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line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby mascara » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:10 pm

Hi everyone,

Just checking if anyone knows about line X or scorpion coating for their airboats?

Does it add a lot of weight to the airboats/, waterproofing / absorbs shock and some say gun proof ?

Experts please weigh in..... :salute:

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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:25 pm

I saw a FWC boat that had it's decks coated with LineX it was tuff, no slip and stayed cool to the touch.


The bullet proof comments are related to being used as a coating on AR500 steel plates. When the plates are coated with LineX it acts as an anti-spalling material.

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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby mascara » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:38 am

Thanks.

do you happen to know of any simiiar products besides line x or scorpion?

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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:06 am

My only personal experience is with LineX.

Essentially you are exploring a pick up truck "ROLL ON BED LINER" compound.

In addition I have seen a local fellow with a old F250 (Vern Kirkland) roll it on his entire truck exterior. The LineX sticks so it would be the brand I personally would look into using. They have a tech support line you could call and discuss your proposed use and see what they say.

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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby mascara » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:25 pm

Great....Thanks.

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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby rjfjr » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:08 pm

Are you thinking of putting line x on the outside and bottom of the hull ? I would think that would be bad idea

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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby mascara » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:53 am

No, just for lining a 20 foot container.

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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby Deano » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:28 am

After having shipped stuff internationally, I have to ask even if only out of curiosity,
what end, or positive attribute of the application is it that you hope to attain by doing so?
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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby mascara » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:56 am

The usage of a 20 foot coated with line X is to make it waterproof so as to create a aquarium 20 foot x 8 foot x 8 foot.

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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby rjfjr » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:48 am

Will that leach in to the water?

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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby keebo » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:43 pm

Sure you can Trust our government, just ask an Indian


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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby mascara » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:53 pm

Thanks Keebo for the lead,

I will follow up and see how it works out.

One of the main considerations is the flexibility of the coating when the container is lifted or
moved......whether hairline cracks will come out and result in leakages which will be a problem.


Thanks again.

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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby Deano » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:04 pm

The bed liners that you inquired about initially would not work for lack of elasticity and/or elongation.
Those type materials will be brittle when cured and are not likely to withstand the flexing your container will endure without cracking over time.

You would need a product that is not permeable and exhibits the same properties as a high quality, high solids elastomeric material. The bulk of those however, would not fair well over time being completely submerged.

The material at Keebo's link (or something very similar) is probably going to be our best bet. You could also further your cause by embedding a polyester cloth between coats of a fluid applied material to reinforce the corners, seams, and cover the weld beads. That type of polyester cloth can be sourced from most roofing supply companies that sell fluid applied roofing systems.

I wish you luck in your quest, you will likely be able to use any you can get.
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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby mascara » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:08 pm

Thank you for the advice, yes i think that would be the best solution.

Going forward , i was also looking for manufacturers for such products and having seen those China manufacturers ,OMG...
i think the best bet would still be in the USA or Europe.

Any leads ?

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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby GMAC 76 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:34 pm

hey what about world famous FLEX SEAL......they made an airboat out of it and coated a concrete pond for some carp to live in....LOL

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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby jeepinocala1111 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:39 pm

Are you shipping illegals :fishing :dontknow:

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Re: line X or scorpion coatings.

Postby mascara » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:39 am

Narrrrr........for illegals, a cardboard box will do ,with enough stamps to send it to southern airboat :lol: :lol:


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