This note briefly reviews the history of zinc silicate coatings in tankers, and then discusses one owner’s experience with high ratio waterborne zinc-silicate. Ultimately, this coating proved to be far superior to conventional organic coatings for tanker decks; and,after an unnecessarily difficult learning process, at least as easy to apply. Short-happy-Life_Zinc

Subjects covered: Zinc, Inorganic Zinc, Organic Zinc, IOZ, WB Zinc, HRZS, NASA, Coatings, Corrosion, Epoxy, Cathodic, Protection, Zinc Silicate.