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How do I remove Premium Boat Shine to repair damaged Imron or Awlgrip Paint.


S Robert Rimer asked:

We have Imron Paint on which we would like to apply Premium Boat Shine. If there is damage that requires repainting after applying Premium Boat Shine, what steps must be taken to repaint. Do we have to remove the Premium Boat Shine before repainting damaged area? If so, what should we use to remove it?


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Imron is a two part polyurethane paint and it is very difficult to repair. It cannot be feathered so you will always see the parting line (where the old paint ends and the new begins). If repairs are to be made then it is usually from seam to seam, for example from the waterline to the rub rail and from bow to transom. In such case the old paint is sanded away, or stripped, the surface faired, primed and spray painted.

Instead of Premium Boat Shine, I would recommend Kwik Shine. Although we have never had any reports of damage from the use of Premium Boat Shine, on Imron or Awlgrip (similar type of paint) the paint manufactures recommend against the use of heavy polishes and waxes as they can cause the paint to blister if the sun gets too hot. Premium Boat Shine is synthetic and does not contain any Carnauba Wax. Kwik Shine is proven safe for this paint, plus it has good UV protection and will remove light oxidation, scuff marks, ground in dirt, bird droppings, bug splatter, grease, oil, etc. and it’s easier to use. Wash the surface with a 1:4 solution of Boat Clean Plus and water first. Spray Kwik Shine onto the surface, rub it in well with a cloth and wipe off the haze. You’ll get a beautiful shine, almost a mirror finish.

Thanks for your question,

Captain Aurora
Richard Kittar

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