anti fouling paint on polyethelene hull

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Farland, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Farland
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    Farland New Member

    Anyone have a method for getting anti fouling paint to stick to polyethelene ?
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    A boat made of such materials was I suppose never meant to be in the water for any length of time and therefore not on their list of priorities when choosing materials.

    I don't know.
  3. jonr
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    jonr Senior Member

    The metal arc spray people claim that they can spray any material - fiberglass, etc, because the hot spray cools so fast, it doesn't destroy the surface. So no idea how well it would stick, but possibly arc sprayed zinc.

    Alternatively, alcohol wipe + oxidizing the PE with flame allows some things (epoxy, polyurethane) to stick to it.
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