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waxing algrip

do it or not, boatworks says yes, algrip reference material so no.
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I don't believe it is a good idea... I believe it will cause the awlgrip to bubble.
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NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! NEVER use wax on awlgrip...it will get cloudy looking and the look of your hull will be ruined!
They make some stuff called AwlCare and I've been using 3M's POLYMER Finesse-it with excellent results.
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I have been waxing my AwlGrip finish for about 8 years now. Keeps it looking fine, the yard even uses it as an example to try to sell it to others. I wax it once a year in the spring.
I would worry about using Finesse-it, isn't that stuff a polish (read abrasive)? How long will it take to go through the AwlGrip?
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Clean it with Awlwash and use Awlcare to seal it.
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GC...Finesse-it is completely non-abrasive. What color is your awl-grip? I have seen what wax does to dark blue and it is ugly...maybe not so bad on light colors.
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dark blue awlgrip, thanks all for the responses
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Hmmmmm

I am curious if we could elaborate on one-part versus two-part AwlGrip... I've polished my one-part with mediocre results; currently I am contemplating waxing it. Probably best to do a test in a small area. Any thoughts?
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