Re: paint job - pigment e

Posted by LeeG on Nov 12, 2004

you can pigment the fill coats but it won't replace paint,,mostly it helps to even out the variation of the underlying surface being covered. For example it takes a lot of coats of yellow for good coverage so using a white pigmented base can reduce the number of coats of paint by about one. It may take three coats of red to cover the hull with wet-sanding between the second and third coat,,or 4 coats of yellow. Using a white base you can get ok coverage with three. The only time I tried a colored pigment was using the cheap gel-coat repair packages and the epoxy came out translucent. MAS or West Systems sells white/black pigment in larger containers than the little 1oz squeeze tubes.

In Response to: paint job - pigment epoxy by ray on Nov 12, 2004