had the hull
painted with Awl Grip some years before we bought it. By the time we got around to trying to save the paint
.. it was looking pretty sorry (see "Before" below). I'm more than a little skeptical when a manufacture say's that their propriatery maintainence product is the only thing you should use, doubly so when the stuff is expensive ... but the literature from Awl Grip made good sense to me .. so I bought some "Awl Care".
We washed the hull
with nothing more exotic than plain old boat
soap, then I applied the Awl Care as per the directions ... the results were eye popping!
Application was simple & easy, the results ... stunning. For those keen eyed observers, yes the before photo
is the port side, the after photo
is the starboard side ... didn't think to take a before shot of the starboard side .. but the results remain the same. This product gets a 5 star rating from us!
Plan to send 2 of our sails
to "Sail Care" this week ... have seen the results of their process on others sails
, and want it done to ours ... and they are offering a 15% discount till the end of the year. We will report back when we see how this goes.
L S/V Sew Good
Bob & Lynn