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Old 14-01-2014, 09:31   #1
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Bottom Paints available in Tahiti

Hi,
I'm flying back to Tahiti and before I launch my boat, I need to paint the bottom. The last time I painted the bottom (in 2012) I used SeaHawk Cukote, which is a 'hard ablative' type paint. Does anyone know what brands are available in Tahiti or have any recommendations?
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Re: Bottom Paints available in Tahiti

We used Altex, which I believe is one of if not the most popular brand in Australasia/Oceania. I think they are also the parent (or sister) company of Pettit.

I don't remember which paint we used, but it was Australian compliant. You should be able to find them in any of the major chandleries in Papeete / Tahiti. Perhaps a little more difficult is you want a specific color (we had two to choose from).
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