Bedding for a hot stove pipe, primer & paint

  • November 27, 2018 7:16 PM
    Message # 6935721

    Hello all,

    I had a big day today.  I cut a 7 inch hole in my boat. I am installing a Dickinson pacific stove.  I almost have the hole prepped.  I dug out an inch of wood in between the outside and inside of the layup and back filled with thickened 105.  I’m going to prime it and paint the area this weekend (which likely means that it will take another two weeks at my slow pace).  

    I am am wanting to paint the cabin top and apply nonskid in the not so distant future.  So I need to choose a primer now I think in order to cote the epoxy (at least I think that covering the epoxy is a needed step although it should never see the sun being that it will be covered by a Dickinson stove pipe dressing ring).  

    Can an someone suggest a good primer/paint to use and also what is a good bedding compound for the stove pipe dressing ring?  For the bedding compound I need something that I can remove without too much difficulty.  I don’t believe that temperature will be an issue since it the dressing ring has that air gap.

    thanks all,


  • November 28, 2018 9:29 PM
    Reply # 6937526 on 6935721
    Hello Bryon,  I would use Interlux Epoxy Prime Kote 404/414 with the required reducer 2333N, as the primer for that application.  You will probably need 3 coats.  Literally any choice of top coat can go on top of that - or - nothing at all.  Be sure you wash the epoxied area with water before using the primer.        If I was certain that the heat would not be a problem then I would use Boatlife’s polysulfide or Dolphinite as a bedding.  Both will seal yet both can be removed someday down the road.  Be sure to bevel the tops of the holes that go into the cabin very slightly so that they will hold a little extra caulking.  Also avoid tightening the fasteners too tight initially as that may squeeze out all the caulk.  It’s best to leave the fasteners a bit loose until the caulk sets up a bit - about a day, before fully tightening.     Good luck,     Dave
  • December 13, 2018 5:52 PM
    Reply # 6959227 on 6935721

    Thanks Dave.  I appreciate your input.

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