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Old 05-11-2017, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default The Line-X Ultra Advantage

Like everything that ventures out into our loved mother ocean aluminum is under immediate attack. The ocean is always trying to separate compounds and take us back to zero. I am going to explain our shops Line-X system and the advantages over other coating systems. Why what's underneath counts and what repairability means to you.

Corrosion scientific explanation -
Corrosion by sea water, aqueous corrosion, is an electrochemical process, and all metals and alloys when in contact with sea water have a specific electrical potential (or corrosion potential) at a specific level of sea water acidity or alkalinity - the pH.

Most corrosion resistant metals rely on an oxide film to provide protection against corrosion. If the oxide is tightly adherent, stable and self healing, as on many stainless steels and titanium, then the metal will be highly resistant or immune to corrosion. If the film is loose, powdery, easily damaged and non self repairing, such as rust on steel, then corrosion will continue unchecked. Even so, the most stable oxides may be attacked when aggressive concentrations of hydrochloric acid are formed in chloride environments. These environments start in the crevices which are the hardest places to protect.
The Line-X XPM Primer is a super high-quality red oxide based primer system. I established it's aluminum adhesion properties years ago while spraying ice skater landing ramps for Disney on Ice. As you read above the oxide helps a ton for corrosion control.
Below are some pictures from 2007 of the in-house testing our shop performed to find the best adhesion methods for applying Line-X materials to aluminum.



Test Results With Two Clear Winners!

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We beef up our primer coat to provide the utmost in corrosion control should you damage the Line-X. This provides a suitable layer to perform repairs to without the corrosion spread you see with powder coating systems. You can use the exact same materials we use to spray as a repair! Because they have zero solvents we can ship this material to all 50 states.



We are constantly trying to improve to better the end user performance on our systems. Our primer methods and application specs are always under the microscope for us to decrease future issues providing long-term protection for our customers. For instance, our White Ultra application has been updated recently to provide a much-improved cleanability. The recent Freeman 42 was our first boat utilizing this.



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Finally, I would like to show you a recent Barker Boatworks second station that needed modification to accommodate a blown hip by the customer. We needed to grind back the Ultra to allow the frame to be modified. I took a few pictures as this shows the Line-X Ultra system we install in full. You can see the corrosion and impact protection provided in these pics.



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Our goal is to keep getting better to provide you the best system available on the market. The look and feel of Ultra are completely different then Line-X truck bed liners. I have been communicating with our scientist product engineers at Line-X and we have even more improvements coming.
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great stuff
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Informative, thanks.
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