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Heat reducing paint colors

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by franzmerenda, Apr 10, 2019.

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  1. franzmerenda

    franzmerenda Senior Member

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    Hi Guys,
    Quite a long time I haven't being posting anything here.
    I'd kindly need once again your renowned deep knowledge in boating world.
    A friend of mine, who's a Sportfish Salesman, told me that the fake windscreen you see sometimes painted on Convertibles deckhouses used to be made with special 'cool' paints, in order to keep heating inside at a reasonable temperature and not frying your hands/feet/asses if it happens to touching the surface accidentally.
    I also saw top structures of Tuna Towers black coated, I know for antiglare reasons mainly, wondering anyway what if you need to handle pipes.
    Thank you very much.
    franz
  2. Bill106

    Bill106 Senior Member

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    Most of the builders use a metallic paint now instead of the "old" Jet Black high gloss to somewhat lower the temps on the windscreens. It usually drops the temp between 20 and 30 degrees in direct sunlight, not that it really makes it cool by any means! We're talking about a drop from 220 degrees F to maybe 180, still more than you want to lay your had on for very long! "Our" main goals are to try and get the temps below the resins and fairing compounds HDT (Heat Distortion Temp) to minimize post cure and print through of the substrate.
  3. franzmerenda

    franzmerenda Senior Member

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    Any thoughts or experiences with 'Coolcolour' by RESENE NZ?