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Pettit ViVid Free Antifouling Bottom Paint

Vivid Free is a bright antifouling bottom paint that is TBT and copper free, yet resistant to slime, algae, barnacles and other marine foulants.

This environmentally friendly paint's formula leaves out the copper ingredient Cuprous Thiocyanate, and substitutes PTFE for slickness making it even safer for use on all aluminum than the original Vivid paint.

Vivid Free uses unique controlled erosion with the latest biocide technology to minimize coating build-up and keep underwater surfaces smooth and clean. Because of its formulation, Vivid Free can safely be used on all aluminum hulls, outdrives and outboard motors in fresh, salt, and brackish water. It may be hauled and relaunched without recoating.

 
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  • Slime Resistant
  • Clean, bright colors
  • Ablative finish reduces coating build-up
  • Excellent for aluminum, fiberglass, wood & steel boats
  • Contains PTFE for reduced friction & easy cleaning
  • TBT and copper free

 

    Technical Specifications

  • Finish: Flat
  • Curing Mechanism: Solvent Release
  • Solids (theoretical): Weight- 79 +- 2%, Volume- 50 +- 5%
  • Coverage: 400 sq. ft/gal. (includes a 15% loss factor)
  • VOC: 330 g/l max. (as supplied)
  • Flash Point: 84Deg F (SETA)
  • Application Method: Brush, Roller, Airless or Conventional Spray
  • Number of Coats: 2 or 3
  • Dry Film Thickness per Coat: 2 mils
  • Wet Film Thickness per Coat: 4 mils
  • Application Temp: 40Deg F. Min., 90Deg F. Max.


  • APPLICATION INFORMATION
    Vivid Free may exhibit settling of pigment 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. Vivid Free is a high solids product. Do not apply this paint in thick fi lms or in more than four coats as poor adhesion may result. When applying by roller use a short nap (3/16 inch maximum) roller cover. Product can be thinned up to 10% (12 ounces per gallon) without any loss in performance. Do not thin beyond state compliance limits

  • 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 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 coating is most effective when the boat is used periodically.


    *The below dry times are minimums. Vivid Free may be recoated after the minimum time shown.
Dry Time Hours  To Recoat  To Launch 
90Deg F. 
70Deg F.  16 
50Deg F.  12  24 
BRAND: Pettit Z-Spar
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Copper Free AF Paint
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5.0

GREAT STUFF

By Rob

from Great Lakes

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

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        Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Pettit ViVid Free Antifouling Bottom Paint:

        Finding effective bottom pains compatible with aluminum since TBT went away. After the season, bottom was as clean as when I launched.

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        5.0

        Excellent product

        By Bob the sailor

        from Canyon Lake, TX

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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        Pros

        • Bright white
        • Hard surface
        • Quick drying
        • Smooth finish

        Cons

        • Hard to stir or shake

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pettit Z-Spar Pettit ViVid Free Antifouling Bottom Paint:

          This is an excellent anti-fouling paint to apply. I will be observing how well it holds up underwater in the coming years. It is very attractive and was easy to spray with my inexpensive HVLP gun.

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