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Red Fiberglass Bottomkote NT Antifouling Paint, Gallon - Interlux
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AQUA SHIELD™ WATER BASE ABLATIVE - Regatta Red Gal - Blue Water Marine Paint
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GOLD COAST SPC™ SELF POLISHING COPOLYMER - Regatta Red Gal - Blue Water Marine Paint
Gold Coast SPC™ is a Self Polishing Copolymer (SPC) antifouling which releases biocides via a hydrolysis reaction of an acrylic polymer with …
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CORONADO™ COPPER-FREE ABLATIVE - Regatta Red Gal - Blue Water Marine Paint
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NEW ENGLAND COPPER™ ABLATIVE - Regatta Red Gal - Blue Water Marine Paint
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DUPLEX™ 45 ABLATIVE / HARD - Regatta Red Gal - Blue Water Marine Paint
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DUPLEX™ BOOSTED 45 ABLATIVE / HARD - Regatta Red Gal - Blue Water Marine Paint
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DUPLEX BOOSTED 67 ABLATIVE / HARD - Regatta Red Gal - Blue Water Marine Paint
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Aquagard II Alumi-Koat Anti-Fouling Waterbased - Gallon - Red
Alumi-Koat Spray Anti-Fouling Marine Spray Paint for Aluminum & other Non-Ferrous Materials. Aquagard Alumi-Koat is the only TRUE CLEAR ANTI-FOULING …
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Aquagard Waterbased Anti-Fouling Bottom Paint - Gallon - Red
Bottom Paint Waterbased Anti-Fouling Marine paints for Fiberglass & Wooden boats. Features: Ablative action repels barnacles & other growth Fast …
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Red Pacifica Plus Antifouling Paint, Gallon - Interlux
Pacifica Plus - is designed for those looking for a copper free antifouling. Pacifica Plus is a dual biocide antifouling that uses outstanding …
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Red Micron CSC Antifouling Paint, Gallon - Interlux
Uses Micron® Technology to provide excellent, long lasting antifouling protection against all types of fouling. Controlled polishing rate …
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Interlux Micron 66 Antifouling Paint
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Kolor™ Bright Color Bottom Paint, Regatta Red, Gallon - Blue Water Marine Paint
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Copper Shield™ Ablative, Regatta Red, Gallon - Blue Water Marine Paint
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Copper Shield Scx™ Boosted Ablative, Regatta Red, Gallon - Blue Water Marine Paint
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Copper Pro Scx™ Hard, Regatta Red, Gallon - Blue Water Marine Paint
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Copper Pro Scx™ Boosted Ablative, Regatta Red, Gallon - Blue Water Marine Paint
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Red Fiberglass Bottomkote ACT Antifouling Paint, Gallon - Interlux
ACT uses Ablative Technology to provide excellent season-to-season protection. Ablative Technology enables it to erode away with use and eliminates …
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Copper Guard, Red, Gallon - Pettit Paint
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Trinidad 75, Red, Gallon - Pettit Paint
Hard epoxy, strongest conventional antifouling. Trinidad has more cuprous oxide - up to 75% depending on paint color - than any other antifouling …
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Interlux Bottomkote Antifouling Boat Paint, Red, Gallon
Bottomkote® is ideally suited for cruising and power boats that desire very good, dependable protection. Soft, eroding finish enables easy …
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Red Ultra Antifouling Paint, Gallon - Interlux
Ultra is formulated for high fouling areas & provides excellent long-term antifouling protection. The fast dry formula of Ultra allows your boat to …
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Horizons, Red, Gallon - Pettit Paint
This tried and true ablative antifoulant offers excellent protection at an economical price. Horizons utilizes a heavy load of cuprous oxide to …
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Vivid, Red, Gallon - Pettit Paint
Vivid offers the brightest colors, the blackest black and the whitest white available. Dual biocides provide excellent multi-season protection. …
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Trinidad PRO, Red, Gallon - Pettit Paint
Trinidad Pro is simply the longest lasting, strongest antifouling paint available. Its hard protective coating has excellent adhesion and produces a …
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Ultima SR-60, Red, Gallon - Pettit Paint
Features: Dual Biocide Multi-season Ablative Slime resistant Suitable for trailered boats High copper content The only dual biocide ablative …
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Trinidad SR, Red, Gallon - Pettit Paint
Trinidad SR remains the longest lasting, strongest antifouling paint available. Its hard protective coating has excellent adhesion and produces a …
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Trinidad, Red, Gallon - Pettit Paint
Features: 75% Copper Industry Standard for Protection Most Copper on the Market Whenever fouling is a real problem, Trinidad is the standard by …
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Unepoxy Standard, Red, Gallon - Pettit Paint
Features: 45% Copper Excellent Performance at an Economical Price A high performance economy antifouling paint which has been custom formulated to …
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Red Fiberglass Bottomkote Aqua Antifouling Paint, Gallon - Interlux
Fiberglass Bottomkote® Aqua provides a colorfast, durable, low emissions finish that will provide premium protection from algae, slime, …
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Interlux Antifouling Paint

