Several underwater-applied epoxy coatings were developed for protecting steel structures in seawater. The more promising formulations were laboratory and field tested at different times using a brush, a roller, and curved plastic applicator developed by the Navy Coastal Systems Laboratory. The coating that was the easiest to apply underwater is now marketed by a commercial supplier. Sandblasting was found to be the best method of preparing steel surfaces for painting underwater, and waterblasting was the next best of the five methods tested. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Point Mugu
    Port Hueneme, CA  United States  93041
  • Authors:
    • Drisko, R W
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CEL-TN-1426 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM