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Thoughts on which is better topside paint...

AwlGrip or Interlux Brightside, or something else.

I am looking to refinish my topside, and was wondering if anyone has first-hand experience with either of these products or something else. I plan to roll or roll & tip the finish.

I am looking for something very durable, even if it means a little more work to apply.

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

What does roll & tip mean ???
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This is a paint comparison. I used Brightsides to good effect but did it in the fall to allow for several months of curing. BTW, Interlux Pre-Cote is the compatible primer.
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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

Have you considered spraying gel? I've got some small dimples in the gel that needs to be sanded down and wet sanding does not eliminate them so it's either paint or gel. No experience yet ...
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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

Rolling and tipping is rolling paint on with a roller and then lightly smoothing with a brush. Apparently, this is a common form of applying paint on boats to get a near spray-on finish. I have read an article or two where the tipping becomes unnecessary if the paint is thinned just right in relation to the temp/humidity at the time of application.
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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

if you really want to compare apples to apples, you need to compare Awlgrip with Interlux Perfection. The consensus I found in my research is that Awlgrip was better for spraying, Perfection better for roll and tip. I went with Perfection and had fantastic results painting my deck just rolling...no tipping. But that only really works with a shade of white.
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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

Has anyone ever tried those airless sprayers?
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Alwgrip or Perfection pretty much the same thing other than in the USA perfection is marketed to the DIY and Alwgrip to the PRO

If you look at a European catalog Perfection has a full set of solvents fore working at 60/70/80/90 etc

I picked Alwgrip more for the Colors i wanted and it was easer to find it in gallons as perfection is pretty much quarts

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Looks beautiful, Tommays!
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Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

I agree with TomMays. Perfection is designed to be R&T'd by amateurs, AwlGrip is aimed at the pro market.

Brightsaide is a little more forgiving, to apply, easier to repair in the water, but doesn't have as durable a shine or have the same longevity as Perfection.

Airless sprayers are barely fine, if you are perfectly okay with spending the time and money to tarp and tent the area and the time and money to do a LOT of sanding to deal with the inevitable orangepeel finish.
Roll and tip is best done with two or more people, one rolling, one tipping, and a squirt bottle of thinner/reducer always at hand to keep the paint in the roller pan at the right viscosity- You can get great results if you don't panic and if you prep and prime the surface well.

Expect the unexpected, like spending at least $100 on sandpaper. figure on spending a week-10 days ot properly prep the boat minimum, and 2-4 days to apply the paint, 1-2 coats per day with necessary sanding as required.
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