[baidarka] urethane coatings

Kirk Olsen (kolsen@imagelan.com)
Wed, 20 May 1998 08:13:50 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 08:13:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: Kirk Olsen <kolsen@imagelan.com>
To: baidarka <baidarka@lists.intelenet.net>
Subject: [baidarka] urethane coatings

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From: "Honel, Martin" <honelmar@unimail.unicous.com>

Here's my question for Baidarka Society and friends:

I plan to cover a kayak with polyester fabric and urethane. I
understand that billow@capecod.net recommends a coat of AU over the
urethane to produce an abrasion resistant shell on the boat. However he
also cautions at length about the highly toxic nature of AU. I'd like
to either just use the urethane or coat the urethane with some other
product that would give it some abrasion resistence. Perhaps mixing a
pigment and/or calcium carbonate with urethane. Or maybe just use
ordinary enamel paint as a topcoat?

Is urethane alone a satisfactory solution? billow mentioned that some
time back he was using urethane alone on nylon and that the nylon
absorbed water.