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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

I agree with TomMays. Perfection is designed to be R&T'd by amateurs, AwlGrip is aimed at the pro market.

Brightsaide is a little more forgiving, to apply, easier to repair in the water, but doesn't have as durable a shine or have the same longevity as Perfection.

Airless sprayers are barely fine, if you are perfectly okay with spending the time and money to tarp and tent the area and the time and money to do a LOT of sanding to deal with the inevitable orangepeel finish.
Roll and tip is best done with two or more people, one rolling, one tipping, and a squirt bottle of thinner/reducer always at hand to keep the paint in the roller pan at the right viscosity- You can get great results if you don't panic and if you prep and prime the surface well.

Expect the unexpected, like spending at least $100 on sandpaper. figure on spending a week-10 days ot properly prep the boat minimum, and 2-4 days to apply the paint, 1-2 coats per day with necessary sanding as required.

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