The Finale! Applying Awlgrip Nonskid Over Various Fiberglass Repairs

This is the last of a 5 part series which outlines every step from repairing different types of fiberglass damage, thru the priming, painting and applying Awlgrip nonskid for a newly refinished deck! If you haven’t seen the previous episodes CHECK THEM OUT! They are posted on the home page of this site! Materials used in this episode: ~ Awlgrip Topside Paint ~ Awlcat #3 Brush Converter AKA Catalyst / Hardener ~ T0031 Reducer (SLOW Evaporating Thinner) ~ T0002 Reducer (FAST Evaporating Thinner) ~ Awlgrip…

Awlgrip 545 Primer Over Fiberglass Repairs

This episode continues through the finishing process after making the various fiberglass repairs around the boat. The primer is applied and sanded with the first coat of Awlgrip paint rolled and tipped. The next episode will go over adding the non-skid texture and finishing the project! Visit our website for more additional information and follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Materials used in this episode: ~ Awlgrip 545 Primer (White) mixed 1:1 with coverter ~ Awlgrip topside paint, Awlcat #3 brush converter mixed 2:1…

Fiberglass Repair ~ Stress Cracks

This video is part 3 of a series on fiberglass that focuses on how to repair a very common type of damage in preparation of applying a new non-skid surface using Awlgrip paint. Stress cracks can be identified as long(er) parallel surface cracks on the hull or deck. Most common location for these to occur is on corners and radius’s where the layup of fiberglass is typically thinner, and the amount of resin is usually more than what it should be. The materials used in…

Different Types Of Fiberglass Repair

This second video outlines the different types of fiberglass repairs needed to prep a surface before Awlgrip painting and applying a non-skid texture. Small holes, larger holes, chips and voids are covered in detail using West System Epoxy. Next video will cover stress cracks. Featured material: West System Epoxy ADTECH P-14 Ultra Filler *I order this material from a supplier that I’ve worked with for years. Express Composites located in Minneapolis, Mn It’s half the price!! Great folks!

Fiberglass Overview And Awlgrip Non-skid

This episode outlines the general prep for repairing damages and defects in an existing gelcoat non-skid surface. In the following videos, we will be addressing the different types of issues, looking at the different approaches for each area and finishing the repaired surface with Awlgrip paint and applying a new non-skid texture..

Cleaning Gelcoat Non-Skid

A Boatworks Today Quickie; How To Make Gelcoat That Has Seen Better Days Look Like New!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

I hope everyone going out tonight has a safe and awesome New Years Eve!!  A lot of good things have happened this year (as well as a few not so good) but let’s hope that the coming year is even better!  

Toys For Tots Holiday Build

Hi All, I’m looking for some help and participation this year to get involved with the TFT Program. A great cause and a lot of fun!

Building A Wood Xylophone Part 2

Part 2 of this awesome xylophone project. A great gift for the toddler or musician in your life.

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