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Old 06-14-2010, 10:39 PM
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I'm ready to start the paint job but with all the info out there I'm a bit hesitant on which paint. It's come to either Signature or Awlgrip.

Which is easier/better.
I can have it sprayed for 300 to 400 by someone or do I go with tip and roll.

I want to do it right and just once

Opinions/ suggestions PLEASE
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:00 PM
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Are you running the add on craigslist looking for a painter?
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:01 PM
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yes but I also have someone else but I want to cpmpare what's out there
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:46 PM
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Spray with Awlgrip if you can afford it. Gives the best finish if done correct.
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:32 PM
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I would use Awlgrip you can spray it, IF you use all the safety procedures or you can roll and tip it. If you ever sell the boat to a experienced boater and you say I painter it with Awlgrip they would view you and the boat in a little better light. If I were ever going to paint another boat I would only use Awlgrip. I painted my boat with Sterling (roll and tip) which is another very good paint but it’s not easy to come by now a days





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Old 06-15-2010, 06:04 PM
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I spent part of my day pricing Awlgrip paint for my boat.

Man does it add up quick ....close to $750 for primer paint reducers...etc... and thats not even having someone shoot it.

I think I'm going to rent/buy a compressor and do it in the yard.
What's the worst that can happen I have to thow in more $$$...LOL

Maybe someone close is painting their's and we can get together
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:58 PM
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Just remember Jorgeinmiami Spraying two part paint can Kill you if you don’t comply with ALL the safety requirements. I would not spray my boat for a few reasons.
1. I heard reports of people that died spraying two part paints.
2. I would not spray in my driveway because of overspray, could do lots of damage.
3. I had never sprayed anything much in the past.

With the role and tip method all those fears were gone and I figured by the third coat I should have my act together.

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Old 06-15-2010, 09:26 PM
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I do plan on getting a full suit and the RIGHT mask
I plan on spraying at the mother in laws house which has a 3 acre open back yard and do it on a day with little or no wind.
And practice makes perfect... I guess...plan on doing the console 1st to see what happens....if not then tip and roll
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:04 AM
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Awlgrip is the way to go. My brother-in-law here in NC does alot of painting. He sprays everything. I have watched him paint a dozen boats and I am not sure I could do it myself. There is a technique to it that I guess comes from experience. I swear when he sprays the paint on the boat, once he gets the first cover coat on the paint looks like it is going to run at any moment. He says that it pretty much is getting ready to run but that is how you get the popped out of the mold look with the paint. He uses what ever paint the customer wants but he prefers awlgrip. He paints the green strips on the NC Wildlife Parker Boats here and they use a cheaper paint that he doesnt like at all. It doesnt flow out good or something. Fellowships boat looks really good and he said he rolled and tipped. May be a thought. I would be scared to tackle spraying my whole boat by myself.
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There's no doubt that Awlgrip gives a great finish and you see lots of boats painted with it, but I understand that it's really not repairable. Unless you're building a museum piece, the reality is that any boat that is used very much is eventually gonna get some nicks and dings in it! If you're gonna keep the boat very long and plan to use it a lot, I'd vote for Signature Finish, which is easily repaired and can also be sprayed. I've seen Capt. Chuck's boat and would swear it's been sprayed, but it was rolled and tipped. Same for Skip & Carla's red Bowrider. However if I could find someone good that could spray it for a few hundred bucks, I'd be inclined to go that route. The important work is the prep, so if you can do a good job of that yourself, having it professionally sprayed might be the best bang for the buck, considering all the labor involved and the risks of fooling around with some pretty nasty chemicals!
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