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If you maintain Awlgrip as they suggest its a great finish that will last a very long time.

How do they suggest you maintain awlgrip? Can you powerwash it? I need to do something with my boat and I'm interested in awlgrip.
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14 years and counting

FWIW. my boat has a Imron job that has had 14 years of hard use, and is very presentable other than at nose-lenght. See the pic and decide. An Awlgrip job can last more than ten years easy, especially if its white and not abused - white not only hides initial paint flaws, it also hides years of dings and scratches. I'd say the references to ten years mean "at least ten years..." and twenty is just as likely (go with white...)
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On "megayachts" we generally have fairly high standards for paint. Most use Awlgrip (at least the six that I have worked on plus many others that friends work on) We generally expect it to last at least 5 years before repaint.(VERY high standards!) On my own boat I would expect double that.
Awlwash is a good, gentle soap and Awlcare is a polymer wax that really works to protect the paint from abrasive dusts.

Powerwashing seems like a bad idea to me although it may be ok at VERY low pressures like those provided by cheap electric washers. Get a soft scrub brush if you want your paint to last.

Light scratches can be buffed out with 3M Finesse it, deeper stuff with Perfect it, then finesse it, always followed with Awlcare.

Ditto SF regarding white paint. Especially if you are in the tropics.
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Deep caustic soak? Please elaborate.
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j34035...see the post from RichH n tis thread page 4.
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Rich has indicated that a caustic soak can be accomplished by using a product called tuff-e-nuff.

Has anyone seen it sold anywhere lately? I've done numberous google searches with no results.

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My bad. I should have read the entire thread instead of only the last page. Anyway, it sounds like good advice and will try it on my J that has quite a bit of gelcoat oxidation. Thanks.
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