Interlux VC 17m Extra with Biolux
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Interlux VC 17m Extra with Biolux Bottom Coating

Interlux VC 17m Extra with Biolux is a thin-film antifouling paint for boats in freshwater and low-fouling saltwater. VC-17M has a long history of use on racing sailboats due to the smoothness and drag reducing qualities of its formula. The same qualities make it a great choice for powerboat owners looking for fuel consumption savings. The latest version contains copper and Interlux's Biolux slime fighting technology for improved fouling protection. A slime free surface means the controlled copper release works effectively and a clean bottom means a faster, more efficient boat. VC 17m also dries in minutes, meaning boats can be painted and launched on the same day.
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Note: The slime-fighter agent Irgarol used in this and other bottom paints was recently discontinued. Manufacturers have responded by reformulating affected paints. As Irgarol paint inventory is depleted, it is being replaced by the new formula. Refer to the individual product description in the drop down to see if your paint is still available with Irgarol. Learn more.

2015 Interlux Spring Mail-In Rebate Program

Receive a manufacturer's mail-in rebate of up to (2) gallons or (2) quarts of Interlux products. To receive your rebate:

1. Purchase up to two gallons of eligible Interlux antifouling paint or up to two quarts of Cetol® Marine and/or VC® 17m Extra between February 1, 2015 and May 31, 2015

2. Eligible products:

a. Micron® 66®, Micron® Extra, Micron® CF, Micron® CSC will receive $20 rebate per gallon.

b. UltraTM, Pacifica® Plus, ACT, Fiberglass Bottomkote® Aqua, Fiberglass Bottomkote® NT will receive $10 rebate per gallon.

c. VC® 17m, Cetol® Marine, Cetol® Marine Light, Cetol® Marine Natural Teak and Cetol® Marine Gloss will receive $5 rebate per quart.

Click the "2015 Interlux Spring Mail-In Rebate Promotion form" link for the special offer details and coupon. Offer good from February 1, 2015 through May 31, 2015.



PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: With VC 17m Surface must be clean and dry prior to application of VC 17m. Sand areas that are loose or flaking with 320 grade (grit) paper. Clean with Special Thinner 216. with conventional antifouling paint Removal is best but if this is not possible, start sanding with 80 grade (grit) paper and progressively sand with finer grades until the final sanding with 320 grade (grit). Remove sanding residue.

BARE FIBERGLASS: Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Sand with 320 grade (grit) paper. Wipe clean.

BARE WOOD: Wipe clean. Sand surface, wipe clean. Apply 3-4 coats of VC Tar.

STEEL/LEAD: (Keels & Hulls) Blast to near white metal surface (Sa 2.5). Apply 3-4 coats of VC Tar.

Method Apply 2-3 coats on the area to be coated per season. Do not sand between coats of VC 17m.


Mixing Pour the powder (stored under the plastic hat) into the can. Stir or shake thoroughly.

Thinner V172

Airless Spray Electric Airless Spray: Pressure: Full. Tip Size: 1.5-1.8 mm/60-70 thou. If spraying in hot, dry conditions or outside with wind, you can add VC 17m Thinner to VC 17m to slow down the dry time during application. Add up to 15% by volume. Spraying too far from the hull will cause dry spraying which will result in poor adhesion and negatively affect the antifouling performance of the product. Spraying of antifouling paints is prohibited in Canada.

Brush Do not brush apply.

Roller Use a short nap roller. Add V172 up to 15% should VC 17m be drying too quickly for application. Put just enough paint to fill the roller in the roller tray and put the lid back on the can.

Other Surfaces previously painted with VC 17m do not need to be sanded. Performance of the paint relies directly on the care taken in surface preparation, the application technique, and the number of coats applied. VC 17m is a copper color at application.

Some Important Points It takes several weeks of immersion to develop final color. It may not change color above the true waterline. Product temperature should be minimum 10 C/50 F and maximum 32 C/90 F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 7 C/45 F and maximum 35 C/95 F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 7 C/45 F and maximum 35 C/95 F.

Compatibility/Substrates Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. Bare surfaces must be sanded. Do not apply VC 17m over graphite antifoulings. Do not apply over soft antifouling paints. Do not apply VC 17m over aluminum.

Number of Coats 2-3

Coverage (Theoretical) - 313.5 (sq ft/Gal) by roller

Recommended DFT 0.4 mils dry
Recommended WFT 4.9 mils wet

Application Methods Roller, Airless Spray (Electric)


  • Color: V105E-Original, V106E-Blue, V107E-Red
  • Finish: Matte
  • Specific Gravity: 0.813
  • Volume Solids: 8%
  • Mix Ratio: As supplied
  • Typical Shelf Life :3 yrs
  • VOC (As Supplied) : 515 g/lt


Drying Information  50 Degrees F  73 Degrees F  95 Degrees F 
Touch dry/Immersion  5 min/20 min  3 min/15 min  2 min/10 min 
Overcoated By  Min-Max  Min-Max  Min-Max 
VC 17M  10 min-  10 min-  10 min- 

TRANSPORTATION: VC 17m 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 VC 17m to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5 C/40 F and 35 C/95 F. Keep out of direct sunlight.

DISPOSAL: Container Disposal: Triple Rinse (or equivalent). Then offer for recycling or reconditioning, or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary landfill or by other procedures approved by state or local authorities. Pesticide Disposal: Open dumping is prohibited. Pesticide, spray mixture or rinsate that cannot be used or chemically reprocessed should be disposed of according to procedures approved by Federal, state, or local disposal authorities.

Below Water Line (yes/no): Yes
BRAND: Interlux
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Racing Bottom Paint
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Interlux VC 17m Extra with Biolux Bottom Coating

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Great Coating for a great Price

By TrooperKT

from Champlain, NY

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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  • Easy application


    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about Interlux VC 17m Extra with Biolux Bottom Coating:

    Here on Lake Champlain, the Zebra Musscles can ruin your water craft. With a good coating of Interlux VC 17m Extra with Biolux Bottom Coating, the job is a snap. We did not have a single Zebra Musscle on any of our boats.


    Easy to apply, great finish

    By GB

    from Nashville TN

    Verified Reviewer


    • Even Paint Distribution


      Best Uses

      • Bottom paint

      Comments about Interlux VC 17m Extra with Biolux Bottom Coating:

      Because this evaporates so quickly - mix it in a two liter soda bottle and have a partner pour a little at a time into your paint roller tray. Finished result looks good and protects well.


      VC-17 Good Coating

      By woodenu

      from NY

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer



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            Comments about Interlux VC 17m Extra with Biolux Bottom Coating:

            I have used this for 20 seasons. Goes on easy and works. No bottom paint removal from season to season, just wash and recoat.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


            Easy to apply. Easy to keep clean.

            By RB

            from Minnesota

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

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            • Easy To Clean
            • Even Paint Distribution
            • Lightweight


            • Only mild antifouling

            Best Uses

            • Freshwaster bottom paint

            Comments about Interlux VC 17m Extra with Biolux Bottom Coating:

            I've used this for years. It goes on easily with a roller. Makes a smooth, slick surface. Easy to reapply. When it needs to be reapplid, A little light sanding and you are ready for a new coat. Needs to be wiped down occasionally to remove slime and growth but that stuff comes off easily with a swipe of a rag.

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