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Imron on Topsides?

I plan to paint my topsides and had planned to use good old Awlgrip. It has been brought to my attention that Imron by DuPont is also a good product. I am now considering using Imron due to availability and the fact that my painter is familier with it. I''m looking for comments on Imron, positive or negative
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Imron on Topsides?

Had my 44 done in Dark Blue Imron 1.5 years ago and it still shines up nicely and I am pleased with it. Was told at the time that it is easier to touch up and chips less than Awlgrip but have no way of knowing for sure if that is true...just know that I am happy with it.
Note...if you do get it...use 3M Finesse to "wax" it...never any wax or you WILL get fading/fogging.
Hope this helps...GB
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Imron on Topsides?

My C&C35 was painted with Imron by the previous owner in 1988. It is white with a thick top and bottom navy stripes. It still looks like it was just painted! Can''t recommend it too highly. I''ve machine waxed and buffed it with a wheel (against the advice of some) and would still do that, although maybe not every year.

Also, I have left NOOD stickers on the bow for up to five years before replacing them last year, and the Imron stayed on the boat not on the sticker. This was not true for a couple of Awlgripped boats who only left them on about a month.

Hope this gives you the direction you need.

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