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Old 02-27-2021, 06:38 AM   #1
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Interlux Perfection sold out

Hi all,

Everyone appears to be super low stock overall and sold out of Snow White, in particular, with no replenishment dates. I've had orders canceled by those who apparently mistakenly showed stock. West Marine says their order has gone unfilled since December.

Anyone know anything about it?

I'm an Awlgrip fan, but my current boat had been done in Perfection and I've liked it well enough. It isn't as hard as Awl Grip and I don't think it flows and floats quite as well, but it had a nice shine, seems to last nearly as long, seemsntovproruce less obnoxious fumes, and is much more repairable.

I'm thinking of switch over to Awlgrip when I get past the current project (I managed to get some via eBay and a neighbor).
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:25 AM   #2
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Take a look at Alexseal as another alternative. It's repairable like Perfection and also has a good reputation for durability. And they say you can wax it (IIRC one of the others says not to), so with some extra care, it might have a shot at lasting longer.
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Old 02-28-2021, 01:09 PM   #3
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I'd been struggling to get some Interlux products from my local supplier Fisheries Supply. You made me curious so I checked them for your Snow White, nothing. So I checked the Port Supply website and found these that at least are in your state. There does seem to be a shortage on a lot of Interlux products, I'll have to ask my rep what's up.
Fort Myers - 4 qts
Ft Lauderdale - 1qt
N Palm Beach -3 qts
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Old 02-28-2021, 07:06 PM   #4
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Hey Sean,

Thanks!

Those were mostly apparently ghosts, existent but en route to transfer. I got one quart from Tarpon and there is apparently one somewhere else. I've got some half gallons coming via eBay, maybe.

Thanks again!
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Old 02-28-2021, 07:46 PM   #5
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If the color exists as Brightside .. go w that.

We paint nearly everything on Willy w Brightside and it seems excellent in every way.
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Unfortunately with the virus lots of things are now out of stock. I needed a few feet of 10/3 wire. Bestboatwire.com is out of it and they say it will likely be months before they get it and even then there isn’t a set date for delivery. Had to go to Amazon and buy a spool to get a few feet, oh well...
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:01 PM   #7
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You mean that their computer inventory is inaccurate? I find that hard to believe. :-)

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Hey Sean,

Thanks!

Those were mostly apparently ghosts, existent but en route to transfer. I got one quart from Tarpon and there is apparently one somewhere else. I've got some half gallons coming via eBay, maybe.

Thanks again!
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:32 PM   #8
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Take a look in certain areas of your big box stores where blister packed good reside, and you make see swathes of empty hooks these days.
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Old 03-01-2021, 03:01 PM   #9
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I started my painting project intending to use Perfection in Snow White. I started gathering quarts and did some test panels with the first quart, with results I was happy with. I managed to get four more quarts and then started running into this supply issue. I needed more than 4 quarts for my total project.

I contacted Akzo Nobel and they told me that they are having supply issues obtaining chemicals needed to produce many of their products and they don't know when the supply will stabilize (due to Covid).

It happens that I have 4 unopened quarts in Snow White that I'd be happy to let go of at a reasonable price, PM me if you are interested. I switched to Alexseal which is not having the same supply issues.

Per the comment about Brightside, there is no exact duplicate of color.
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:52 PM   #10
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I am waiting for stock of Interlux Perfection Plus varnish which also seems to be sold out everywhere.

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Old 03-01-2021, 09:02 PM   #11
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If the paint is out in the weather Brightsides will last a fraction of the time Perfection or Alexseal will. I'd not use it unless there was no option.
I think Alexseal recently came out with an additive for rolling/tipping, I've not tried it but I'm curious to.

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I started my painting project intending to use Perfection in Snow White. I started gathering quarts and did some test panels with the first quart, with results I was happy with. I managed to get four more quarts and then started running into this supply issue. I needed more than 4 quarts for my total project.

I contacted Akzo Nobel and they told me that they are having supply issues obtaining chemicals needed to produce many of their products and they don't know when the supply will stabilize (due to Covid).

It happens that I have 4 unopened quarts in Snow White that I'd be happy to let go of at a reasonable price, PM me if you are interested. I switched to Alexseal which is not having the same supply issues.

Per the comment about Brightside, there is no exact duplicate of color.
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:02 AM   #12
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What fraction? 95%? 10%?
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If the paint is out in the weather Brightsides will last a fraction of the time Perfection or Alexseal will. I'd not use it unless there was no option.
I think Alexseal recently came out with an additive for rolling/tipping, I've not tried it but I'm curious to.
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:23 AM   #13
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IMHO, Brightside is as good as 1-part paints get. It flows nicely, has a great shine, and lasts many, many years. I've seen it on boats at least 7 years looking great, but never 10. I've seen Awlgrip boats start showing age at 10, but many still look great at a dozen or more. So, by casual dock walking, and say half to 2/3 as long?

If you have to touch up or buff, it handles it better than Awlgrip, though perhaps not as well as Perfection.

But, it is much softer than Awlgrip or Perfection and will get famage faster from dock rubs and heavy fender rubs.

I wouldn't hesitate to use it if I wanted a one part.

But...here is the big caution....it'll ruin your week if you try to 2-part over it. It'll blister/peel right up like it was hit with a stripper. So, go with Brightside once and there is no going to 3 part without sanding it all off. And, I mean all off.
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