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Old 14-11-2015, 22:26   #1
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Painting hypalon dinghy with truck bed liner coating

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After many years of living under the Caribbean sun I can see a wear out on my second dinghy and trying to come up with the unconventional solution to paint my hypalon dinghy with the truck bed liner paint. I don't like those canvas chaps, or grey dinghy paints that are widely available at chandleries. I went to some other forums and found out that some sailors are using those coatings as non skid on some race boats. The manufactures claim they are UV resistant, but the question is: would it stick to hypalon?. Does anybody ever done that? I would be glad to hear their opinion.
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Old 15-11-2015, 07:32   #2
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Re: Painting hypalon dinghy with truck bed liner coating

No first hand experience, but I've heard that products such as Gacoflex are specifically made to do what you're looking for.
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Re: Painting hypalon dinghy with truck bed liner coating

I don't know, but I would think that the paint would crack due to the flexibility of the dinghy tubes.
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Re: Painting hypalon dinghy with truck bed liner coating

Yeah, that liner stuff is tough but pretty thick. Maybe use that deck non-skid paint, that's basically like latex.. forget the name... came out in the last 10 years...
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Re: Painting hypalon dinghy with truck bed liner coating

Don't know if bed liner paint is good or bad, or will stick or not, but I certainly would put a light colored paint on. Most bed paint I have seen (all?) is black and you would not want to have black.
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