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While an awlgrip finish is said to be difficult to repair, I believe that that means it's tough to retouch/repair in a way that is not apparent once it's been done.
We touched up some dock rash and the odd transom nick after an awlgrip job, you could see it alright, but it looked better than the original scar. I just used the paint, activator and a foam brush.. no reducer.
I think you could sand out the damaged area, do a vinegar wash on your "non-anodized" (ionized??) and repaint the area after re-priming... it won't look like it never happened, but probably better than what you're looking at now...
The tough part will probably getting the small amount of paint you'll need.
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