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Awl Grip overspray
stevepattee
Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 1:32 AM
Joined: 22/12/2009
Posts: 6


Any good ways to clean up overspray on awlgrip other than repainting?
Henning
Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 7:11 AM
Joined: 01/06/2008
Posts: 1052


Buffer, Super Duty compound followed by Finesse It. If it's really heavy, wet sand most of it off with 600 or 1000 grit. You want to make sure the paint is well enough cured though, so you'll live with the overspray for a month or so first unless of course the base layer of Awl Grip is already old.

junior
Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 7:59 AM
Joined: 14/01/2009
Posts: 1026


Unless its a contrasting colour or particularly noticeable ....leave it. Polishing compound is an abrasive and prematurely erodes a years worth of use into your new paint film. If the over spray is a typical blow thru at a tape line and is still fresh, two of three days...in its "green "stage of cure , you can remove it with solvent. To many captains are hypercritical of paint finishes. Be wise . If youre dealing with a quality painter, let them call the shot. Normally after a month or two of use, once the awlgrip looses its super wet look, many defects disappeared from view and you never notice them again until repaint time when your sandpaper reviews to flaw. All paint jobs have defects.
gatmow
Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 6:47 PM
Joined: 28/08/2008
Posts: 14


Fully agree with Junior. Do not polish your paint! It will look good to start. However in direct sunlight you will see the buff marks and it will attract dirt much faster. Also as Junior said you are reducing the life of the paint significantly.
CaptErik
Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 9:38 PM
Joined: 09/09/2008
Posts: 64


With awlgrip, do not polish, unless absolutely necessary, the shine is in the top of the finish and although you can bring a temporary lesser shine, it won't last. Awlgrip 2000 is like Imron and can be buffed to a better finish.
Capt J
Posted: Friday, November 5, 2010 11:54 PM
Joined: 24/10/2008
Posts: 6


I agree, I am very hesitant to ever buff awlgrip.  it is also super important to use the awl-wash soap all of the time on Awlgrip. 

However, try rubbing the overspray with the Awlcare product.  The white wax-like polymer stuff that is made by Awlgrip.  I have used that stuff and it removes a lot of things that are embedded into the paint and works pretty well. 


rmotherwell58
Posted: Saturday, November 6, 2010 9:39 PM
Joined: 14/04/2010
Posts: 2


the awlgrip sealer works pretty well to restore the shine. takes a lot of work though. makes cleaning the boat a lot easier too.
 
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