Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-11-2009, 11:58   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Newnan, Ga
Boat: Tartan, 41 TOCK- Bear
Posts: 79
Water Base LPU

Hey
My name is Ed, I've been lurking around here for a couple years - working on a boat. I've got a question for anybody that knows more about paint than me-that's everybody.
Has anyone used the System Three LPU? I've read the manufacurer's liturature, but would like someone who has used it to tell me if it is any good.
I'm thinking of using it on the deck and possibly the hull.
Thanks
Ed
__________________

__________________
EddieS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-11-2009, 13:32   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,150
Is there an effective LPU that doesn't just about kill you if you do not use a positive pressure painters mask?
__________________

__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-11-2009, 14:07   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Newnan, Ga
Boat: Tartan, 41 TOCK- Bear
Posts: 79
According to the literature you can drink it - no not really, but it does reduce with water, and there appears to be no VOC. The question is. Is it effective.
__________________
EddieS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-11-2009, 15:01   #4
Registered User
 
FloridaWriter's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Maitland, FL
Boat: Bristol 29
Posts: 230
S3 WR LPU

I have and am using it on my boat restoration project. It sprays very nicely, and when cured is extremely hard. I am using their pigmented coats and their clear coats as well.

Here is a write up on some of the painting I have done so far:

System Three water-based LPU on the Bristol

Good luck,
__________________
David www.bristol29.com
"The lookout that first sights the cat shall have ten guineas and remission of sins, short of mutiny, sodomy, or damaging the paintwork." - Jack Aubrey
FloridaWriter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-11-2009, 10:07   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PNW
Boat: Cape George 38 ext, Curious George
Posts: 30
Ed,

I recently used System three on my boat building project. I sprayed the shower stall and the refer/freezer boxes. The primer is very nice to work with and goes on well with a roller(I never attempted spraying the primer}.
Don't wait too long to sand the primer as it gets very hard!

I tried the roll and tip method with the lpu and never got the hang of it. The application variables such as air temp, humidity and user experience make it an educational experience for sure. I don't think this is unique to this particular product. I have experience spraying pre-cat lacquers and this was more challenging, especially trying to apply it to these small, confined areas. As with anything practice is the key.

I would use this product again and feel the water based feature is huge.


Good luck,

Bill
__________________
bhenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-11-2009, 07:14   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Newnan, Ga
Boat: Tartan, 41 TOCK- Bear
Posts: 79
Thanks for the info.
Ed
__________________

__________________
EddieS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Islander 37 Base Plate for Mast . . . moonrsn General Sailing Forum 6 29-07-2010 10:55
VHF Base Station landonshaw Marine Electronics 10 13-06-2009 04:32
Guam Base Marina ShadowRWolf Off Topic Forum 4 02-03-2009 01:06
Need 1 1/8 Stanchion Base Inkwell Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 1 23-10-2007 05:01
Where should we make home base? dianajh73 Off Topic Forum 8 27-08-2006 15:21



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:08.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.