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From the Nov. 2010 blog entry of Ellen and David Dawson

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two part epoxy Bilge Paint


COATING THE BILGE WITH EPOXY PAINT

 

Why Water Gard 300 epoxy is the BEST in its class:

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Much, though not all, of the paint flaked off as we cleaned and degreased the bilge. Our goal is to have a bilge that is clean, as dry as possible, with the fiberglass protected from the effects of water.

After debating the merits of various paints and coatings, we decided on a two-part epoxy paint that bonds a hard, shiny, white shell onto the fiberglass.

We ordered a supply of Water Gard 300™, an "Immersion Grade Cycloaliphatic Epoxy," from Progressive Epoxy Polymers — two gallons of the Part A white pigmented base, plus 1 gallon of the Part B catalyst. Paul Oman has a very helpful website and communicated well via email while we were researching coatings. The Water Gard 300 is low in VOCs and was not unpleasant to work with — even in the cramped, unventilated confines behind the engine — but the Xylol we added to thin the Water Gard, even in the small amounts we used, was very irritating and required opening hatches to vent while working.
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I began with the easiest part of the bilge — the salon portion — accessible, shallow. After the first day, I phoned home, complaining that it was the messiest, most difficult project I'd ever undertaken, and that I would never do it again. The stuff soaked through my clothes, coated my skin, every single tool, and all my carefully-taped drop cloths, with sticky white goo.

After removing and bagging all of the drop cloths, I changed clothes and carefully laid them out to dry. That night, I spent a sleepless hour mentally refining my technique and fretting about putting on the second coat.

Next day, I donned my paint outfit, which had "cured" overnight. I felt like the Tin Man. Things went much better — so much so that I finished the salon bilge, put down a first coat in the head bilge and the forepeak chain locker, and had enough energy left over to tackle some other smaller projects on the winter punch list.

This was mostly a one-person project except for the aft bilge. There, one person (me) wedged herself next to the engine with brush or roller in hand, while a second person (partner) mixed Part A and Part B and handed it in when needed.

We found that painting the upper part of the forepeak was also easier with two people, though it could be done alone, albeit less conveniently.

The quantity of Water Gard we ordered was just enough for two coats everywhere except the upper part of the forepeak. We used extra material on the aft bilge in an effort to make sure the less accessible surfaces were thoroughly coated. If not for this, we probably would have been able to get a second coat into the upper half of the forepeak.
Epoxy paint tools and techniques

The temperature inside the boat ranged from about 58° F to 68° F. I discovered that batches of 18 ounces total material were just about right for applying before it began to kick.

Because the ratio of Part A to Part B is two to one, I bought an 8-ounce measuring cup and a 4-ounce measuring cup, plus two spatulas, one wide and one narrow. I thought it would be important to have distinct measuring and scraping tools for Part A and Part B so they would never become mixed by mistake.

I used a tall 24-ounce plastic container to mix the components together. For each batch, I measured out 12 ounces of Part A (one and a half of the larger measuring cups) and scraped it into the mixing container. Then I measured out 6 ounces of Part B (one and a half of the smaller measuring cups) and scraped it into the mixing container. Finally I added 1 ounce of Xylol, to thin it just a bit. I used a VSR electric drill with a mixing bit to blend the ingredients. — — — Be careful, the mixture is very thick and the drill must be driven at a very slow speed, or a huge mess can result! I speak from experience, alas.

After each session was done, I discarded the mixing container; but I cleaned up the mixing cups and spatulas with Xylol.

Just as a certain collection of brushes was important to the success of the bilge cleaning chore, the right tools are essential to the success of painting with two-part epoxy.

First, I taped edges, hardware, and wiring with blue painter's tape. The engine, the mast in the salon and the bitts in the forepeak were completely covered and taped off with a drop cloth and plastic garbage bags.

I used the cheap, hairy, tan brushes sold at paint stores to "cut in" — if you can call the pushing-around of thickened goo "cutting in" — around edges, hoses, hardware, into corners, and so on, where rollers or paint pads would not be useful. The 4-inch and 2.5-inch widths were handy. Don't waste money on better brushes; you will throw them away after each painting session. In the aft bilge, I used duct tape to secure the brush onto a wooden handle, and was able to paint the narrow aft wall and all the inside-turning edges of the bilge; it was sloppy but effective.

