[baidarka] tinting hypalon

Kirk Olsen (kolsen@imagelan.com)
Wed, 20 May 1998 08:00:28 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 08:00:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: Kirk Olsen <kolsen@imagelan.com>
To: baidarka <baidarka@lists.intelenet.net>
Subject: [baidarka] tinting hypalon

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From: "Ben Collman, Staff, JDHS, Juneau, AK" <collmanb@jsd.k12.ak.us>
Subject: tinting hypalon

First, thanks to all who responded to my request for info on fighting
sagging skins with nylon/hypalon. I sewed it extremely tight for starters
and ironed it briefly after first painting the seam so the holes wouldn't
tear any bigger. My friends who had the sagging skins have had them tighten
up some - I guess because of the amount of humidity in the air or something.

I'd like to paint my kayak or to tint the final coat of hypalon - somehow
having a boat that't the same color as a whitecap doesn't seem really
smart. Maybe chartreuse or bright yellow. Anybody have any good suggestions
for paint, and what type of stuff it's ok to add to the hypalon as a
coloring agent?

Thanks! Another coat and it's ready to float!

Ben Collman