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Old 22-01-2009, 05:49   #1
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SRC Tuff-Coat Paint

Looking for anyone with experience using this paint on their inflatable.
How did it hold up?
Can you patch the dink after painting?

inflatable boat paint and tuff coat for repairing renewing restoring hypalon pvc and recoating your old inflatable boat

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Old 22-01-2009, 06:33   #2
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You would patch before you paint but if you later needed a patch you can.

If you really get into this you find you really need good control of temperature and humidity. The stuff is also toxic so it's not the easiest to work with either. It does work and I've seen results. I convinced myself I really didn't want to get into it.

It's not really better than new since hiding any weaknesses is not the same as fixing them. It should do a great job of hiding the scars from doing a good repair. Rips needs to be stitched before they can hold a patch properly.
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Old 22-01-2009, 06:43   #3
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More toxic than some of the 2 part paints? I have a good chemical mask I can use.

The dink holds air but just looks beat. So no need to do any patching at this time. I was concerned that future patching would no be possible once the paint is on.

I can paint it this winter with very low humidity and temps of about 50d.

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Old 22-01-2009, 07:15   #4
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I can paint it this winter with very low humidity and temps of about 50d.
I recall the temperature requirements were higher. Toxic is still toxic. I'm not sure better or worse than 2 part paint is a good yard stick. If you can cover the requirements and do the prep work you should be able to do it. I have one that looks beat too.
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Old 16-02-2010, 15:06   #5
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SRC Tuff-Coat

Has anyone used this? Is there any other solution? I have an Avon which we put bottom-paint on for years - and then it was stored for a few years. And now it's a mess, of course. We have been carefully wet-sanding it to remove as much paint as possible (a number of old layers) and want to create a clean, non-ablating bottom so that it can be kept on our trimaran on the tramps. Is the SRC Tuff-Coat product a candidate for this (the rest of the boat is fine - we only want to clean and cover the bottom outside)? Would a vinyl paint work? Two-part?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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not sure what you are trying to accomplish. Tuff coat is not a bottom paint, it's really designed for cosmetics. To make a beat up looking dink better looking. And I have found it is not very durable. Looks great until something rubs on it.
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My goal is simply to clean up/seal the bottom so that the last remnants of the bottom paint won't smear on my deck or tramps. Not only does the the dink LOOK rather blotchy, it is dirty and continues to be ablative wherever there is a bit of paint left, like along the seams. I just want to somehow seal it up or paint it so that it is uniformly clean.
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Tuff coat requires cleaning completely all foreign stuff before painting on the base coat. If I read you right, you want to use the paint to cover old paint? The primer is designed to bond with hypalon or pvc. The top coat is a cosmetic/UV cover.
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I have tried to clean it thoroughly but there are vestiges of paint here and there. What can I possibly cover it with or paint over it with to "seal it in"?
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did you try zylene to soften the paint? tuffcoat specificlly requires zylene as a cleaner before applying the base coat. It did a great job of cleaning the hypalon.
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