Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > The Bosun's Locker > Repairs & Maintenance
Cruiser Wiki

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-18-2013, 05:46 AM   #1
Commander
 
svhoneybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Home Port: Hobart
Vessel Name: Honey Bee
Posts: 125
Default Polyurethane Hull Paint

Honey Bee is up for a repaint. She was last painted with a polyurethane about 10 years ago. It is still sound, but showing its age.

We are planning to repaint with a polyurethane sometime in the next few weeks. The question is: Which one?

So what is your favourite paint?
__________________

__________________
I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: New Caledonia, Australia.
svhoneybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #2
Commander
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 125
Send a message via MSN to Qldcruiser
Default

Stay away from Altex paints. Spent a fortune buying the paint and was faulty from the get go. Ended up with International and have painted three other boats with it. Fabulous to apply with a brush and tip method. Always available for advice
Cheers
Rob & Annette
S/V Blue Lady
__________________

__________________
Qldcruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
Admiral
 
Auzzee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Home Port: Darwin
Vessel Name: Sandettie
Posts: 1,726
Default

I agree with Rob and Annette. I have always had a good outcome with International. I have used both the two pack and single pack. The two pack lasts longer, but the single pack with the teflon additive brushes on beautifully.
__________________
"if at first you don't succeed....Redefine success"!


Auzzee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
Moderator
 
delatbabel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 687
Send a message via AIM to delatbabel
Default

Never had a problem with Altex paints on steel. Make sure your surface prep is good but that goes for any paint. I have 2 pack Altex polyurethane over 2 pack Altex epoxy primer and it has lasted for several years without showing any sign of age.
__________________
= New South Wales, Queensland,
delatbabel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 09:20 PM   #5
Commander
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 125
Send a message via MSN to Qldcruiser
Default

I was a fan of Altex because it is Australian and Qld company. Did a near perfect job of preperation on my yacht. Painted the boat and wet it looked like a new coin. When it dried it looked like I had painted her with a rake. They blamed the weather, the prep, and just about anything they could think of. Ended up costing me over ten grand. Since then I have used International Paints and when there has been a problem they sent a rep, sorted the issue which was mine, but still offered me the paint for free to rectify. Doesnt get better than that.

Cheers
Rob & Annette
S/V Blue Lady
__________________
Qldcruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 09:36 AM   #6
Ensign
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Home Port: Brooklyn (Sydney)
Vessel Name: Yantara
Posts: 21
Default

So,
how different is it using the 2 part International (Perfection) versus the 0ne part (Toplac) in terms of difficulty doing the actual job and the lasting quality?

I got a quote to paint - and know that we will need to be doing the job ourselves based on the quote.

Boat is dynel sheathed timber - current paint well worn.

Ta
Mike
__________________
marramarra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 04:22 PM   #7
Admiral
 
Auzzee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Home Port: Darwin
Vessel Name: Sandettie
Posts: 1,726
Default

I don't know a lot about dynel, but I imagine it must stretch to accommodate the movement of the timber substrate. Two pack urethane is not elastic and is not as good in that department as single pack when coating timber. I may be wrong, but it could be worth checking.
Cheers.
__________________
"if at first you don't succeed....Redefine success"!


Auzzee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 04:19 AM   #8
Commander
 
svhoneybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Home Port: Hobart
Vessel Name: Honey Bee
Posts: 125
Default

So, we did finally make a choice, or had one made for us. Honey Bee had her topsides sprayed by Able Marine in Kettering. They use Wattyl Colourthane, so that is what went on. Amazing gloss finish, with an amazing bill to go with it. Now almost too terrified to move the boat for fear of smudging the finish!
__________________

__________________
I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: New Caledonia, Australia.
svhoneybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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
İn Hull Depth Transponders For Steel Hull ? steelfan General Cruising Forum 3 09-14-2007 02:35 PM
Which Paint To Use? Auzzee General Cruising Forum 22 08-19-2007 12:25 AM
Bottom paint for aluminium hull BJSmith General Cruising Forum 2 08-21-2006 04:28 PM
Paint Auzzee General Cruising Forum 3 07-26-2006 10:13 AM
Bottom Paint? Bajamas General Cruising Forum 7 02-20-2006 12:44 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0