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Old 10 June 2015, 22:38   #11
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My reason for wanting to paint the tubes is to try to limit the amount of UV damage.
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If the tube is getting "threadbare," then I'd say that it's no longer a candidate for repainting, but if you're just trying to spruce up a faded tube, then painting might be a viable option for you.

We restored & painted the tubes of 2 Willard 7M's that have been used on the TV show "The Last Ship" for the last 2 seasons and the tube paint has held up well despite the rough handling...



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My old protector had painted tubes, the tubes were 15yrs old and excellent condition because of the added uv protection Click image for larger version

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If the tube is getting "threadbare," then I'd say that it's no longer a candidate for repainting, but if you're just trying to spruce up a faded tube, then painting might be a viable option for you.

We restored & painted the tubes of 2 Willard 7M's that have been used on the TV show "The Last Ship" for the last 2 seasons and the tube paint has held up well despite the rough handling...



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Old 23 June 2015, 15:50   #15
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I have a 1996 Nautica 18' and retubing isn't an option. (Nautica is no longer in business). I have some issues with some tubes getting a little softer after a day or so.

I've been exploring the idea of painting with Tuff-coat. Has anyone here painted with Tuff-coat? It is supposed to be better than just paint, fills pinholes better and provides added protection. Someone else mentioned a specific paint from Wing which I hadn't heard of before.

Any thoughts on these options? Anyone have any experience?
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The paint from Wing is for PU tubes, not hypalon.

I believe that Ryan Pratt used Tuff Coat on his bright yellow tubes and said it works as advertised.
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Thanks for the quick reply. I'll take a look at his posts and see what I can find.
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Is the paint good for leak repair? I used the internal sealant on my 7m tubes. Seems to have worked well.

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I think using the internal sealant is called "Casting". That helped my tubes, but they still have some leakage...and they look worn as well.

I think casting should be better if done well because you have the pressure of the air filling the holes rather than trying to fill holes from the outside.
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Green Slime? (I think that's what it's called). Supposedly good on hypalon since they're rubber based just like car tires.
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