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dscew posted 12-27-2002 11:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for dscew  
Does anyone know if awlgrip comes in desert tan? I want to paint to paint the console in my tan 74 Katama.
dfmcintyre posted 12-28-2002 11:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
I don't know if Awlgrip comes in a standard desert tan....probably not.

However, here's what I did when needing some paint:

Trailered the boat to a professional automotive paint wholesaler/distributer. The kind that supplies the paint shops in the area. Had them "shoot" the boat with a portable analyzer and had some custom Concept 2000 epoxy mixed.

Perfect match.....

They were a Concept 2000 shop, you might find one in your area if your sold on Awlgrip.

Let us here on the forum know of your results.


dscew posted 12-28-2002 12:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
thanks, will check it out...
tully_mars posted 12-28-2002 09:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
It can be mixed to match your color, just about any body shop could to it for you and help you with what you need to get. Just like I had Imron mixed to match the blue inside of my Montauk, it came out great.

Good Luck

Tully Mars

doobee posted 12-30-2002 12:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
Whaler used to use Imron to paint some metal components to match the desrt tan color. They may have a matching color available.
Paint Legend posted 12-30-2002 05:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Paint Legend  Send Email to Paint Legend     
Any good AWL-GRIP dealer with an AWL-MIX system could match it or have a sample sent to the lab and they'll provide a formula. The only catch is the sample, in the past I've had gelcoat from prior repairs by the owner to use as the "color standard". The suggestion of getting some Imron matched by a paint shop is probably the easiest.

Good luck,

stagalv posted 01-02-2003 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
I repainted my with Awlgrip and used Oyster White. This seemed to be a very close match to the original color.
Chesapeake posted 01-06-2003 05:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
I'm with Stagalv on the oyster white -- however, I was attempting to match colors with a 69 hull. Oyster white did a pretty good job.

Why not buy a Spectrum patch kit in desert tan, smear it on a piece of plywood and send it to whoever Paint Legend suggests for a color match. I'd be suprised if they haven't already mixed that color a few dozen times before...


mischief posted 01-10-2003 08:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for mischief  Send Email to mischief     
how much does it cost per foot for awl grip?

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