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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

A few reviews that I've read regarding Perfection imply that there is no way to fix an error (runs, scratches, etc). If you try to fix a blemish it stands out. Does anyone have knowledge of this?

Perfection seems to be the most durable and with a lasting shine, but i'd like to be able to fix a scratch down the road.
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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

You can't think of a boat like you would a car And Alwgrip is freaking rugged paint

In a cars case there are generally thousands of units done with a very controlled color and the body panels gaps at the doors and fenders are the saving grace as they give clean transitions to hide tiny inperfections in a repiar

On a boat the topside is ONE GIANT panel with no place to hide even the most subtle color change a few years down the road from fading or anything less than a flawless blend

To be honest a think i could repair a good size scratch wetsand one side of the hull and lay down a fresh coat of awlgrip faster then I could try and blend it ?


If you do a big dock rash on the topsides it's just not a bit of body work and a quick trip in the spray booth


Awlcraft 2000 is the somewhat repaireable version of the paint because it can be wet sanded and buffed to do some blending BUT it is spray only

Even Dark colors of gelcoat which is far more repiar friendly take and incredible level of skill to match.
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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

I'm having to adjust to the fact that a boat's finish is not like a car's.
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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

I used a good quality industrial 2 part polyurethane high opacity. In Oz it is Wattle Poly U 400. Applied with a roller, looks great from 20 foot away but up close a bit orange peel. Very tough for when the kids come out in their wood canoes and bash into you topsides selling fruit.
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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

We just finished painting the topsides and decks on our 67 Pearson Wanderer. We rolled and tipped petit easypoxy. Everyone around the yard thought it looked great.
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Re: Thoughts on which is better topside paint...

Thank you to all who have responded. Your comments have been helpful.
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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.
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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

We have painted both of our boats from the waterline to the masthead with Awlgrip. Once you get the hang of it, rolling and tipping is very easy. Awlgrip will last for about 10 years or more if properly cared for. It depends on where the boat spends most of its time. Brightside might last a couple of seasons and then you will have to do it all over again. Our experience is with Awgrip but Perfection would be a good choice too. Chuck
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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

My favorite was dropping my only roller in the sand when I stepped off the end of the scaffold. I learned its better to have enough scaffold to do one complete side at a time but the whole boat would be better. I did mine in Easypoxy. In Florida summer. I would start about nine to let the dew dry but I had to change the amount of thinner to compensate for the temp increase as the day went on or the paint wouldnt flow or smooth out correctly as it dried. I did 4 coats and it was starting to chalk up in 4 years of tropical weather. Never north of Georgia or south of Georgetown Ba. I could just imagine the fun of mixing a catalyst with the paint and thinner. I used an assistant once but it got to hot for her and finished that coat alone. I have seen the jobs done with 2 part paints and they are better and last longer. But white you have to study to see the difference from 20 ft.
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