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Awlgrip Polyester Urethane Topcoat Base Quart Customer Questions and Answers

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How long will the finish last?

Asked on 06/02/2012 by Undisclosed

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10+ years on the deck...much longer on the top sides... Less in the tropics. Use finesse it to clean and polish.

Answered on 06/05/2012 by MICHAEL DESISTO
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I believe quite a while. I have it on my boat and it looks great. I painted it on my dingy and while it is far better if it is sprayed, it still looks new after a year.

Answered on 06/05/2012 by JEFF COOK

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I'm sure that it will depend a lot of where your boat is and how much it is exposed to the weather. My boat has been in an uncovered slip on the Gulf Coast and the topsides need repainting after ten years.

Answered on 06/05/2012 by Bill H. Bill H.

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Actually, I settled on using the Interlux Perfection, as it was easier to apply without professional equipment. My first painting with Perfection lasted over 15 years before I had to redo. Now, formulations are always changing, so I can not say how their latest will work. I found the awlgrip product a bit harder to work with, using brushes and rollers. Hope this helps

Answered on 06/05/2012 by PAUL PALMER

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I have a C&C 38 which was first painted with Alwgrip in 1991. I just repainted her in 2011 because of some hull delamination the happed. However because Quicksilver sits in her slip with the starboard side to the sun all day, in th elast 2 years before the repaint that side was dislaying crazing in the paint. The other side still looked good. The paint is very durable but you do have to be very care of scraches. The boat is in the Chesapeake and spent 8 month in the Bahamas in 2006.

Answered on 06/06/2012 by GEORGE BRAUN

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I used it for a clear coat on carbon fiber sprit on my sail boat. It see a lot of sun. Still looks like I put it on yesterday. I hope it will last a long time.

Answered on 06/06/2012 by MARK LINDQUIST

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We completely stripped our boat and applied the aformentioned listed product. The product sprayed flawlessly, unfortunately, our boat was stolen 2 weeks after completion. Wish I could have helped more

Answered on 06/05/2012 by ANDREW BUJAK

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It depends on a whole lot of stuff, like how picky you are. It will look outstanding without wax for 2-5 years depending on how abusive your environment is. I have a boat built in 1960, and small cracks appear due to the old gelcoat beneath the Awlgrip cracking after only a couple of years. After it gets dull, waxing will keep it going another few years, but keep in mind you have to completely remove any wax prior to re-coat. On the topside, this product is not intended for continuous use within 4 inches of the water, even a further (say 6") in a nasty hot humid environment. So never use if for boot top or it will bubble off within 2 years. On the deck/cabin, I just did a re-coat after 10 years. It was looking fairly "used" at that time, and the non-skid characteristics on the deck ( I used Awlgrip non-skid particles) totally went away. The 10 years was totally satisfactory to me because I added a lot of flattening agent to the finish coat which makes it more porous. I have used Sterling urethane paint and that is significantly better and significantly more expensive. I had no problem with getting near the waterline with that stuff.

Answered on 06/11/2012 by Breadmaker Breadmaker

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the detail stripe on my Cal 31 looks the same as the day I painted it in April 2010.

Answered on 06/06/2012 by MICHAEL DONCASTER

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If properly applied 3-6 years

Answered on 06/05/2012 by MATT HOWARD
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Because my boat is slightly heavy in the aft end, some growth has occurred slightly above the established waterline. Over the years this has caused the awlgrip bootstripe around the stern to chip. Can I repaint this small area (probably less than a square foot in total area) by feathering the edges of the existing paint with andpaper and repainting the affected area? Can I buy small amounts of the paint? I will also re-ballast the boat to adjust the waterline to its original level.

Asked on 05/30/2015 by Walt Quist

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30 days? Why so long?

Answered on 05/31/2015 by Walt Quist
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Walt I don't think you can buy less than a quart and of course you need converter and reducer. Thomas

Answered on 05/30/2015 by THOMAS SINSTEDEN

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Yes you can sand the area, tape with 3M thin line green tape and paint. When finished use 1500 grit to wet sand the edge, than 1000 grit, than compound, than polish and finish with wax. Its all in the prep work

Answered on 05/30/2015 by Dana Allen

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It's a general in humid enviroment

Answered on 05/31/2015 by CRAIG DREYER

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use an epoxy base primer first and then apply top coat wait 30 days ,blend the area with 2000 wet sandpaper and buff with polishing compound

Answered on 05/30/2015 by CRAIG DREYER
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does this require an activator?