Most broad expanses of the bilge were painted using a paint pad. Following advice gleaned on the Internet, I bought a red Shur-Line™ applicator and a supply of 9-inch paint pads. Supposedly, this brand stands up to the rigors of the thick epoxy paint. It did, though the paint pad tended to pop out of the applicator when I held it by the handle — I ended up getting a good grip on pad and applicator together, ignoring the handle, and it worked just fine. I'd pour a ribbon of epoxy paint onto the paint pad and then wipe it onto the bilge surface, then dragged it across and down several times to spread the paint. The material went on smoothly and evenly this way. Avoid going back and forth too many times, especially after you've moved on to another section, because you will create drag marks as the stuff begins to kick.

Finally, I used a roller, designated for use with epoxy, on a telescoping handle in the deep aft bilge. Here, I poured a ribbon of material right on the vertical bilge sides, then used the roller to push it around as evenly as possible. I wasn't able to see well the side nearest where I was wedged behind the engine, but on inspection later (with mirrors and crouching in the bilge forward of the engine), I found I hadn't done such a bad job covering everything.

In the end, I've become a fan of two-part epoxy paint. I would definitely use it again.

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Seabrook Tx channel - about 1990


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Vendor Comments (12/10):

Water Gard 300 epoxy paint is our most common epoxy for barrier coat hull protection on fiberglass boat hulls (Our Corro Coat fc 2100A epoxy paint which is reinforced with Kevlar (tm) micro fibers and our flexible CM 15 epoxy paint are also popular barrier coat epoxies. The Water Gard and the fc 2100 can actually be applied underwater). CLICK HERE to visit the epoxy paint section of our online marine catalog. We created this page to illustrate the use of these epoxies inside the bilge areas of boats instead of just as a barrier coat.


Water Gard and fc2100A can be purchased at our second, really simple web site - EpoxyUSA.com

This product is a Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. best selling, favorite product. Visit our FAVORITES - 7 EPOXIES THAT WILL FIX ANYTHING  web page at: epoxyproducts.com/favorites4u.html View other popular one-of-a-kind products.

What Makes Water Gard 300 (tm) A Superior Epoxy Coating For Your Application?

Water Gard 300 is not a simple epoxy paint but rather an epoxy adduct. In general terms epoxy adducts have some of the Part A resin added to the Part B curing agent during manufacture. The result is improvement in most of the coating's physical properties (which is way you are using an epoxy in the first place). This includes reduced yellowing, better curing and a host of other property improvements. A better epoxy for better results!

Learn more about epoxy adducts at the Vanguard Concrete Coating web site.

 

Under a different original label Water Gard 300 was approved for potable water and approved with only a handful of other coatings for nuclear reactor use. Water Gard 300 (tm) is one of the highest performance, best quality epoxies in the Marketplace.

 

Tonga Based Dive Boat Pontoons

Refurbished with white

Water Gard 300(tm) Epoxy Paint

 


Barrier Coat 101 - IN A NUTSHELL

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STEP 1)  Prep the hull removing most or all of the existing paints and coatings.

STEP 2) Fix any blisters as per epoxyproducts.com/blister4u.html using Low V epoxy and Wet Dry 700 kevlar (tm) underwater epoxy (the Wet Dry 700 is one of our epoxies used to save the sunken yacht Banshee it can be applied underwater).

STEP 3) Optionally prime / seal the hull with ESP 155 epoxy primer (not for sale in S. California). Generally used to help sealing and bonding on abrasive blasted (i.e. 'damaged') hulls, sun weathered hulls, or old fiberglass. About 75% of owners prime/seal with ESP 155.

