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Posted by junglehabitats on April 21, 2003 at 09:13:56:
In Reply to: Marine enamel paint posted by chris_harper2 on April 21, 2003 at 08:14:49:
:Can't wait to see the finished pictures.
:Tell me more about the marine enamel paint. Have you used this much in high-humidity habitats? If so, how long has it held up to repeated mistings, moist substrate, etc.?
:Does it actually water-proof the wood or just add a high degree of water-resistance?
:Is it any more difficult to work with than other oil-based paints?
The Marine Enamel doesnt actually waterproof the wood it more less creates a "shell" that covers the wood .If you have seen a boats decks and walls its the same paint.Gives a high degree of moisture resistance.It is more expensive then ordinary enamels but the cost versus the effect is well worth it. With Oil based paints you can acheive the same effect by using a gloss paint and then add a additive known as "Jap Dryer" no pun inteneded just the trade name and i think its the actual name.What that does is lets the paint flow smoother and creates a drying effect to speed the drying process of the oil based which would usally require 24 hrs between coats.
Far as durability in humid , and constant misting it holds up superbly(sp) due to its normal useage intended for hi humidity conditions ( boats and open areas of marine enviroments) i will have pictures posted by midweek of the finished product.Now the kicker is i may have forced myself to purchase a new snake at the upcomming show .... lol as i only Have BCI no abs in my collection now.Thats what i get when i get bored i build new cages that i then need to " put something in" cause i have a extra cage. lol i now live in a pup tent which im now trying to build a cage for it to !