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Old 05-06-2019, 12:57   #1
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Antifouling and water line

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I'm antifouling the boat now and want to put extra paint on the water line and bow, as that's where the paint tends to come off first.

Does anyone know of it matters whether I use different colour and ablative? As in, painting a different kind of antifouling on top of the last layer?

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Old 05-06-2019, 13:16   #2
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Re: Antifouling and water line

Glob it on there. It doesn’t matter at all.
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Old 05-06-2019, 14:32   #3
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Re: Antifouling and water line

Just follow the paint manufacturer's directions on compatibility.
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Re: Antifouling and water line

I have the yard apply 2 layers in what scientists call the photic zone (where the sun shines the most causing more photosynthesis) I use the same color paint because otherwise it can look bad if the first ablative layer wears completely away.

Check with the manufacturer if you are going from one type of paint to another....some are compatible and some are not recommended.
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Re: Antifouling and water line

It is always good practice to hull at water line an extra coat of antifouling paint. The only caution I am aware of is while it is fine to coat ablative over ablative, or ablative over hard antifouling, you do not want to coat hard over ablative.
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Re: Antifouling and water line

And while it may not look the best if it wears off, I paint each coat a different colour. As it wears off you can get an idea of wear patterns. Makes it much easier to put on as well.
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