Flowcoat paint...

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by Meneer, 23 Mar 2011.

  1. Meneer

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    I was thinking of painting the parts of my cabinet that gets a lot of condensation with Flowcoat. The hardener I believe has ammonia in. Would this still leak into the tank, or should it be safe once it is dry.

    I know there are other waterproofing paints, but I still have a couple of litres of Flowcoat left. For those that wonder, Flowcoat is like Gelcoat that they use as a final layer of fibreglass finish, but it dries completely and does not stay tacky.

    The resin however, is the same used in fiberglass work.
     
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    Hey Meneer

    First flowcoat isnt a paint its a polyster gelcoat which pushes wax out as apposed to a regular gelcoat which draws wax in so the result which the flowcoat gives you is a smooth feeling non sticky surface where as gelcoat would give you a smooth sticky surface. Then the catalyst for polyester's is a peroxide based catalyst so dont worry about amonia, Epoxy resins make use of a amonia based hardener system. I would say its a great idea as long as the surface is rough enough for the flowcaot to adhere to and dont try and do it all at once rather turn the cabinet on its sides and back this is assuming that the tank above is not full.

    Have fun
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    Thanx a lot Trev

    I am building the cabinet around the frame piece by piece, so I was just think about exposed edges that are not edged, and the top lid department.

    Thanx for the info
     
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    Good info
     
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    Hit the "thanks" button if you guys feel it is good info ;)
     
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