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Old 01-08-2006, 13:58   #1
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Dinghy Paint

I want to refurbish my elderly "AB" hypalon fabric rigid bottom inflatable. Has anyone had any experience with "SRC Tuff-coat - Synthetic Rubber Coating" (It's available at On the website they show a step-by-step fix-up project that makes it look fairly easy.

Has anyone used this stuff? Can anyone advise me about using it? How about longevity?



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Old 01-08-2006, 18:11   #2
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I'm not familiar with that brand of "inflatable paint", but had a neighbor that used the stuff sold by West Marine ... looked great ... for about 6 months, by years end it looked far worse than if it hadn't been painted at all!

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Old 28-11-2009, 22:15   #3
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Does anyone have experience with liquid rubber? It's another product that claims to refurbish old inflatables. I thought I'd just paint a few of the seams and worn spots.
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Liquid Rubber, by isaland inflatibles is GREAT stuff. years ago, we got turned on to it by a guy who rebuilds inflatibles for the navy seals. we thin it w/ zylene (use gloves w/ zylene) about 25% and it'll cover a 12 ft dink. basically, it keeps those nasty u.v. rays from the fabric, it seals any pin-hole leaks and thieves will steal the nice one next to yours as it looks kinda wierd. our dink (in the tropics) is 12 yrs old and hardly ever do we need to pump it up. if you're worried about the look of the liquid rubber, buy the finish coat---looks like new.
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Thanks defever. One question: I believe the instructions say to sand the hypalon on the dingy. Did you do that? Is that necessary to make it stick? I'd prefer not to sand the dingy since I don't want to remove material from it, especially as it is already worn in places.
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