Asked on 03/26/2016 by Undisclosed

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Yes There are two activators ,one for spray and another for brush

Answered on 03/27/2016 by CRAIG DREYER
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YES!!!

Answered on 03/27/2016 by NEIL BLUM

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Yes. It requires an MEKP type activator.

Answered on 03/27/2016 by NATHANIEL PERLE

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Yes. Activator required. Reducer also depending on application. IE ; roll & tipping.

Answered on 03/26/2016 by CARL VIK
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Have a 1968 17 Whaler that is in need of TLC. Looking at redoing the topsides and inside deck. Is this a paint that can be applied using the roll and tip method or just spray? Was also looking at Petit easypoxy and Interlux. Thoughts from anyone would be appreciated. Also, how much should I anticipate to need? Primer and finish? Thx.

Asked on 09/29/2014 by Mike D

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I used the roll and tip method with this paint and it came out perfect, perfect being an understatement. The biggest part is the prep work, probably 95% prep work. Follow the directions, do the prep work and you will be amazed at the results. As to the amount, sorry, you'll have to read the application guidelines. Their website has all the info you need. Best of luck.

Answered on 09/29/2014 by DAVID CURTIS
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Awlgrip is a very good product, but requires a lot of expertise. If the boat has been painted previously, be sure that is compatible or a chemical reaction could occur. Preparing the surface is very important since the paint is very glossy and shows every flaw. One coat is barely enough to fully cover the surface adequately. A perfect finish without brush marks is difficult to achieve. One quart of paint and undercoat goes a long way when applying a perfect mixture of all parts. Instructions on the label is very precise. Pedit is much easier to use since T10 thinner is the only thing to add. Too little thinner leaves brush marks. Too much thinner applies less paint on the surface. Roll on the paint to completely cover the area. Very lightly touch the surface with a fine brush to remove the bubbles and smooth the surface evenly. Paint dries rapidly so working time is very short.

Answered on 10/08/2014 by RICHARD BERTLER

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I used this product to restore the "dashboard" surface on my Sea Ray. I used it for two reasons: 1. Was able to tint it to my needs. 2. It was a multi-part hard setting epoxy that when cured will be durable and hold up to harsh sunlight. I rolled it on with a foam roller and used the flattening agent since it was a dashboard. I used the max amount of flattening agent and it is still a little glossy although I am pleased with the results. It cured with a wavy surface like any roller finish and has been in place for 4 years with no change in appearance. It cured very hard as if it was gelcoat. Even harder. Worth every dollar.

Answered on 09/29/2014 by JACK BECKWITH

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Roll and tip works great. ! Qt kit should do it. If not 2 Qt is cheaper than a gallon. Awlgrip is the best. Use AG 545 primer at least 2 coats. Download application guide. US paint, Awl-Grip

Answered on 09/29/2014 by MARC LANDINE
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I have a 16 ft hobie cat - yellow - how much paint do I need if I roll it on? Will I need a primer?

Asked on 04/22/2014 by david SPAULDIING

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Hello, You need a primer for any paint work. Since the yellow doesn't cover well, you will need multiple coatings. For your project you use about a half of a quart. I would recommend grey primer. Best, Richard.

Answered on 05/12/2014 by RYSZARD HARASIM
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I painted an Ensign 23 (topside only, 3 coats) and used a little less than 2 quarts. I think you could do a 16 ft Hobie with one quart of topcoat. I also used primer because my boat is old and the primer provided a nice smooth surface (after sanding) with which to apply the topcoat. A quart of primer should do it. Use three coats of primer, sand it to a super smooth finish, then top coat, sand and top coat once more and it'll look beautiful.

Answered on 04/23/2014 by CARMELO KONA

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I used primer, and had very good results. It helps the paint bond to the surface. As for quantity, a quart will be more than enough. I painted a 18 ft catboat with less than a quart.

