Glass paint lasts hundreds of years, reflects the sun

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  1. sdowney717
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    Nope, nothing new and if you have a regular stove in your house, the baked porcelain enamel used on it, is the same thing, though a different formulation.
     
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    'Hundreds of years' Is that kind of like a "lifetime guarantee"?
     
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    Well most don't live that long, maybe you need to bequeath the coating and warranty to collect if it fails
     
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    Putting glass particulates in paint, isn't anything new. Maybe this formulation is different, but I suspect it's not as different as they're marketing. In the end, will just have to wait on the jury to come in on this with trials, before we can say coating issues have been solved. Don't hold your breath . . .
     
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    Who would ever need a coating that lasts hundreds of years, and why?
    And how do you dispose of it, once the boat arrives to the end of its lifetime?
     
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    It could be interesting for products that last more than a human lifetime, or for products with a shorter lifespan just to save on maintenance troubles and costs like painting every time.

    Melt the steel for recycling and the glass out of the paint will float on the liquid steel as slag so it can be skimmed off along with the other scrap impurities I think.
     
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    I think simply this is a durable product which means paint it once, then no more need to paint idea. So no more rusting ships, steel bridges or cars due to normal environmental wearing processes. Perhaps steel ship lifespan will be enhanced, if this could be a base coat under the waterline and inside the bilges.
     
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    Anyone that doesn't want to paint every few years. It could be disposed of the same way 'glass boats are, or porcelain enamel coatings are. Fire is a great equalizer . . .
     
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    Don't forget to wear welding goggles when you moor at a marina.

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    I know those house siding salesman used to make a 50 year guarantee a selling point, pity the companies usually disappeared before the UV took effect and the coating chalked and exposed the underlying aluminium. Time corrupts all things man-made.
     
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    That stuff in the op is just the same old stuff, an additive for paint. In the case of the above, it's a water based paint. How long will that last?
    Even scientists and researchers will try and shuck something off for a few bucks, it's not limited to salespeople.
     

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    Warranty for 100 years? Probably a warranty like this.

    I was looking at using a composite decking.

    Looked at Enduradeck

    10 year limited warranty.

    Warranty excludes:

    Fading
    Discolouration
    Staining or Chalking
    Splitting and Cracking
    Dimensional Change
    Cupping.

    Doesn't seem to me there's anything else that can go wrong with it.

    Like a lifetime warranty on a parachute.

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