STEP 4) Using short nap rollers apply a coat of epoxy barrier paint (yielding about 8 - 12  mils of thickness - most sources recommend 10-12 mils). Use CM 15 epoxy on hulls that have a bit of flex or if applying in hot weather (CM 15 has a long pot life and more than ordinary epoxy flex. - coverage 1 gal covers about 150 sf). Most owners use our Water Gard 300 epoxy paint sold in light blue or white - 3 gal unit covers about 400 sf. Also used as a bilge coating). Owner also use our gray, Kevlar (tm) reinforced, epoxy paint called Corro Coat fc 2100A. A 1.5 gal unit covers about 150 sf. It is also one of the other epoxies (applied with fiberglass cloth underwater) to save the sunken yacht Banshee. The Water Gard 300 and the Corro Coat fc 2100A also make a good bilge coating.

STEP 5) 'Scratch up' the surface (recommended) and apply your bottom paint as per manufacturer's direction. Or consider the 'copper epoxy' option (fine copper powder mix into a thin epoxy - our Low V epoxy - and applied to the hull.


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Dec 2008 from Doug: "The following is my opinion of a good company. My affiliation is as a DIY end user. No recompense, no funny business: I've been refurbishing our 1973 ketch and have done some epoxy work in that process. I've never worked with epoxy before this. I talked to several local glass workers and researched on line to learn a bit about epoxy. I searched for different vendors and their prices. I settled on a place in New Hampshire called Progressive Epoxy Polymers. (http://www.epoxyproducts.com)

My first thought was, what a mess of a website. I found it very confusing. Since I first came upon it, there have been improvements made to make it more "user friendly". Aside from that, the site is most informative to this beginning DIY's. I was won over by the explanations, descriptions of chemistries, MSDS's , suggested usages, and personal responsiveness of the owner and his wife. I did a calculation of prices per ounce, approximating the match of the different brand's products. I realize that there is no way I can say I'm comparing the same chemistry of different brands. Nevertheless, Progressive Epoxy prices remain the best I have found.

I've used the Premium No Blush (~15 gallons), Low-V (~2 gal), a putty with kevlar, and some elastomeric stuff. In addition I've used the fumed silica, micro balloons, ezy-thick, chopped glass & milled glass.

Progressive Epoxy Polymers is my epoxy source, I recommend them."

 

 


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ALUTHANE (tm) MOISTURE CURED URETHANE (MCU)

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Aluminum boat restoration and sealing/leak stop

MCU aluthane

Dock Boat-lift restoration and repair

 

What is an MCU Coating? 

MCU stands for Moisture Cured Urethane and makes a very superior high performance  coating. These are a unique type of coating much better known in commercial industrial painting circles than within the general public market.  Most MCU coatings use tiny aluminum flake as pigment which gives them their classic silvery/gray color and enhances their remarkable properties.

MCU contain lots of solvents which aids in penetrating tiny cracks and crevices. The coating scavenges moisture from its contact surfaces and the air and undergoes an cross-linking molecular process which 'grips' or grabs onto surfaces for outstanding adhesion, even with poorly prepared surfaces. Removing internal surface moisture removes one of the key components necessary for rust development.

The resulting dry surface (aided by the stacking aluminum pigment platelets) provides a physical barrier to air and oxygen, another necessary component for rust to form.  The result is a thin, hard coating that seals our air, water, salts, minerals etc.  essentially encapsulating the surface  It therefore is one of the best, easy to apply, rust and corrosion control coatings.

Its amazing adhesion results in a versatile coating well suited for use on steel, aluminum, concrete, fiberglass, wood etc. It can be used as a primer/sealer, a middle coat or a exposed as a topcoat. The aluminum pigmented versions have no UV issues, can be applied at low temperatures and operate at temperatures of up to about 400 degrees F. Besides being used as a rust stopper is also has applications on  boats, roofing and flooring applications. In is used a lot in the industrial, automotive, marine and farm marketplaces. The AUTO RESTORATION market is one place these coatings are widely promoted within the 'DIY home' marketplace.  Learn more about Aluthane......

 

 


 

 

EMERGENCY YACHT  UNDERWATER REPAIR

A Case Study Using Progressive Epoxy Polymer's  Underwater Epoxy - WET DRY 700 Underwater Epoxy  and Corro Coat FC2100A (BUY NOW) read how our epoxies and customer service saved the day over a decade ago (2003).  Read more (click here). Those products and service still available to you - call 603 435 7199 anytime and ask for Paul Oman.

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