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Bubbled Awlgrip

Old 01-28-2019, 06:56 PM
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I have Awlgrip paint that bubbled up under the fenders. Yes, the fenders hang in the same place all the time. I know Awlgrip can not stand to be wet all the time. This is the first time I have had fenders with fender covers....Is it possible or probable that the Awlgrip bubbled because of the fender covers.....I am in south Florida.
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:36 PM
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Wet. Answered your own question.
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:06 AM
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Wet. Answered your own question.
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:32 AM
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I don't have pictures, area is already repainted. Trying to convince the owner to get rid of the fender covers. It was tiny little bubbles under most places where the fenders sit...! Does anyone out there have any similar experiences....!
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I had an awlgrip area that was a constant puddle for years. it never gave up. I would think it's an application issue or friction breaking the surface
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Thank you! Anyone else???
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:52 AM
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We had an Awlgrip problem...it appeared that anytime anything was in constant contact with it for an extended period, the paint would bubble.
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Originally Posted by jeffnick View Post
We had an Awlgrip problem...it appeared that anytime anything was in constant contact with it for an extended period, the paint would bubble.
Virtually all paints and even gelcoat will do the same thing if moisture is trapped against it for extended periods of time. Most common cause is often vinyl cushions left in place on seating but any non-breathable material that traps moisture will cause it..
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:25 AM
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I will say my 32 fter was awl gripped 12 yrs ago and I use fleece fender covers with no issues. The job was done by a very good paint shop.,so It may be preparation or climate. I live in NE.
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Old 01-29-2019, 02:41 PM
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Fender covers are the norm for painted hulls, had imron, algrip and perfection never a problem
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:15 PM
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I've had mine with covers hanging off the side for years with no ill effects. Awlgrip.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:09 PM
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This is directly from the awlgrip website.

6. Do not allow wet equipment (e.g. seat cushions, coils of line, sails, sail covers, coolers) to trap and hold moisture against Awlgrip finishes. This condition can result in blistering or delamination of the Awlgrip finish.
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I would check the material of his covers. Day after it rains check if they are still wet. Maybe they used a bad fabric that holds water
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