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Old 02-08-2021, 07:20 PM   #41
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on one more note... Rustloum was always used on steel as a pre coat I have been on tugs for over 40 years and that was what we used. If someone gave me a NEW can of it I would NEVER apply it to my fiberglass boat (or even a non-friend). As another member said it is oil based and not probably a good idea!
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Old 02-09-2021, 07:49 AM   #42
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I was associated with the industrial coatings industry for many years. I have done bilges on 2 of my boats (after proper cleaning) with a 2 part epoxy coating. It requires very careful use practices, i.e. ventilation of combustible fumes, proper PPE for both skin and aspiration protection, but if you are willing to observe those requirements I will say the stuff is EXTREMELY durable and adheres tenaciously. I'm not making a comparison to any of the products suggested here, I just used it because I was familiar with it. With a professional discount, it can be had at most paint supply houses for a bout $90.00 for a 2 gallon kit. It also stores for a very long time as it doesn't "dry", it cures, and only when the 2 parts are mixed.
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Old 02-11-2021, 04:35 PM   #43
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I've used 2-part vinylester on bilges with very good results. As stated above, you need to read the instructions for mixing, application and safe handling.
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Old 02-11-2021, 05:04 PM   #44
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As the original responder, I stand by my original negative response to painting fiberglass bilge with oil-based paint. You WILL regret it.
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Old 02-11-2021, 11:29 PM   #45
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I think ill be fine. 2nd time in 16 years. boat is a 1966. They did not use anything but oil based enamels back then.
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