More awlgrip questions

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by sjd0004, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. sjd0004

    sjd0004 I Love microskiff.com!

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    It's getting real close to paint time on my rebuild project 17t and I just got super lucky and scored a quart of f8063 snow white awl craft 2000 and a quart and a half of f5439 Atlantic blue for free. I'm planning on doing the nonskid in the blue and everything else above the rub rail in the white. I need to know what is the whole process of the paint application. What primers, fillers, converters, reducers, and anything else I need. I will be rolling and tipping and would like to save a little money if I can get away with any cheaper products than the awl grip line. This ones for you paint it black. Thanks!
     
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    paint it black Paddling away...

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    AwlCraft requires a clear topcoat over the color. I have more experience shooting AwlGrip. As for rolling and tipping, I don't know much about it. For I spray all paints that I use.

    For Primer, use Awlgrip's 545.
    I use Awlfair for a filler. But it's super tough, and dries like concrete...lol So It's not the easiest to sand.
     

  3. sjd0004

    sjd0004 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Just realized that awlcraft 2000 is for spray application only. Do you think it would be a bad idea to shoot the white and then roll the nonskid? The nonskid will probably be regular awl grip in seafoam.
    Also, have you used awl quick for primer? I think that's recommended for rolling and I'm probably going to have to use a separate filler before priming.
     
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    What I do, is shoot awlgrip on the decks. Let it cure. Then mask off the areas that will be nonskid. Then I sand the area down, and roll on a layer of awlgrip paint with no sand in it. Once I'm done rolling on a coat of paint, I come back with gloves on and spread the nonskid additive around the area. I put a lot. Make it look white. Lol
    Let that dry about half an hour to an hour. Come back with a clean vacuum. Suck up the excess additive. (if you wish to recycle it, for there will be a lot of wasted additive.) or you can just use a compressor with a blower and blow off the excess. Once all the excess has been removed, come back and roll two more layers of awlgrip on top. You get a nice consistent pattern this way. That's very grippy. I mix coarse and fine grit additive together to get a good balance. But too much coarse may make it uncomfortable.



     
  5. sjd0004

    sjd0004 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Cool. That's about what I had in mind. As far as a fairing filler to go in some of the dings, can I get away with something cheap? Like marine bondo? The only fairing filler I've ever used was west systems 410 and I don't want to go that route.
     
  6. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

    My favourite so far is Quickfair. It ain't as cheap as mixing your own but DANG that's some GREAT STUFF!
     
  7. WhiteDog70810

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    x2 on the Quickfair. I've mixed my own using microballons and a little bit of woodflour, but Quickfair is much nicer. It spreads like butter and is much easier to sand.

    Nate