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Interlux VC epoxy or Pettit Black Widow

Old 04-15-2019, 07:12 AM
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Okay guys the bottom of my boat is going to get soda blasted next week. I'm not sure if I want to redo the bottom with VC epoxy or Black widow. The VC says no barrier coating but the Black widow does. The VC is a 7 day to relaunch but the Black widow looks like 3 days. The boat never sits in the water, it's always on the trailer. I like the white VC but it seems like a pain in the ass to apply the Black Widow looks like roll and tip works. Anyone with experience with the two products have any input?
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:42 AM
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What about the VC is a PITA vs using the Black Widow?
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:05 AM
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I've used both: VC is a HARD coating that is harder to burnish. Black Widow has an advantage in burnishing ability and it's really easy to keep clean. Go with the Black Widow, it's easier to use and slick.
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I've been looking at options for a flats boat that will sit in the water for sometimes up to 10 days, but mostly on the trailer. Pettit black widow seems to also shine up pretty well. Many years ago had a boat that sat in the water. the Pettit stuff always was easy to apply.
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I've applied VC, there's nothing difficult or painful about it. It actually covers well and produced a nice outcome.
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What about the VC is a PITA vs using the Black Widow?
The VC doesn't lay well with roll and tip, where the Black widow does.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by smccormick View Post
I've applied VC, there's nothing difficult or painful about it. It actually covers well and produced a nice outcome.
How did you apply it, what I'm reading is it's better to be sprayed on. I'm doing it at my house so spraying I have to worry about overspray.
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Don, since your on a trailer check out the Pettit Vivid. I called Pettit and that is what the recommended. I asked about the Black Widow and he recommended I stay away from it since I live on a trailer.
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How did you apply it, what I'm reading is it's better to be sprayed on. I'm doing it at my house so spraying I have to worry about overspray.
Sprayed.
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