Paint/Coating Recomendation

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Jasonsansfleece, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Jasonsansfleece
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    Jasonsansfleece Junior Member

    I need to find a hard burnishable coating for the bottom of a dinghy. Its kept in the water and scrubbed on a regular basis. I am not looking for an antifoul.
    Any sugestions?
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Check the WEST SYSTEM website. They use epoxy with metal loads that can be burnished.
     
  3. Jasonsansfleece
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    Jasonsansfleece Junior Member

    That would work. I've used graphite powder before.
    What I am really looking for is something a solid white that can be rolled and tipped and burnished if necessary.
    LP paint would be perfect but I dont think it will stand continuous immersion.
    What do drysailed boat have on their bottoms?
     
  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    They have a variety of coatings What is the dinghy made of? If it is fiberglass, burnish the gelcoat.
     

  5. Itchy&Scratchy
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    Itchy&Scratchy Senior Member

    Id give it two/three coats of gelprotect - by international paints
     
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