Answered on 04/22/2014 by MARK WILLIAMS

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with this two part system yes, I would use the prescribed primer. You will need both parts of each, so its possible you can do the whole hull with one quart primer and one quart topcoat (plus converter quarts for each). You may also have to thin the topcoat with the prescribed thinner (for brushing) as it can be pretty thick. Use a small foam roller and quality brush. This is a great paint, but application can be challenging for the novice. Go to the awlgrip website and download the application guides. If you are overwhelmed, you can go with the one part product, but it's not nearly as durable

Answered on 04/23/2014 by ROBERT CONNERNEY
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I am re-painting my boom with Awl grip. It was awl grip. do I still need to prime?

Asked on 04/13/2018 by Jeff from Buffalo, NY

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So long as the previous paint is in good condition, and you can not see bare metal, you will probably be fine. If you can see any metal or flaking paint, it is strongly recommended to prime as directed. You can also contact AwlGrip for more specific questions.

Answered on 06/04/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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When I did my mast last year, I spot-primed the bare aluminum spots with the two-part awlgrip primer for brush application, then two coats of the awl grip top coat, following the directions I found on the awlgrip web site, and all went very well. Mark

Answered on 04/13/2018 by mprestero

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If you break through to bare material (aluminum or wood) u need to spot prime. If not then just scuff and paint.

Answered on 04/13/2018 by gevzz
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Can this product be used over laminate countertops like Formica?

Asked on 11/13/2014 by Maryann Trono

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I do not know but contact Awlgrip tech support for the best answer.

Answered on 11/17/2014 by JAMES WASILEWSKI
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thank you I will try it!

Answered on 11/14/2014 by Maryann Trono

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I have laminate over plywood on the boat. Not countertops but exterior panels. Anyway it paints just fine and lasts as long as parts that are fiberglass.

Answered on 11/13/2014 by ROBERT GREENLING
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I am working on a 13 ft. Whaler and have recently painted the interior with Brightside One Part Light Blue. The coat of Brightside seems very soft and chips quite easily when scraped. Would you recommend the AwlGrip SKy Blue and will it have a no chip or scrap finish. How hard is this product to apply?

Asked on 07/28/2013 by Robert Speir

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Sorry I can't help; I made a mistake in color choice, so have't used and don't have actual experience with that Awlgrip.

Answered on 07/29/2013 by ALAN FORSYTHE
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IMO Marc L is spot on wrt the proper application of AwlGrip, though I prefer to remove parts, mask and spray. Keep in mind that AwlGrip is a coating and not gelcoat. I really like the results I've achieved with AwlGrip, however the number of coats I apply is thought to be excessive by most people's standards. I also finish it off with three or so pretty quick coats of clear, which improves the shine, salt protection and resistance against scuffing but the surface is more brittle than pigmented AwlGrip.

Answered on 09/25/2013 by BRIAN WATTS

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You would have to completely remove the one part paint and primer. Then sand smooth with 150 grit and apply 2 coats of 2 part epoxy primer. Then sand smooth with 280 grit. If you use a more coarse grit you will see sanding scratches as the Awl-grip is applied with thin coats. Use the roll and tip method. They have videos on utube. Make sure you use a high quality brush and clean with acetone and wire brush.Store the brush soaking in brushing thinner. Also awl-grip is a 4 part paint. Paint,brushing converter,brushing thinner and accelerator. Good Luck You'll need it

Answered on 07/28/2013 by MARC LANDINE
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Does this require a mixing agent?

Asked on 05/06/2012 by Undisclosed

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Yes. This is a two part formula. The converter is H3002, mixed at 2 parts topcoat base to 1 part converter.

Answered on 05/07/2012 by CARL LOEB
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This is a three part paint. Paint, converter, reducer. Not sure if that answers your qestion.

Answered on 07/19/2013 by DAVID CURTIS

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Im not sure what you mean by a mixing agent, it does require an activator and I also thinned mine for spray painting.

Answered on 05/08/2012 by BRYAN RAY
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polyester urethane what reducer what hardner for spraying

Asked on 05/26/2017 by nuggetts from meridian idaho

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The spray converter is AWL-G3010 the spray reducer is AWL-T0003

Answered on 06/01/2017 by JD Tech Team
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For each quart of base, you need a quart of AWL-G3010 Awlcat 2 spray converter and a quart of AWL-T0003 Medium Spray Reducer

Answered on 06/08/2017 by JD Tech Team
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