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Interlux Bilgekote

Interlux Bilgekote is a fast drying, durable coating formulated for application to bilge areas. Painting your boat's bilge helps prevent absorption of oil, gasoline or sludge into wood and fiberglass.

Bilgekote protects bilges, lockers, and bulkheads against moisture penetration and wear and tear. Bilgekote is easy to clean while providing excellent resistance to oil and fuel spillage.

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Bilgekote features are:

  • High opacity for excellent covering power
  • Hard wearing
  • Available in gray and white, in quarts and gallons

APPLICATION AND USE

Preparation

BARE FIBERGLASS: In Good Condition Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. Degrease by wiping with a rag soaked in Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Sand with 180 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. In Poor Condition Clean as above. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Apply White Undercoater 279.

BARE WOOD: Sand surface, wipe clean. Apply White Undercoater Pre-Kote 4279. Sand surface, wipe clean.

BARE METAL: Sandblast or grind, remove sanding residue. Immediately apply Viny-Lux Primewash 353/354 thinned 25% with Viny-Lux Solvent 355. Allow to dry for 1-24 hours. Apply one coat of Epoxy Barrier-Kote 404/414.

CLEAR EPOXY: Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. Degrease by wiping with a rag soaked in Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Apply one coat of Epoxy Barrier-Kote 404/414.

PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: The surface must be clean and dry. Sand using 180-220 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue.

Method Apply 2-3 coats of Bilgekote following the proper dry times. Sand between coats using 220-320 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue with a rag dampened with Brushing Liquid 333. Bilgekote may be applied by roller and brush using the roll and tip method.

Hints

Thinner Brush - Brushing Liquid 333. Spray - Special Thinner 216.

Thinning Thin if necessary with Brushing Liquid 333 to improve brushing characteristics. For spray application use Special Thinner 216. Thin no more than 10%.

Cleaner Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Epoxy - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.

Ventilation and Humidity Control It is best to paint on warm, dry mornings. Cold weather retards the drying and humidity can spoil the gloss.

Airless Spray Pressure: 170 bar/2500 psi. Tip Size: 0.33-0.41 mm/13-16 thou.

Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi (gun pressure); 8-10 psi (pot pressure). Tip Size: 0.89-1.4 mm/35-50 thou. Siphon Cup: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi - gun pressure. Tip Size: 1.5-1.8 mm/60-70 thou.

Other Spray pressures listed are recommendations only. The applicator may use any settings which yield the best results for the individual spraying technique and current weather conditions. Bilgekote is best applied in thin coats.

Some Important Points Do not apply heavy coats as this will affect dry through. Failure to follow proper dry times carefully will cause improper drying, wrinkling and loss of adhesion. Product temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 29 deg C/85 deg F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 35 deg C/95 deg F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 29 deg C/85 deg F.

Compatibility/Substrates Surface must be dry and clean, and free from grease, detaching paint etc. Be sure to use Epoxy Barrier-Kote 404/414 over clear epoxy to prevent blush from affecting drying and adhesion of Bilgekote.

Number of Coats 2-3 minimum

Coverage (Theoretical) - 300 (sq ft/Gal) by brush, 240 (sq ft/Gal) by spray

Recommended DFT 2.0 mils dry

Application Methods Brush, Roller, Airless Spray, Conventional Spray - Pressure Pot or Siphon Cup

 

  • Color YMA100*-Gray, YMA102*-White
  • Finish Semi-gloss
  • Specific Gravity 1.014
  • Volume Solids 44%
  • Typical Shelf Life 2 yrs
  • VOC (As Supplied) 480 g/lt
  • Unit Size 1 US Quart 1 US Gallon

 

Drying Information  59 Degrees  73 Degrees F  95 Degrees F 
Touch Dry (ISO)  3 hours  2 hours  1 hour 
Overcoated By  Min-Max  Min-Max  Min-Max 
Bilgekote  16 hours-  12 hours-  8 hours- 
TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION: Bilgekote should be kept in securely closed containers during transport and storage.

STORAGE: Exposure to air and extremes of temperature should be avoided. For the full shelf life of Bilgekote to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5 deg C/40 deg F and 35 deg C/95 deg F. Keep out of direct sunlight.

DISPOSAL: Do not discard tins or pour paint into water courses, use the facilities provided. It is best to allow paints to harden before disposal. Remainders of Bilgekote cannot be disposed of through the municipal waste route or dumped without permit. Disposal of remainders must be arranged for in consultation with the authorities.

