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Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?

I sail on a boat with over 20 year OLD white Awlgrip


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So my paint that will only last 2 years is now UP TO FOUR YEARS and the gelcoat fans have yet to post a 30' size range boat with costs and labor

NEVER MIND the risk to A DIY of spraying that much material
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Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?

tommy, of course your hull still looks marvelous. It knows that if it gives you any sass, you'll just sand it and strip it and give the hull something better to wear. (VBG)
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Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?

You just don't get the gloss and shine like awlgrip though... (: Just finished my boat last month.

And awlgrip is stronger than I ever tho, after the boat I race on, which has awlgrip, hit Port to port during a race with another boat, not a scratch, scuff, or crack. It wasn't a love tap either.






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Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?

awesome job man! that kaufman is going to be a real looker
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Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?

Going to be??? Kaufman (both of them ) boats are some of the best looking boats out there.
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Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?

yes its going to be! already looks better than when he bought it...
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Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?

Thanks, definitely better than I got it.. Just need to get it in the water!
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