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Old 27-12-2005, 13:11   #1
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Antifouling paint

My new boat has three coats of Pettit Ultima SR on the bottom.
I would have to remove this to be able to apply Interlux VC 17.
The VC 17 drys smooth, and is fast through the water.
Has anyone used a Pettit product that is comparable to the VC 17.
Removing the Pettit would be a lot of work and a lot of dust created.
I have talked with Interlux and Pettit is on holiday, so is the sail loft. I am spinning my wheels and the world is on holiday. First race is in March.
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Old 28-12-2005, 02:29   #2
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Dont use a sander to remove anti-fouling. It is very toxic and even scraping it you should be well protected with mask gloves and full body suit.

Quickest way I have used is a product available in UK called Removall. It is painted on, and then you use a high pressure washer to blow of the residue and neutralise the product. did a 23m mobo with this stuff in a couple of days
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Try a product called Peel away.
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Yes, Peel away is the easiest way and is safe on the environment and your sanity.
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Old 28-12-2005, 16:44   #5
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Call Petit.

I have found them to be very friendly and helpful.

You may not have to remove the old paint. Were I to do that I would remove it under water with a scrubber and a scuba tank.
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Old 28-12-2005, 17:16   #6
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Well thank yuse for the replys but to review my question.
I want to know if anyone has used a Pettit product that is comparable to VC17. I do NOT want to remove the paint that is on there now. I want to make it smooth. I have the technology to remove it but I do NOT want to remove it. Pettit is CLOSED for the holidays. Interlux is open and they told me the Pettit would have to be removed if I was applying VC17. So I goes tinks, maybe there is a Pettit product that is comparable, and that way I will NOT have to remove the paint at all.
The Vivid Pettit antifouling looks like it will do the job. It is hard and recomended for racing according to the Pettit product list.
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I do not know, but most larger boat yards doing paint work have a reference book that lists what is compatable and what products from different manufacturers may be cross applied or substituted.

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I like the Vivvid White bottom paint (by Pettit) that we put on last May.

It's been a fast bottom. Can't tell you if it's compatible with the existing VC-17
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SailorPaul. Great that is what I was looking for. I have sanded the whole thing. The keel needs a bit of Pettit rustloc on some bare patches, then I think I will fill the divets and paint with the Vivid. All this subject to a phone call to Pettit when they return to work next week. I need warmer teperatures before I can paint and or fill. I will only be using this boat for the racing series. The kids ( rentals ) may use it on other days.
Nothing is really compatable with VC17. I wanted to know if the Pettit products were comparable, as in performance wise. Your post came the closest to telling me that.
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VIVID SUCKS DON'T USE IT in the caribbean!!!!

I have used Vivid in the caribbean and it sucks. It lasted six months and it suddenly fouled like crazy. STAY AWAY FROM IT IN THE CARIBBEAN.
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I use SuperShipBottom it will work over any paint. It has a high copper content and is for the waters of south Florida and the caribbean

Super Shipbottom* Hard Ablative Antifouling Paint
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Has anyone tried cayenne pepper in a copper based paint? Saw an article about this in a boat mag. Sounded real effective. I would love to try it by the bottom paint on my boat is blue.
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Has anyone tried cayenne pepper in a copper based paint? Saw an article about this in a boat mag. Sounded real effective. I would love to try it by the bottom paint on my boat is blue.
Do you want to give the fouling organisms heartburn & bad breath?
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I guess that was the idea. They didn't like it much. Besides it would spice up the oceans and you would get spiced crab and lobster.
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I realize this thread is a couple of years old, but I'm considering going the opposite way from the original poster. I've got VC17 on my boat and am considering going to something else. The VC17 has been burnished and I like the speed difference over the old paint which wasn't burnished (+15%) but I sure could use something which combats slime. If I leave the boat parked for a couple of weeks, I get grass about 8 inches long at the waterline!

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