Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy, white epoxy boat bottom paint
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  • Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy, white epoxy boat bottom paint

Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy

VC Performance Epoxy is a two-part finish ideal for trailered or rack-stored performance powerboats and sailboats. Formerly known as VC Underwater Epoxy, it produces a hard, slick, semi-gloss white finish with special additives to make wet sanding and burnishing easy.

VC Performance's semi-gloss finish makes viewing sanded areas easier. It contains no antifouling biocide. Overcoats have a 10 minute drying time. It can left to dry indefinitely before launching. Use with V170 thinner. Offers 200 Sq.Ft./Gal coverage when sprayed (220 Sq.Ft./Gal coverage when rolled or brushed).

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APPLICATION AND USE

Preparation

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 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.

CLEAR EPOXY: Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water. Wet sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wash down with fresh water. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.

BARE METAL: Sandblast or grind to bright metal finish. Immediately apply Viny-Lux Primewash 353/354 thinned 25% with Viny-Lux Solvent 355. Allow to dry for 1-24 hours.

Method Apply 3 coats of VC Performance Epoxy. VC Performance Epoxy is designed for spray application but can be applied by brush and rollers.

Hints

Mixing Mix base and curing agent thoroughly at the specified ratio. Allow 45 mins at 50 deg F/10 deg C and 30 mins above 77 deg F/25 deg C for induction.

Thinner Reducing Solvent 2316N.

Thinning Thin, if necessary, after induction.

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

Airless Spray Pressure: 142-170 bar/2100-2500 psi Tip Size: 0.48-0.53 mm/19-21 thou.

Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 3.44-4.08 bar/50-60 psi - gun pressure; 8-15 psi pot pressure. Tip Size: 1.4-1.5 mm/55-60 thou. Siphon Cup: Pressure: 3.06-4.08 bar/45-60 psi. Tip Size: 1.4-1.5 mm/55-60 thou.

Other If fairing is necessary, use Interprotect Watertite between 1st and 2nd coats of VC Performance Epoxy and then apply 3 coats of VC Performance Epoxy over the Interprotect Watertite.

Some Important Points 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 35 deg C/95 deg F.

Compatibility/Substrates VC Performance Epoxy can be applied to gelcoat, bare fiberglass, epoxy and properly primed metal. Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. VC Performance Epoxy can only be applied over two component products that are specified for underwater use. If there is any single paint (such as antifouling paint) on the surface, it must be removed and then proceed as with bare surface.

Number of Coats 3-4 as needed

Coverage (Theoretical) - 200 (sq ft/Gal) by spray; 220 (sq ft/Gal) when rolled or brushed

Recommended DFT 3.5 mils dry

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

 

  • Color V127-White
  • Finish Semi-gloss
  • Specific Gravity 1.07
  • Volume Solids 45%
  • Mix Ratio 1:1 by volume (as supplied) , Converter/Curing Agent - V128
  • Typical Shelf Life 2 yrs
  • VOC (As Supplied) 550 g/lt
  • Unit Size 1 US Quart 1 US Gallon
  • Area Below water
  • Converter/Curing V128
  • Number of Coats: 3-4 as needed
  • Method of application: Brush / Roller / Airless Spray / Conventional Spray
  • Note: Maximum Immersion Times are as follows: 10-35 deg C/50-95 deg F - 60 days

 

Drying Information  50 Degrees F  73 Degrees F  95 Degrees F 
Touch Dry (ISO)  3 hours  2 hours  2 hours  
Immersion  7 days  4 days  3 days 
Pot Life  6 hrs  5 hrs   4 hrs 
Overcoated By  @ 50 degrees F  @ 73 degrees F  @ 95 degrees F 
Time (in hours)  6 - 24 Max  5 - 24 Max  4 - 24 Max 
TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION: VC Performance Epoxy 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 Performance Epoxy 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. Safety 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. Remainders of VC Performance Epoxy 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.

Below Water Line (yes/no): Yes
BRAND: Interlux
Material: Epoxy
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Racing Bottom Paint
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Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (6)
  • Easy to clean (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (7)
    • Small areas (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3), Do-it-yourself (3), Professional (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent results!!!!

    I used the VC Underwater epoxy when restoring a 1963 fiberglass Starcraft for my son. It is excellent paint for anyone wanting a hard, slick finish. I applied it with a standard spray...Read complete review

    I used the VC Underwater epoxy when restoring a 1963 fiberglass Starcraft for my son. It is excellent paint for anyone wanting a hard, slick finish. I applied it with a standard spray gun using 40 psi. It went on perfect with no runs. Recoat after 15 minutes. I used 3 heavy coats and the finish is like factory gelcoat[...]Excellent product from an outstanding distributor.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very hard to brush on without brush mark

    I put on 4 coats and have sanded 2-3 back off to remove the brush marks.

