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I’m working on choosing a color for a re-paint and I’ve discovered that Awlgrip colors can look VERY different on a boat than they look on the 1” square on the color chart. And, boats look very different in person than they do in online pictures.

I think I like Petrol Blue, but I’d really like to see it in-person, on a boat.

Anybody?
 

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Colors also look very different in direct sunlight and overcast, not to mention when you are looking perpendicular or down the length of the side. In my experience, they have a tendency to look lighter than the paint chip, when on a large surface in sunlight. I suspect they also slightly lighten from UV over time, but it happens so slowly, it's hard to track. Red definitely fades.

For what it's worth, I switched to Alexseal on my last paint job and love it. Same durable paint, hard gloss, but repairable (unlike Awlgrip). Alexseal is color throughout the coating. Awlgrip cures with a clear layer separated on top, which makes feathering in a repair difficult. Alexseal was invented by the same guy who invented Awlgrip. He came out with it right after his non-compete expired, from selling Awlgrip to Akzo. Many manufacturers use it exclusively now.
 
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