Bottom paint was dull and dirty looking until Vivid. Now you can have the brightest colors, the blackest black and the whitest white you have ever seen in bottom paint. Vivid Provides a powerful, multi-season, dual biocide antifouling. The product can be used for trailer boats and dry stored boats. Although hard, Vivid will wear away slightly over time keeping a slick surface. Use Thinner 120.
Bottom paint was dull and dirty looking until Vivid. Now you can have the brightest colors, the blackest black and the whitest white you have ever seen in bottom paint.
When you choose a clean, bright Vivid color, you also get a powerful, multi-season, dual biocide antifouling, a Pettit antifouling that is, simply as effective as it is beautiful.
Mixed Colors and Proportions
Mix ViViD Base Colors using the simple formulas above in the photo box to achieve this wide palette of bright colors.
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.
Vivid Antifouling Paint is an antifouling protective coating resistant to slime, algae, barnacles and other marine fouling. Cuprous thiocyanate combined with an orgainic algicide offers unpredendented control over all types of fouling even in the most severe fouling areas. When used over the recommended priming system Vivid can safely be used on aluminum hulls and outdrives.
Vivid contains cuprous thiocyanate and 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. Vivid is a high solids products. Do not apply this paint in thick films or in more than four coats as poor adhesion may result. When applying by roller use a short nap (3/16 inch maximum) roller cover. Product can be thinned up to 10% (12 ounces per gallon) without any loss in performance. Do not thin beyond your state's compliant limit.
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.
Vehicle Type...Modified Epoxy/Rosin
Coverage...440 sq.ft./gal (includes a 15% loss factor)
Method...Brush, Roller, Airless or Conventional Spray
Number of Coats...2 or 3
Dry Film Thickness per Coat...2 mils (3.1 wet mils)
Thinners...120 Brushing Thinner, 121 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.
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 Vivid. If the previous coating is soft or in poor condition, remove to the bare surface by sanding or using a paint & varnish remover. Proceed with appropriate bare system as described below. Old tin copolymers should be sealed with Pettit6627 Tie Coat Primer before applying Vivid.
Bare Fiberglass: All bare fiberglass, regardless of age, should be thoroughly cleaned several times with Pettit D95 Dewaxer or 120 Brushing Thinner. Sand thoroughly with 80 grit sandpaper to a dull, frosty finish and rewash the sanded surface with D95 Fiberglass Dewaxer or 120 Brushing Thinner to remove sanding residue. Then apply two coats of Vivid, 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 D95 Dewaxer only. Then apply one coat of Pettit 6999 Sandless Primer or 6998 Skip Sand Primer. Consult the Sandless or Skip Sand Primer labels for complete application and antifouling topcoating instructions. Apply two or three coats of Vivid.
Barrier Coat: Fiberglass bottoms potentially can form osmotic blisters within the gelcoat and into the laminate. To render the bottom as water impermeable as possible, prepare the fiberglass surface as mentioned above (sanding method) then apply three coats of Pettit Protect 4700/4701 High Build Epoxy Primer or three coats of Vivid Epoxy Primer 4100/4101 per label directions. Apply two or three finish coats of Vivid.
Bare Wood: Sand entire surface with 80 grit paper; wash clean with 120 Brushing Thinner. Apply a coat of Vivid thinned 25% with 120 Brushing Thinner, allow an overnight dry, lightly sand and wipe clean. Apply two finish coats of Vivid.
Bare Aluminum: Abrade the surface to clean, bright metal by sandblasting, sanding, or wire-brushing. Blow-off or vacuum off sanding residue so that surface is clean and dry, then immediately apply one coat of Aluma Protect 440/4401 Aluminum Epoxy Primer. Let dry four hours (at 70 degrees F) and apply a second coat of Aluma Protect 4400/4401 then follow with two coats of Pettit Protect 4700/4701 High Build Epoxy Primer allowing 3 to 18 hours drying between coats (at temperatures of 70 degrees F). After the second coat of Pettit Protect has been applied, wait 5 to 8 hours, no more, no less, and apply the first coat of Vivid. Apply one or two additional coats of Vivid.
Bare Steel*: Sandblast or disc sand to a clean, bright finish and remove residue with clean, dry compressed air or a clean brush. Immediately apply three coats of Pettit 4700/4701 High Build Epoxy Primer. Read and follow carefully the instructions on the 4700/4701 Epoxy Primer label. If the surface to be painted will be prepared using hand tools such as wire wheels or sanders, clean-off residue and immediately apply one coat of Pettit 6980 Rustlok Steel Primer. Let dry 1-2 hours and follow with two coats of 4700/4701 High Build Epoxy Primer. Read and follow carefully the instructions for application and topcoating on both primer labels. Apply two or three finish coats of Vivid.
Keels - Lead: Abrade surface to bright metal; clean off residue. Apply one thin coat of 6455/044 Metal Primer; allow to dry 8 hours (at 70 degrees F). Apply one coat of 4700/4701 High Build Epoxy Primer then, if fairing is required, apply Epoxy Fairing Compound. Follow with an additional coat of 4700/4701 High Build Epoxy Primer per label directions. Apply two or three finish coats of Vivid.
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 with one coat of 4700/4701 High Build Epoxy Primer. Then, if fairing is required, apply Epoxy Fairing Compound followed by two additional coats of 4700/4701 High Build Epoxy Primer then finish with two or three coats of Vivid.
Underwater Gear - Stainless Steel and Bronze: Use the same system as for lead keels or substitute Pettit 6627 Tie-Coat Primer for 4700/4701 High Build Epoxy Primer.
*This is a simplified system for small areas designed for good performance and easy application by the boatyard professional or do-it-yourselfer.
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