" Awlgrip HS (High Solids) is their premium coating, it has both lower VOC's and a higher ratio of solids, so it will cover in less coats when painting tricky colors like red. The higher ratio of solids not only increases opacity it also increases stain resistance and wear. minaret says "The stuff is a joy to shoot."
Unfortunately when one searches "Awlgrip HS" two things pop up. 1) Awlstar hs antifouling 2) a high solids clear. .......haven't been able to find mention or source for a solid color "Awlgrip HS" topcoat paint. It seems to exist in literature but not in real life. Does anyone know who sells the stuff?
I am having no joy finding the stuff, much less an ability to compare prices with Awlgrip poly. polyurethane and Awlcraft 2k.
Would this illusive Awlgrip HS topcoat be similar in character to PPG deltron or Concept
automotove paints ...perhaps not since that stuff is an acrylic poly similar to Awlcraft 2000.
A very reputable yacht-builder here on the west coast
( USA) when asked about topcoats, stated that there are litterally hundreds of companys and products out there with similar chemistries offering all sorts of paint systems and it really comes down to what ever the applicator is most comfortable shooting. In other words, it really doesn't make that much of a difference. However, when dealing with customers Awlgrip seems to have captured the hearts of those who believe it to be superior for yachts. Even "Yachtys" seem to move in herds like cows.
As an example, the finish on most modern cars parked and driven along ocean beaches can remain presentable for years.
Sometimes I think I should just paint this half million dollar cat with Porch and Floor paint from Walmart. She'd sail just as well and I wouldn't really have to deftly maneuver around the docks.