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Paint Legend posted 02-23-2001 10:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for Paint Legend   Send Email to Paint Legend  
If anyone is painting the interior of their older BW the aqua blue I have 3 qts of AWL-GRIP. If you need info on AWL-GRIP check out their web site

Best regards

stagalv posted 02-24-2001 12:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
Hey Tom,
On the US Paint/Awlgrip site they have their special boatwash soap they sell to use on their paint. Do you know if this stuff is worth the cost compared to other boat soaps? Rex
Mondelli posted 02-26-2001 11:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mondelli  Send Email to Mondelli     
I want to Awlgrip the interior of a 1970 17ft. Whaler. Is the blue color Aqua Blue?
Have only seen colors from US Paint such as Sky Blue, Aristo Blue, Marlin Blue,Flag Blue,Royal and Navy Blue for sale so far. Any input would be appreciated. Can't seem to find a color chart on the US Paint website.
Paint Legend posted 02-28-2001 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Paint Legend  Send Email to Paint Legend     

I have sold quite abit of the AWL-WASH but only to people with AWL-GRIP. As you know it's best to stick with products that are recommended by the manufacturer. To be honest I am not sure how it compares with other boat wash's. What I do know is that it won't harm or degrade the AWL-GRIP finish on your boat.


Paint Legend posted 02-28-2001 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Paint Legend  Send Email to Paint Legend     

You won't find the BW blue on the color chart it is a custom color I had made for one of my own projects. Yes, it is the Aqua. If you would like to see the color I can spray you a panel so you can compare to your own boat. I used the Spectrum Gel Coat as the color standard.

Let me know!

reel remarks posted 03-02-2001 08:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for reel remarks  Send Email to reel remarks     
To Paint Legend. How much will it take to paint the interior of an old (1960's vintage)13 ft. BW? And, of course, how much are you asking for the paint you have?
I'm very interested.
Paint Legend posted 03-06-2001 01:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Paint Legend  Send Email to Paint Legend     
A quart of paint should be perfect for a 13', 2 - 3 coats would be best. A quart of base makes 3 qts of sprayable paint (mix ratio 1 part AWL-GRIP $36.86:1 part AWL-CAT #2 Converter $36.13:1 part Reducer $9.17). Best if sprayed with a conventional cup gun over a properly prepared (primed) gelcoat.

Check out US Paint's website for more detailed info.


Chesapeake posted 03-06-2001 02:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Tom: Has US Paint changed the formulation of Awl-grip in the last year? The proportions used to be 1:1:1/2, so a quart of paint would make 2 1/2 quarts of sprayable material.

Thanks, in advance, for your response and for your e-mail yesterday. Looks like my reply got chewed up a bit.


Paint Legend posted 03-08-2001 12:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Paint Legend  Send Email to Paint Legend     
The mix ratio that is critical is the 1 part base, to 1 part converter. I have found that 1:1:1 works best for my gun and spray technique. Of course what ever reduction ratio works best with your set up go with!

Best regards,

Gator posted 04-23-2001 12:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Gator  Send Email to Gator     
Paint Legend: How does one go about getting custom colors mixed in Awl Grip? Am in the process of restoring an older ('69 i think) 17' Whaler; currently in the priming / fairing / surfacing stage on the interior. Had hoped to finish with Awlcraft 2000(acrylic) because of its reputation for being more forgiving and easier to repair than the polyester urethane product. Any info/advice would be appreciated.


Paint Legend posted 04-25-2001 03:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Paint Legend  Send Email to Paint Legend     

You need to send them a sample, in my case I used Spectrum's Gelcoat of the Boston Whaler Blue. Or if you are a trusting sole, tell them to make an AWL-CRAFT 2000 version of H5462 Boston Whaler Blue that I had made. A gallon/4 qts is the minimum, it takes 10 business days and they don't charge extra for matching.

Your take on AWL-CRAFT 2000 is correct!


Gator posted 04-27-2001 12:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Gator  Send Email to Gator     
Thanks for the info. Will call tomorrow and see if they will mix a batch using your previous order as a reference.
63sakonnet posted 05-04-2001 07:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for 63sakonnet  Send Email to 63sakonnet     
awlgrip has the paint # but out of paint

instead of new batch i need to see if
any aqua blue is out there for the buying
please email. my 63 is ready for it!

rwest posted 05-12-2001 06:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for rwest  Send Email to rwest     
What are you using to spray the blue on with? Can it be done with an electric sprayer like found for home use? What is done to prepare the old interior if it has another coat of pealing old paint the was put on by previous owner?
Paint Legend posted 05-15-2001 07:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Paint Legend  Send Email to Paint Legend     

You're not going to like my answers. You need a conventional spray gun & a compressor to spray properly. You can get good results rolling and tipping off with a brush also.

As far as the old paint goes, the paint will only be as good as the paint/primer that it goes over. Removal of a substandard coating is the best policy. I am doing the same on a 13' next winter, it will be fun.

Best regards,

Chesapeake posted 05-17-2001 08:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Tom: Awl-grip showed up today (two days!!! which in and of itself is mildly amazing - thanks), along with the applications brochure and a VERY nice tee shirt. Thanks. I will wear with pride.

Chesapeake Bob

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