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Old 19-11-2012, 16:56   #1
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When its Too Good to be True!

We are currently in Suriname anchored in the river beside a lovely little town called Domberg. The local hardware store is selling "International Micron Extra" antifoul at $165 USD for a 20 litre drum .Normaly this stuff sells for about $400 for 4 litres {the fisheries catalouge has it at $429 for a 4 litre tin } What do you think is it to good to be true ,the drum is slightly dented but otherwise looks fine . I have bought a drum ...should i fill up my boat with the stuff and sell it in Trinadad !!. It looks like the real deal.
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Old 19-11-2012, 17:20   #2
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Re: When its Too Good to be True!

Sounds like a great deal. Any dates on the can? I wonder how old it is.
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Old 19-11-2012, 17:24   #3
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Re: When its Too Good to be True!

In Domburg are several dutch fisherman with steel shrimp cutters. My advice is to ask them about this. They wil know if its a good deal or not.
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No there was no dates on the drum that i can see .I gave it a good shake and it sounds quite liquid .Its basically $1800 usd worth of paint for $166 . I wonder what the shelf life is .Anyone know?
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Old 19-11-2012, 17:44   #5
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In Domburg are several dutch fisherman with steel shrimp cutters. My advice is to ask them about this. They wil know if its a good deal or not.
Thanks thats good advise.
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Old 19-11-2012, 18:18   #6
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Thanks thats good advise.
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No there was no dates on the drum that i can see .I gave it a good shake and it sounds quite liquid .Its basically $1800 usd worth of paint for $166 . I wonder what the shelf life is .Anyone know?
Shelf life is only two years, it may be way past expiry.
Odd that no date of manufacture can be found on it.
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Thanks thats good advise.
Also, the dutch guys who run the fish factory just down river can often be found in rita's Eethoose (sp???) in the evening. Might be worth having a chat with them.
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With no expiery date I would be VERY worried.

Perhaps it is an imitation?

Hope that it is Kosher for your sake

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I wonder if the contents have been replaced - it should be very, very heavy.

Shelf life 2 years - datasheet - http://www.yachtpaint.com/MPYACMData...Y+20100722.pdf
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I wonder if the contents have been replaced - it should be very, very heavy.

Shelf life 2 years - datasheet - http://www.yachtpaint.com/MPYACMData...Y+20100722.pdf
So true, I think they put concrete in the cans......

Sh.....t thats even more heavy.

Ah Maybe water

????? what they did with the real stuf, and kept the cans so clean???????

Just ask these fisherman..........

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Also, the dutch guys who run the fish factory just down river can often be found in rita's Eethoose (sp???) in the evening. Might be worth having a chat with them.

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too good to be true probably isn't true.

Do they (international) even sell it in 20L cans?

Has it been opened?

could it just be a print-up job.

I'll bet it isn't kosher
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too good to be true probably isn't true.

Do they (international) even sell it in 20L cans?

Has it been opened?

could it just be a print-up job.

I'll bet it isn't kosher
Yes, they do produce it in 20 L tins, but this lot may be several years old and well past its expiry (paint does not age well).
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Old 20-11-2012, 16:24   #15
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The only numbers are on top of the drum 1A2/Y1.6/100/11N NET 6711A-EUB. I wonder if the 2 year shelf life refers to after you open the tin ? . I have been given advice by another cruiser to turn the drum upside down as the main problem over time is that the active ingredients sink to the bottom and go hard .
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