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Old 07-28-2017
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I used Awlgrip on my charter boats and painted the wear parts; transom, cockpit, first 12-15 feet of sides, with a foam roller and a brush. Sometimes we sprayed but "ROLLING & Tipping" usually worked very well. When I get time to tackle the top I think I'd like to try that method.
What brand of paint are you using Jack?
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I'm using Martin Senour Crossfire automotive paint from my local NAPA store.
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I used Awlgrip on my charter boats and painted the wear parts; transom, cockpit, first 12-15 feet of sides, with a foam roller and a brush. Sometimes we sprayed but "ROLLING & Tipping" usually worked very well. When I get time to tackle the top I think I'd like to try that method.
What brand of paint are you using Jack?
Interesting!

Would you recommend awl grip for an RV paint job?

How much would you estimate the materials would cost for a full sized bluebird?
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In the motorcycle word, aluminum rims and frames are polished up shiny as chrome with fine sandpaper. It becomes a maintenance nightmare. Once stripped and polished, it has to be clear coated or waxed daily. The clear coat chips, turns dull or hazy, doesn't adhere well. The process becomes an annual ordeal.

I've been out of the game for awhile, new processes or materials may be out there.
Just to add to this....
When you sand aluminum, you remove the anodized coating and exposes them to air and that turns the finish milky pretty quickly due to oxidation. The alternative is to have it re-anodized (not cheap) or the 2 alternatives you mentioned - clear coat (which doesn't stick or wear well) or waxing (which is even less durable).

The other alternative is to sand it real good and use an aluminum paint. There are some options out there for painting aluminum but I don't have any experience with them on durability and looks.

One such example a quick Google search unearthed....

https://www.dkhardware.com/aluminum-...8aAt9DEALw_wcB
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Doug, I sold my last boat 10 years ago so I couldn't guess how much it would cost now. I would say that if you don't have experience *** awlgrip it probably shouldn't be a first choice. If I get around to trying it I'll let you know. Paint is not near the top of my list yet.
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By the time I get done painting the whole Motorhome I may have to start all over again. Here's some pictures of the latest paint project, before, during and after. I was in a bit of a hurry (not good). A few runs in the clear coat that I plan on buffing out when we get back home. I tried 4 times to rotate these pictures but no luck. Sorry they are sideways.
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