- Economical Ablative
- Single Season Performance
- Affordable ablative protection for all types of vessels
- Effective in both fresh and salt water
- Compatible with most types of antifouling paints
Premium SSA is a very economical antifouling which incorporates the basic ablative technology for a single season of use. The paint will wear away over time, eliminating sanding, however, prolonged exposure to air is not recommended. Trailering and winter dry storage are not recommended with this product. Use Thinner 120.
All paint colors shown here are for guidance only. Due to differences in screen displays that are beyond our
control the colors on these pages cannot be guaranteed to match the actual color in the can.
Premium Single Season Ablative Antifouling Paint protects all hull bottoms -
wood, fiberglass, and properly primed steel from attachment of marine organisms
in salt and fresh water, from the tropics to the Arctic. Premium Single
Season Ablative can be used on previously painted surfaces. There's no need
to remove old coatings or paints that are still in good condition - no need to
apply special primers except on bare metal.
Premium Single Season Ablative is intended as a single-season ablative. It
functions as an ablative, releasing biocide (copper) over time and wearing the
surface away. However, it does have a high wear rate and must be lightly
sanded if left out of the water for dry storage. 1 or 2 coats each season are
recommended for optimal performance.
Premium Single Season Ablative contains 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
Premium Single Season Ablative 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 regularly 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.
Coverage...500 sq. ft/gal. (includes 20% loss
Method...Brush, Roller, Airless or Conventional
Number of Coats...2 or 3
Dry Film Thickness per Coat...1.5 mils (2.6 wet)
Thinners...120/T-10 Brushing Thinner, 121/T-8 Spraying Thinner
Mix paint thoroughly to ensure toxicants are evenly dispersed throughout the can. All surfaces must be clean,
dry and properly prepared prior to painting. Do not apply Premium Single Season Ablative on aluminum
hulls or outdrives.
Previously Painted Surfaces: If the previous coating is in good condition, thoroughly sand with 80 grit paper
then solvent clean with 120/T-10 Brushing Thinner to remove residue. Apply two finish coats of Premium Single
Season Ablative. If the previous coating is soft or in poor condition, remove to the bare surface by sanding or
using Pettit Paint Remover. Proceed with appropriate bare system as described below. Old tin copolymers
should be removed or sealed with Pettit 6627 Tie Coat Primer before applying Premium Single Season Ablative
Antifouling Paint. When sanding old bottom paint, always wet sand and take precautions against getting the
material in your eyes, nostrils, open cuts, etc.
Bare Fiberglass: All bare fiberglass, regardless of age, should be thoroughly washed with soap, ammonia and
water. Let dry, then clean several times with Pettit 95 Fiberglass Dewaxer. Sand thoroughly with 80 grit
sandpaper to a dull, frosty finish and rewash the sanded surface with 95 Fiberglass Dewaxer to remove sanding
residue. Then apply two coats of Premium Single Season Ablative, following application instructions. Careful
observation of the above instructions will help ensure long term adhesion of this and subsequent years' antifouling
To eliminate the sanding operation, wash the fiberglass three times using Pettit 95 Fiberglass Dewaxer only.
Then apply one coat of Pettit 6999 Sandless Primer. After the Sandless Primer is ready for topcoating apply one
coat of a hard modified epoxy antifouling paint such as Unepoxy Standard or Trinidad; then apply Premium
Single Season Ablative over the hard modified epoxy. Consult the Sandless Primer and hard modified epoxy
antifouling paint labels for complete application and antifouling topcoating instructions.
Bare Wood: Sand entire surface with 80 grit paper; wash clean with 120/T-10 Brushing Thinner. Apply a coat
of Premium Single Season Ablative thinned 25% with 120/T-10 Brushing Thinner, allow an overnight dry, lightly
sand and wipe clean. Apply two finish coats of Premium Single Season Ablative. Any metal parts must be
primed before applying the bottom paint.
Bare Steel: Sandblast to SSPC-SP 6 'Commercial' blast, blow off residue with clean, compressed air, and
immediately apply three coats Pettit Protect 4700/4701 following application and recoat instructions.
Alternatively, hand sand with 80 grit sandpaper or power hand tool clean, then remove residue with clean
compressed air or clean, solvent dampened rags. Immediately apply one coat of Pettit 6980 Rustlok Steel Primer
and let dry to a tack free state (usually 30 minutes to 2 hours, dependent on temperature). Then apply two
coats of 4700/4701 High Build Epoxy Primer following application and recoat instructions. Apply two coats of
Premium Single Season Ablative.
Keels - Lead: Abrade surface to bright metal; wipe clean using Pettit 120/T-10 Brushing Thinner. Apply one
thin coat of 6455/044 Metal Primer; allow to dry two hours. Apply one coat of Pettit 6627 Tie Coat Primer.
Follow with an additional coat of 6627 Tie Coat Primer per label directions. Apply two finish coats of Premium
Single Season Ablative.
Keels - Steel or Cast Iron: Abrade surface to bright metal; wipe clean using Pettit 120/T-10 Brushing Thinner.
Apply one coat of 6980 Rustlok Steel Primer, allowing to dry only 1 - 2 hours prior to overcoating. Then, if
fairing is required, apply Epoxy Fairing Compound followed by one coat of Pettit 6627 Tie Coat Primer. Apply two
finish coats of Premium Single Season Ablative.
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