Re: [baidarka] Water Cured AU

Brian McDaniel (
Mon, 25 May 1998 09:57:57 -0700

Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 09:57:57 -0700
From: Brian McDaniel <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] Water Cured AU

I throw in my two cents from time to time, this time to support AU as
the coating of choice. So far, I have successfully treated both 14 oz &
10.5 oz nylon with AU. The 14 oz was treated with Smith & Co
(510-237-6842) 330/420 AU. The 10 oz was treated with Gacoflex UA-75
product. The coatings have been subject to several years of abraison;
washing across reefs (aggressive enough to tear copper-strip skid from
the hull below the bow stem bulkhead), being thrown and ground against
walls of barnacles and mussells in rock gardens and numerous rocky beach
medium-surf landings. The 330/420 product is superior to the UA-75 by
every observation. Both are, by my observation, superior to
hypalon/neoprene coatings. A note on U.V. degradation: after three
years of full exposure to the sunlight, of the three coatings in my
backyard only the 330/420 shows no effects.

TUFLEX sounds interesting...