Pettit Paint Trinidad 75 High Copper, Hard Antifouling Paint
- 75% Copper
- Industry Standard for Protection
- Most Copper on the Market
TRINIDAD 75 - The anti-fouling paint that's the choice of the pros, Trinidad 75 has the highest load of cuprous oxide for the longest, strongest protection on the market. With it's hard epoxy finish, Trinidad 75 is excellent in even the most torrid climates,and provides durable, year-round security. Thinner #120
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Trinidad is the top-of-the-line conventional antifouling paint. It contains the highest percentage of cuprous oxide (up to 75%), to aggressively combat even the most torrid, tropical conditions and reduce annual hull maintenance. Ideal for competitive racing or blue water cruising. Trinidad's hard epoxy base produces the most durable finish for long lasting performance. Left in the water, Trinidad provides classic, year round service.
Trinidad has excellent adhesion to fiberglass, wood and steel hulls, and is perfect for both power and sail boats. Its compatibility with all properly prepared hard bottom paints permits safe overcoating without fear of lifting.
Trinidad is heavily loaded with cuprous oxide. As a result of this there is a tendency for settling to occur, especially if the paint has been on the shelf for several months. It is necessary to thoroughly mix the paint before using. If possible shake the can of paint on a mechanical paint shaker. Before using check the sides and bottom of the can to make sure all the pigment has been mixed in. If mixing is going to be done with a wooden paddle or an electric drill mixer, pour off half of the liquid from the top of the can into another can and then properly mix in any settled pigment; then remix the two parts together thoroughly.
Adhere to all application instructions, precautions, conditions, and limitations to obtain optimum performance. Refer to individual labels and tech sheets for detailed instructions when using associated products, etc. Do not thin Trinidad more than 10% (12 ounces per gallon) or inadequate paint film thickness will occur and premature erosion of the finish will be likely.
Coating performance, in general, is proportional to the degree of surface preparation. Follow recommendations carefully, avoiding shortcuts. Inadequate preparation of surfaces will virtually assure inadequate coating performance.
No antifouling paint can be effective under all conditions of exposure. Man made pollution and natural occurrences can adversely affect antifouling paint performance. Extreme hot and cold water temperatures, silt, dirt, oil, brackish water and even electrolysis can ruin an antifouling paint. Therefore, we strongly suggest that the bottom of the boat be checked several times a month to make sure it is clean and that no growth is occurring. Lightly scrub the bottom with a soft brush to remove anything from the antifouling paint surface. Scrubbing is particularly important with boats that are idle for extended periods of time. The coating is most effective when the boat is used periodically.
Vehicle Type...Modified Epoxy/Rosin
Coverage...400 sq. ft/gal.
Method...Brush, Roller, Airless or Conventional Spray
Number of Coats...2
Dry Film Thickness per Coat...2 mils
Thinners...120 Brush Thinner, 121 Spray Thinner
Mix paint thoroughly to insure toxicants are evenly dispersed throughout the can. All surfaces must be clean, dry and properly prepared prior to painting. Do not apply Trinidad on aluminum.
Previously Painted Surfaces: If the previous coating is in good condition, thoroughly sand with 80 grit paper then solvent clean with 120 Brushing Thinner to remove residue. Apply two finish coats of Trinidad. If the previous coating is soft or in poor condition, remove to the bare surface by sanding or using Pettit Paint & Varnish Remover (9030 for fiberglass; 9022 for wood and metal). Proceed with appropriate bare system as described below. Old tin copolymers should be removed or sealed with Pettit 6627 Tie Coat Primer before applying Trinidad.
Bare Fiberglass: All bare fiberglass, regardless of age, should be thoroughly cleaned several times with Pettit 95 Dewaxer or 120 Brushing Thinner. Sand thoroughly with 80 grit sandpaper to a dull, frosty finish and rewash the sanded surface with 95 Fiberglass Dewaxer or 120 Brushing Thinner to remove sanding residue. Then apply two coats of Trinidad, following application instructions. Careful observation of the above instructions will help ensure long term adhesion of this and subsequent years' antifouling paint.
To eliminate the sanding operation, wash the fiberglass three times using Pettit 95 Dewaxer only. Then apply one coat of Pettit 6999 Sandless Primer. The first coat of Trinidad must then be completed no later than two hours, but no earlier than 30 minutes after the 6999 Sandless Primer is applied.
Bare Wood: Sand entire surface with 80 grit paper; wash clean with 120 Brushing Thinner. Apply a coat of Trinidad thinned 25% with 120 Brushing Thinner, allow an overnight dry, lightly sand and wipe clean. Apply two finish coats of Trinidad.
Bare Steel*: Sandblast or disc sand to a clean, bright finish remove residue. Then either immediately apply two coats of 6980 Rustlok Steel Primer, allowing each to dry only 1-2 hours prior to overcoating -OR- immediately apply one thin coat of 6455 Metal Primer and allow to dry two hours; follow with two coats of 6462 Q.D. Zinc Chromate Primer, allowing each to dry two hours minimum. Apply two finish coats of Trinidad.
Keels - Lead: Abrade surface to bright metal; clean off residue. Apply one thin coat of 6455/ 044 Metal Primer; allow to dry two hours. Apply one coat of Pettit Protect High Build Epoxy Primer 4700/4701 then, if fairing is required, applyPettit Protect Epoxy Fairing Compound 7000/7001. Follow with an additional coat of 4700/4701 High Build Epoxy Primer per label directions. Apply two finish coats of Trinidad.
Keels - Steel or Cast Iron: Abrade surface to bright metal; clean off residue. Apply one coat of 6980 Rustlok Steel Primer, allowing to dry only 1-2 hours prior to overcoating. Then, if fairing is required, apply Pettit Protect Epoxy Fairing Compound 7000/7001 followed by one coat of Pettit Protect High Build Epoxy Primer 4700/4701, finish with two finish coats of Trinidad.
*This is a simplied system for smaller areas designed for good performance and easy application by the boatyard professional or do-it-yourselfer.
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