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Re: Awl Grip
We did our own Awlgrip paint job.. certainly didn't turn out "Pro" but it was a huge improvement nontheless. We had a bit of a team, with spouses mixing whilst spraying. I'd say the biggest 'downfall' (which was mostly only visible close up and in certain light/angles) was amateur prep.
Based on what I've heard since, like Minnie I'd probably give Alexseal a go next time.
But it's a ton of work, and had we been smarter/more meticulous about prep it would have been an even better result. Also highly suggest, if you DIY, you pick a light, forgiving colour.
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