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Nedmack posted 02-07-2003 05:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for Nedmack   Send Email to Nedmack  
Anyone had any luck tinting Marine Tex? I thought that I heard somewhere that you could use acrylic paints? My hull is Desert Tan and I would like to come close to the original color if I can.
weekendwarrior posted 02-07-2003 07:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for weekendwarrior  Send Email to weekendwarrior     
I know that it comes in some color other than white.. grey maybe? Not sure if it comes in other colors too..?..
Dick posted 02-07-2003 07:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I just pulled the instructions from a box I had in the shop.

"Marine-Tex can be tinted, using epoxy pigments, or by adding ITW Evercoat coloring agents to the resin before it is mixed with the catalyst"

Dick

grandmufti posted 02-07-2003 10:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for grandmufti  Send Email to grandmufti     
Acrylic-Raw Sienna
Buy it at the local craft store.It is an artist or craft paint.I have used it and it works well.
gvisko posted 02-08-2003 07:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for gvisko  Send Email to gvisko     
The grey marine tex is for repairs on metal.
The white is for fiberglass repairs.


gvisko

ratherwhalering posted 02-10-2003 03:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Grey looks terrible on dessert tan. Use white, and tint with epoxy pigments, available at west marine. It dries darker than it looks when mixed, so start light and work your way darker. Wouldn't it be nice if Marine Tex came in dessert tan? I'll bet Spectrum could help them in this regard...
where2 posted 02-10-2003 06:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
You know, maybe the tint will help the Marine Tex holt is color better. In Florida, the UV cooks it into a yellowy off white in a few years anyway...

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