Anyone use polyaspartic coatings?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by alex n, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. alex n
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    alex n Junior Member

    I am going to paint an engine room while the diesel engines are being rebuilt, I have some armourpoxy poly aspartic coating that I think will be a great application. Cures in a few hours ,high gloss and uv stable, similar to epoxy but different.
     
  2. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Sounds great - how much did it cost you ?

    FEATURES
    TYPICAL USES
    • Quick Cure, Color Stable
    • High Tensile Strength, High Gloss
    • Abrasion Resistant
    • Topcoat over aromatic polyurea, polyurethane and epoxy applications raging from 35°F to 130°F, service temperature 0°F to 200°F
    • Very Durable Excellent Weatherability
    • Seamless Waterproofing Membrane
    • UV Resistant For Superior Gloss Retention. Meet California AQMD Requirements



    TYPICAL USES
    • Quick Cure, Color Stable
    • High Tensile Strength, High Gloss
    • Abrasion Resistant
    • Topcoat over aromatic polyurea, polyurethane and epoxy applications raging from 35°F to 130°F, service temperature 0°F to 200°F
    • Very Durable Excellent Weatherability
    • Seamless Waterproofing Membrane
    • UV Resistant For Superior Gloss Retention. Meet California AQMD Requirements
    • Concrete, Steel
    • Plywood, Plastic
    • Cold Storage Areas, Food Processing Areas
    • Industrial Warehouses Pulp and Paper Mills
    • Chemical Plants, Fertilizer Plants
    • Off-Shore Oil Platforms, Pipeline Barges

    http://www.ausurethane.com/polyaspartic.html
     
  3. alex n
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    alex n Junior Member

    Not cheap. I think it was 180 bucks for a gallon and a half
     
  4. jonr
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    jonr Senior Member

    I'm curious why it is typically only used as a top coat.

    Over steel, my first choice would be a Mio/Zinc MCU.
     
  5. alex n
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    alex n Junior Member

    Not a steel boat, its a fiberglass boat
     
  6. Shipwrighttech
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    Shipwrighttech New Member

    Alexseal has a waterborne interior urethane that can be applied directly to wood/fiberglass/clean, sanded resin. Ventilate the engine room as waterbornes need air movement to evaporate out their thinner (water). Great stuff, cleans up easily and stays clean, resists everything. Just don't use it on the pan or anywhere with standing water. Awlgrip used to have a similar product, but they discontinued it. Mechanics and painters alike love and loved it.
     

  7. starcmr
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    starcmr Junior Member

    The polyaspartic is very high gloss and will not get chalky and is UV resistant and very tough. I tried a test panel and it dried to the touch in a half hour and fully cured in 6. This technology is pretty new but looks very promising. I am also a materials junkie and am always looking for a cool new product to apply in the area of marine applications. I will post when the whole engine room is done, adhesion is also unreal. I bet this product will be all over the marine industry in due time. I have no horse in the race so to speak, just like it because I know it will work great polyaspartic Los Angeles
     
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