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Old 21 March 2007, 00:00   #1
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long term wear of Tuff COat hypalon paint

Has anyone got experience with this paint after a couple of years?

I'm keen to know how it stands up to wear & tear. - flaking, peeling, discoloration, etc

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Old 21 March 2007, 05:31   #2
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Has anyone got experience with this paint after a couple of years?

I'm keen to know how it stands up to wear & tear. - flaking, peeling, discoloration, etc

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My son painted his Avon Redcrest with the Hypalon paint available here from Polymarine. I assume Tuff COat is similar. After ten years, always outside and well used, there's very little sign of paint failure, and that only where it's been rubbed against barnacled rocks and stuff. Finish left a little to be desired - but he was only 12 yrs. when he did it and still in slosh it on as thick as possible mode.
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I have a set of sponsons which were replaced due to the fact they were going sticky with the uv rays. As they have no holes or patches etc would it be worth
painting these to keep as spares ?? and if so once painted could they be folded/rolled up for storage.
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I have a set of sponsons which were replaced due to the fact they were going sticky with the uv rays. As they have no holes or patches etc would it be worth
painting these to keep as spares ?? and if so once painted could they be folded/rolled up for storage.
Are you sure they're Hypalon? Never seen that go sticky in the 40 years I've had boats made of the stuff. Still, you live and learn. If it is hypalon it's probably worth trying - but I don't think I'd roll them up though.
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No, they won't be hypalon.

Over the years Zodiac have replaced the tubes on a number of boats because of this degradation of the fabric (as far as I know they've got it sorted now though).

I don't know if it affects the tubes' integrity, but I doubt you would be able to paint them successfuly.

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No worries on the painting of the sponsons it was just a thought.
Perhaps I could glue some grab handles on and make a towable 6m banana boat
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