Petit EZ-Poxy2 Topside Paint
$45 per quart; www.petitpaint.com
I’ve used Petit’s Easypoxy enamel on the teak window frames of my North Florida-based sedan trawler for years. Every six months or so, I simply rough up what I’ve got with 220-grit sandpaper, scrape down the few areas that are cracked or chipped, and spend a cool but sunny day repainting. The sheen that results—largely due to the silicone Petit puts into this polyurethane product I’d venture—is both gelcoat-like and long lasting. But get this now. Petit’s just launched a new and improved product they’re calling EZ-Poxy2. Like its one-part predecessor, the new two-part poly cuts the effect of brush strokes to zip, says Petit, and is otherwise so forgiving “it’s practically foolproof.” Moreover, EZ-Poxy2 is said to have added UV protection and gloss retention. And supposedly, you can mix the base and hardener any dang way you choose, although Petit recommends a certain ratio. Quite frankly, I can’t wait to try the stuff.
— Capt. Bill Pike