Organic-inorganic hybrid coatings based on fluorinated/methacrylated soybean oil and bisphenol A/F epoxy methacrylate were obtained by combining photopolymerization and sol-gel process. Hard and transparent hybrid coatings were prepared on polycarbonate panels and their physical and mechanical properties such as gel content, hardness, adhesion, gloss, contact angle as well as tensile strength were measured. Results from the mechanical measurements showed that the properties of hybrid coatings improved with the increase in fluorine and sol-gel precursor contents. Thermo gravimetric analysis results demonstrated that fluorine and silica incorporations significantly enhanced the thermal oxidative stability of the hybrid coating materials. The surface morphology was also characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). SEM studies indicated that inorganic particles were dispersed homogenously throughout the organic matrix. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.