All surfacesmust be free of dirt, loose paint,
oil, grease,wax, soap and any other foreign matter.
Surfaces shouldbe properly prepared by sanding
before any primers or paints are applied.
When sanding old antifouling paint,
wear proper respirator to prevent the inhalation
of sanding dust.
All bare fiberglass,regardless of
age, must be thoroughly
cleaned several times with a
fiberglass cleaner to remove
all traces of mold release
agents and wax. Sand thoroughly
with 80 grit sandpaper to create
a dull, frosty appearance.
Remove sanding dust.
Apply two coats of Boat Bottom Antifouling Paint
according to the application instructions.
Sand the surface smooth with 80 grit
sandpaper. Wipe the surface
to remove sanding dust and
residue. Apply a coat of Marine Coatings
Boat Bottom Antifouling Paint thinned with
25% mineral spirits and
allow to dry overnight. Lightly sand and
remove sanding dust.
Apply two finish coats of Boat Bottom Antifouling
PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES
If the previous coating is in good condition,
thoroughly sand with 80 grit sandpaper.
Remove sanding dust. Apply two finish coats
of Boat Bottom Antifouling Paint. If the previous coating is
soft or in poor condition, remove by sanding.
Old tin copolymers should be removed or sealed with a tie coat
primer before applying this product.
Apply when air (ambient) temperature is between
50-90°F(10-32°C) and the relative humidity is below 85%.
Do not apply on extremely humid days (90% humidity or above)
or when rain is threatening. Do not apply in the late
afternoon outdoors as the wet film may be adversely
affected by dew. When working in cooler temperatures, be
sure the air and surface temperatures will remain at or
above 50°F for at least 8 hours after application.
This product contains a high percentage of cuprous oxide.
Which may cause 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 to ensure any
settled pigment is re-dispersed. If possible shake the
container on a mechanical paint shaker or use an electric
power drill mixer. Before suing check the sides and bottom
of the can to ensure any settled pigment has been re-
dispersed. It may be necessary to pour off half of the liquid
from the top of the can into another can to properly mix in
any settled pigment. Then remix the two parts together
This product can be applied by brush, roller or spray
under good drying conditions. Two coats should be applied for
best antifouling protection.
Thinning this product is not normally required. If necessary
use mineral spirits to create a smoother finish on warm
and breezy days.
DRY & RECOAT
Dry and recoat times are based on 70°F and 50% relative
humidity. Allow more time at cooler temperatures.
Antifouling Paint can be recoated after 4 hours.
Boats can be launched after 16 hours.
Full cure is achieved at 72 hours.
Clean up application tools and equipment
Pollution and natural occurrences can adversely affect
antifouling paint performance. Extreme hot and cold water
temperatures, silt, dirt, oil, brackish water and electrolysis
can damage antifouling paint. Check the boat bottom
monthly to make sure it is clean and no growth is visible.
Lightly scrub the boat bottom with a soft brush to remove
foreign material from the surface.