Epoxy as paint?

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by firecat1981, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    I've been using interlux brightside for a while now and it works ok, but I was wondering if it's possible to epoxy resin as a topcoat? Since it is very durable and waterproof I figured it might be worth looking into. I know the downside of the resin is the sun can break it down, so is their something I can add to it to stop that? maybe a UV stabilized tint or something?
    It's to late to use it on my current project, but in the future it might work for me.
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    There are additives, but it's cheaper to overcoat the epoxy with a spar varnish.
    Long term exposure to UV eats epoxy. But, if garage kept, the epoxy holds up well.
    The only difference after a year, is that the epoxy on the Slipper has darkened.
    Now it's a darker, more golden tone than when originally applied.

    There are UV resistant epoxies for surfboards and sailboards
    Not cheap, but neither is regular epoxy.

    http://www.mertons.com/Epoxy/epoxy_resins/sb.html
     

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