    I put on 4 coats and have sanded 2-3 back off to remove the brush marks.

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    4.0

    Easy to use

    By JAMESH

    from DULUTH, GA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer
    Midshipman

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Ergonomic Grip

    Cons

    • Dose Not Flow Out Easy

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy:

    Use more 2316n thinner. Paint has a hard time flowing out.

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and agai

    By SkipperP21

    from Syracuse, NY

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer
    Ensign

    Pros

    • Easy to apply
    • Tough Epoxy Paint

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Bottom Of Boats
    • For Trailered Boats
    • Osmosis Protection
    • Tough Coating

    Comments about Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy:

    Tough coating put over Interprotec 2000e for trailered sailboat. Also adds additional protection against osmosis in fiberglass boats.

     
    5.0

    This is a great product!

    By Chris Stand Up Jet Ski Restoring

    from Dexter, MI

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Even Paint Distribution
    • Water Sands Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy:

        Nothing beats the hardness of the two part mix for the bottom of a hull. I used this on the bottom of a stand up jet ski. I wanter sanded it and I now have a super smooth hull. This is a great product.

         
        5.0

        Excellent results!!!!

        By Jay Dawg

        from Chesterfield, Virginia

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Even Paint Distribution

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy:

          I used the VC Underwater epoxy when restoring a 1963 fiberglass Starcraft for my son. It is excellent paint for anyone wanting a hard, slick finish. I applied it with a standard spray gun using 40 psi. It went on perfect with no runs. Recoat after 15 minutes. I used 3 heavy coats and the finish is like factory gelcoat[...]Excellent product from an outstanding distributor.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works great

          By fmrmsr

          from Boston

          About Me Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy:

              It gets very hard very quickly therefore if you intend to sand it you must jump on it as soon as possible. To get the best possible spray surface finish it needs to be reduced 10 - 20% which is more than the tech sheet recommends.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great to roll on with 4" foam.

              By Careless Navigator

              from Tennessee

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Even Paint Distribution
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy:

                  Do your best prep work and the application will be smooth. 3 coats did a great job on my daysailer after many hours of sanding off old anti-fouling copper paint.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Interlux VC underwater Epoxy

                  By Lenny

                  from Charleston South Carolina

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Even Paint Distribution

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy:

                      This was the first time I used the product. I usually use gel coat, especially on decks since it is harder than epoxies. This product was very easy to spray. I had no problem with runs or sagging even though I put on heavy coats. And, it wet sanded easily (did this within 24 hours of last coat) followed by buffing. Although the finish is not a "bright finish" it is perfect for what it is designed to do. I would receommend it to anyone who does not have the skill to spray gel coat as a "finish coat."

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Highly Recommended Product

                      By Classic Boat Works

                      from Ravena, NY

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Superior end result

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Areas
                        • Small Areas

                        Comments about Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy:

                        I have restored several boats using Interlux VC Performance Epoxy. With excellent surface preparation and several coats laid on with high quality foam brushes the finish is fantastic as applied. If you want to take it to the next level and wet sand it and polish it, you will end up with a boat that looks like it was re-gelcoated. This is great stuff! And, can take a season in the water and not deteriorate. I am hooked on this product. I wish I could get it in the colors typical of 1950 and 1960 production glass boats.

                        For the comment about brush marks someone noted, I suspect it was too hot when you were painting, and you weren't using high quality foam.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        great paint very easy to spray

                        By SLINKY

                        from NEW JERSEY

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Even Paint Distribution

                        Cons

                        • Breaks Easily

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Areas
                        • Small Areas

                        Comments about Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy:

                        LOOKS GREAT ON THE BOAT VERY SMOTH,I MIXED THE PAINT WITH A HAND DRILL AND A MIXER TIP,SPRAYS EASY WITH NO DRIPS.DON'T NEED TO BE A PRO...

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Paint

                        By Buster

                        from La Luz, New Mexcio

                        About Me Do-It-Yourself

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Areas

                          Comments about Interlux VC Underwater Epoxy:

                          In high temperatures this paint could only be used in small applications. I used less than 1 cup at a time in the sprayer cleaning the sprayer immediately after each application. Coverage was great and looked great. This overlaid fiberglass damage and tar2 primer.

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