Topside Paint

sckaras
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Topside Paint

Postby sckaras » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:54 pm

Opinions Please - Imron vs. Awlgrip vs Interlux for waterline up including sides, top, deck, etc....

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Re: Topside Paint

Postby Tuggle » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:51 pm

Painted my hull last summer with Rustoleum Topside, sanded smooth and applied two coats, almost a year later still looks good. Soon as it warms up a little I'll finish the rest. Without question need to wait the 24 hours recommended between coats, or you'll seal the still drying first coat. Might also add my decision to go with Rustoleum may have been swayed by the fact it was free.
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Re: Topside Paint

Postby hightension » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:46 pm

Any pictures
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Re: Topside Paint

Postby Joe » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:59 am

Awlgrip , Imron. I would consider "professional " Both are 2 part. Meaning you need to know what your doing. Both will give you a very hard finish. The interlux is a single. Softer finish. I used the Awlgrip system when I painted mine. "Butt" I had access to a paint booth that the boat would fit into. The finish on mine is 5 years old, looks like it was painted last week. Very happy. "Butt" I had close to 6,000 in materials when I as done. At the same time I seen another Marinette being painted out side with brushes and rollers. using interlux. When they were finished it look beautiful. looked like it was sprayed. "Butt" 3 years later it had lost its shine. Awlgrip, Imron you do not buff. You wash it only. No wax. If you have the time ,and place ,and equipment I would use Awlgrip. If your just wanting to freshen it up. Role , tip the interlux. "Dont" put 2 part paint over 1 part. It will lift. To use 2 part you will have to go to bear alunimum and start over. Joe, Here are some pics. The first was Nov 2012. I painted the boat in the winter or 12/13 .Put it back in in spring of 2013. Pulled it out in Aug 0f 2016 , second pic, to clean bottom ,and fresh coat of bottom paint .
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1988 sedan flybridge. Black / White. 318 240 hp Aluminum aft deck hard top. Louisville Ky . Tartans landing. " KNOCKEFELLERS"

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Re: Topside Paint

Postby Joe » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:58 am

This is after 3 1/2 years sitting in the marina. In the water the whole time. No buffing, No wax. Just Awlgrip boat soap only. Very happy.
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1988 sedan flybridge. Black / White. 318 240 hp Aluminum aft deck hard top. Louisville Ky . Tartans landing. " KNOCKEFELLERS"

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Re: Topside Paint

Postby sckaras » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:17 pm

very nice pictures, thank you for the advice
much appreciated