Blue Gallon Boat Bottom Paint

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AQUA SHIELD™ WATER BASE ABLATIVE - Royal Blue Gal - Blue Water Marine Paint
    Aqua Shield™ has a high copper content (45%) in a water base ablative technology. This coating will provide multi-season protection for high …
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    GOLD COAST SPC™ SELF POLISHING COPOLYMER - Royal Blue 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 - Royal Blue Gal - Blue Water Marine Paint
        Coronado™is a high performance water based antifouling that uses a high end technology of Zinc Pyrithione and Zinc Oxide. Coronado provides …
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        NEW ENGLAND COPPER™ ABLATIVE - Royal Blue Gal - Blue Water Marine Paint
          New England Copper™ provides full season antifouling protection against barnacles, algae and hydroids in salt and fresh water on boat bottoms …
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          DUPLEX™ 45 ABLATIVE / HARD - Royal Blue Gal - Blue Water Marine Paint
            Duplex™ 45 uses dual resin technology that provides a durable, fast dry antifouling paint that delivers the benefits of both hard and polishing …
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            DUPLEX™ BOOSTED 45 ABLATIVE / HARD - Royal Blue Gal - Blue Water Marine Paint
              Duplex™ Boosted 45 uses dual resin technology that provides a durable, fast dry antifouling paint that delivers the benefits of both hard and …
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              DUPLEX BOOSTED 67 ABLATIVE / HARD - Royal Blue Gal - Blue Water Marine Paint
                Duplex Boosted 67 uses a dual resin technology that provides a durable, fast dry antifouling paint that delivers the benefits of both hard and …
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                Aquagard Waterbased Anti-Fouling Bottom Paint - Gallon - Teal
                  Bottom PaintWaterbased Anti-Fouling Marine paints for Fiberglass & Wooden boats.Features: Ablative action repels barnacles & other growth Fast drying …
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                  Aquagard Waterbased Anti-Fouling Bottom Paint - Gallon - Horizon Blue
                    Bottom PaintWaterbased Anti-Fouling Marine paints for Fiberglass & Wooden boats.Features: Ablative action repels barnacles & other growth Fast drying …
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                    Aquagard II Alumi-Koat Anti-Fouling Waterbased - Gallon - Blue
                      Alumi-Koat SprayAnti-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 - Blue
                        Bottom PaintWaterbased Anti-Fouling Marine paints for Fiberglass & Wooden boats.Features: Ablative action repels barnacles & other growth Fast drying …
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                        Blue 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 copper- …
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                          Blue Micron Extra VOC Antifouling Paint, Gallon - Interlux
                            Uses Micron® Technology to provide excellent, long lasting antifouling protection against all types of fouling. Micron Extra includes Biolux, to …
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                            Blue Micron CSC Antifouling Paint, Gallon - Interlux
                              Uses Micron® Technology to provide excellent, long lasting antifouling protection against all types of fouling. Controlled polishing rate reduces …
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                              Blue 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, barnacles, …
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                                Copper Shield™ Ablative, Royal Blue, Gallon - Blue Water Marine Paint
                                  Powerboat Reports Winner Blue Water anitfoulants dominated in 6 month paint tests conducted independently by Powerboat Reports in March, 2009. Blue …
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                                  Copper Shield Scx™ Boosted Ablative, Royal Blue, Gallon - Blue Water Marine Paint
                                    Powerboat Reports Winner Blue Water anitfoulants dominated in 6 month paint tests conducted independently by Powerboat Reports in March, 2009. Blue …
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                                    Copper Pro Scx™ Hard, Royal Blue, Gallon - Blue Water Marine Paint
                                      Powerboat Reports Winner Blue Water anitfoulants dominated in 6 month paint tests conducted independently by Powerboat Reports in March, 2009. Blue …
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                                      Copper Pro Scx™ Boosted Ablative, Royal Blue, Gallon - Blue Water Marine Paint
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                                        Blue 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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                                          Interlux Bottomkote Antifouling Boat Paint, Blue, 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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                                            Blue Trilux 33 Antifouling Paint, Gallon - Interlux
                                              Trilux® 33 is available in 5 bright clean colors including white. Trilux 33 is compatible with primed aluminum and is also excellent for use on …
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                                              Unepoxy Plus Hard Antifouling Boat Bottom Paint, Blue, Gallon - Pettit (Kop Coat) - Pettit Paint
                                                Features:60% Copper Performance Upgrade from Unepoxy Unepoxy Plus is a modified epoxy that dries to a hard finish able to withstand season-long use …
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                                                Super Premium Performance Boat Paint, Blue, Gallon - Pettit (Kop Coat) - Pettit Paint
                                                  A hard modified epoxy bottom paint that produces smooth and durable finish. Contains high concentration of cuprous oxide (over 65%), providing …
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                                                  Blue Fiberglass Bottomkote NT Antifouling Paint, Gallon - Interlux
                                                    Fiberglass Bottomkote® NT uses a dual resin technology that provides a universal durable, fast dry antifouling paint that delivers the benefits …
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                                                    Blue 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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                                                      About Blue Gallon Boat Bottom 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.

                                                      Pettit Boat Bottom Paint
                                                      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 antifouling 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.