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Old 17-03-2008, 16:10   #16
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well Mark you just put the coat on so the long term affects of not using the primer etc. won't show up for a while. But if DTW is doing a major job like the hull etc. I would never advise them not to follow the instructions provided by the paint company. This is just too big a job to see it totally fail within months. We painted Sea Trek 7 years ago and she still looks new, and that is because we took the time and spent the extra money to do the job right.
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FWIW, I did not use the primer. I covered both previously-painted surfaces and bare gelcoat - did not have a problem.

Results were good - although for some reason I did lose some gloss between the 2nd and 3rd coats. Still looks OK just not quite as shiny after the 3rd coat went on.... weird. I think relative humidity did me in?

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Did you feel you really needed to do 3 coat of the Awlgrip?

I am in South Florida and humdity is my big concern with this project. Primer plus 2 coat is 3 days.... if 3 coat of top coat are necessary it is now a 4 day project.

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Old 17-03-2008, 16:26   #18
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David, you only have to do as much as you want. the rest will determine how good the job looks and how well it holds up. You can of course do a half ____ed job and cut corners and use substitute products or you can do it right and have a professional looking job that will last. I guess the question is, if you don't care how it looks why do it at all?
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David I only went to 3 coats because of the manufacturer's recommendations. I could have stopped at 2 in hindsight.

If you are doing the entire hull I also agree with the primer recommendation.

Good luck with it!

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I have painted AwlGrip over epoxy primers...no problems.
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I painted a coat late in the day on my house, and it lost it's gloss. I did another coat the following, and 3 years later stilla brilliant white............
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It is very important that you not let dew settle on it before it is completely dry or it will blush or turn dull.
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