The RSPS May Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7th at the Knights of Columbus in NE Raleigh. Please come support your squadron for what will surely be an informative evening and one to enjoy with friends and guests. Included in the evenings events is a presentation by Lt/C Lynn Dail on Marine Coatings, Paints, Sealants and Adhesives.
Another fine catered dinner will be provided by Kyle's Catering Creations. The menu will be a tantalizing Mexican Dinner with BBQ beef, Chicken, ranchero beans, Spanish rice, salad, bread and iced tea.
Cost will be 18.00/person and $33.00/couple.
Marine Coatings, Paints, Sealants and Adhesives
Marine coatings are waterproof, protective layers that are applied to surfaces exposed to or immersed in fresh, brackish, and/or salt water.Marine coatings include base coats, top coats and clear coats; paints, primers, varnishes, and stains; and inks, marking materials, and sealers or surface sealants. Like other types of protective coatings, marine coatings differ in terms of performance, properties and chemistries. Marine paints include epoxy fairing compounds, epoxy primers and sealers, and wood finishing systems. Anti-fouling coatings will also be a big part of the presentation.
Lynn has 30 years experience in dealing with coatings that withstand the marine environment. Lynn will explain how coatings, sealants and adhesives are categorized according to technology and are usually designed for specific substrate materials.Lynn will explain that depending on the technology, marine coatings may be used with substrates made of aluminum, steel, or other metals; fibers or fabrics; asphalt, bitumen, or coal tar; plastics, rubber, or elastomers; and concrete or masonry. Lynn will also explain how coatings differ in terms of performance. Specialty marine coatings for saltwater or freshwater applications have different specifications with regard to coverage, dry thickness and wet thickness, cure time and cure temperature, viscosity, volatile organic chemical (VOC) content, specific gravity, and particle size. Lynn will also explain methods of application and use of marine coatings, sealants and adhesives that are important to consider when selecting marine coatings.