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Old 13-12-2008, 20:24   #1
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RustOleum Bottom Paint?

Has anyone had any experience with RustOleum bottom paint? Its such a well respected brand, I would think they would make a quality product. ~$30 a quart, so pretty reasonable too. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Also, what is the best bottom paint you have had experience with?

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Old 14-12-2008, 00:38   #2
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They are a respected product because they make a cheap, easy to use, available product. Not because it is a quality product. The same reason people shop at Walmart. That is not to say this is not a good bottom paint, but I would not buy it based on the name alone.

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RustOleum ”Boat Bottom Antifouling Paint” contains 45% cuprous oxide (copper), for mild to moderate fouling conditions in both fresh and saltwater. One Quart covers approximately 85 square feet.

By way of comparison, Pettit “Trinidad” contains about 70 - 75% cuprous oxide, and covers about 100 square ft. per quart.

Although twice the price per unit volume, Trinidad may be actually cheaper by performance measures.
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...for mild to moderate fouling conditions in both fresh and saltwater.
Read- "Doesn't work for sh*t."
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A buddy of mine just painted his dinghy with it. Too soon to tell if it's a compromise or just inferior for the price.
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We are in an aggressive salt water environment. Last year we applied a cheap hard surface non ablative paint and in 6 months were hauling the boat bi-weekly to remove barnacles not just algae.

Here is a picture of our first haul last year outabout 6-7 weeks after application. We noted boat speed deteriorating and black smoke from the 10 hp Volvo. You can see the difference between the cleaned and uncleaned part.

This year we applied 3 coats of Micron Extra (Blue) and an extra coat at the water line and keel. We looked at Micron 66 but I don't have that many boat bucks. Micron Extra has a "decent" price.

This system is advertised as self cleaning ablative paint. It advertises 25-50% copper oxide as the main ingredient. It's longevity is determined by the number of coats and the aggressiveness of the algae. We have had it on the boat 6 months and have only hauled the boat once, because the uncoated prop was fouled.

I have dove on the bottom and there is nothing but a coating of "slippery" paint. I wiped it down with a dish cloth and have decided against further wipe downs so as not to accelerate the paint loss. The rag came out completely blue.

The only thing i don't know yet is how long it will last. I'll update the board but so far it's looking pretty good.

I am a very satisfied camper and have no other interest in Interlux paints.

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