interlux trilux 33 bottom paint, aluminum antifouling paint
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Interlux Trilux 33 Antifouling Bottom Paint

Trilux 33 is Interlux's new tin-free antifouling paint, ideal for aluminum boats, outdrives, and outboards. Use for bright color or bright white finishes on underwater metals.

Based on the latest Biolux technology for improved control of slime and algae growth, it replaces the older Trilux and Micron 33. Use Trilux 33 below the waterline on underwater boat hulls and parts in fresh, salt and brackish water. It can be applied by brush or roller.

While it is specifically formulated for aluminum boats, engines, and drive parts, Trilux 33 works quite well on fiberglass, wood and other underwater metals.

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APPLICATION AND USE

Preparation

BARE ALUMINUM: Sand with medium grade (grit) emery cloth to a bright metal finish. Wipe clean. Apply one very thin coat of Viny-Lux Primewash 353/354. Prime with Interprotect 2000E/2001E. On sandblasted aluminum the Viny-Lux Primewash 353/354 can be omitted if priming with Interprotect the same day as blasting.

FACTORY FINISHED ALUMINUM: Prime with Primocon.

BARE FIBERGLASS: Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water. 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. No Sand System - Apply one thin, continuous coat of Interlux Fiberglass No-Sand Primer. Sanding System - Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.

BARE WOOD: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Clean with Special Thinner 216. Apply first coat reduced 10% with Special Thinner 216. Fill seams, if necessary, with Seam Compound Brown 30.

EPOXY COATED WOOD: Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water. Sand with 120 to 180 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Prime with Interprotect 2000E/2001E.

PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: with Trilux 33: or Trilux with Biolux: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper.

OTHER ANTIFOULINGS: Sand surface, wipe clean. Prime with Primocon. Remove antifouling paint in poor condition with Interstrip Semi-Paste 299E.

Method At least 2 coats should be applied.

Hints

Thinner Bare Wood - Special Thinner 216.

Thinning Spray - Special Thinner 216.

Cleaner Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Bare Wood - Special Thinner 216.

Airless Spray Pressure: 170-204 bar/2500-3000 psi. Tip Size: 0.53 mm/21 thou.

Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 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. To prevent premature failure, ensure correct amount of paint is applied using the coverage as a guide.

Some Important Points Product temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 29 deg C/85 deg . Ambient temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 35 deg C/95 deg F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 29 deg C/85 deg F.

Compatibility/Substrates Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. Surface must be dry and clean, and free from grease, detaching paint etc. Do not apply Trilux 33 directly to aluminum. All metal surfaces must be primed with Interprotect 2000E/2001E or Primocon. Do not apply to tin-based paint such as Micron 33, 44 or Tri-Lux IIT.

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

Coverage (Theoretical) - 400 (sq ft/Gal) by brush

Recommended DFT 2.0 mils dry
Recommended WFT 3.9 mils wet

Application Methods Brush, Roller, Airless Spray, Conventional Spray (Pressure Pot) . Spray application is recommended only for Professional Applicators that have all the proper safety equipment including a full-face shield.

 

  • Finish: Low Sheen
  • Specific Gravity: 1.3
  • Volume Solids: 45%
  • Typical Shelf Life: 3 yrs
  • VOC (As Supplied): 440 g/lt
  • Unit Size: 1 US PINT, 1 US QUART, 1 US GALLON
  • Number of Coats: 2 coats, bare wood 3 coats (first thinned)
  • Coverage: (Theoretical) - 400 (ft²/Gal) by brush
  • Touch Dry Time: 41°F - 8 Hrs, 50°F - 6 Hrs, 73°F - 3 Hrs, 95°F - 2 Hrs
  • Immersion Dry Time: 41°F - 36 Hrs, 50°F - 30 Hrs, 73°F - 12 Hrs, 95°F - 10 Hrs

 

TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION:Trilux 33 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 Trilux 33 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.

GENERAL: Read the label safety section for Health and Safety Information. 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: Aluminum Boat AF Paint
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Interlux Trilux 33 Antifouling Bottom Paint
 
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      5.0

      Great price, quick shipping

      By Mr Fixit

      from Annapolis, MD

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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            Comments about Interlux Trilux 33 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

            2/3 the price of any local retailer.
            Shipping was fast and cheap.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            No protection against barnacles

            By Northman

            from Shetland

            Comments about Interlux Trilux 33 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

            This paint protects reasonably well against slime. It is totally useless against barnacle and mussel growth.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            trilux 33

            By paul

            from new orleans

            About Me Professional

            Pros

              Cons

              • Messy

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about Interlux Trilux 33 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

              stay away from the color white. it has a distinct greenish hue to it.

               
              5.0

              yes this is a great product my aluminum

              By mr.Mgiver

              from bothell washington

              About Me Professional

              Pros

              • Goes on great

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Detailed Work
              • Large Areas
              • Small Areas

              Comments about Interlux Trilux 33 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

              this is easy to apply and easy to clean up.
              just take your time to get it even coated,just like house paint.

               
              5.0

              Trilux 33 red

              By ORION

              from PORT CLINTON, OHIO

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Areas

                Comments about Interlux Trilux 33 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                Have used this product for years on my Marinette. Know from experience red color holds up better than lighter colors. Holds up well on power washdown at fall haul out. Can get several seasons depending up on amount of use. In cold or warm weather need to thin as will get stiff on application and built up too much with either rollar or brush. Recoated in '10. Will touch in '11 as needed after proper presanding.

                 
                4.0

                I reapply biannually, works well.

                By H3

                from Friday Harbor, WA

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                      Comments about Interlux Trilux 33 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                      I apply Trilux 33 Black biannually on my aluminum boat in Puget Sound Washington. Performs very well. My boat sits in the water 6 months a year Spring through Fall.

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Does not last very long

                      By Jim

                      from Port Charlotte, Florida

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                        • Deteriorates

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                          Comments about Interlux Trilux 33 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                          I applied two coats of this product six months ago. The boat gets used about two times per month. It is a pontoon boat. When I pulled the boat for normal service I was suprised to see heavy growth of barnicals and a bad scum line on the pontoons. My local Marine dealer said this was the product to use for this type of boat. At [$] per gallon I would expect much better results. If anyone knows a better product please let me know.

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Best for alum boats 28' & up

                          By ORION

                          from Port Clinton, Ohio

                          About Me Do-It-Yourself

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                          Pros

                          • Last several seasons

                          Cons

                          • Wear a mask with filters

                          Best Uses

                          • Boat bottomfresh water
                          • Large Areas

                          Comments about Interlux Trilux 33 Antifouling Bottom Paint:

                          Red last much longer than Blue. Sticks better to lower coat than blue. Use on 28 Marinette for years. Other Marinette owners say samething.

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