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  1. #1

    Applying Imron paint

    I'm painting a replacement hatch cover that goes over the cabin door on my 38 FBDC. I'm going to roll and tip it.

    Just picked up the paint and read the instructions while at the store, it says to use 'Activator'.

    Paint $68 a Qt
    Activator $57 pint

    Question is, what is the activator for? Do you have to use it? Is it a thinner, hardner?

    Thanks in advance, Rick

    Rick
    1973 38 FBDC
    rswirtz@hotmail.com


  2. #2

    Re: Applying Imron paint

    Yes and no.

    The paint will dry without activator. The paint will cure with it.

    Its a cross locked polymer that cures to make it so durable so use the activator and get the benefit of the paints durability.
    Scott
    41C117 "Hattatude"
    Port Canaveral Florida.


    When I want your opinion I'll give it to you?

  3. #3

    Re: Applying Imron paint

    more paint can reading: it says : FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY by professional, trained painters. Not for sale to or by the general public.

    hmmmm........ sounds like some scary paint.

    Rick
    1973 38 FBDC
    rswirtz@hotmail.com


  4. #4

    Re: Applying Imron paint

    Don't breath the fumes. Use a respirator ( fresh air supply) if spraying and be careful of the overspray as its some tough paint to get off.
    Scott
    41C117 "Hattatude"
    Port Canaveral Florida.


    When I want your opinion I'll give it to you?

  5. #5

    Re: Applying Imron paint

    if you are unfamiliar with 2 part paints you really need to read the msds and application sheets. 2 part paints are not you're fathers enamel and can do serious damage to you if you don't take precations.

    jim
    SALTY
    1973 38' AFT CABIN

  6. #6

    Re: Applying Imron paint

    I have sprayed a lot of IMRON over the years on motorcycles/cars/boats/ariplanes and believe it to be the best paint you can apply.

    DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT USING IT WITHOUT THE APPROPRIATE TOXIC CHEMICAL MASK!!! Don't even mix it without the mask! It is TOXIC. I had a friend collapse while spraying a very small panel in open air without a respirator.

    When he awoke in the hospital, the doctor actually told him that if it was up to him they would have ignored him and allowed Darwin's "survival of the Fittest" to work as it should! Per OSHA you should be wearing a suit with a supplied air respirator though if you are not spraying, the need for the suit is probably minimal.

    Also, as mentioned, without the activator, it's not even good regular paint. Just use Brightside or something similar if you don't want/need the durability of Imron.

    Re rolling and tipping - I have never done this with Imron and, as far as I know, it does not have a good reputation for this. However, I have never researched it. There may be some new recommendations for mixing, etc that make it more suitable for that purpose.

  7. #7

    Re: Applying Imron paint

    Imron is meant to be sprayed!!!!! If you roll and tip you need a paint that can be rolled and tipped. You use different Catalyst and thinner for the application you are using such a spray or roll. For a small part I would just use the Brightside or Perfection. If you can't match the color you can buy two colors and blend them if you want.
    Dan
    End Of The Line II
    1967 34C

    EOTL II Rebuild Web Page

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  8. #8

    Re: Applying Imron paint

    Thanks all, Yeah that stuff is beyond my amatuer usage, I took it back and got a refund.

    Rick
    1973 38 FBDC
    rswirtz@hotmail.com


  9. #9

    Re: Applying Imron paint

    I guess I was one of the lucky ones. Last Nov. while on the hard for a bottom job, I sanded down my spray rails and applied emron with a brush. First the primer andthen the Hatteras white. Really turned out nice and smooth. I was surprised at how it flowed together. Looks last a spray job from up on the dock. Just my 2 cents worth.
    captbuddy

  10. #10

    Re: Applying Imron paint

    Imron may be applied by brush, roll or spray. There are appropriate thinners.
    No two component paint can be used without the activator.

    http://pc.dupont.com/Phantom/content/DIC-main.html

    There are many low VOC mixes that eliminate the need for any respiratory protection when OUTSIDE and when BRUSHING or ROLLING. A standard respirator is not a bad thing...safety glasses also.

    Dupont 2 component products say for professional and/or industrial use. The industrial products are better as they are cheaper and have more solids. Possibly 1% less sheen. You will never see it.

    Go buy it back!

    Ted

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