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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Commercial Shrip Boats use Interlex paint...

I was in Charleston, SC last week so i went down to the warf to see what was going on with the boats. I got to talking to a couple old sea hands so i asked them what kind of paint they use on their boats. All of them said Interlex (sp)? Its kinda an expoxy looking thingy, and comes in smooth and non-slip. The non-slip was pretty close to durabak but more "sandy" and less "rubery". They paint the boats every 5-7 years. This stuff is tuff! 5 years is the same as 42,720 salt spray hours!!! What do you guys think? Too good to be true? Or the miracle paint?

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Re: Commercial Shrip Boats use Interlex paint...

Tim, should have called me this weekend I needed help takin' out my clutch. Yes, interlux paint is pretty good stuff. It was made for fiberglass and wood applications. I am not sure the paint is ok for metal or not. All they do is add a little sand to the paint to give that non-skid finish. I think there is better paint for metal called "Sterling". It was developed from people who left the "Awl-grip" place. (US Paint).
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Re: Commercial Shrip Boats use Interlex paint...

bummer... I thought i was going to be a hero! You are certaint it is for glass and wood? Sounded to me like it was for metal. Maybe i was asking the wrong questions though. Those guys were kinda hard to understand...

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Re: Commercial Shrip Boats use Interlex paint...

The old owner of my jeep painted it with interlex boat paint and it works real good. I've had it 4 years and only now does the paint start to look like crap. and I did put that jeep thru some nasty trails. Oh yea, it also holds putty on the body real good...godd enough to have everyone ask me if it was a fiberglass body.anyways good luck.

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You can use the paint on steel, you just have to get the right primer system for it. The paint is good but keep a few things in mind; its flexable which is good but it will start to spider wed after 3-5 years, it is almost impossible to fix(can't buff it), it exspencive to. Don't get me wrong the stuff is strong, hard to scratch, and very weather proof. I use it a lot in the marine industry, can't beat it, but then again we aren't driving our boat through the trees.

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Re: Commercial Shrip Boats use Interlex paint...

when it spider webs does it peel up or is it the pigment only that spider webs? Is the webing caused by the sun or by the salt? Since you have had experience with it would you use it to paint a jeep? BTW what type of primer system do you need to use? Thanks- Tim

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