Originally Posted by Sprayblond
Looking into making a water based antifouling for RIBs. The antifouling will be soft and flexible. Another feature will be that it can be removed using hot water with some detergent, or a steamer. Primer will not be needed.
Will the Hypalon or other tube material be damaged from washing with hot water at say 70C?
The antifouling will be slightly tacky/ smearing especially on hot days. Will this be acceptable?
We keep all of our fleet in the water, obvioulsy all of the boats are anti fouled.
The most important features of the antifoul are that
A it works
B It does not come of eaisly
My basic underatsning of the stuff is that a hard anti foul is required on a RIb to ensure the finish stays smooth. If it was tacky it would not have the required smooth finish. Not sure what the problme is with the primer. Not sure why you are so keen to wash it of.
I have learnt slowly not to scrimp on Anti Foul. We only go for Blakes or International after years of messing around with loads of inferier brands.