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Old 15 December 2012, 17:37   #1
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Hypalon Paint IBS vs Polymarine

Hello, I've been through the old threads but looking for the answer most durable hypalon paint.
Tuffcoat gets a great write up but struggling to get in UK.

Has any one used IBS "Inflatable boat supplies" hypalon paint or the poly marine stuff.

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Old 17 December 2012, 05:26   #2
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Hello, I've been through the old threads but looking for the answer most durable hypalon paint.
Tuffcoat gets a great write up but struggling to get in UK.

Has any one used IBS "Inflatable boat supplies" hypalon paint or the poly marine stuff.

Cheers Ruari
I used the IBS stuff once to paint an orange Searider. I wasn't very impressed with the end result; it needed lots of coats to get a good even colour (the tubes were very faded). Cost a fortune! I bought a can of the stuff Ribshop sell the other day to tidy up a small scuff, and this seems much thicker so I suspect would need less.
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I've used the polymarine flexithane paint for Hyperion , what I found was it was a good paint to use , but I did have problems with cobwebing as I sprayed it on, I found that two tins out of 10 or so had a different batch no so think it was down to this and the tins were a different mix
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I've used the polymarine flexithane paint for Hyperion , what I found was it was a good paint to use , but I did have problems with cobwebing as I sprayed it on, I found that two tins out of 10 or so had a different batch no so think it was down to this and the tins were a different mix
Thanks guys for the info, Kasba the polymarine stuff how ling have you had on the boat, is it chipping? How much do you use the boat.
I know that once I start painting the tubes there's no going back, my tubes hold air ok but really badly faded so painting is worth a shot and will prob re tube next year when I can afford it.
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If you are going to retube in the near future why waste time and money painting
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If they hold air then I would just paint them and not bother to replace them , but if you inflate them to pressure and run soapy water over them and find pin wholes leaking then the paint won't take as they need to be inflated to paint and the air will pocket under the paint and peal off again as its just a coloured glue mix, I have had my rib a few years now and it still looks good , but you have to make sure the prep is all done , I also sanded slightly between the first few coats to make sure I had a smooth Finnish . Hope that helps !
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Some decent cleaning materials and polish might make them look a lot better. Can you post a photo?
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Can post photos next weekend as ribs covered just now , as we have snow and I'm taking it out this weekend to head further north for Xmas . I might have phones of the last rib I did on comp at home , so will have a look when I get in .
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Before and after photo would be interesting.Hope it works out.
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I will eventually replace the tubes, bought the rib with no engine so need to buy a 140hp so more cash going out. I already have another fully restored rib so this one is a project and also needs a bit of grp work.
If I can get the grp work done, 're engined, tubes painted by this summer so I can play it will be great then come next year I will 're tube.
It's only going to get light use and trailer launched so if it looks tidy I will be happy this year.
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