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Hello, Looking to paint my hull over. Have been using Systems Three LPU, hold up very well but I find it hard to apply it right. At times it set to fast and you get dry spots. Tried spraying with little luck, brushing looks just OK. Are their any two part paints you can brush that are more forgiving?
04-21-2004, 09:28 PM
I've used Interlux's two part LP paint with reasonable success. I've brushed it on and I've also rolled and tipped it working together with my father. Both methods worked reasonably well, and it was dark blue paint, which is a tough color (dark colors show errors much more than light colors). However, I think it's safe to say that it's still about the most challenging paint I've ever used so I can't say whether it's any better than Systems Three's stuff. You might consider thinning it a bit before you put it on. It will take more coats but they should go on more easily.
04-22-2004, 08:04 AM
Sterling LPU is the most user-friendly two-part paint I've ever used. It's easy to appy by brush, and it levels beautifully.
04-22-2004, 08:55 AM
Topo, have you talked to System Three about the tricks for successful spraying. I thought I was so so with a spray gun. Barns are easy. Dupont automotive enamel (Cintari with hardener) turned out okay on the Long EZ. But the WRC beat me until I called System Three. The trick they said is to spray a very light coat, let it flash off and spray another light coat a little heavier than the first, and another a little heavier still. Prairie Islander now wears a fine coat of System Three WRC.
[ 04-22-2004, 09:55 AM: Message edited by: NormMessinger ]
Thanks for your responses, I like the System Three LPU and have tried light coats etc. Some times you get it right, most times I get blotches when it dries to fast, go a little heavier and you get sags. I am not consistent with the results. I am going to take a look at Stirling LPU and see what colors they have to offer. Sooner or later I may get it right.
[ 04-22-2004, 09:04 PM: Message edited by: Topo ]
04-26-2004, 07:02 AM
Two part urethanes are generally either
polyester polyurethanes or acrylic polyurethanes.
Best to know which you are talking about so that you can compare 'apples to apples'
progressive epoxy pollymers
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