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Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint, Ablative marine paint
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Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint

Micron CSC is an great multi-season ablative bottom paint with a copper-copolymer formula that provides controlled release of antifouling biocides at the paint surface.

The longevity of the coating depends on the amount of paint applied. CSC retains its effectiveness even when the boat is removed from the water for extended periods (winter storage, for example). To reactivate come springtime, use a stiff brush or powerwash lightly.

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    Technical Specifications

  • Finish: Matte
  • Specific Gravity:1.82
  • Volume Solids: 55%
  • Typical Shelf Life: 3 yrs
  • VOC (As Supplied): 400 g/lt
  • Unit Size: 1 US QUART, 1 US GALLON
  • Number of Coats:2-3 minimun, Bare Wood-3 coats (first thinned)
  • Coverage:(Theoretical) - 439.7 (ft²/Gal)
  • Touch Dry Time: 50°F - 4 Hrs, 73°F - 4 Hrs, 95°F - 2 Hrs
  • APPLICATION AND USE

    Preparation:

    PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES : In Good Condition: Remove loose paint by sanding with 80 grade (grit) paper, wipe with Special Thinner 216. In Poor Condition: Remove antifouling paint in poor condition with Interstrip Semi-Paste 299E.
    BARE FIBERGLASS : Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. Wipe a small area with a clean rag that has been wetted with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. While the surface is still wet, wipe with a clean, dry rag. Continue this process until the entire surface has been cleaned. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. If primer is needed, sand and apply Primocon YPA984.
    BARE WOOD : Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Brush-Ease 433. Apply first coat reduced 10% with Special Thinner 216. Fill seams, if necessary, with Seam Compound Brown 30.
    STEEL : Contact Interlux® for further details.

    Hints
    Thinner Bare Wood - Special Thinner 216. Spray - Special Thinner 216.
    Cleaner  Painted Surfaces - Special Thinner 216. Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Bare Wood - Brush-Ease 433.
    Airless Spray  Pressure: 170-204 bar/2500-3000 psi. Tip Size: 0.53 mm/21 thou.
    Conventional Spray  Pressure Pot: Pressure: 4.08-4.76 bar/60-70 psi (gun pressure); 10-15 psi (pot pressure). Tip Size: 1.8-2.2 mm/70-85 thou.
    Other  Spraying of antifouling paints is prohibited in Canada. For application of Micron CSC to underwater metals such as stainless steel, cast iron, lead and bronze, see Interprotect® bulletin. Color will change on immersion, this will not affect antifouling performance.


    Some Important Points
    Colors may fade or change color at the waterline. Shark White may turn green above the true waterline. Product temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 29°C/85°F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F.

    Surface must be dry and clean, and free from grease, detaching paint etc. Micron CSC 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 CSC over aluminum. Do not apply over tin-based copolymer antifouling paints.

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

    Coverage
    (Theoretical) - 439.7 (ft²/Gal) by brush

    Recommended DFT : 2.0 mils dry

    Recommended WFT: 3.5 mils wet

    Application Methods: Brush, Roller, Airless Spray, Conventional Spray (Pressure Pot)

Drying Information  50 Degrees F  73 Degrees F  95 Degrees F 
Touch Dry (ISO)  4 hours  4 hours  1 hour 
Immersion  16 hours  16 hours  16 hours 
Overcoating Substrate Temp  50 Degrees F  73 Degrees F  95 Degrees F 
  Minimum - Maximum  Minimum - Maximum  Minimum - Maximum 
Micron CSC  16 hours -  16 hours -  16 hours - 

TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION: Micron CSC 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 CSC to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5°C/40°F and 35°C/95°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. GENERAL: Read the label safety section for Health and Safety Information, also available from our Technical Help Line. Contains biocides. 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 CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint
 
4.4

(based on 22 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (15)
  • Easy to clean (6)
  • Ergonomic grip (3)

Cons

  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (14)
  • Small areas (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (14), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great paint but prep is everything

This paint is great but you REALLY need to take your time and prep your boat properly if you want the great looks and long lasting performance.

1) You really need to...Read complete review

This paint is great but you REALLY need to take your time and prep your boat properly if you want the great looks and long lasting performance.

1) You really need to start from bare gel coat so if your bottom has a lot of caked on old peeling hard paint, you need to have it soda basted off. See a professional. If you have a bare bottom, make SURE you get all the mold release wax OFF!! you need to sand the bottom to rough it up and wipe with the suggested solvent to get all the wax/oils off the hull. (is your bottom paint peeling off in patches?...whomever painted it did not prep the bottom as mentioned above)

2) move the boat OUT OF THE SUN, best if indoors on a hard surface. (It is much easier to paint, the paint will not dry(cure) too fast)

3) apply 4-5 coats of epoxy barrier coat. (no I am not kidding) Apply each coat after the previous coat is tacky. This stuff is awesome and will save you hull from blistering or water absorption and is nearly bulletproof. You will do this once in a boats life and it will extend the life of the bottom and prevent blistering.

4) apply at least 3 coats oc ablative micon CSC. MIX THE PAINT OFTEN, the active stuff settles out. Try and get the first coat on when the last coat of barrier coat is still a little tacky. Some folks prefer to put a different color bottom paint for a first coat (say red) then paint your preferred color on top of that. When you see red, it is time to put another coat of your preferred color on. I don't care to do that but it is a popular thing to do nowadays.

After all this you bottom worries are really over. You just have to touch up or re-coat with a single coat every other year (or when you see red). You will never have a build up and there is no growth, it looks great and most importantly your bottom is nearly bullet proof and impervious to seawater and it will never be absorbed by the gel-coat.

