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coolahba
coolahba

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:48pm

Post Subject: paint type suitability

hi could you please advise me weather it would be a good idear to use intertuff 16 or bitumen paint in the gas locker and under the front deck on steel narrow boat as i have pleanty which i could do with finding a use for and if it was suitable primacon for under water antifouling as a primer for this.any pointers if it would be ok would be very useful .thanks

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:09am

Post Subject: paint type suitability

Interuf 16 is a "High Build" Bitumen Paint. Bitumen paint could be anything unless you specify it. Primocon (capital P) is an underwater primer and/or barrier coat for use on top of an unknown paint. I am unclear about what you are asking. Primacon can be used as a primer for anti-fouling while bitumen can not. In fact a steel boat using bitumen would not normally use an anti-fouling paint. As the bottom of gas lockers suffer frequent damage and often get wet I, personally, use bitumen on the lower portion so it can be re-coated more easily. If you need regular access to the under deck area I would be reluctant to use bitumen because it takes ages to dry and may soften when heated by the sun. However I must refer you to the various makers technical data or customer services to confirm their product is suitable for your intended use. Tony Brooks

coolahba
coolahba

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:11pm

Post Subject: paint type suitability

thankyou tony thats very helpful and i will consult the makers data.

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