Painting Royalux Hull & bottom
Posted by: old_user on Oct-13-12 6:11 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
Want to paint Royalux hull red and apply some type of abrasive protection to bottom. Have access to painting shop (Auto Body Students at a Technical College) Need paint and etc. info....
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consider spray paints|
Posted by: pblanc on Oct-13-12 6:45 PM (EST)
I think your goal may not be appropriate|
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-13-12 7:42 PM (EST)
If you use a canoe, you will scratch the surface. For a Royalex boat, that means you will scratch the vinyl top layer.
yes to all the above|
Posted by: daggermat on Oct-13-12 8:44 PM (EST)
I use krylon Fusion to cover wear spots, and as a poler in granite infested rivers, that means the whole bottom. I also use it to cover patches from when I launch into water colored rocks. As Pete said, the Red clogged on me every can (I had a case of 6), while the Evergreen (case of 6) sprayed good throughout the can. Several of my canoes are now very festively colored; thinking of trying silver and see if I can get Festivus into the picture.
Not worth it, imo|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Oct-14-12 1:03 AM (EST)
As g2d states, Royalex has a pretty tough outside layer of vinyl, which slips nicely and quietly over river rocks. It's not going to wear through except under extreme whitewater usage. Putting something over the vinyl to resist abrasion would probably lessen the slipperiness.
I know! Store it along an ocean dock, |
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-14-12 1:52 AM (EST)
and eventually you'll have a nice, protective layer of barnacles!
Painting Royalex Hull|
Posted by: papav on Oct-14-12 8:36 AM (EST)
Although I have never painted a complete Royalex canoe, I have done repairs and spot painting to many. I use acrylic lacquer (getting hard to find) with a flex additive. The lacquer is solvent based and will bite into the vinyl layer. A light coat of adhesion promotor will also help. These are automotive related products so I am sure your Body Shop people can help.
Posted by: rblturtle on Oct-15-12 12:15 PM (EST)
When I worked at a Pontiac dealer in the early 70's,they had what was called an "Endura?" ft. bumper made out of body color,soft type material that was impervious to small bumps. They had a special paint,2 part I think, that was flexible to use to repaint them. If by some slim chance it is still avalible,it should be the perfect paint for a roylex boat.
Posted by: daggermat on Oct-15-12 6:47 PM (EST)