Re: [baidarka] urethane coatings

Philip Wylie (pjwylie@planet.eon.net)
Wed, 20 May 1998 22:34:06 -0600

Date: 	Wed, 20 May 1998 22:34:06 -0600
From: Philip Wylie <pjwylie@planet.eon.net>
To: baidarka@lists.intelenet.net
Subject: Re: [baidarka] urethane coatings

Stephen,

AU is the abreviated term for 'aliphetic urethane'

cheers,

Philip

stephen wrote:
>
> What do you mean by AU. What's that?
>
> At 08:13 AM 5/20/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >
> >
> >---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >Subject: [Fwd: [baidarka] urethane coatings]
> >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.
> >
> >