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Old 30 September 2010, 18:39   #1
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Hypalon paint

Can anyone recommend a hypalon paint? I have bought a cheap Flatacraft and as the tubes have already been painted am going to spruce it up with a paint. Can anyone recommend one brand over another?
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Old 30 September 2010, 23:36   #2
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hypalon paint

have tried polymarine paint and found it works well,or ask at the rib shop near Burslesdon as they do their own i think.Haven't tried it though.Polymarine are very good for advice if your not sure.Regards,Chris.
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cheers will try them

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I used Flexithane from Polymarine with very good results.

Preparation is everything.
Speak to Polymarine and order some MEK thinners off them.

Wash Boat thoroughly, then wipe down with MEK.
This may tidy the tubes enough as MEK is fairly aggresive.

Lightly sand tubes several times. I used good quality kitchen scourers. Don`t miss anywhere. You want it to last!

Wash again. Allow to dry. Wipe again with MEK.

Paint with Flexithane. Work fast as it picks up very fast. I found it best to work in one direction with several thin coats rather than one thick coat.

Do underneath tubes first until you get used to it.

MAKE SURE YOUR WORK AREA IS WELL VENTILATED AS MEK IS VERY NASTY STUFF.
GLOVES AND GLASSES ARE A MUST.
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