In shipbuilding and ship repair it is impossible to do without ship enamels. They are necessary to protect the surfaces of ships from the adverse effects of external factors. These enamels protect the boat from corrosion caused by moisture.
Given the special conditions for the use of ship enamels, there are a number of rules that must be taken into account in the process of their application. First, all corrosive areas must be removed from the surface to be treated. Secondly, you will need to degrease this surface and apply a primer. If a wooden structure is being processed, then drying oil is preliminarily applied. Thirdly, the ship's enamel must be thoroughly mixed and diluted with a solvent.
As for the application methods, all methods available or recommended by the manufacturer can be used. Another important nuance - this paint and varnish material can be applied only at temperatures from + 5 ° C.
Among the key advantages of ship enamels are:
- resistance to the negative effects of wind, as well as sea and fresh water;
- the ability to protect the surface from destruction in high humidity conditions;
- not susceptible to fading in direct sunlight;
- fire resistance;
- resistance to microorganisms;
- no harsh chemicals that could harm the environment.
Among the large number of ship enamels, PF-1145, XC-436, EP-437 and XC-5226 deserve special attention. It should be noted that a large assortment of enamels more can be found on the website of the company that produces and the sale of industrial paints and varnishes.
PF-1145 is an enamel for painting the outer surfaces of ships. This type of paintwork materials has a high level of weather and moisture resistance. In addition, this enamel is resistant to mineral oils. PF-1145 is based on epoxy ester and pentaphthalic resins.
XC-436 is one of the most popular brands of enamel. It can be used to paint both large and small boats. XC-436 is characterized by resistance to factors that cause corrosion. Therefore it is recommended to use it for painting the hull of ships below the waterline. Other advantages of this paintwork material include resistance to mechanical stress and biological inertness.
EP-437 is an enamel designed to protect ships operating in extremely high or low temperatures. It is actively used to handle icebreakers and other similar ships. The advantage of EP-437 is that it is especially effective when processing the underwater part.
XC-5226 is an enamel designed to protect the underwater part of ships from fouling. This material can be used both in shipbuilding and ship repair. With its help, the possibility of the appearance of corrosion deposits and the growth of organic or silt formations is prevented.