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Build an ‘Abandon Ship’ Ditch Bag

Any boat cruising off shore needs an emergency ditch bag for unplanned situations. Being prepared means never assuming that rescue will come before you would need things in a bag, one can never predict circumstances or weather. Having a life … Continue reading

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How to Apply Awlgrip Topcoat to an Aluminum Hull

Identify the paint that is there. Is it compatible? If yes – Sand, Primer, Paint If no – the previous coating needs to be taken down. Sand with 80 grit paper until the coating is gone. Sand blasting is not … Continue reading

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Painting an Aluminum Hull with Non Antifouling Paint

When painting a boat used for hunting/fishing, such as a jon boat, typically a flat finish is desired so you’ll want to use one of our camouflage paints or Aluma Hawk. A primer coat is used to help the paint … Continue reading

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West System to Hawk Epoxy Cross Reference Guide

Below shows the comparison of the West System products to the Hawk Epoxy products. Hawk Epoxy is comparable to the West System with how it works and its uses. West System is known for A/B/C/D selection system size (Size A … Continue reading

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Paint Options for Pool Decks

Many people choose to paint a pool deck to customize the decor and revive a dated look and renew a concrete deck aged by weather and wear. Unpainted concrete can become slippery and may need to be sealed. The Supreme … Continue reading

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How do I choose Hawk Epoxy Catalyst and Fillers?

R1 Epoxy Resin – a smooth, low-viscosity liquid epoxy resin. With a variety of Hawk Epoxy Catalysts, it can be cured under a wide range of temperatures and environmental conditions to form a high strength plastic with superior moisture barrier characteristics. Hawk Epoxy … Continue reading

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Aluminum Hull Repairs and More

How to Fix a Leaking Seam or Rivet on Aluminum Boat As aluminum boats age they show various signs of wear and tear. One of these signs may be a leaking seam or rivet. Over time, rivets can stretched and … Continue reading

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How to Select a Spray Gun Nozzle Tip Size

What Size Spray Tip Should I Use with my Spray Gun? There are many different things to consider when selecting the appropriate size spray tip for each job. The amount of information on the subject can be overwhelming, so we … Continue reading

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Clear Coat My Bass Boat

Typically the clear coat on a bass boat is meant to protect the metalflake. You can choose a clear paint or clear gelcoat. Clear gelcoatis typically what bass boats use at the factory for UV protection over metalflake but gelcoat … Continue reading

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Boat Blister Repair

Just because a blister or two develops on your boat it is not a serious issue and only a small number of boats develop a big problem with blisters. Needed materials: Acetone, sanding block, Hawk Filler, acid safe disposable brushes … Continue reading

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