Re: gel coat vs awlgrip which one should I use?
G'day Sjclewes, and welcome aboard.
Gel coat would be very expensive and could add weight, but it has better durability than paint.
Painting on the other hand can be made a lot cheaper by doing a lot of the preparation yourself, then hire a spray painter for an hour or so.
I'm too sure about Awgrip paints, though many report good results and good durability. I have always used International Polyurethane based paints, like Interspray 900; the ones with long chain polymers have excellent self levelling qualities and will last 10 years or more.
I hope this helps.
Growing old is unavoidable. However, growing up is still optional.