Yes, you can just slap this over old hard paint but, it will look like you did just that, will not protect your bottom against water absorption and will peel if you don't prep right. (been there done that!) Do it right ONCE and you will be happy for the life of your boat.

If it is too much work hire a GOOD boatyard to do it and it will be well worth the money. (Let them do the ugly stuff the first time, and you can touch it up every other year after) Bottom painting is a pain and a messy job but if done right it looks great, lasts and really protects.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

CSC +/-

Work fast: it splatters & thickens quickly. Work slow: it thickens to mud, so lightly dilute frequently. Apply to roller with an old sqeeze ketchup/mustard bottle to avoid evaporatitive...Read complete review

Work fast: it splatters & thickens quickly. Work slow: it thickens to mud, so lightly dilute frequently. Apply to roller with an old sqeeze ketchup/mustard bottle to avoid evaporatitive ($$$$)thickening in paint can/tray. When dry it rubs off like chaulk - keep the dog at home!
Easy to apply and it fills small cracks etc. Minimize exposed skin, wear goggles. Wax top sides first (if possible). Waxing and A/F all need warm weather preferrably over 70 F for a few hours while applying.
VC-17 gives a slightly faster bottom in fresh water but can not be applied over CSC.
Power Wash-Balded CSC can be touched-up in spring after a good base is built up (3 of 9 seasons would get dbl coats, then touch ups on off years)
****Power wash at haul-out YOURSELF or closely supervise attendant - make sure only growth washed off and nozzzle does not dwell or you'll need 2+ coats every spring!$$$$$
****Must be completely stripped (power wash, sand, rinsed before any other A/F can be used! I tried the rudder and gave up on the haul. It's really time consuming & expensive to remove completely for VC17.
The waterline and leading edges must be recoated every year. Bronze VC17 is faster, looks better especially at the waterline/dockside. I suspect ablative paints (dissolve into water - wearing off) are less green-friendly than a VC-17 which is a permanent but must be applied annually. On my boat it is 4-5 qts of CSC every 3 years vs 1 qt of VC 17 annually.

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3.0

Basic paint

By Terry

from seattle, wa

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

    Cons

    • Deteriorates

    Best Uses

      Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

      Basic paint which is good for in and out boats or one year service periods. When left in the water for periods of six months, it has poor grass and slime protection. Totally failed after 3 years with significant fowling.

       
      4.0

      Micron CSC

      By JOHNSONW

      from ANNAPOLIS, MD

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

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      Pros

      • Even Paint Distribution

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

          it is very good bottom paint...

           
          4.0

          Great bottom paint

          By Bob

          from Shelburne VT

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Even Paint Distribution

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

              Though I won't know the antifouling efficacy until the boat has been in the water for a while, it rolled on easily, dried evenly and quickly, and gave eacellent mileage (more than enough to apply a second coat to leading edges and waterline

               
              4.0

              Great bottom paint!

              By mnfireftr

              from Minnesota

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Even Paint Distribution

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Areas
                • Small Areas

                Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                Easy application and 1 gallon did an entire 32 Carver with a little left in the can!

                 
                5.0

                Good paint.

                By Jeff

                from Cranford, NJ

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                      Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                      Easy to apply.

                       
                      5.0

                      Works Great in the Great Lakes

                      By The Dash

                      from Lake Huron, Ontario

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Ergonomic Grip
                      • Even Paint Distribution

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Areas

                        Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                        Great stuff!! The price tags seems like a lot but when you can get 3 yrs. out of one layer it is money well spent! Not to mention the work it saves.

                         
                        4.0

                        Great Bottom Paint

                        By FOURWINNS BOATER

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Keeps boat looking great

                        Cons

                        • Hard to get off skin
                        • Messy
                        • Wear protective gear

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                          Product went on great, made the boat really look good! I was just putting a coat over the existing paint that was already on the boat. If you are concerned about coverage and evenness you might want to apply two coats as one coat does show evidence of thinner coatings and thicker coatings if using a roller. Everywhere I brushed it on shows even coverage. Prior to painting I washed and lightly scrubbed the bottom and found the dust from this product to be extremely messy. Make sure you wear protective clothing, goggles, hat, respirator, etc…..I had the dust in my hair, on my skin, and all over my cloths. Protective gear is a must!!! The paint can says to wear protective gear as well, so they definitely warn you.

                           
                          5.0

                          Finally !!

                          By captn mac

                          from cape cod

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Clean
                          • Even Paint Distribution

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Areas
                            • Small Areas

                            Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                            I have been using this product for the past three years. No more scum line..no bottom growth or barnacles..increased water slippage(fast and increased fuel savings).I touch up the scum line every other year. The boat is on a mooring for the season so what a relief to not have to bottom paint every year.My friends are converting you should too.

                             
                            5.0

                            Good material for the right mind set.

                            By KMC

                            from Hampstead, MD

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Clean
                            • Even Paint Distribution

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Areas
                              • Small Areas

                              Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                              I'm a Cabinetmaker for 24 yrs. If you want to paint your bottom once every 3-4 yrs. pending on use, then this product works. Use a red mohair roller to keep splatter down to 0% roll slowly. Follow all directions for this product. Understand that weather conditions play a hug role in your satisfaction. Call the manufacture for unanswered questions. My boat is trailered and I see no fault in its first season (2010). This material does not shine, it does not claim to shine. Build up the coats the first time as directed and you too will be pleased.

                               
                              4.0

                              Excellent coverage

                              By BCB

                              from South Florida

                              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Even Paint Distribution

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Large Areas

                                Comments about Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                                Great paint and excellent coverage. Haven't seen the life of it yet, but it covered very well.

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