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 VOCs, 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: Deactivates 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 400 sq. 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"
Thinning/Cleanup  Water/soap and water 
Surface Prep Wipe - Bare Wood and Previously Painted Surfaces  Water 
Surface Prep Wipe - Bare Fiberglass  TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep 
Surface Prep Wipe - Bare Steel  TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep 
Primer - Fiberglass and Steel Only  TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Primer & barrier coat 
BRAND: TotalBoat
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Copper AF Paint
4.3 88

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TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint
 
4.3

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (63)
  • Easy to clean (56)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Ergonomic grip (8)
  • Easy to apply (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (32)
  • Small areas (16)
  • Detailed work (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (56), Casual do-it-yourselfer (21), 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

It went on easy, covered beautifully.

By Skrimshander

from Bay Head, NJ

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

Ease of application and great color of blue.

 
4.0

Has worked well for 2 years

By Dick

from Cape Cod

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Even Paint Distribution

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

    2 coats 1st year and 1 coat last year. Does not need a coat this year.

     
    3.0

    Very lumpy - maybe shake all your paints!

    By Luke

    from Rochester ny

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

    Very lumpy. after 20 minutes still couldn't get it to an even consistency. Why not shale your cans prior to shipment?

     
    4.0

    I like it a lot. Darker than I thought it would be.

    By Skrimshander

    from Bay Head, NJ

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

      Paint rolls on nice and smooth and covers very well and almost no smell.

       
      5.0

      Bottom cote JD Perfect !

      By Nick

      from Jersey shore

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Even Paint Distribution

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

          change the name JD Perfect!

           
          5.0

          Could not believe how many square feet a gallon covered

          By Hummel Hummel

          from Essington, Pa.

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • coverage was exceptional
          • Easy To Clean
          • Even Paint Distribution

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

            I ordered 3 gallons for a 41 ft. x 14 ft. wide trawler ... only need 1 1/2 gallons ... going to send 1 gallon back

             
            5.0

            So far the applying was excellent

            By Afternoon Delight

            from Baltimore Md.

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • applies easy and clean up is a breeze.
            • Easy To Clean
            • Even Paint Distribution

            Cons

            • I dont think it was mixed before it was shipped.

            Best Uses

              Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

              If this holds up for two season I will definitely purchase again! Applying the paint was great!

               
              4.0

              Good product

              By Zigzag

              from Harstine Island. WA

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • TotalBoat Select covers well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                  I used this bottom paint on a wood Haven 12 1/2 - two coats covered well. My only complaint is that the color is much more purple than red but I can cope with that. I am doing my own test with this paint against Pettit Hydrocote that I have uses on this boat and several other boats - I hope TotalBoat will perform as good as or better than the Pettit paint.

                   
                  5.0

                  better than others

                  By Commodore

                  from southern indiana

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • penetrates well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Detailed Work
                    • Large Areas
                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                    penetrates well especially when thinned

                     
                    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.

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