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Old 30-07-2012, 07:52   #1
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Tinting 2 part Poly?

Does anyone know if Perfection, 2 part polyurethane paint can be tinted?
Not trying to match a color. just want a non stock color.
Thanks for any info.
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Old 30-07-2012, 08:42   #2
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Re: Tinting 2 part Poly?

Yes.

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Re: Tinting 2 part Poly?

You can tint it, BUT. A tint base is slightly different than just a plain white, which I assume is what you plan to tint. So the color you finally have may not be quite what you wanted to achieve. Anyone that tints the paint for you will probably tell you the same. So your answer is yes but it depends on how close you need to get to the color you want. Chuck
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Old 30-07-2012, 09:22   #4
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Re: Tinting 2 part Poly?

I guess I should have also asked, what kind of tint to get and where to buy it.
I have the paint, and was planing on tinting it myself.
It's for a 14' runabout.
Or if some type auto paint tint might work, I would take it to an auto paint store, and have them do it.
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Re: Tinting 2 part Poly?

No tint base needed. Want existing color lighter? Pour your color coat in a container and add some Pure White to achieve the desired shade. Want it more robust? Figure out what color to tint with, using a color wheel or go to a paint store for advice. For example, adding black will definitely darken the paint. Want a different color? Mix two or more colors. Since you can't get super small amounts of LPU, you will have to buy what you can get, unless someone has a leftover can of the color you need. Example, playing with brown paint? Try mixing red and green, then shade darker with black or lighter with white. When you are close, dip your finger in the mix and put a smear on a piece of white paper, then hold it against the boat (if you're trying to match the color. When all is good, add the accelerator and the catalyst In that order. Thin, and paint.

I do a lot of this. Most recently, building a dock step that matched the boat's color.
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Re: Tinting 2 part Poly?

There are certain LPU (Linear Polyurethane) paints used in the automotive industry, though I can't recall the trade names. You might be able to have a custom paint color made in small amounts. As I understand it, automotive LPU paints have a harder finish that gives a maximum shine, meant to be rubbed out more than we do with marine LPU. LPU paint provides the highest expansion/contraction coefficient (40,000 feet altitude to Dubai runway), highest color retention and resistance to UV (especially for red and blue colors), greatest impact and abrasion resistance (Mexican panga banging into the hull), and the longest lifespan of any paint available so far to, we, mere mortals.

You will notice the reflection. This is where hours of filler, longboarding, priming, sanding ad nauseum, all pays off. Notice also that it's done only with roller and brush, a very big brush for the final tipping. It's best with several people working as a team: One rolls, one tips vertically, one follows at the end to tip horizontally. Result: a thicker coat than spraying, yet one that is flawless.
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Re: Tinting 2 part Poly?

The same exact paint but with two different colors blended would be fine. I would not add a third party tint without checking with the manufacturer first. I almost blended two different colors of Awlgrip once. The Awlgrip rep said it was fine as long as it was the same product.

Remember to record the ratio so you can make touch-up paint if ever needed.
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Roy M, that's pretty impressive!
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Re: Tinting 2 part Poly?

As noted above, I would only do this by either:

1) mixing 2 colors of Perfection or,

2) contacting Interlux for advice.

Interlux is WONDERFUL about technical advice. Jay has been a huge help on our deck repaint with Perfection. Either via email, or on their Technical Forums.

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Re: Tinting 2 part Poly?

With all LPU paint products, it is imperative to use only the specific brand's paint, accelerator, and catalyst. I have gotten away with different brands used for the undercoat. Reducers should also be the same brand. I like AwlGrip and Perfection, but my favorite is Sterling, but that is not a recommendation for or against the others.
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Re: Tinting 2 part Poly?

I did this once to paint a couple of sailing dinghies for a youth group. Light blue is easy, light red is PINK, in this case hot pink, as it was already mixed I went ahead and it was actually quite popular.
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No tint base needed. Want existing color lighter? Pour your color coat in a container and add some Pure White to achieve the desired shade. Want it more robust? Figure out what color to tint with, using a color wheel or go to a paint store for advice. For example, adding black will definitely darken the paint. Want a different color? Mix two or more colors. Since you can't get super small amounts of LPU, you will have to buy what you can get, unless someone has a leftover can of the color you need. Example, playing with brown paint? Try mixing red and green, then shade darker with black or lighter with white. When you are close, dip your finger in the mix and put a smear on a piece of white paper, then hold it against the boat (if you're trying to match the color. When all is good, add the accelerator and the catalyst In that order. Thin, and paint.

I do a lot of this. Most recently, building a dock step that matched the boat's color.
hi i have interlux 2 part perfection in rustic red how can i make this burgundy thanks what tints do i buy
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hi i have interlux 2 part perfection in rustic red how can i make this burgundy thanks what tints do i buy
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Hi one step what type of tint do i use thanks
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Re: Tinting 2 part Poly?

Blue might also be a component. Go to an art supply store and look at a "color wheel" to see how colors are formulated. Just remember, reds and blues suffer the most from degradation by ultraviolet light, even if they are of LPU paint.
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