Selecting Antifouling Paint

Anti-fouling paint is a coating that is applied to the hull of a vessel that fights off the growth of organisms that could attach to the hull, thus prolonging the hull's life and performance. Anti-fouling paints are ... read more made of copper biocides that help to keep organisms like barnacles, seaweed, and tube worms from sticking to the hull. It is better to use paint to prevent this happening instead of trying to find a cure once the hull has been attacked.

Selecting an antifouling paint comes down to the boater's preference and the hull style of their boat. There are three main paint styles to choose from:

1. Ablative

This type of paint is very basic in its specifications. It is good for build-up resistance and does not require little to no sanding. It is compatible with a majority of hulls and bottom paint finishes. With this application, the surface of the hull may be susceptible to wear away with time, which exposes fresh biocides and may be harmful to water life. This may be best for freshwater applications.

2. Hard

Hard antifouling paint is a much stronger, more durable paint that allows boats to be stored in the water for extended periods of time and be protected by the biocides. The coat leaves a fine, smooth finish and can withstand beaching and abuse.

3. Vivid

Vivid antifouling paint is the toughest, most durable of these three applications. It is made with high-quality technology that lasts through any season and is excellent for trailering and dry storage. It is highly resistant to build-up and decay on the hull, and comes in a variety of colors. Vivid paint would work well in salt water environments.

We recommend researching these different paint types in depth and deeply considering each option before making any purchases. We also suggest consulting with a technician or a local dealer to get a second opinion and recommendation.

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Ablative Paints and How They Work (Video)

Learn what ablative paints are and how they work, presented by Interlux. ... read more



Video Transcript

I’m Jim Seidel from Interlux. We’re here in a boatyard looking around, talking about problems people have painting the bottoms of their boat.

Okay, this is a brand new paint job. It’s probably painted last week, maybe even Saturday, and then it rained, we got a lot of rain, and you could see it streaking down the boat. It’s very typical of ablative anti-fouling paint. This does not affect the way the anti-fouling works. It’s just not pretty, especially if you put on a two-hundred dollar gallon of paint.

Right now, it looks bad because it’s right here and you just did, and you spent a couple hours painting the bottom of the boat and getting it all prepared, spending a day, but that’s what caused it, and that’s one of the things about ablative paints. They do change color.

Ablative means “to wear away” and there’s a bunch of different ways paints wear away like our old red hand or that type of paint we painted the arc with as with real soft rosin-based coating’s been around. You could shake the boat and get a cloud of paint around the boat. It was very, very soft.

Then we have the top of the line, the Micron 66 that wears away chemically with the reaction of salt in the water. The Micron CSC and the Micron Extra, there’s a physical action of wearing through the water and they act the same way. You do that, you control that by the mixing of a rosin and resin and rosin is less expensive than resin, so if you want a cheaper paint, you put more rosin than resin, but it wears away faster.
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About Red Gallon Boat Bottom Antifouling Paint

Boat Bottom Paint Essentials

Article courtesy of Tim Banse
Interlux Product
You already know that without bottom paint dutifully protecting the bottom of a boat that barnacles, zebra mussels, weeds and slime would proliferate dragging down acceleration, top speed and helm response. And that in order to inhibit marine growth we rely on quality boat bottom paint. But the big question is with the different types of anti-fouling lining the shelves of marine chandler's which one is the best choice for your boat? The answer is that in order to sort through the many offerings, it's vital to understand the basic differences between them. Only then can you intelligently pick the right product for your boat and its geographic area of operation. In this story we'll cover the basics and suggest a couple of boat bottom paints. Unfortunately there isn't room to cover the myriad of brands and offerings.

