Category Archives: How To Articles

Review these articles for information on how to use various products.

Painting an Aluminum Hull with Non Antifouling Paint

When painting a boat used for hunting/fishing, such as a jon boat, typically a flat finish is desired so you’ll want to use one of our camouflage paints or Aluma Hawk. A primer coat is used to help the paint … Continue reading

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West System to Hawk Epoxy Cross Reference Guide

Below shows the comparison of the West System products to the Hawk Epoxy products. Hawk Epoxy is comparable to the West System with how it works and its uses. West System is known for A/B/C/D selection system size (Size A … Continue reading

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Paint Options for Pool Decks

Many people choose to paint a pool deck to customize the decor and revive a dated look and renew a concrete deck aged by weather and wear. Unpainted concrete can become slippery and may need to be sealed. The Supreme … Continue reading

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How do I choose Hawk Epoxy Catalyst and Fillers?

R1 Epoxy Resin – a smooth, low-viscosity liquid epoxy resin. With a variety of Hawk Epoxy Catalysts, it can be cured under a wide range of temperatures and environmental conditions to form a high strength plastic with superior moisture barrier characteristics. Hawk Epoxy … Continue reading

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Aluminum Hull Repairs and More

How to Fix a Leaking Seam or Rivet on Aluminum Boat As aluminum boats age they show various signs of wear and tear. One of these signs may be a leaking seam or rivet. Over time, rivets can stretched and … Continue reading

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How to Select a Spray Gun Nozzle Tip Size

What Size Spray Tip Should I Use with my Spray Gun? There are many different things to consider when selecting the appropriate size spray tip for each job. The amount of information on the subject can be overwhelming, so we … Continue reading

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Clear Coat My Bass Boat

Typically the clear coat on a bass boat is meant to protect the metalflake. You can choose a clear paint or clear gelcoat. Clear gelcoatis typically what bass boats use at the factory for UV protection over metalflake but gelcoat … Continue reading

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Boat Blister Repair

Just because a blister or two develops on your boat it is not a serious issue and only a small number of boats develop a big problem with blisters. Needed materials: Acetone, sanding block, Hawk Filler, acid safe disposable brushes … Continue reading

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Choosing Anodes: Zinc or Aluminum

  The main water types: salt, fresh and brackish call for different protection needs for your boat. Zinc and aluminum anodes protect in salt and brackish waters and never mix zinc and aluminum on the same vessel. Zinc= Salt Water … Continue reading

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What Varnish to Choose?

Typically a varnish is what is used to protect wood that exposed to the elements for long periods of time (think teak wood on boats). Here are the links to our varnish choices to check as well. Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss- Wood … Continue reading

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