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Old 29-07-2019, 06:03   #1
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I learned to AwlGrip this weekend

Many of you will probably say that's no big deal but I was, nonetheless, pleased.

Our new-to-us boat came with a Rendova center console dinghy that was in need of a little TLC. It starts and runs great but was a bit dirty and the fiberglass hull was a blotchy, multi-colored eyesore.

I decided to experiment with prepping and painting the transom using the roll and tip method. This is something I had never done before but, hey, YouTube videos, right? The outcome would determine if I went any further with the rest of the hull. Since the we rarely leave the dinghy in the water overnight, we weren't terribly concerned about applying any kind of antifouling paint.

After sanding the transom, cleaning up, masking with blue tape, and wiping it down with Acetone, I followed internet directions to mix the base color, the converter, and the reducer. That turned out to be a mistake. I'm going to assume the ratios and the reducer were for spray application. The mix was so runny that it didn't stick and I ended up wiping off the first coat.

The second batch was base coat and converter only and I let it sit for 15 minutes so the catalyst process could do it's thing. That coat and two additional coats went on much better. I had enough left over to do the end of the hard top and put a coat on the radar housing, both of which had been prepped and taped, and both of which turned out great.

In the photo below, you can see the old surface of the dinghy hull in the lower right, under the tube. The next morning, the AwlGrip was smooth and shiny and improved the appearance a bunch. After peeling off the blue tape, I could see a couple of spots that were missed. We also scrubbed the tubes and they look a ton better, too. It's coming together.

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Old 29-07-2019, 06:23   #2
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Re: I learned to AwlGrip this weekend

Thanks for letting us share your painting journey

What were the weather conditions at the time of painting and was it done in the shade or otherwise?

What did you use to apply the paint i.e. roller type / brush type size etc?
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Old 29-07-2019, 06:31   #3
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Re: I learned to AwlGrip this weekend

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Thanks for letting us share your painting journey

What were the weather conditions at the time of painting and was it done in the shade or otherwise?

What did you use to apply the paint i.e. roller type / brush type size etc?
Good questions. Should have included that info.

It was a beautiful day in Florida in the upper 80s and lower 90s with moderate humidity and a mild breeze. I used a 4" foam roller (part of a kit) and a 2" brush. Sorry, I don't recall the type of brush other than it was bristles, not foam.
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Re: I learned to AwlGrip this weekend

^^ thanks for the additional info, looking forward to hearing/seeing about the finished job.
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Old 30-07-2019, 14:22   #5
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Re: I learned to AwlGrip this weekend

4 years ago I painted the topsides of a 30 year old Boston Whaler.....using ....Rust-Oleum Marine Topside paint! Having painted with Awl grip many times in the past, I wanted to try a newer type and much less expensive approach. I sanded, cleaned and primed with Rust-Oleum topside priner, then rolled and tipped 3 coats of Topside enamel. 4 years later it still looks like new at a cost of less than $50 for everything! Alll the materials were purchased at Home Depot. I had paint leftover and used it to paint the side door to my garage. I live in South Florida with intense sunshine and humidity! It still looks great. The only thing I would do differently would be to add some anti microbial additive as I've had to deal with a mildew type of black stuff in the rainy season. The finish is every bit as good as Ask Grip.
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