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Old 28 October 2009, 14:12   #11
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Codders swears by Traffic film remover, have a search on here for what concentration etc.
I used car shampoo and a foam scourer, once clean I put Meguairs mirror wax on the tubes, it makes them really slippy but protects them.
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Old 28 October 2009, 15:25   #12
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i have used hypalon paint a few times,as with everything else surface preperation helps get a better finish though its not critical.if done right it can make a tatty boat look like new ,i have only attempted spraying it on once , but i found that if you brush it on using short fast strokes its ok ,but dont do it if its too warm as it goes touch dry in moments and starts to drag,,also your better if doing something importent using recent stuff as it has a short use by date ,hence why a lot of chandlers stopped selling it ,as with any colour paint its best not to go extreame with different colours,,,grey on blacks ok but orange on black needs a few coats to stop the original colour showing through ,,one thing it does do is seals up small pin holes/ porosity .
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Old 28 October 2009, 15:30   #13
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From what I've been told IBS's is the best.
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Old 28 October 2009, 15:45   #14
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i have only used polymarine,s paint,,its a good few years since i painted one but just as a rough guess ,to do the tubes/sponsons on say a 5 metre rib i recon you would use about good 2 litres brushingon 2 coats it on depending on room temp,,oh and the boat cannot be delflated and rolled up tight for a few weeks until the paint fully cures even though it goes touch dry quick .
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Old 06 November 2009, 04:44   #15
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,one thing it does do is seals up small pin holes/ porosity .
I'll second that. When I got my current hull, it had been painted (using a trowel by the looks of it) quite a while ago. Suffice to say the paint started peeling in large flakes, revealing the tops of the tubes were almost down to the reinforcing weave below. (I'm not sure the surace had been prepped partuicularly well)

I started to sand the bow tube for no reason than to remove the flaky stuff & Improve the look a bit until I got the hull finished. Overnight it went form holding air for weeks on end to going flat in <48 hrs. A dowsing with fairy liquid mix water proved I hadn't punctured it - no "pinpoint" leaks were found. By removing the paint I had made it porous.
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tryed to clean today as the cleaner came but found the boat had been painted before badly as it was coming of as i was cleaning so i probably will paint her again will post pics if i get out on it this weekend but im not sure as the conditions dont look good .
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From what I've been told IBS's is the best.
I got some today from IBS,s seems very good stuff
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