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Old 09 January 2007, 11:42   #1
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Hi Folk!

The tubes on my Northcraft are looking a bit bleached and worn and I am considering repainting them with Hypalon paint (tubes were orange/ will be gray)

I was considering doing a sort of gray/black marine cammo scheme

How good a finish might I expect?

Will it look like a repainted (tarted) boat?

What is the best method of application?

Really appreciate your views

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Cameron
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Old 09 January 2007, 17:28   #2
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Cameron,

There was a discussion a while ago and a couple of people who had good results - try a quick search on Hypalon paint.

From memory, I think they used a roller to apply and finish was OK.

I'd guess the bits that need real care are coming up to rubbing strakes and fittings - don't go over the lines!
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Old 09 January 2007, 18:23   #3
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Use a foam brush and you'll get a perfect finish.
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Old 09 January 2007, 18:38   #4
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I would personally advise against painting the tubes unless they are so far gone, you would be amazed what can be done to revive tubes with some new patches and some profeesional detailing work done on your boat. Why not post a few photos and let us see what can be done.
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Hypalon Paint

I did this to an old NRS river raft that was sun bleached and some hypalon was beginning to degrade from uv damage. The paint said apply as received by roller or brush. I was really rough and kind of messy. I decided to thin it with some toulene and then it looked like a new raft. That was my experience.

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Old 10 January 2007, 04:28   #6
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Cheers!

Many thanks for your comments guys.

I will get some pics at the weekend for you.

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