- Mar 28, 2020
Thanks for the reminder, I had forgotten about Hipec, they've been around for as long or longer than most other "modern" covering systems. I have no personal experience with it but I do know that the top coat is quite popular in Canada and has been used over other systems in the past.Well I can attest for it yet, but I just purchased paint from Hipec. A company based in Canada. Cheap, light, three coats, no stitching or tapes... Bold statements but I'll let you know how it comes out. They even have STC for some aircraft I think.
I have seen countless examples of polyurethane finishes on fabric that have cracked over just a few years. Even those with "flex agents" added. From early 80's Imron to whatever it was that Aviat puts on Huskies now. As long as you don't touch it and it doesn't move it won't crack, sure. But fabric moves, vibrates and flutters.I'm a fan of the System Three Polyurethane. And no, you will NOT have to use a flex agent with ANY urethane paint; they are all quite flexible, from the Aliphatic PU (Awlgrip, etc) to the single part moisture cures (several marine/yachting sources as well as industrial) to the water borne like System Three.