Pettit Hydrocoat Antifouling Bottom Paint
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Pettit Hydrocoat Antifouling Bottom Paint

Pettit Hydrocoat is an easy to apply ablative antifouling paint with a smooth finish for performance. This water based bottom paint complies with air pollution VOC regulations so it is environmentally friendly and safe to use and offers multiple season protection with the benefits of ease of application, minimal odor and quick cleanup using water. When properly applied, this paint will withstand frequent trailering, beaching and launching.

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Hydrocoat contains drag reducing PTFE and dries to an easily burnished slick film for maximum hull speed. Plus, the controlled erosion of ablative paints reduces coating buildup while the loading of cuprous oxide content combats marine growth in highly fouling waters. Thus, a hull which uses Hydrocoat should only require a simple pressure wash upon haul out to remove growth and prepare the hull for recoating and launching.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Hydrocoat contains cuprous oxide. As a result, there is a tendency for settling to occur, especially if the paint has been on the shelf for several months. It is necessary to thoroughly mix the paint before using. If possible, shake the can of paint on a mechanical paint shaker. Before using, check the sides and bottom of the can to make sure all the pigment has been mixed in. If mixing is going to be done with a wooden paddle or an electric drill mixer, pour off half of the liquid from the top of the can into another can and then properly mix in any settled pigment; then remix the two parts together thoroughly. Adhere to all application instructions, precautions, conditions, and limitations to obtain optimum performance. Refer to individual labels and tech sheets for detailed instructions when using associated products, etc. When spraying, do not thin Hydrocoat more than 10% (12 ounces per gallon) or inadequate paint film thickness will occur and premature erosion of the finish will be likely.

SURFACE PREPARATION

Coating performance, in general, is proportional to the degree of surface preparation. Follow recommendations carefully, avoiding shortcuts. Inadequate preparation of surfaces will virtually assure inadequate coating performance.

MAINTENANCE

No antifouling paint can be effective under all conditions of exposure. Man made pollution and natural occurrences can adversely affect antifouling paint performance. Extreme hot and cold water temperatures, silt, dirt, oil, brackish water and even electrolysis can ruin an antifouling paint. Therefore, we strongly suggest that the bottom of the boat be checked regularly to make sure it is clean and that no growth is occurring. Lightly scrub the bottom with a sponge or very soft brush to remove anything from the antifouling paint surface. Scrubbing is particularly important with boats that are idle for extended periods of time. The self-cleaning nature of the coating is most effective when the boat is used periodically. Burnishing of the surface to create a slicker finish should be done with 400-600 grit wet-or-dry paper after the coating has dried for seven (7) days.

There is no maximum drying time before launching.

Dry Time at Substrate Temperature  To Touch  To Recoat  To Launch 
90°F  1/4 hour  1.5 hours  12 hours 
70°F  1/2 hour  3 hours  16 hours 
50°F  1 hour  6 hours  48 hours 

 

  • Finish: Flat
  • Curing Mechanism: Solvent Release
  • Solids (theoretical): Weight- 73 +- 2%, Volume- 40 +- 2%
  • Coverage: 430 sq. ft./gal.
  • VOC: 150 g/l max. (1.25 lbs/gal)
  • Flash Point: None
  • Application Method: Brush, roller, airless or conventional spray.
  • Number of Coats: 2 minimum with additional coat at waterline recommended.
  • Dry Film Thickness per Coat: 1.5 mils (3.75 wet mils)
  • Application Temp: 50Deg F. Min., 90Deg F. Max.
  • Application Humidity: 0% Min., 85% Max.

 

BRAND: Pettit Z-Spar
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Copper AF Paint
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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (30)
  • Even paint distribution (22)
  • Ergonomic grip (4)
  • Easy clean up (3)
  • Easy to apply (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (15)
    • Small areas (8)
    • Detailed work (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (30), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pettit Hydrocoat

    When well mixed and applied as per instructions this stuff is fool proof. I have used numerous, much more expensive brands, over the years and this product is fantastic. Wash up a breeze...Read complete review

    When well mixed and applied as per instructions this stuff is fool proof. I have used numerous, much more expensive brands, over the years and this product is fantastic. Wash up a breeze with soap and water, paint laid down to a beautiful finish and tape lines pulled clean. Why use the harsh stuff when water based works this good! I cannot comment on durability yet but adhesion was normal and no mottled color at all. Very happy!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Too much whiz and not enough bang"

    Hard to apply evenly.
    Leaves too much over spray, best to apply with roller but the wet edge dries very fast.

    Hard to apply evenly.
    Leaves too much over spray, best to apply with roller but the wet edge dries very fast.

