Originally Posted by nmuir
I had good experience with tuff coat. Tuff-Coat Inflatable Boat Restoration Paint
Looking closely you know it has been re-painted. From 5 feet away it looks amazing. Lasted well for the 3 seasons I had the RIB before it was resold.
If yours is chaulky you might need to get it cleaned so the treatment has something to stick to. From memory they say do a Toluene wipe first.
Yes, Tuff Coat is the way to go. Wipe with toluene first if the hypalon isn't all that clean. The basecoat is toluene soluble. Go to some trouble to get iit into the seams as best you can. The topcoat is water soluble, but obviously bonds to the basecoat chemically.
I was able to stop almost all tube leaks. On one tube I could have re-done a small area of seam that had a slow leak but as it was taking quite a few days to deflate it was good enough to sell. I showed the buyer where the leak was and gave him the leftover paint so he could do the repair himself.
Pic after completion is from more than 5' away, but it did look quite good at that distance as well.