Brush/Roller Application: 700-725 Sq. Feet at 1 mil (25 Microns) dry: 285 Sq. Feet at recommended dry film thickness.
Recommended Wet Film Thickness: 4.5-6 mils (112.5-150 Microns), Total of 2 Coats.
Recommended Dry Film Thickness: 2-3 mils (50-75 Microns), Total of 2 Coats.
Recoatability: Spray applications consist of 2-3 coats applied over 1-4 hours. Exact time will vary with temperature, project size, and film thickness applied. Brush/Roller applications require at least 2 coats applied minimum of 16 hours apart. Awlgrip topcoats which have been allowed to dry more than 24 hours must be sanded before recoating.
Spray Application: 530 Sq. Feet at 1 mil (25 microns) dry film thickness; 210 SQ. Feet at recommended dry film thickness.
Recommended Wet Film Thickness: 6-9 mils (150-225 Microns), Total of 2-3 Coats.
Recommended Dry Film Thickness: 2-3 mils (50-75 Microns), Total of 2-3 Coats.
Coverage calculations are calculated for mixed base and converter, reduced 25% and are based on a theoretical transfer of efficiency of 100%. Actual coverage rate obtained will vary according to equipment choice, application techniques, part size, and application environment.
Anticipated Cure Time at 77 F/ 50% R.H.: 24 hours to tape free, 3 days to light service, 14 days for full cure.
AWLGRIP Topside should be applied over properly prepared 545 Primer or in brush/roller applications AWL-QUIK Primer. AWLGRIP High Gloss Clear G3005 can be applied over dark AWLGRIP colors which have been sanded with 320-400 grit paper. Do not apply G3005 over white or pastel colors. Do not apply G3005 directly to bare wood.
Mixing and Reduction
Spray: Mix by volume one part AWLGRIP Topcoat Base Component (Color) with one part AWL-CAT #2 G3010 spray converter to a a smooth homogenous mixture. Reduce up to 25% with the spray reducer(s) appropriate for conditions. Overall mixture is 1:1:1/2 volume. Example: 8oz Base, 8oz G3010, 4oz Reducer. 25% reduction is a standard mix. Clear coats. metallic colors, and painting in high temperature conditions may require additional reduction. 40% reduction is the maximum recommendation.
Brush/Roller: Mix by volume two parts AWLGRIP Topcoat Base Component with one part AWL-CAT #3/H3002 Brushing Converter until one smooth, homogenous mixture is obtained. Reduce 25% to 33% with T0031. Overall mix is 2:1:3/4-1 by volume. Example: 8 oz. color base component, 4 oz. H3002, 3-4 oz. T0031.
General: The primed surface must be clean and dry. Achieving maximum gloss and distinction of image requires the primer be smooth sanded with 220-320 grit paper before topcoat application. Using a contrasting mist coat of lacquer primer as a "guide coat" is recommended. Smooth sanding until all the "guide coat" is removed indicates a texture free surface. Two to three coats are recommended for spray applications. Brush/Roller applications require two coats. Regardless of application method two coats is the minimum! Topcoating cannot be done in one coat! Brush/Roller application: Apply AWLGRIP Topcoat Base in two coats of 1.5 to 2.5 mils WFT each. Allow 16 hours between each coat. Sanding between coats with 280 to 400 grit paper will provide a smoother finish. On large surfaces such as hull sides, transoms, and house sides, first roll the AWLGRIP Topcoat and then smooth the roller stipple by lightly tipping the surface with a brush. This can be done with 2 painters working side by side (i.e., 1 rolling and 1 tipping), or with 1 painter rolling approximately 6 square feet and then tipping that area before rolling any further. Do not apply paint materials to surfaces warmer than 105F or colder than 55F. Do not attempt to cure products at temperatures below 55F.
Awlgrip Topcoat Metallic is a polyester based high gloss polyurethane topcoat giving long lasting gloss and color retention. AwlGrip Topcoat Metallics may be applied by brush/roller or spray. For application above the waterline only. These colors should be used for small areas only. If you have a larger area, it is recommended to use the Awlcraft Metallics. Custom colors are non returnable.
SEE> Awlgrip Topcoat Metallic Color Choices
NOTE: Awlgrip Topside is a 3 component system that may be brushed/rolled or sprayed. When ordering AwlGrip Topcoat base color, you will also need to choose the appropriate Converter and a Reducer.
Product Components, Reducers, Additives, and Auxillary Components
Choose a Converter:
G3010 - Awl Cat #2 Spray Converter
H3002 - Awl Cat #3 Brushing Converter
Choose a Reducer:
T0003 - Standard Reducer-Spray
T0001 - Fast Evaporating Reducer-Spray
T0002 - Very Fast Evaporating Reducer-Spray
T0005 - Hot Weather Reducer-Spray
T0031 - Brush/Roller Reducer
73014 - PRO-CURE Accelerator X-98
73015 - PRO-CURE Accelerator X-138
73012 - GRIPTEX Non-Skid Particles-Fine
73013 - GRIPTEX Non-Skid Particles-Coarse
G3010 - 1010 Flattening Agent
M1017 - CRATER-X
M3048 - SPATTER IT Texture Additive
T0001, T0002, T0003, or M.E.K. for Equipment Cleaning