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    4.0

    Would buy this product again

    By Flyboy

    from Lake Ontario Upstate NY

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    Pros

    • Easy To Clean

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Detailed Work
      • Large Areas
      • Small Areas

      Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Pettit Hydrocoat Antifouling Bottom Paint:

      First time using the Pettit bottom paint went on easy and looks great get lots of compliments apears to wear well looks like it did the day we splashed the boat.

       
      4.0

      Pettit hydrocoat Paint

      By Flyboy

      from Lake Ontario Upstate NY

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      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Even Paint Distribution
      • Looked Great
      • Went On Smooth And Easy

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Detailed Work
      • Large Areas
      • Small Areas

      Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Pettit Hydrocoat Antifouling Bottom Paint:

      This product was everything that was said about it the finished product looks great and the color is so vivid got lots of complements.Applied product to a clean hull of a 30 year old boat.

       
      5.0

      pettit hydrocoat

      By jack T

      from tyngsboro,Ma

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      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Ergonomic Grip
      • Even Paint Distribution
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas

        Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Pettit Hydrocoat Antifouling Bottom Paint:

        Easy cleanup

         
        4.0

        Just like I remember it.

        By DAVID

        from SEVERNA PARK, MD

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        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Even Paint Distribution

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            Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Pettit Hydrocoat Antifouling Bottom Paint:

            I moved away from hydrocoat for a couple seasons to try some top of the line store brands. Not even close to the protection this gives.

             
            5.0

            Water Base Bottom Paint

            By Don D

            from FLORAL PARK, NY

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            Pros

            • Easy To Clean

            Cons

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                Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Pettit Hydrocoat Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                I have been using Hydrocoat for years. It is an excellent product I have zero build up at the end of an 8 month season in salt water. Great Product and cleans up much easier than mineral based bottom paints.

                 
                5.0

                Great price and great service

                By Seasong

                from Quincy, MA

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                • Easy To Clean

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                    Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Pettit Hydrocoat Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                    I'm partial to this paint because of it's water clean-up ability. It also does an acceptable job of anti-fouling.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great so far

                    By Erik

                    from Chicago, IL

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                    Pros

                    • Easy clean up
                    • Easy To Clean

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                        Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Pettit Hydrocoat Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                        I wanted a product which performed well, and the water-based is an added benefit. Shipping was fast, Jamestown price was 40% less than at the local chandelry (two of them), even after shipping. Application is easy, no smell to note, and cleanup is similar to latex paint. I chose to sand prior to application, which is not a requirement. Pettit website has more detailed application guidelines than are included with the product, so check it out. Hopefully I'll be able to continue the positive update after a season.

                        Only downside, Jamestown removes the metal handle for shipping purposes, and this is a heavy can of paint to carry around by its sides.

                         
                        5.0

                        Hydrocoat Great Product

                        By Don D

                        from FLORAL PARK, NY

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Clean
                        • Even Paint Distribution

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Areas
                          • Small Areas

                          Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Pettit Hydrocoat Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                          Hydrocoat is a great water base bottom paint I have been using it for years and it has worked well for me. It is ablative which is important to me to minimize build up and weight - JD had a great price and the free shipping made it the right choice dollar wise

                           
                          4.0

                          Great product

                          By DALE

                          from GREEN BAY, WI

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Clean

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Areas
                            • Small Areas

                            Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Pettit Hydrocoat Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                            This product is very easy to use. Make sure that the paint is well mixed, its best mixed with a drill attachment to mix the paint. Easy to clean with water. I did prior to switching to the ablative was had the bottom sanded down to the fiberglass, barrier coated and then the ablative applied. That was 5 years ago, I applied 2 coats 3 years ago, and again 2 coats this year. No sanding or prep work is needed to apply. I just have the bottom power washed. My boat cruises at 15 knots and from what I understand it is not recommended for higher speed boats.

                             
                            4.0

                            Pettit Hydrocoat

                            By BOTOB

                            from Baltimore, MD

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Clean
                            • Even Paint Distribution
                            • Get 2 Seasons Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Areas

                              Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Pettit Hydrocoat Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                              Pettit Hydrocoat is a very durable, easy to apply and clean up,bottom paint. My boat is in Bear Creek off of the Patapsco River in Baltimore MD. The barnicles here are very bad. I have tried many different bottom paints, as have all of my dockmates at the marina, and we find Hydrocoat to be the beat. It is very easy to work with, is environmentally friendly, and cleans up quite easily with soap and water. As long as the bottom is cleaned, saanded, and wiped down prior to application, coverage is good - my 42' Chris Craft takes 1 3/4 gallon.

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