight and repeat. Ten coats are recommended.
Sand as little as possible. Sanding is only required if or when a product runs or sags, or if brush marks need to be leveled. If dirt or grit must be removed from the surface, wait 36 hours from last application.
If no leveling is required, but it has been more than 36 hrs since last application, dull the surface with Scotchbrite pads. If possible, avoid curing or applying in direct sunlight. Do not apply or cure below 65 F.
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