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Old 21-03-2017, 18:46   #1
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Is Interlux Micron 99 an Acceptable Substitute for Micron 66?

Frankly, I'm balking at the cost of Interlux's Micron 66 here in Trinidad and I'm hoping that someone who haunts the CF forum has experience with both products. There's about a 25% price difference. When I asked Interlux for the difference, here's what they said:

Micron 66
Micron® 66®* is a long lasting Self-Polishing Copolymer with Biolux®, formulated to provide a level of antifouling protection not previously available in any paint.
Provides the best antifouling performance in the harshest fouling conditions for 2 years and beyond. It polishes and becomes smoother with use, reducing drag
and fuel consumption. It can be hauled and relaunched without recoating and the polishing action reduces build-up and minimizes sanding at reapplication.
Maximum protection even during stationary periods at the dock or mooring.
* Not suitable for use in fresh water

Micron 99
Micron 99 is a premium SPC antifouling developed especially for professional use on hulls over 82 feet, with ultimate multi-season performance in salt, fresh and
brackish waters. Using the latest resin and biocide technology to deliver unmatched performance, the high solid, low VOC formula reduces emissions to the
environment as well as needing fewer coats and less frequent application thus reducing maintenance costs and haul-outs. A license may be required in each
State of application.
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Can anyone tell me of a good reason not to use the Micron 99?

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Re: Is Interlux Micron 99 an Acceptable Substitute for Micron 66?

above never got an answer, but I am in the same situation now. Anyone with some experience?
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Re: Is Interlux Micron 99 an Acceptable Substitute for Micron 66?

I don’t have any experience with 99, but when they say for big boats and professional application, it usually means you need a pesticide application license to apply it in the US. This may not be an issue outside of the US.

When I was selling TBT based paint, I needed a pesticide sellers license and could only sell it to licensed pesticide applicators. The record keeping was a big PITA.

99 is probably a very good paint but I don’t know anyone who has used it.
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Re: Is Interlux Micron 99 an Acceptable Substitute for Micron 66?

The big positive on 99 seems it will last thru freshwater (when heading up some rivers) while 66 is reported to fail when in contact with freshwater (different thread on this forum). The "professional" application requirement seems US only, one can buy 99 in the Carib from budget-marine for example.
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