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Old 29-06-2014, 21:13   #1
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Anti-Fouling paint on Inflatable dinghy

Has anyone here ever used Pettit Anti-Fouling Paint on their inflatable dink?
Specifically, the PVC cloth section.
Had any success?
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Old 29-06-2014, 23:09   #2
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Re: Anti-Fouling paint on Inflatable dinghy

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Has anyone here ever used Pettit Anti-Fouling Paint on their inflatable dink?
Specifically, the PVC cloth section.
Had any success?

I used something called Vivid once, a bright white ablative. Don't use ablative bottom paint! It gets all over your clothes, hands etc.
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Old 30-06-2014, 06:40   #3
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Re: Anti-Fouling paint on Inflatable dinghy

Thanks. I never thought of that but it does make sense.
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Re: Anti-Fouling paint on Inflatable dinghy

DONE!!!

I received my Pettit Anti-Fouling Paint for Inflatables and the recommended No.97 Epoxy Thinner for prepping.
The First photo is the dink sitting in the water.
The next 2 photos show the blue masking tape and the last 2 photos show the black bottom paint.
After only 2 hours of drying, I bumped and casually rubbed against the bottom paint and it didn't come off on me. I'm sure if I tried
a vigorous rubbing it would come off but probably no more so than on my Mainship 36.
If someone will remind me in about 2 or 3 months from now, I will let you know how it worked out.
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Re: Anti-Fouling paint on Inflatable dinghy

Sorry, but I cant seem to upload the pjotos at this time. Must be my slow internet connection.
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Re: Anti-Fouling paint on Inflatable dinghy

The first photo worked. In any case I'm looking forward to hearing your results. I left my inflatable in the water for 3 maybe 4 weeks in FL and it was nearly ruined. Huge amount of hard growth. Barnacles were even starting to grow underneath the seams and pull them apart. Couple more weeks I think it would have been toast.

I assume it was just the runoff and extra nutrients. Here in the Bahamas I have nearly no growth. But definitely looking into bottom painting the dink when I return.
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PHOTOS>>>>>>YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY


! Qt. gave me exactly 2 coats.

There is actually very little waterline on inflatables. They ride high.
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