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any glossy bottom paint ? ( boat is lift kept now)

Old 04-23-2019, 05:00 AM
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Need some help on Bottom paint,
I have an older 33-foot Hydraport, that has many bottom coats on it. The boat is now lift kept and I was wondering if anyone has used a hard glossy bottom paint? any help or education is appreciated.
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Old 04-23-2019, 05:09 AM
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I cant speak on actual paint. When I ordered my new boat recently, my wife was dead set on no bottom paint, but we are keeping the boat in the water. A local company near me does a bottom coating called IGL marine coating that does the same as bottom paint and it is clear, with no paint needed. I know someone who had this done in MD and keeps his boat in the water with no issues. here is the link with info. They even do the motors-Ill post pics when it is done next week.
https://blog.iglcoatings.com/how-eco...ou-6-benefits/
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VC Performance epoxy is what you want to use.
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Petit Black Widow.
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Any info on the company that does it in MD?
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:56 AM
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Pettit Black Widow and polish it with a buffing wheel. Glossy as all heck
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Old 04-23-2019, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Holy Smoke View Post
VC Performance epoxy is what you want to use.
I think as long as the bottom paint is as removed as possible and not flaking off this will work.
I did this to seal my non painted hull as it's older and has some blisters. Came out perfect! (Anything below the blue painters tape is VX Epoxy:


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Justin they are in PA. Drive on Auto Spa and coatings.
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Originally Posted by Sloman33 View Post
Need some help on Bottom paint,
I have an older 33-foot Hydraport, that has many bottom coats on it. The boat is now lift kept and I was wondering if anyone has used a hard glossy bottom paint? any help or education is appreciated.

If any of the existing bottom paint is ablative you can’t put a hard paint over it, but must strip all paint if going to a hard bottom paint.
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Originally Posted by Holy Smoke View Post
VC Performance epoxy is what you want to use.
That is good stuff, but the old bottom paint will need to be stripped, or you are wasting money.
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