Interlux Micron 66 Ablative Bottom Paint, antifouling boat paint
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Interlux Micron 66 Antifouling Bottom Paint

Interlux Micron 66 is based on an advanced self-polishing copolymer technology that reacts with salt water in a controlled way. Patented Biolux SPC technology creates a controlled chemical reaction release of biocides, providing excellent protection for at least two seasons.

Note: Micron 66 is a fantastic bottom paint in salt water environments but do not use in fresh water.

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Micron 66 Application & Use Instructions

Preparation

PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES:

In Good Condition:

TBT Copolymers: Wet sand surface with 80 grade (grit) paper to a clean firmly attached surface. Clean with Special Thinner 216. Prime with Primocon.

Non-TBT Copolymers & Hard Antifoulings: Wet sand surface with 80 grade (grit) paper to a clean firmly attached surface. Clean with Special Thinner 216.

In Poor Condition: Use Interstrip to remove all traces of antifouling. Sand and wipe clean with Fibreglass Solvent Wash 202.

BARE FIBERGLASS - (POLYESTER OR VINYLESTER): Clean and degrease with Fibreglass Solvent Wash 202 or use Fibreglass Surface Prep YMA601.

Sanding System -: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Repair defects with Watertite, then sand and wipe clean.

BARE WOOD: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Clean with Special Thinner 216. Apply first coat reduced 10% with Special Thinner 216 or Brush-Ease 433. Fill seams, if necessary, with Seam Compound Brown 30. Repair defects with Watertite, then sand and wipe clean. Apply 2 additional coats.

STEEL/ALUMINIUM: Contact the Interlux Technical Service Department at 1-800-468-7589 for full information on how to properly prime underwater metals.

Method At least 2 coats should be applied. Apply an extra stripe coat in areas of high wear such as chines, rudders, sterngear and any leading edges.

Hints Thinner Special Thinner 216 or Brush-Ease 433.

Cleaner Painted Surfaces - Special Thinner 216. Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 or Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601. Bare Wood - Brush-Ease 433.

Airless Spray Spraying can be done using the correct safety and spray equipment. Contact Interlux Technical Service for more information.

Conventional Spray Spraying can be done using the correct safety and spray equipment. Contact Interlux Technical Service for more information.

Some Important Points Product temperature should be minimum 5 deg C/40 deg F and maximum 35 deg C/95 deg F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 5 deg C/40 deg F and maximum 35 deg C/95 deg F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 5 deg C/40 deg F and maximum 35 deg C/95 deg F.

Compatibility/Substrates Surface must be dry and clean, and free from grease, detaching paint etc. Micron 66 can be applied to most popular antifouling paints as long as the old coating has been aged, is tightly adhered and is in sound condition. Do not apply Micron 66 over aluminum. Use Primocon primer as a conversion coat prior to application over tin-based copolymer antifouling paints.

Number of Coats 2-3 minimum Bare Wood: 3 coats (first thinned)

Coverage (Theoretical) - 320 (sq ft/Gal) by brush/roller

Recommended DFT 2.0 mils dry
Recommended WFT 5.1 mils wet

Application Methods Brush, Roller

 

  • Finish: Matte
  • Specific Gravity:1.6
  • Volume Solids: 40%
  • Typical Shelf Life:2 yrs
  • VOC (As Supplied): 525 g/lt
  • Unit Size:1 US GALLON
  • Number of Coats:2-3 minimun, Bare Wood-3 coats (first thinned)
  • Coverage:(Theoretical) - 320 (ft²/Gal)
  • Touch Dry Time: 41°F-3 Hrs, 50°F-2 Hrs, 73°F-30 Min, 95°F-30 Min
  • Immersion Dry Time: 41°F-48 Hrs, 50°F-16 Hrs, 73°F-12 Hrs, 95°F-8 Hrs
  • Note: Max. Immersion Times are as follows: 5-35 deg C/40-95 deg F - 30 days
  • Overcoating Time 41°F: 12 hrs Min - , 50°F-8 Hrs Min, 73°F-6 Hrs Min, 95°F 4 Hrs

 

TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION: Micron 66 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 Micron 66 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.

