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Thread: Awlgrip??

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    Awlgrip??

    I'm working on the resto of my 24 Pantera, and I want to Awlgrip the transom and hull - all white. I intend on spraying a solid color to the hull sides from chine to rub-rail.
    Those of you with experience, give me an idea of what I'm getting into.
    Where is the best place to buy this stuff.
    I need to do a little fill work on the hull - should I use Duraglass, or is there something better.
    What are your suggestions and insights??

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    I think regular awlgrip is very unfriendly to the novice (like me). It's damn pretty if you get it right, but if you mess up a bit, or get bugs and dust in it before it dries, then it becomes part of the... character. I switched to Awlcraft 2000 and couldn't be happier... bugs, runs, whatever can easily be wetsanded out.

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    Not sure on the paint. How much fill work do you need to do? Is it just some chips in the gel coat or into the glass?

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    I think the work on the nicks and things is all duraglass type fill.

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    duraglass will work fine.

    as for the awl grip, spray it dry as it will run like the wind on you if you apply it to wet. it has almost a large molten way of falling onto the surface.

    the plus side is that with proper application and preparation it will last a long time and look good doing it.

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    It's probably more expensive , but PPg can mix or you can buy their standard white in a single stage urethane that sprays great and can be wet sanded and buffed. It is very durable also.

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    I am not a huge awlgrip or imron fan.. PPG' high end stuff I feel is better to use, however I personally prefer using BASF Diamont... But thats me.. Jamie / Lakeside
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    Why not white gel with dutatec?

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    Sure the white gel with the duratech additive works well too to get the gel flowing better & leaving a glossier finish... Just take it easy on the duratech, otherwise I have found that it thins the color too much making proper coverage difficult. Jamie
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    Awlgrip Rep:

    Tim Wallinga 616-785-0013

    Restores boats himself also so he is very knowledgable on the product as well as the real world.

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    And to much is just enough."
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