Expert how-to instruction for painting the bottom of your boat safely and effectively.
For discerning anglers demanding the best in bottom paint there is Micron 66 by Interlux. It is a long lasting and self polishing paint complete with Interlux's Biolux antifouling formula which eliminates the accrual of loathsome barnacles, mussels and algae even over extended periods of in water dockage.
Micron Extra is environmentally friendly and poses significantly less human health risk because it contains far less copper and are TBT (Tributyltin) free. Micron Extra is compatible with fiberglass, steel and wood hulls as well as lead and cast iron surfaces.
For those seeking an outstanding multi-season antifouling paint there is Micron CF by Interlux. It incorporates Interlux's well noted Biolux technology to defend against slimy, drag producing algae, as well as Econea to block barnacles and mussels from affixing themselves.
Micron Extra VOC is modeled after Interlux's standard Micron Extra antifouling paint formula. Micron Extra VOC arms the customer with the advantages of Biolux and Micron Technology, which provide superior safeguarding against all types of fouling and allow the paint to be self-polishing for easy maintenance.
This product incorporates Micron Technology which works two fold: it polishes off at a controlled rate (eliminates the need for heavy sanding when reapplying) and also allows a boat to be hauled and re-launched without necessitating repainting. It is perfect for use on boats in both salt and freshwater sources.
Bilgekote is a formulation that falls under Interlux's "finishers" category and is engineered to provide hard wearing protection against the absorption of oil, gasoline, sludge and fumes into once vulnerable wood and fiberglass. . It comes in highly opaque colors to ensure superb visibility for complete surface coverage during application.
Interdeck from Interlux finishing agent combines polyurethane resin with a durable, mineral based aggregate to provide a non-slip surface to boat decks. Suitable for all surface types and is low sheen to reduce sun glare.
Watertite, by Interlux, is a two-part epoxy compound that fills holes and repairs dings to gel coats and fiberglass with ease. It's a breeze to sand and conform to surfaces with the capability of being layered to 3/4" with zero sagging.
Surfacing Putty by Interlux is a fast-drying compound can be used on both wood and fiberglass and is perfect for filling old fastener holes and minor gouges. Slap on some Surfacing Putty and a bit of paint and nobody will notice that ding you left on the gunwale dragging that anchor chain.
Intergrip Nonskid Compound utilizes a man-made plastic sphere additive to produce a genuine skid-proof surface on decks. Perhaps what's best about this compound is that it reduces the proclivity for a deck to collect grime.
Interpotect 2000E by Interlux is a two part epoxy, composed of uniquely engineered Microplates that set to form an overlapping layer impervious to water migration that would otherwise damage the vulnerable fiberglass it protects. Interprotect 2000E can be used on areas above and below the boats waterline and is recognized as an excellent primer for all metals as well.
Pacifica Plus puts to use Econea and Biolux as an antifouling agent to combat barnacles, mussels and algae. In addition, Pacifica Plus is self-polishing for improved fuel economy and reduced engine emissions. This is also a very user friendly product as it is fast drying and lacks the strong odor and noxious solvent emissions typical of the antifouling paints of the past.
Fiberglass Bottomkote NT produces a hard and extremely durable coating that resists premature "wear-through" and yet it is just soft enough to be slow polishing, gradually sloughing off old layers to provide a smooth hull free of heavy paint build-up. As a bonus this product is also fast drying so a boat can be painted and splashed the same day.
VC Offshore is engineered with a Fluoro microadditive to produce an extremely hard, smooth and thin finish that allows a hull to slip effortlessly through the water while resisting unwanted bottom growth. This product is suitable for all bodies of water and is ideal for fiberglass, carbon fiber, steel and wood hulls.
Even the heartiest mussels, barnacles and algae are no match for Ultra with Biolux. This durable and effective product is also a breeze to apply with its high solids content for superior coverage and low solvent emissions that cut down on noxious vapors. Furthermore its fast drying formulation allows for a boat to be painted and splashed the same day.