Hypalon Coating - Any experience?
- View SourceHi - snoeshoe 14 is progressing. No ETA for launch - working on it
as I get time. All ribs are in except for the three half-ribs at
bow/stern. Went ahead and popped it off of the strongback, leaving
the one form in around the location for the end ribs: now I can move
it back and forth into the house by myself for epoxy sessions.
Getting ahead of myself, but I've been doing some reading on the
egret kayak at duckworks:
Ross Miller (designer) talks about using Hypalon as good choice for
sealing the dacron, and I have been reading up on it.
Couldn't find any posts here on the choice - any experience? Here's
a link to one source:
I'm pretty intrigued by the idea of using it to finish off my
snowshoe 14 (probably well into the spring at my rate)
- View SourceHypalon isn't transparent, and has Xylene, a strong solvent. Since according to the specs it wants a base coat, you might consider using multiple coats of waterborne polyurethane on the dacron. No fumes to speak of, and its translucent. just some thoughts.Joel FairsteinOn Jan 26, 2009, at 4:35 PM, kurtwoodham wrote:
- View SourceNo experience but interested too. Until sofar I have only adresses
about hypalon coated fabric. Thank you for the information
about "fluid" hypalon by the way. Fabric is used on skin on frame
kayaks. See http://www.by-the-sea.com/stimsonmarine/smskin.html
Stimpson speaks about "Hypalon-coated Nylon covering" and whether that
is self coated or not I don't know. I have found 2 adresses, untill
sofar about Hypalon_Coated_Fiberglass_Fabric:
http://www.owfinc.com/Fabrics/FabricCare/Hypalon.htm and further away
No further information yet. Good Luck