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Old 05-11-2017, 07:47 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.


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Test Results With Two Clear Winners!
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:59 PM   #2
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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.
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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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Old 05-17-2017, 03:06 PM   #6
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Informative, thanks.
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how does Ultra differ from XS-650?

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how does Ultra differ from XS-650?

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Sorry for the delay. I just got home from the shop. Both are full thickness uv materials. The main differences are in thickness and texture. Ultra is smooth (sexy) and limited to 30-35 mils. 650 is not thickness limited and textures rougher which makes it a non skid while Ultra is great for aluminum parts.
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So an Armstrong Engine Bracket would be done in Ultra?


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Sorry for the delay. I just got home from the shop. Both are full thickness uv materials. The main differences are in thickness and texture. Ultra is smooth (sexy) and limited to 30-35 mils. 650 is not thickness limited and textures rougher which makes it a non skid while Ultra is great for aluminum parts.
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So an Armstrong Engine Bracket would be done in Ultra?
In general we use 650 on them. We glass out the lower section and texture the top. They turn out awesome.
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So an Armstrong Engine Bracket would be done in Ultra?
I found pictures of a bracket we completed with 650-
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thanks. now i have to get mine off the boat
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thanks. now i have to get mine off the boat
Do it. Had my bracket done when I was building my WW instead of the standard powdercoating. Looks great and washes off easily. 2 years now.
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Will any boats at the FTL show other than the Freeman's have the Ultra on them?
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Will any boats at the FTL show other than the Freeman's have the Ultra on them?
We delivered our first Seavee setup but I think itís not going to be done in time. Iíll check with Beavertail & Barker
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What was on the leaning post, grab rail, and rod holders on the Billfish 24?
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What was on the leaning post, grab rail, and rod holders on the Billfish 24?
White Ultra we did for a fellow thtír
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Can you color match any gelcoat colors?
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White Ultra we did for a fellow thtír
Looked good
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