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Old 16 August 2016, 23:51   #1
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Zodiac FC series paint question

Hello, just wondering if anybody knows the type of paint (black) used on the wood panels on the Zodiac FC series inflatables, e.g. fC 470? Is it a poly-urethane, an epoxy based paint? I have one of these boats and the transom has a sacrificial plate which needs a little work and some painting. While I'm at it I'd also like to paint the panel in the bow. Any information would be welcome.
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It is not an epoxy based paint. I have always used a polyurethane results on Zodiac transons, boards, other items as needed with great results. Interlux bright side polyurethane works well.
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It is not an epoxy based paint. I have always used a polyurethane results on Zodiac transons, boards, other items as needed with great results. Interlux bright side polyurethane works well.
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When I redid my transom, I filled all of the old screw holes and gouges with thickened epoxy, then sanded it down flat.

Sand everything with 80
Solvent wash with rag + mineral spirits
2 x coats of Interlux Pre-Kote with ~1 hr between coats
1 day cure @ ~95F during the day
Sand everything with 220
Solvent wash with rag + mineral spirits
2 x coats of Interlux Brightside Black + Interlux Flattener (1:3 for total flat)

I bought quarts and I barely made a dent in them. I used a foam roller applicator. Less than $150 in paint, and the durability was excellent. Even if it wasn't, touchup is easy.
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