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Old 11 March 2010, 17:43   #1
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Hi all,As the title says 1, Is it anygood,2,Is it vey expensive,,,yes i can answer that one ,lol,3 if boat inflated all through the year less chance of it cracking up?a few questions for the second hand SIB when i finally get her thoughh the stress i am now having of ,cheque clearance and the stress of sorting out the delivery,lol
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Old 13 March 2010, 05:32   #2
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Hi Thornback ,i have used flexipaint a number of times in the past and always had good results , it can make a tatty old boat look much better and help seals up any very small holes and porosity,,boat needs to be compleatly dry from moisture ,fully inflated and left inflated for as long as possible, main thing though is to stick down any loose patches or seam tape well and lightly sand the surface,any parts you dont want painting use maskingtape ,i have always put it on with a 3inch brush working with shortish strokes ,if you use long strokes it can have a tendancy to drag as it just about dries as its going on ,its usually touch dry in a very short time and it can be used within a couple of days longer the better ,boat cannot be stored tightly folded for about 6/7 weeks from what i remember as it could stick , after that its just like a normal inflatable boat ,,and it will last for years ,i got about 6 years from one boat before it needed another paint and it had some fairly hard useage .
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Old 13 March 2010, 08:54   #3
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Hi Thornback ,i have used flexipaint a number of times in the past and always had good results , it can make a tatty old boat look much better and help seals up any very small holes and porosity,,boat needs to be compleatly dry from moisture ,fully inflated and left inflated for as long as possible, main thing though is to stick down any loose patches or seam tape well and lightly sand the surface,any parts you dont want painting use maskingtape ,i have always put it on with a 3inch brush working with shortish strokes ,if you use long strokes it can have a tendancy to drag as it just about dries as its going on ,its usually touch dry in a very short time and it can be used within a couple of days longer the better ,boat cannot be stored tightly folded for about 6/7 weeks from what i remember as it could stick , after that its just like a normal inflatable boat ,,and it will last for years ,i got about 6 years from one boat before it needed another paint and it had some fairly hard useage .
Many thanks and excellent advice booked up and paid speedshift this morning so a week or so she will be home and mine to make real purdy,lol,will post pic's of each stage Take care SHANE
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Many thanks and excellent advice booked up and paid speedshift this morning so a week or so she will be home and mine to make real purdy,lol,will post pic's of each stage Take care SHANE
Depending on how much you want to spend you could just do just the topside/top halfs as i diid,its not often the underside needs any painting ,,well you dont see that bit all that much anyhow, ,,also if there are any rough parts of the tubes which have worn down to the woven fabric you can go over them a couple of times and build the paint up level before you paint the whole section as long as its moisture free ,,good luck mart,
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Depending on how much you want to spend you could just do just the topside/top halfs as i diid,its not often the underside needs any painting ,,well you dont see that bit all that much anyhow, ,,also if there are any rough parts of the tubes which have worn down to the woven fabric you can go over them a couple of times and build the paint up level before you paint the whole section as long as its moisture free ,,good luck mart,
Cheers Mart ,a bloke at the kent boat jumble recommended i go to a car manafacturer who deals in car seat upholstery ,reckon,s it does a good job?
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M chappelow, what brand of paint did you use? Do you have any pictures? And have you ever had to patch an area that was painted? If so, I'm assuming you had to remove paint to apply patch on original surface, how difficult was the process?

Sorry for digging up the old thread just to play 20 questions. Haha
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Polymarine i think its a long time ago now .
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It's called flexithane can also be purchased from HMG
I did this few weeks ago. Sticks like the preverbal

2.5 ltrs delivered to your door is so much cheaper than poly marine products use straight from the can as. Is, I sprayed it on
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Thanks, it looks good and appears to be holding up well.
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