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Old 02-09-2017, 05:48 PM   #21
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Folks have chased a lot of cracks on OA decks. There was a Classico 50 hauled here last year. There were so many deck cracks that it was hard to imagine what would cause something that widespread. Brought in a guy that does gelcoat peeling for blister repair and had him peel the deck. Found some areas that had polyester putty 2" thick that had just shrunk up and cracked. Became a big job everything ground down to laminate and brought back using epoxy.
Interprotect 2000E is a great product for what it was intended for, a barrier coat. Sure you can use it for other things but why not use a product for the intended use. In my experience 2000E rolls OK but not great, if you're doing multiple coats wet on wet you have to give that a day or so before you can sand. Then you have a day or so before it becomes pretty darn hard and tough to sand. Repainting a boat is hard enough without choosing products that will make it even harder with no benefit.
Also, it's one thing to sand 2000 prepping for bottom paint where you're looking for an 80grit finish, its another thing when you're looking for a 320grit finish as you would before a topcoat.
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Well...it's considered a universal primer by a major marine paint company.

I like it and have not found it all that difficult to work with. A pro has recommended it's use as he has found it also satisfactory in his estimation.

I would have no problem with giving him the go unless the estimated man hours seemed out of line.
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All,. I have today checked with a couple of other painters in the area. They prefer Awlfair, but see no problem using 2000. Thanks all for the input.

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Professionally we use Evercoat Formula 27 and then either gelcoat or if the boat has been painted, Awlgrip.
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:06 PM   #25
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There are many ways to skin a cat...30 painters may have 30 systems and most will produce a decent finish.

All anyone can do is check previous work and reputation....and hope.
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Awlfair is a fairing putty. Interprotect 2000e is a primer.
Normal process using Awlgrip products would be Awlfair for fairing, Awlgrip High Build primer #8002 if you have some small stuff to fill, then #545 finish primer. Topcoat always goes over #545.
2000E would likely be somewhere between #8002 and #545.
If you're committed to a painter let him use the products he wants. Then it's his responsibility.

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All,. I have today checked with a couple of other painters in the area. They prefer Awlfair, but see no problem using 2000. Thanks all for the input.

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Old 02-11-2017, 07:39 AM   #27
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Just remember the fumes from Allgrip or Immeron are poisonous.

Doesn't last as long but Toplac or Brightside will look good and will not kill the folks downwind.

Filling a crack is seldom a success as the problem, flexing of the syrface has not been cured.

Only a thin skim over the crack , with a primer that can stand the flexing will work,
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To keep things simple, we are going to do the decks in Awlgrip also. Any issues using this on deck?

Consider using Awlcraft 2000. It is easily repairable and able to be buffed and still retain long term gloss (as opposed to Awlgrip which can be problematic in some cases). In my experience, Awlcraft seems just as hard and lays on nicely with a brush....

More info on the differences here:

https://www.jamestowndistributors.co....do?docId=1080
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