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 should be applied in multiple coats to achieve multi-season protection. It 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
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TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint
 
4.2

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (41)
  • Easy to clean (37)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Ergonomic grip (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (16)
    • Small areas (7)
    • Detailed work (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (32), Casual do-it-yourselfer (15), Beginner (3)

    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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    4.0

    Zero odor, easy to apply

    By Mike H.

    from Ocean City, MD

    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:

      I've always used Interlux high end paint, well my days of paying $250 a gallon are in the past. Just seems foolish...

      Tried this paint based on other good products that JD sells. IT went on VERY easy, zero odor. Can't wait to see how it does this season.

       
      5.0

      Worked well in Sea of Cortez

      By saltwatermax

      from San Carlos, MX

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

          Our 32 foot Islander sits in a warm water marina where the water is stagnant and not very fresh and is fairly warm year round. We were pleased to see the minimal growth over the year we have had her in the water since applying this 18 months ago. It worked better than the stuff that was twice as much. We did remove the old paint and did a good prep.

           
          5.0

          30 years owning boats, best paint I have

          By Capt Bob

          from HAMMONTON, NJ

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply It Resulted
          • Easy To Clean
          • Ergonomic Grip
          • Even Paint Distribution
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas

            Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

            I was amazed how easy the product went on. When the season ended (last) and the boat was pulled it was clean on the bottom. It will be much easier preparing the bottom now, no scraping to do.

             
            4.0

            Easy to Put On

            By Chris

            from Fletcher, VT

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to apply
            • Easy to clean up

            Cons

            • Didn't Flow Out Well

            Best Uses

              Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

              Easy to apply and I love that it really didn't smell, but it left brush strokes. They are minor, but I was hoping for a smoother surface. Might be my error in applying it too though, I'm still somewhat new at this.

               
              4.0

              Shark White more like Shark Grey

              By JeffK

              from Manchester, NH

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

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                    Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                    Just a quick note that the Shark White color is actually more of a Shark Grey with streaks of White. It does provide a 'Shark Skin' appearance, it is just more grey with white streaks instead of the white with grey streaks that I expected. Overall, I am happy with the results and ease of use, just wanted to mention as it could throw off your color scheme.

                     
                    5.0

                    JD select bottom paint: went on easy

                    By RICHARDP

                    from PINE CITY, NY

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Even Paint Distribution
                    • Water clean up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                        Total boat has les color choices

                         
                        4.0

                        Jury's still out, but

                        By Bullseye sailor

                        from Rensselaer NY

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dries fast
                        • Easy clean up
                        • Good price
                        • Nice Dark Green Color

                        Cons

                        • Would Still Wear Resporat

                        Best Uses

                        • Used Over Solid Af Paint

                        Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                        Needed three coats to cover, however probably would have only taken two coats if roller tipped. No performance info, boat not in water yet. If works well, will use again.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great deal, great paint

                        By Ken W

                        from MARBLEHEAD, MA

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Clean
                        • Even Paint Distribution

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                            Great water-based paint at a better value than Petit. Easy clean up NO ODOR at all!

                             
                            4.0

                            Peaked my attention and I am trying it

                            By ROBERTW

                            from DELAWARE, OHIO, OH

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Clean
                            • Even Paint Distribution
                            • The Application Was Very

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                                I installed this paint over clean and scraped wood hull. It went on smoothly and the second coat as well. Easy to clean up. Have to see at the end of the year at pull out exactly how it held up.

                                 
                                4.0

                                Good product... as advertised!

                                By DOUGLASL

                                from EXETER, RI

                                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Clean
                                • Even Paint Distribution

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Large Areas

                                  Comments about TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint:

                                  Product seemed to apply well over HYDROCOAT with proper surface preparation, for now all that is left is to see how it performs through the summer in the water

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