Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 14-03-2010, 11:38   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Eastern Ont.
Boat: 1970 Hughes 29
Posts: 74
Tremclad as Bottom Paint?

I have heard of sailors using Tremclad as bottom paint, if you don't
want to use antifouling. Does anyone know of this method or why
it wouldn't work?
__________________

__________________
Furface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2010, 12:28   #2
Marine Service Provider
 
fstbttms's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 3,594
Why would you want to use use a product that was not designed for the job and has no anti fouling properties?
__________________

__________________
fstbttms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2010, 20:16   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
osirissail's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: A real life Zombie from FL
Boat: Gulfstar 53 - Osiris
Posts: 5,416
Images: 2
The advice to ask around in your sailing area what is the "best" paint is good as different paints and copper contents work differently in different regions of the world. You mentioned "winterization" so you must be "up north". Paints for the Tropics do not work well in the cold waters up north and vice versa. So ask around and get a consensus.
- - Areas where large "sheets" of bottom paint have apparently fallen off the hull were most likely dirty or not properly scuffed/sanded and cleaned prior to paint application. If the rest of the bottom is okay then sand the bare spots with 80 grit paper, clean them well and then put on new bottom paint that matches what you have been using.
- - Prior to launching after a winter or any long term haul-out it is advisable to use Scotch-brite pads to scuff the whole bottom to remove any "oxidized" copper from being out of the water.
__________________
osirissail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2010, 07:58   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Boat: Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
Posts: 11,514
Images: 4
Hi guys - Furface responded to a post from 2007 in the "Bottom Paint?" thread. I decided to move the three 2010 posts to a new thread discussing Tremclad.

The "original" original poster from 2007 was talking about winterizing, not furface.

Hope this move helps head off any confusion.
__________________
Relax Lah! is For Sale <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2010, 14:52   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,592
Images: 240
“Tremclad” products (RPM, Tremco, Rust-Oleum), of which there are several, are generally aimed at preventing/reforming rust.

Which specific coating do you intend to perform which specific function?

See ➥ RustOleum.com
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bottom paint

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bottom Paint or Not? dpollitt Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22 03-02-2010 13:55
Old Bottom Paint TexSail Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 02-12-2009 14:02
Has anybody used this bottom paint? Just a Tinch Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26 12-08-2008 05:20
Bottom Paint ? turkish6 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 24-10-2007 06:42



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:54.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.