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Old 03-25-2003, 02:02 PM
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I just installed the transom mount transducer for my new LS6100, and the directions said it must be painted with water based bottom paint. This is contrary to everthing I have heard before. Anyone else have this unit and did the paint the transducer?
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Old 03-25-2003, 02:27 PM
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Default Painting a transducer

Hmmmmmmmmm
Could it be a problem when they transalted (translated) your manual from Chinese to English Sorry about that, some days I can not control my fingers as they play on the keyboard
I just checked my two FF manuals and they say do not paint! repeat DO NOT PAINT

I would suggest contacting your supplier or better still, the manufacturer IMHO

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Didn't this topic get aired recently and the conclusion was that water-based transducer paint worked just fine and did not cause problems to the transducer??? Anyway, I have used the water based paint for years.
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Yeah, I just recently talked to Airmar tech support about painting and they said "water base is fine" Trilux makes one called Aqua-something but a quart is minimum buy. The little bottles of transducer paint are also water based

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Waterbase for sure. Ketones eat up the face of the 'ducer according to airmar. So aviod anything but waterbase paint. Don't know how much transducer paint cost compared to other waterbased paints or what you have stored somewhere.
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The small bottle of water based transducer paint, I saw at Boat US is about $9. More than enough to paint a transducer.
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I never heard that a transducer HAD to be painted.
What's up with that? Can't it be left the way it is?
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do bronze transducers have to be painted?
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If you leave the boat in the water full time, you had best paint the xducer. If you don't, then I would not bother with the paint.
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