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. Pesticide Disposal: Open dumping is prohibited. Pesticide, spray mixture or rinsate that cannot be used or chemically reprocessed should be disposed of according to procedures approved by Federal, state, or local disposal authorities.

Antifoulings should only be wet sanded. Never dry sand or burn-off old antifoulings. Spraying of antifouling paints is prohibited in Canada.

BRAND: Interlux
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Copper AF Paint
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Interlux Micron 66 Antifouling Bottom Paint
 
4.8

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      4.0

      Best performance and maintainability

      By VINCEM

      from READING, MA

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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      Pros

      • Best Anti-foul
      • Easy sanding
      • Self Polishing

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Salt Water Only
      • Solvent Based
      • Thinner Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Boat Hull

      Comments about Interlux Micron 66 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

      Have been bottom painting since late '70s. At haul out, this is the least growth I have seen. I sail in the Boston area. Powders off easily when power sanded, so build up not a problem. Dries too fast for roll and tip, but is self polishing to compensate for the roller roughness. I wear a positive airflow supply cobbled together from a pancake compressor and an old paint mask and wish this same performance could come from a waterbase paint. That is the only reason it doesn't get five stars.

       
      5.0

      After two month

      By HenryD

      from Los Angeles

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            Comments about Interlux Micron 66 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

            The boat is back in the water for almost two month now and there is absolutely zero grow, not even a slime. That's very good for Southern California. Also painted surface is very smooth, considering that I was using roller.
            Thickness of applied paint is more that of other products, so order more than less.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pricey Yes! Worth it Yes!

            By Dippin' Deeper!

            from Virginia Beach Virginia

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Areas

                Comments about Interlux Micron 66 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                I used this on my 40 foot sport fishing boat and picked up 2 knots of top end speed and the bottom stays clean if boat is only moderately used privately. Boat was last cleaned 4 months ago with only about 6-8 trips on it and my diver said the bottom was still clean. I hope to get two years out of the bottom. If I do I can say the extra money comes back in multiples when considering haul out fees and fuel economy.

                 
                5.0

                best antifouling ever made

                By Craig

                from Puerto Rico

                About Me Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Interlux Micron 66 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                    For 20 years of using all kind Antifoulings in the caribbean, this is best product.I used to used sea hawk Island 44 plus because some friends used in costa rica but be carefull is not legal in US and most of the countries because contains TBT , it was working ok but we get caught by US coast guards near the bahamas and they check the bottom paint with special tool and test positive (TBT) so they give us a warning for 1 month to leave US waters or haul out to put a sealer and apply a tbt free AF, so we decide to remove all the paint and used Interlux products, thats why we switch to micron 66 16 months a go and its awesome to get 2 knots more and no cleaning at all. and its true tell the diver to stay away of this bottom paint and find another job.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Better than TBT

                    By JETPILOT

                    from FL

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Expensive
                      • No Quart Size

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Interlux Micron 66 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                        Best bottom paint for saltwater ever. Even better than TBT. As long as paint is present there is protection. No sanding to recoat. 3 year + protection. 3 coats recomended.

                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best antifouling I ever used in salt wa

                        By damonent

                        from Cortez, florida

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Better than others tried
                        • Good life and no cleaning
                        • Lasts long

                        Cons

                        • Expensive
                        • No fresh water use

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Interlux Micron 66 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                          After 35 years of using bottom paint, this is best I have tried. nothing else works as well I have tried except maybe petit hard which requires sand off to have smooth bottom for recoats and needs cleaning. Micron 66 is easy to recoat every 2 years with just a easy sand and then paint. I tell diver to not touch this paint, just do running gear. No other paint I know of will meet this performance while sitting idle in slip in high fouling warm florida waters.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Happy with this product

                          By Steve

                          from Stuart FL

                          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Clean
                          • Ergonomic Grip
                          • Even Paint Distribution

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Areas
                            • Small Areas

                            Comments about Interlux Micron 66 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                            We were happy with the way this product went on with a roller. It flowed and covered well. Hopefully it will give the protection we need in brackish water

                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Best bottom paint that can be applied.

                            By Capt Rob

                            from Mass

                            About Me Professional

                            Pros

                            • It lasts a VERY longtime

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Interlux Micron 66 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                                I am a yacht captain and use this paint on all of the yachts that I haul over the years. It continues to work for extended time periods.

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