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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...
The OP brings up a VERY important point without being aware of it: the difference between one and two-part polyurethanes. Awlgrip and Interlux Perfection are 2-part paints; you have to mix a base part with a catalyst, which sets them off to harden in a chemical reaction. Easypoxy and Brightsides are one-part paints. They don't require mixing parts together; you open the can, paint, and they cure by themselves. The Jamestown demonstration video above only shows the one-part paints. Their results are similar to what we found. The one-part paints look great... until they (easily) get scratched. One-part paint on our foredeck lasted three days before succumbing to myriad scratches, dings and generally looking miserable. A two-part paint that we applied instead to our whole deck and cabin top has now lasted 10 years, though it is starting to wear in high-chafe areas. Since prep for either one or two-part paint is essentially the same, it makes a LOT more sense to use two-part paint , unless you like to paint again, and again, and again.