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I've read quite a bit about all the polyester LPUs and most consider them to be essentially the same. I understand that Alexseal was invented by the original inventor of Awlgrip after his non-compete expired.

They claim they have invented an LPU that can be more easily repaired. ie the best of a durable LPU and repairable acrylic.

Intuition says that with Awlgrip being invented 30+ years ago, there should be a better way by now. On the other hand, what would have prevented Awlgrip from improving it along the way.

Anyone buying this as a next gen paint?
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Tim Lackey at Northern Yacht Restoration | Tim Lackey:* One Man, One Boat at a Time
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Tim Lackey at Northern Yacht Restoration | Tim Lackey:* One Man, One Boat at a Time
uses Alexseal on most projects.
Can't tell if that means it lives up to its claim to be a repairable p-LPU or its just let expensive than Awlgrip.
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Tim does continue to use Alexseal and his reputation is on the line.

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Tim does continue to use Alexseal and his reputation is on the line.
I understand. That could mean it is just as good. I'm asking if it is really better as they claim. Specifically, repairable.
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Email Tim and ask or ask on The Plastic Classic Forum • Index page
which is also owned by Tim Lackey. You will get answers from several users I would guess, and Tim often adds his comments.

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I would guess that Tim has probably tried the others and uses Alexseal out of personal preference.

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Email Tim and ask or ask on The Plastic Classic Forum • Index page
which is also owned by Tim Lackey. You will get answers from several users I would guess, and Tim often adds his comments.
Thanks. I searched that forum for Alexseal and saw a bit of discussion. I didn't really feel like joining for one question. A user named "Tim" indicated in a post in 2009 that he now used Alexseal over Awlgrip do to a supplier issue and considered them comparable.

Another poster, not Tim, indicated that while Alexseal was a slightly superior product to Awlgrip when it came out, Awlgrip has reformulated and caught up.

I saw our own MainSail on that forum ask this same question about repairability directly of Tim, but saw no reply.

MS, did you ever get an answer??
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