Types of Bottom Paint


Let's begin at the beginning. Know that there are two basics types: ablative and hard, each one boasting distinctive properties. Soft ablative boat bottom paints release biocide at a constant rate throughout their life span, scrubbed away with use much like a bar of soap. One benefit to this scrubbing action is that as the biocide is used up the coat goes away. This characteristic reduces buildup, which in turn reduces the amount of surface preparation required before applying a new coat.

Pettit Marine Paint's Ultima SR-60 is an example of ablative boat bottom paint. It's loaded with copper (60%) and also dual biocides (slime resistant Irgarol) lending multi season protection.

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In sharp contrast to ablative blends, hard bottom paints rely on contact leaching. Once it dries, the bottom is blanketed with a porous film saturated with biocides. The biocide releases in steadily decreasing amounts. Once exhausted, the hard film remains. Generally speaking, boats with hard anti-fouling coatings cannot be hauled and launched without repainting. One benefit to a hard anti-fouling coat is resistance to abrasion. Due to its low drag resistance, hard bottom products are an excellent choice for high performance boats.

Another offering is Pettit Trinidad SR, it's a hard anti-fouling blend offering multi-season protection thanks to dual biocides backed up with a high copper load. Left in the water, a bottom painted with Trinidad SR will enjoy years of protection.

So far we've given examples of ablative and hard boat bottom paints. How about one that incorporates all the benefits of both ablative and hard paints in one? That would be Pettit's multi-season Vivid offered in a palette of bright colors, including white, blue, green, yellow black and red.

Think whiter whites and blacker blacks. Primary colors can be applied as-is, or blended to create a custom color. Its hard, smooth surface withstands trailering and is easily burnished for lower drag, a godsend on high performance boats. When applied over the recommended priming system Vivid can be used on aluminum hulls and outdrives.

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No matter what type or brand you decide on, it's crucial to painstakingly follow directions. Read the label, paying careful attention to the part about surface preparation. At a minimum the existing paint, which provides the foundation, must be in good condition - without flakes. Sand the entire bottom with 60 or 80-grit sandpaper, roughening the surface and lending the new coat a foothold. Question: Is this dirty, time-consuming surface preparation a Do-It-Yourself endeavor? Not if you can afford to pay the boatyard to do it.

Do It Right The First Time


Make sure the old anti-fouling and the new bottom paint are compatible. Consult the manufacturers chart. Thoroughly stir paint before and during application. Usually, the store will perform an initial shake-shake-shake with its shaker. For good reason marine supply stores will only shake cans that have never been opened. That said, even when you stir by hand with a flat wooden stick, five or 10 minutes should be sufficient to get all the biocide in suspension. The first few strokes with the stick will be difficult because the heavy compounds settle to the bottom. Be patient. And be sure to scrape down the sides of the can and the bottom to flow all of the ingredients into suspension. Stir the paint frequently during application to prevent settling.

It's absolutely critical that you follow over-coating times and immersion times. In other words, allow the product to dry thoroughly before applying another coat and before launching. If you don't, you risk the specter detaching from the hull, and all the time, energy and money you'll have spent will have been wasted. Finally, when finished, dispose of the empty cans in an environmentally friendly manner. If you're in doubt about how to do this, any boatyard will be able to tell you the proper procedure.

Tim Banse is a marine engines expert and has written about propulsion for Popular Mechanics, Yachting, Motor Boating, Boating Industry and other publications around the world. His current pet project is www.MarineEngineDigest.com, a source for free information about outboard motors, stern drives and inboards. Tim's articles will be seen here and in the iboats.com blog, plus at www.MarineEngineDigest.com.
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