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OverboardDavid 12-05-2008 18:21

Awlgrip and black topside streaks
Does anyone have a suggestion about the best way to remove black (dark) streaks from white Awlgrip paint. I've been told that one should never use an abraisive on Awlgrip so I'm wondering what works the best without damaging the paint. I've used rubbing alcohol in the past and it works fairly well but I'm worried that this may be a bad idea.

Pblais 12-05-2008 18:55


Does anyone have a suggestion about the best way to remove black (dark) streaks from white Awlgrip paint.
Where does the black come from? Abrasives remove the outer layers of Alwgrip and they hold much of the Awlgrip finish protection. There is not that much that can actually penetrate the finish so many of the things you could get on the finish are not absorbed by it and abrassives won't be of use. Rubbing alcohol isn't very harsh. It's not pure alcohol.

sweetsailing 12-05-2008 20:24

Hi Dave,

I have been a long time lurker and avid reader, but never really found too many posts to reply to yet and I haven't had the time to really engage with all my questions. Having said that I do have a suggestion for you on your question.

Best product that we found for black streaks that seem to show up on the topsides is an RV product - black streak and bug remover. Below is the product we purchased, works great.

Premium RV Black Streak Remover - Camping World

GordMay 13-05-2008 03:01

Akzo Nobel offer two cleaning products designed for their AwlGrip polyurethane paint systems: Awlwash & Awlcare - the professional topside paint system for yachts

Joli 13-05-2008 05:28

3M Finese 2 if the Awlwash won't remove it.

By hand or machine. I use a DA with a foam waffle pad for light work, hate to wheel newish Awlgrip.

3M Finesse-It II Finishing Material

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