Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 18-01-2012, 13:14   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Alameda, CA
Boat: C&C Newport 41
Posts: 586
Re: Awlgrip Over Cracked and Crazed Gelcoat

i have 3 words for all u awlgrip nay sayers.

BLAH, BLAH and BLAH.

yes, it requires finesse and is hella expensive but there is no question about it.. u get what u pay for.

u have a few options based on how pristine you want the finish to look.

1. sand (with 400) the entire hull.
2. fill and fair any significant cracks in the existing hull
3. wipe down the hull with lacquer thinner (or similar)
4. visually inspect for highs and lows and cracks (what u see at this point will be visible later)
5. address anything you consider unacceptable
6. prime the hull with awlgrips high build primer.
7. sand with 400-600
8. wipe down (again)
9. roll and tip 3-8 coats depending on how flawless you want the finish.

if you want or need advice when u get around to address the primer and paint, let me know and we can talk at whatever length you want.

btw: i agree with the rest that a survey is necessary to confirm it is only cosmetic.

gl

-steve
__________________

__________________
ssanzone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-01-2012, 14:12   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Alameda, CA
Boat: C&C Newport 41
Posts: 586
Re: Awlgrip Over Cracked and Crazed Gelcoat

1 last point... awlgrip (pretty much all 2 part paints) dont play well with each other.

so... if u decide to use something other than awlgrip, make sure u re-prime the entire surface area (hull) to get a finish you will be happy about.

-steve
__________________

__________________
ssanzone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-01-2012, 14:35   #18
Registered User
 
freefly's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Spain
Boat: S24 Hydrolift
Posts: 6
Re: Awlgrip Over Cracked and Crazed Gelcoat

Steve, first of all I have been painting with AWLGRIP for allmost 20 years from a 70 meter fed ship to small tenders and sail boats, either by hand or by shooting it. I would see by your method of painting that you would obviously use a guide coat when sanding your hull otherwise visual inspection wouldnt show a thing. Nothing worse than painting an unfaired hull with a paint like AWLGRIP.
You can check out what I do at
www.kraftworksinternational.com its my company so feel free to contact me anytime

Shaun

All I said was that AWLGRIP is not designed to be polished and AWLCRAFT 2000 was both as good one's just a little softer.. Blue skies
__________________

__________________
freefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crazed Windows / Ports Dave the Canuck Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15 14-07-2009 18:07
Privilege owners - crazed glass privileged Multihull Sailboats 4 04-09-2008 06:16
Awlgrip Tips Please? markpj23 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21 20-03-2008 09:39
Awlgrip Spars ? capt lar Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28 03-02-2006 14:33
awlgrip irwinsailor Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 19-02-2004 19:17



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:46.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.