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Old 14-03-2010, 10:38   #1
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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?
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Old 15-03-2010, 11:28   #2
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Why would you want to use use a product that was not designed for the job and has no anti fouling properties?
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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.
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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.
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“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?

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