Dinghies have a relatively thin rubber skin, which can become brittle quickly because of being exposed to sand, mechanical abrasion on the hull and seats, and UV-radiation. Oftentimes, rubber dinghies are secured on decks or carried on davits and these subjects them to repeated abrasion.
Sheer - or rub - rails and fenders are also subjected to continuous abrasion and they are not resistant to fuel, solvents and oil. For preparation of surface for the application of COELAN, degrease and clean the surface extensively with water and soap. Rinse using clean water. Make sure that the fender or dinghy is fully inflated for the best results.
For the preparation of a fender, rubber dinghy - or rail surface - degrease the area with water and soap. Rinse off any remains using clear water. After this, sand the whole surface with a sand paper of grain-size 80. Vacuum the remaining sanding dust. Set the dinghy's bottom on trestles and apply primer. Avoid using solvents whatsoever.
Apply a thin layer of COELAN Flexo Primer or COELAN Flex LE Primer. About 50 – to - 70 ml per square meter or 1.7 to 2.4 ounces per 10 square foot. Rub it in using either a lint free cloth or a soft brush. The primer takes about 30 – 45 minutes to dry which is dependent on the weather conditions. Avoid applying more primer than you can within half an hour! Apply COELAN Boat Coating when the primer dries.
Prepare the coat by adding all the paste from the tube with color paste to the container with the COELAN Boat Coating, which is transparent. Mix the two thoroughly using motor driven paddle that is slow turning or a hand held paddle, until the mixture does not have bubbles or streaks. This will lead to creating homogenous mixture. The color chosen will create COELAN standard colors or create custom colors based on COELAN'S standard color chart. Apply the coat immediately as it is adequately mixed.