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Brian60

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Antifouling info please.
« on: March 20, 2013, 05:39:36 PM »

Hi guys,

In my never ending quest for adding to my info list, can anyone enlighten me as to colours for antifouling of working boats (not warships) from the turn of the century? I really do hate that bright signal red that seems to abound (my late period models have always been dull red oxide)

Was it always bright red on any ship or were  other colours used as well?

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Re: Antifouling info please.
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 06:34:30 PM »

It came in Red, ruddy brown, brown, green, and black.

For many of my ships, a company called KRYLON makes a red brown primer that works beautifully.

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Re: Antifouling info please.
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 07:25:53 PM »

Halford's red oxide primer is a safe bet for most circumstances.
 
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Re: Antifouling info please.
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 07:31:30 PM »

In the UK the car parts company Halfords supply a fair approximation of "red oxide" in spray cans , labelled  "red undercoat".   As our tame paint guru from Welsh Wales pointed out that matt paint is porous , a coat or two of a similar gloss before the matt should be advised.  I have no idea what type of paint it is but it works for me. 
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Re: Antifouling info please.
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 09:21:13 PM »

Thank you all, especially Umi for the colours. I do indeed use Halfords red oxide primer for my modern hulls as I mentioned, this is usually applied over the matt white primer. This happens to give a brilliant base coat for any other surface paint that you may wish to apply. The fact that these days it is acrylic albeit still stinks to high heaven, means you can use most types of top coat, acrylic/enamel/celluslose even oil!
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