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Old 25 January 2011, 14:48   #1
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Hypalon paint

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The hull skin on my Zodiac has been worn down to the weave in some places. I was thinking of painting it to give the boat more life. Does anyone have any experience of doing this or product recommendations? Thanks

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Old 25 January 2011, 15:31   #2
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You'd be better off patching it but if its air tight still then paint would do. How many bits are down to the weave?
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Old 25 January 2011, 16:42   #3
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Mainly the bow area strangely. Its the bottom of the boat not the tubes, which are in actually in good condition. I have yet to fill the hull with water and test it for water-tightness, though water does accumulate, maybe from spay though.
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You'd be better off patching it but if its air tight still then paint would do. How many bits are down to the weave?
definitely the best course is Patching
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definitely the best course is Patching
Agreed.
Stu, how hard is it to patch over hypalon paint?
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Hypalon Paint - DON'T DO IT.

It might look OK for a short while, but it will look terrible very quickly.

Patching over it in the event of a puncture is also a nightmare, as all traces need to be removed under the patch to ensure a good bond to the original tube. Don't believe what it says on the Tin.

As has already been said, you are better off applying some patches.

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Old 26 January 2011, 06:58   #7
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I think Nashers has answered your question NOs, You have to remove the paint but a good thinners makes that an easier process.
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Thanks for all your responses, I will look into buying some large patches to beef up the worn areas.

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