system 3 pigment dispersion

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system 3 pigment dispersion

Post by DrBryanJ » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:12 am

Has anyone used system 3 pigment dispersion in their epoxy instead of paint? Looks interesting, but still needs uv protection.
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Re: system 3 pigment dispersion

Post by rleete » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:51 am

If you still need to paint, what's the advantage?

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Re: system 3 pigment dispersion

Post by DrBryanJ » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:37 am

Just needs to be clearcoated. No primer, no multiple layers of paint. Also can be mixed to any color you want. Don't know if it is an advantage. Just something I saw and wondered if anyone has used it and what they thought of it.
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Re: system 3 pigment dispersion

Post by Adrock1 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:05 pm

I've often thought it would make a good bilge paint where UV isn't an issue.

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Re: system 3 pigment dispersion

Post by rleete » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:00 am

I suppose tinting the epoxy would make sense if you plan on painting, but don't want the base color to show through. For instance, tinting the epoxy red for a red painted hull would require fewer coats of paint to cover. I suppose tinting is significantly cheaper overall than another full coat of paint.

The trick would be to measure carefully so as to make the tinted epoxy the same over the whole area.

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Re: system 3 pigment dispersion

Post by JimmY » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:17 am

It wouldn't be easy to do a two tone paint job.
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Re: system 3 pigment dispersion

Post by DrBryanJ » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:08 pm

That was one of my concerns. If I want the bottom red, but the sides clear, how do I get a nice transition?

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