- Oct 31, 2011
Where would you have your fiberglass hull painted in Ma or Nh?
You'll have a MUCH easier time Awlgripping the boat yourself as compared to trying to gelcoat. Heck, you can get a better finish from a roll-and-tip Awlgrip job using $1 chip brushes than you can get from gelcoat using the best of application materials.
In other words, gelcoat is HARD to put on and get a decent finish.
Awlgrip isn't too difficult at all especially if you are willing to accept a few runs and a bit of orange peel.
I can take $500 worth of Awlgrip materials and make a 23ft boat look like a brand new boat from a distance of 5ft. If you want a mirror finish, you'll need more material and time but it's certainly doable too.