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Bildge paint

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:13 pm
by svenole
Whats good for painting your bilge? its already coated with epoxy. thanks

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:47 pm
by svenole
Have some you didn't like over epoxy? or some that you think is the best? what about the paint that goes over a epoxy covered floor?

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:25 pm
by bob smith
I used Sherwin Williams "tile-clad'. It's a 2 part epoxy (1-1) that is available in high gloss or satin and it can be tinted to any SW color.
Great stuff but a bit pricey at around $150 for 2 gal.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:59 pm
by kens
bob smith wrote:I used Sherwin Williams "tile-clad'. It's a 2 part epoxy (1-1) that is available in high gloss or satin and it can be tinted to any SW color.
Great stuff but a bit pricey at around $150 for 2 gal.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC
I used that also, mine was $100 for the 2gal kit about 5 year ago. it is holding up well.

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:23 pm
by svenole
What else??

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:04 pm
by TUGMYWAY
Bilgekote.
Worked very well for me!

http://www.yachtpaint.com/usa/diy/produ ... ekote.aspx

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:20 am
by jcallends
Rustoleum makes a one part epoxy garage floor paint, about $25/gal. at Home Depot.

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:57 am
by svenole
thank you

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:39 am
by svenole
Will gas and oil hurt epoxy? couldn't you just cover it with varnish? this way you can see the wood for problem spots.

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:41 am
by thudpucker
If your gonna have a messy wet bilge, just use the Porch & deck paint or that Oil put on the outside Porch's.
In my old Cedar boat, the bilge was always wet.
And Oil etc down there with the Salt water.
Whenever I had it out of the water for awhile, I'd wash it down on the inside, put a fan on the bilge till it dried and then slop and slobber on that Porch Oil.
I probably trailed an oil slick :lol:

That worked on boats I kept in the water most of the time. Puget Sound country will test to the Death, any kind of expensive effort to beat water damage.
After seeing some horrible efforts at scraping and painting the bilges, I decided to use that Porch & Deck oil. It worked very well for a long time on several boats.
Thompsons Water Seal is one brand I used. Whatever was on sale! :mrgreen:

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:55 am
by svenole
Thanks but im concerned about the gas too.........really don't myself spilling much though. the tanks going in the center console and it will have its own floor......think im covered :D

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:52 am
by jprice
I used pettit ez-bilge: http://www.pettitpaint.com/product.asp?id=215
It was easy to apply, and the final results came out nice, but you do have to closely follow the application instructions. Especially the part about the film thickness of no more than 4 mils (I still have no clue how anyone is supposed to know how thick 4mils of paint is :? ) Anyway, if you put it on too think, it literally takes weeks to cure and fully harden.

Not sure I like the idea of varnish in a bilge. Paint is completely opaque, so blocks any UV light from breaking down epoxy. Yeah, there's UV varnish, but not sure how resistant that is against gas, oil, etc.
Plus if you're worried about not being able to see "problem spots", I think it would actually be easier with paint. The paint should start to bubble up if any water got under there and started causing any rotting issues.

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:59 am
by BayouBengal
I ordered too much SystemThree LPU Mercer Green. I wonder if it would be okay to use it in the bilge?

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:53 am
by Bill Edmundson
Jeff

LPU is probably fine if water doesn't stay there all of the time. LPU may blister with long exposer to water.

Bill

Re: Bildge paint

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:26 am
by svenole
sun wont be a problem.