JD Select Ablative Antifoulant Bottompaint
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TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint

TotalBoat JD Select is a water-based ablative antifouling bottom paint that provides incredible results for a very low cost. It is low in VOC's, very easy to apply, and cleans up with just soap and water.

JD Select can be sprayed or brushed for a smooth, fuel efficient finish. With the exception of VC17, JD Select can be applied over aged antifouling coats without fear of lifting. Available in Black, Blue, Green, Red, Shark White & Teal.

Our most popular bottom paint!

Buy any Gallon and receive a free roller & metal tray kit, paint suit, pair of latex gloves, and two 14" wooden stir sticks - a $10 value!

Buy any Quart and receive a pair of latex gloves and one 10" stir stick.

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Tech Spec Product Info User Generated Content

 

  • Easy to apply - Can be applied over ablative or hard bottom paints
  • Low VOC waterbased paint - Cleans up nicely with soap and water.
  • Provides excellent multi-year antifouling protection for fiberglass and wooden boats
  • Tested & trusted by JD tech team
  • Year-round, indoor application
  • Boats can be launched up to 18 months after application
  • Water activated formula: De-activates on dry land and re-activates when launched
  • Can be sprayed and burnished for an ultra-smooth finish
  • Approved for salt and fresh water applications
  • Coverage is approximately 400sq. ft per gallon

 

Paint Survey Comments

In the fall of 2012, we surveyed customers who had painted their boats with JD Select that past season. We wanted to compare our in-house test results with our customers' experiences. Overwhelmingly, customers said they would use it again and recommend this paint to a friend. Here are some actual survey comments:

  • "Application was odorless and easy, clean up as easy as possible."

  • "Easy application & great cleanup"

  • "I liked the easy clean up with water"

  • "I was amazed to see absolutely no growth on the bottom, and the paint held up wonderfully. It looks almost as good after a power wash as it did the day it went on!"

  • "Terrific value. I am very pleased with the performance. Thanks"

  • "There was a strong bloom of mussels that affected everyone, and I felt that the JD paint did as well as any. I think it is a great deal, and I love it being water-based."

  • "Ran out of old paint and used yours to finish keel & rudder. One coat only, covered with excellent results"

  • "The ease of application was excellent. the paint did not settle out in the can so I didn't have to spend any time stirring it ahead of time"
BRAND: TotalBoat
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Copper AF Paint
4.3 79

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TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint
 
4.3

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (58)
  • Easy to clean (52)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Ergonomic grip (8)
  • Easy to apply (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (28)
  • Small areas (15)
  • Detailed work (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (48), Casual do-it-yourselfer (20), Professional (5), Beginner (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

38 Sailboat / Water based Ablative

The ease of application with its forgiving drying speed and then simple water clean up is truly phenomenal.

During the season scum-scrubs were easy and almost no color migration into the...Read complete review

The ease of application with its forgiving drying speed and then simple water clean up is truly phenomenal.

During the season scum-scrubs were easy and almost no color migration into the water or onto hands or pads.

The Top-Tracer coat hardly even ablated from June to November even with mid season scrubs and especially the waterline.

I was not present when hauled and pressure washed but the usual remaining dried scum under the straps was maybe less or the same as normal. The bottom truly looks ready to launch, as is, next June and that too is phenomenal. I just have to pop app 10-12 barnacles off . . . . .

Exceptionally glad I tried this product and highly recommend for our bay.

Pic/s of tracer coat[included]/ and after hauling top coat condition to follow:

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

First season, somewhat underwhelmed. will try another year

Boat is kept in Sippican Harbor in Marion.

First season with this paint. At Labor Day, the bottom looked good. Hauled after columbus day. bottom was very bad. a...Read complete review

Boat is kept in Sippican Harbor in Marion.

First season with this paint. At Labor Day, the bottom looked good. Hauled after columbus day. bottom was very bad. a lot of soft and hard growth. The soft growth came off with powerwashing. The hard growth took 6 hours to scrape and sand smooth. Not thrilled!

HOWEVER, I will not condem the product yet. The boat sat for 6 weeks without being moved due to bad weather.

Also I put one coat on. Normally, one coat of paint will take 1.5 gallons. This paint took .75 gallon. The film layer was a lot thinner than the last product I used. Perhaps the film thickness caused the underwhelming performance.

I will try 2 coats next year and re-test.