BRAND: Interlux
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Bilge Paint
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Interlux Bilgekote
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (6)
  • Easy to clean (3)

Cons

  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5)

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5.0

Good Stuff

By Bob the Builder

from Northern Indiana

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Interlux Bilgekote:

        Works well in two coats. Dries to a Hard Gloss shine and offers a durable hard as nails finish.

         
        5.0

        Kiwigrip non-skid

        By Rich

        from Costa Mesa, CA

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Ergonomic Grip
        • Even Paint Distribution

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Interlux Bilgekote:

            Used kiwigrip as non-skid on the swimstep and it came out great. Very happy with the product and its ease of use. I scrubbed and pressure washed the old non-skid (which was LP/sand) and rolled the kiwigrip over the top. No problems with adhesion and it looks like new.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Interlux Bilgekote

            By Gary

            from Chicago Il,

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Even Paint Distribution

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about Interlux Bilgekote:

              Used Bilgekote on the interior of my 1970 oday rhodes 19. Over the last 5 years I have I have recoated ir three times. Each time I only put one coat on. It needs multiple coats for coverage but it has held up well and is easy to clean with a sponge. I think this is a great product and will last for a very long time.

               
              5.0

              interlux bilgekote

              By takeoff29

              from PA.

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Even Paint Distribution

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Areas

                Comments about Interlux Bilgekote:

                makes my 22 yr. old blackfin engine room / bilge look like new again and brittens the area up

                 
                4.0

                roll & tip

                By tom

                from franklin, mi

                About Me Beginner

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Ergonomic Grip

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Interlux Bilgekote:

                  Bill asks about roll & tip. To me this is roll it on and follow up with a small brush on hte ridges,runs, etc, if any.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  This is a great product for your bilge.

                  By Just Me

                  from Chicago IL

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean

                  Cons

                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about Interlux Bilgekote:

                  I have a 1970 Rhodes 19 I have completely restored, about four years ago. I used Interlux Bilgekote on the complete interior. First cleaned bilge very well with soap and water. Scraped and sanded any old paint and loose fiberglass for a smooth surface. cleaned again with soap and water. With a brush and roller put on two coats.
                  After four years I just cleaned it well again and put one coat on. This has been easy to maintain and keep clean. The bilge is wet all the time and for the most part all I have to do is rinse it down wipe it dry to keep it looking great.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  No long term reliability

                  By Cambone

                  from Townsend Harbor, MA

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Dries rock hard
                  • Even Paint Distribution
                  • Goes on with a roller
                  • Looks great

                  Cons

                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                  • Bilge

                  Comments about Interlux Bilgekote:

                  I used this paint for the cockpit in my late 60s Oday Daysailer I. Since its an open cockpit single wall boat, the cockpit is also the bilge so I wanted a hard wearing paint that could take the water and the abuse. I don't have any long term reliability, ie just painted a few days ago I can say this: This paint goes on easy with a roller and looks great. Dries quickly and with 3 coats it has left a hard glossy finish I'm really happy with.

                  Preparation is everything, so make sure to sand and prep the surface accordingly. And either spring for the Brushing Liquid 333 or make your own at home (Protip: MSDS sheets list ingredients)

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I swear by, not at, Bilgekote

                  By Captain Kublai

                  from Chicago, Il

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Even Paint Distribution

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Detailed Work
                    • Large Areas
                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about Interlux Bilgekote:

                    I have used Bilgekote, both gray and white, on a number of fiberglass bilges which had been in a bad way due to standing water infiltration. The water, naturally, had a cover of oil, and some boats had a cake of ice on top. (Midwest winters are rough on unattended boats.) With proper preparation, the paint adheres tenaciously and lasts and lasts. It is abrasion resistant, and makes the bilge look as if it just left the construction mould. Just remember a clean bilge is the sign of a happy sailor. This is a darn good product. Thanks, paint scientists at Interlux.

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My Bilge Looks Like New!

                    By Lizzi

                    from Corpus Christi, TX

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Even Paint Distribution

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Areas
                      • Small Areas

                      Comments about Interlux Bilgekote:

                      We have an older sailboat and you would never know it looking at the bilge! This paint is very easy to use, you can even apply it with a foam brush. It goes on pretty thick but dries incredibly hard and glossy - making it a very cleanable surface. It also has excellent self leveling properties. We have used it over fiberglass and wood. When using a few coats over wood, it's hard to tell if it's wood or fiberglass!

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