Reinforced Plastics is an Awlgrip supplier. Awlgrip is a global leader supplier of topside finishing systems to beautify and protect boats and yachts. They offer a wide range of products, which includes topcoats, undercoats, primers, and fillers. As well as wipedown solvents, metal treatment products, fairing compounds, surfacers, brightwork, reducers, and auxiliary products.
When it comes to supplies, Awlgrip is a trusted name and we can work with you to get you what you need. They are most known for their topcoat, which is a premium quality polyurethane high gloss finish that delivers excellent chemical resistance and hardness. But any of the products that fall under the Awlgrip name are of the highest quality.
For more information about Awlgrip, or about any of the other products in our inventory, please reach out to us today. We are a nationwide supplier of fiberglass and epoxy products for industrial purposes. Get wholesale pricing when you turn to Reinforced Plastics Lab!
What Is Awlgrip?
Awlgrip Topcoat, which is also referred to as awlgrip paint, is a polyester based high gloss polyurethane topcoat that gives long lasting gloss and color retention when properly applied. And it is considered by many to be among the best topside paints for the marine industry. Depending on the type of product, it either needs to be applied via spray or with a brush and roller. But no matter the product, you will get a high gloss finish in a wide range of colors. Choose the appropriate color and other materials for a proper finish.
Awlgrip makes a 545 epoxy primer that is perfect for the "do-it-yourselfer." This is a two-part primer, so you will need the base and the converter for application. Awlgrip also recommends using a reducer for the best results. For the mixing and reduction, the base primer must be in either gray or white and come with the appropriate converter. This is a one-to-one mix ration, so keep that in mind when buying and mixing quantities. On top of that, you may need to purchase the appropriate spray or brush reducer. For spraying, reduce up to 25% and for brushing reduce up to 10%.
How To Apply Awlgrip
The proper application of Awlgrip is with a brush and roller, but can also be applied by spraying it directly onto the surface. When applying with a brush and roller, users can start by applying two or three coats of primer first. Alternating between very thin vertical and horizontal coats.
Then use sandpaper to smooth surface and wipe with a tack cloth to prep for topcoat. Next, you need two types of Awlgrip products: the paint and the topcoat converter. Mix a small batch of the paint with a topcoat converter at a two-to-one ratio and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then add about 15% of brushing reducer.
Lastly, apply a full coat of Awlgrip HDT to the surface and allow it to "flash off" for 30-45 minutes. Apply a slightly heavier second coat. And if need be, apply a third coat. That should do the trick!