Anybody have a suggestion for a bilge paint/coating

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  1. Skua
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    that will adhere to poly, epoxy, gelcoat, wood and metals, with reasonable abrasion resistance? The application is for enclosed engine bay.
     
  2. Mr Efficiency
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    You may need to use a different primer for different metals and substrates, I doubt there is a single paint that can be used direct to all of them, with ideal results.
     
  3. gonzo
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    Aluminum paint has been one of the standard paints for bilges. It is an alkyd enamel with a aluminum pigment.
     
  4. gwboats
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    Bilge Paint

    Always liked Danboline by International. Good coverage and wears well. Whatever you choose, good preparation and follow manufacturer's instructions is key.

    Cheers,
    Graham
     
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    Interlux Bilge coat works well for all but the metal parts
     
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    Rubberized undercoating?? Hmmm didn't think of that. A full resperator and suit might be needed in the enclosed space. Now that I'm thinking, bedliner maybe a choice as well.
     
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    see case study article at epoxyproducts.com/bilge_paint.html

    paul oman
    progressive epoxy polymers
     

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    Paul's "Aluthane" might be an option.
     
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