23436Re: Primer over epoxy fiberglass
- Oct 1, 2011Hajo,
I agree alkyd marine might be the way to go. Especially at that price!
Alkyds use organic oils (Like linseed) rather than petroleum based so
one might consider them more environmentally friendly. Epoxy of course
is petroleum based so alkyds should be compatible I would think.
Organic oil-based paints may take a bit longer to fully harden as they
use organic alcohol as the evaporant and may not be quite as glossy as
other petroleum based marine paints with evaporants that cure faster.
Raka products seem like a really good line.
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, Hajo Smulders <hajosmulders@...> wrote:
> I'm switching to a (cheap) marine paint as well.
> I used Raka's mega gloss alkyd at $35 / a gallon (Which is what porch
> floor paint costs as well.) and was very happy with the results
> house paint. It seems to have a higher gloss, and definitely levels
> I use a foam roller and then bust the bubbles with a brush. You need
> very close to see that it isn't sprayed.
> FWIW: I used to use porch and floor paint all the time. I'm beginning
> care more about looks and saving time nowadays; even if it costs a bit
> "Even if you win the rat race, you're still a rat." (L.
> On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 12:01 PM, Michael vanbreilingtrio@... wrote:
> > **
> > I would recommend using "marine" paint. It is more expensive but the
> > results are a lot better.
> > I used good latex paint on my first boat. It held up well even left
> > water all summer but was not at all glossy and did not show the boat
> > best advantage. It did provide adequate protection from the elements
> > against rot.
> > I bought a quart of "marine" paint for the next build. One quart
> > over glass set in epoxy as well as a half gallon of latex. The paint
> > glossy and set the boat off to its best advantage. The marine paint
> > more but in my opinion given the amount of work that goes into a
boat a few
> > dollars more for a much prettier result is well worth it.
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