Re: [baidarka] urethane coatings

stephen (
Wed, 20 May 1998 20:46:15 -0700

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Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 20:46:15 -0700
From: stephen <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] urethane coatings

What do you mean by AU. What's that?

At 08:13 AM 5/20/98 -0400, you wrote:
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>Subject: [Fwd: [baidarka] urethane coatings]
>From: "Honel, Martin" <>
>Here's my question for Baidarka Society and friends:
>I plan to cover a kayak with polyester fabric and urethane. I
>understand that 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.