yachtpaint.com Glossary of Terms - M

Alphabetical index of marine painting terms used in the construction, maintenance and repair of boats.



Mandrel Test
A physical bending test for adhesion and flexibility


M & R
Abreviation for Maintenance and Repair


Metamerism
A colour that displays different tones (usually a red / green shift) under daylight and synthetic light.


Milage
Coverage rate ; square feet per gallon at a given thickness.


Miscible
Capable of mixing or blending uniformly


Mist-Coat
Thin coat


Mix Ratio
The (usually volume) mixing ratio for a two or more part product.


MSDS
Abreviation for Material Safety Data Sheets.


Mud-cracking
Irregular cracking as in a dried mud puddle