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Old 28-02-2016, 08:28   #31

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Re: Painting with awl grip

Originally Posted by CampDavid View Post
This thread is as bad as Prop Wars and Anchor Wars.

Seriuosly, I am planning to redo my water line and cove strip on our Beneteau.

I do intend to use Awgrip or Perfection.

A friend just had his top sides done with Awgrip. Rolled and tipped. It looks very good however I watched it applied directly to the clean sanded gelcoat. No Primer.


The cost to do his Catalina 387 was about the same as two good high end cut polish and wax. Seems to be a good long term alternative to annual detailing.

Any thoughts

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To go to all that effort and not use the paint manufacturers primer is just asking for trouble.

If there is an issue, what do you think the first question the paint manufacturer will ask?

Answer: Did you follow instructions?

Can you paint without primer? Yes
Will you have adhesion problems without primer? Maybe.
Should you use primer? If the manufacturer says to.
Do you have to use primer? Ya pays yer money ya takes yer chances.

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Old 28-02-2016, 11:30   #32
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Re: Painting with awl grip

Hi everyone thanks for all your advice. I have looked into restoring the gel ist and unfortunately there is stuff all left on the outside hulls. Internal hulls and under bridge deck is ok. So my plan is to paint the outside hulls and leave the underside of the bridge deck and adjacent hulls.

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