Tinting Barrier Coat, Using as Topcoat ?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by trekker, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. trekker
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    trekker Junior Member

    I am getting ready to tint some white Barrier Coat (total boat) and paint some glassed H60 with it. Just a small 2'x2' as a test piece.

    I'm wanting to see if it will work as a topcoat on a small boat I am building.

    Thoughts ?
     
  2. gonzo
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    Barrier coat has a flat finish and is not particularly UV resistant.
     
  3. Mr Efficiency
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    What is the name of the product ? The term barrier coat is somewhat generic
     
  4. trekker
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    Total boat total protect epoxy barrier coat. Ive got some left over, so thought I would give it a shot.
     
  5. Blueknarr
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    As Gonzo said, Total Boat barrier coat is epoxy. There fore it is not very UV resistant and would not make a durable top coat.

    Is your small boat going to stay wer or be stored dry?

    If it is staying in the water, you would be better served with an anti-fouling top coat.

    If dry sailed, there isn't much benifit to the epoxy barrier coat over other primers. I would be tempted to self prime the glass work. Rather than trying to turn primer into top coat.
     

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    ??? Don't see where he said it was epoxy, but trekker did, and it would not make a suitable finish.
     
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