Normally I get 2 seasons out of one coat. If this takes 2 coats to get the same performance, thats fine, as it went on smooth and thin (a good thing).

If I end up only getting one season, then the value of the paint is less than the last paint I used, which I got 2 seasons out of one coat.

I will give it the benefit of the doubt for now, that the error was on my application of the product.

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5.0

product was easy clean up and held up well.

By rickwm

from cap may nj

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas
      • Small Areas

      Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

      easy clean up, easy to use, lasted the season.

       
      3.0

      First season, somewhat underwhelmed. will try another year

      By Phantomracer

      from Marion, MA

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to apply
      • Even Paint Distribution
      • Good coverage

      Cons

      • Deteriorates
      • Did Not Deter Hard Growth

      Best Uses

      • Bottom Of Boat

      Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

      Boat is kept in Sippican Harbor in Marion.

      First season with this paint. At Labor Day, the bottom looked good. Hauled after columbus day. bottom was very bad. a lot of soft and hard growth. The soft growth came off with powerwashing. The hard growth took 6 hours to scrape and sand smooth. Not thrilled!

      HOWEVER, I will not condem the product yet. The boat sat for 6 weeks without being moved due to bad weather.

      Also I put one coat on. Normally, one coat of paint will take 1.5 gallons. This paint took .75 gallon. The film layer was a lot thinner than the last product I used. Perhaps the film thickness caused the underwhelming performance.

      I will try 2 coats next year and re-test.

      Normally I get 2 seasons out of one coat. If this takes 2 coats to get the same performance, thats fine, as it went on smooth and thin (a good thing).

      If I end up only getting one season, then the value of the paint is less than the last paint I used, which I got 2 seasons out of one coat.

      I will give it the benefit of the doubt for now, that the error was on my application of the product.

       
      5.0

      my project could not have turned out better ;)

      By gone adrift

      from littel chute Wi

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas

        Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

        take your time and look things over so no problems come up when putting down the paint,

         
        5.0

        Great Bottom paint

        By Ron D

        from Huntsville, Al.

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

            This paint went on very easily and it only took a little over 1/2 gallon to put two good coats on my Beneteau First 235. I liked the soap and water cleanup and no noxious smells while applying it. Hopefully it will do it's job in a fresh water environment and will last a couple years.

             
            5.0

            Second season of use-easy to apply-no smell-easy clean-up

            By niftynickers

            from New Jersey

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Even Paint Distribution
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas
              • Small Areas

              Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

              second season of use--easy to apply-good coverage-low fouling --easy clean-up

               
              5.0

              I really like this product.

              By Kayakarl

              from SHADY SIDE , MD

              About Me Professional

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Even Paint Distribution

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                  Use on crabbing skiff that stays in water from April to October, bottom is always as clean as the day in went in, when it's pulled out.

                   
                  5.0

                  Good stuff so far.

                  By Jammer

                  from Middleburg, Florida.

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Detailed Work
                    • Large Areas
                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                    This stuff is easy to apply, easy to clean up, and looks great. I've received a lot of good compliments on how well it looks. I havn't put her in the water yet so I can't comment on that part. But so far so good.

                     
                    5.0

                    Woah! Looks Beautiful

                    By Bottom Painter

                    from Adirondacks

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Appearance
                    • Application
                    • C
                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Even Paint Distribution

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                        I am very impressed with the results. Of course the proof will come at haulout time. The paint looks great. A number of the other boaters at my marina came over to ask what I used. It lays down smooth and looks great.

                        I took the same level of care I always do (slopping it on) and the boat's bottom looks 100% better. I hope the paint protects as good as it looks. Coverage was great 1 gallon easily enough for a 30' sailboat.

                        Coming as a kit is nice but I would like the option to not get the extra's - tyvek, gloves, etc.

                         
                        4.0

                        Easy product to apply

                        By STEVE at RestHarrow Boatworks

                        from FLETCHER, VT

                        About Me Professional

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Covers Well
                        • Easy To Clean
                        • Even Paint Distribution
                        • No Smell

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                            Used on the bottom of my CP 25 over previous ablative bottom paint that I washed and lightly sanded. Covered well and dried quickly. Will know better after the season about how well it works in fresh water

                             
                            5.0

                            JD select bottom paint

                            By DENNIS

                            from BALTIMORE, MD

                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Clean
                            • Even Paint Distribution

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Areas
                              • Small Areas

                              Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                              Great product

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