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 10" 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
Type: Copper AF Paint
4.3 75

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TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint
 
4.3

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (56)
  • Easy to clean (50)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Ergonomic grip (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (26)
  • Small areas (14)
  • Detailed work (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (46), Casual do-it-yourselfer (18), 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

 

Big Mistake

I've used Interlux Micro since 1986 and all it ever took to clean the bottom was a soft deck brush with soap and water. Tried this paint to save a buck- awful. The...Read complete review

I've used Interlux Micro since 1986 and all it ever took to clean the bottom was a soft deck brush with soap and water. Tried this paint to save a buck- awful. The slime layer was so bad I had to scrape first then scrub with the most abrasive pad I could find. Nightmare. The boat is moored on the Nantucket Sound side of Cape Cod where the water can reach nearly 80 degree in the bays during high summer. Perhaps not the best warm water paint. Product is very thin and goes on easily but fearing I did not apply enough paint I doubled the number of coats, using over 2X the amount of paint compared to the Micron. Despite this, it was still a disaster. Not much fun crawling in and around the trailer of an 18 foot center console cleaning the bottom. Label says low VOC so I went without the respirator at first but quickly had a splitting headache after 10 minutes when applying it outdoors. I recommend wearing a respirator. In the end between the extra time cleaning the bottom and the extra paint, it was not worth the cost difference. Maybe you'll have better results in cooler water or in a different location.

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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

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              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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good coverage, nice color

                    By Steve R

                    from CANAAN, ME

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                          I haven't seen how it works in the water yet but did like how well it covered the boat. One gallon covered a 30 ft sailboat boat with one coat and used less than half. We're going to get at least two coats from the gallon.
                          The color is a dark blue I hadn't seen before on any other bottom job, and it covered very well and looks great.
                          Water cleanup was very easy. Just have to see how well the anti-fouling works before knowing for sure, but so far so good.

                           
                          4.0

                          JD Bottom Paint

                          By Hey You

                          from Kittery, Maine

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Even Paint Distribution

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Areas

                            Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                            Paint is easy to apply. I received numerous comments on paint looks and coverage. I am a convert

                             
                            4.0

                            went on nice looked great

                            By blackcloud

                            from ashtabula, ohio

                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Even Paint Distribution

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Areas
                              • Small Areas

                              Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                              looks great

                               
                              4.0

                              Does not work everyware

                              By Swamp John

                              from Sodus Point, NY

                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Clean
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Not For Brackish Water

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                                Not very good in brackish water

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