Alexseal seems to be softer than Awlcraft 2000 and I find it to wear easier in rub areas, but does touch up easy and does have good adhesion properties. . It does last a long time and shines, BUT it's required to wax it at least every 6 months. You do not wax Awlgrip or Awlcraft. So the savings of not having to wax the boat every 6 months, sells me on Awlgrip/Awlcraft over Alexseal alone. I've also noticed it doesn't quite get the depth of shine that Awlgrip/Awlcraft get. Shiny from a distance, but doesn't have that pop up close. Bayliss and Spencer are only miles away, but quite a bit further by water.