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Pettit ViViD is a bright color antifouling bottom paint. Bottom paint, in general, was dull and dirty looking until Vivid. Now you can have the brightest colors, the blackest black and the whitest white you have ever seen in bottom paint.
Its hybrid technology incorporates the benefits of both ablatives and hard paints. So, when you choose a clean, bright Vivid color, you also get a powerful, multi-season, dual biocide antifouling, a Pettit antifouling that is, simply, as effective as it is beautiful.
Available in Quart and Gallon sizes in Black, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow, and White.
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Curing Mechanism: Solvent Release
Solids (theoretical): Weight- 83 +- 2%, Volume- 65 +- 2%
Coverage: 440 sq. ft/gal. (includes a 15% loss factor)
VOC: 330 g/l max. (as supplied)
Flash Point: 110Deg F (SETA)
Application Method: Brush, Roller, Airless or Conventional Spray
Number of Coats: 2 or 3
Dry Film Thickness per Coat: 2 mils
Wet Film Thickness per Coat: 3.1 mils
Application Temp: 50Deg F. Min., 90Deg F. Max.
Vivid contains cuprous thiocyanate and as a result of this there is a tendency for settling to occur, especially if the paint has been on the shelf for several months. It is necessary to thoroughly mix the paint before using. If possible, shake the can of paint on a mechanical paint shaker. Before using, check the sides and bottom of the can to make sure all the pigment has been mixed in. If mixing is going to be done with a wooden paddle or an electric drill mixer, pour off half of the liquid from the top of the can into another can and then properly mix in any settled pigment; then remix the two parts together thoroughly.
Adhere to all application instructions, precautions, conditions, and limitations to obtain optimum performance. Refer to individual labels and tech sheets for detailed instructions when using associated products, etc. Vivid is a high solids products. Do not apply this paint in thick films or in more than four coats as poor adhesion may result. When applying by roller use a short nap (3/16 inch maximum) roller cover. Product can be thinned up to 10% (12 ounces per gallon) without any loss in performance. Do not thin beyond your state's compliant limit.
Coating performance, in general, is proportional to the degree of surface preparation. Follow recommendations carefully, avoiding shortcuts. Inadequate preparation of surfaces will virtually assure inadequate coating performance.
No antifouling paint can be effective under all conditions of exposure. Man made pollution and natural occurrences can adversely affect antifouling paint performance. Extreme hot and cold water temperatures, silt, dirt, oil, brackish water and even electrolysis can ruin an antifouling paint. Therefore, we strongly suggest that the bottom of the boat be checked regularly to make sure it is clean and that no growth is occurring. Lightly scrub the bottom with a soft brush to remove anything from the antifouling paint surface. Scrubbing is particularly important with boats that are idle for extended periods of time. The coating is most effective when the boat is used periodically.
*The below dry times are minimums. Vivid may be recoated after the minimum time shown.
July 9, 2021
Without question, these paints are the best I have ever used!!!
January 31, 2021
I won't use this product until spring, but Hsving used other Petit products I expect to be pleased. Meanwhile credit toJamestown for excellent purchase and fulfillment experiences.
November 29, 2020
We keep the boat in our saltwater canal, and use it for offshore. We ALSO trailer the boat to other great offshore locations. This product does BOTH for us, Its part Ablative, and part Hard bottom paint.
September 15, 2020
Built a 18' bay boat. I wanted the bottom to be white. I bought 2 quarts and painted the bottom. The color is now yellowish white or oyster white. This isn't what the description read. It described Vivid white as the " whitest of whites". Spent $200 plus . What a waste. Jamestown did deliver quickly with no problems though. Disappointed, Pettit is a good boat paint, but not this time
June 22, 2020
The product was easy to use. Covered well with 3/16" slim roller. Laid down smooth.
June 15, 2020
Used vivid on the bottom of my Bluewater covered great
April 23, 2019
If you're looking for bottom paint that "pops", you've found it. Not only does it lay down beatifly, it looks amazing and gave my 77 Chris Craft a new look while still maintaining the classic colors.
April 22, 2019
Pettit Vivid has been effective for me on a 13' Boston Whaler moored in an estuary on the south side of Falmouth, MA. The combination of a hard and ablative bottom paint works well for an area where slime build up is a concern. Ablative paints wear off too easily when frequently sponging off slime. Vivid holds up well all season. I have not gotten multi-season performance and have to re-apply each year. I buy the white (1161) because it can be tinted to match the Outrage Grey color of my hull.
June 21, 2018
Great anti-fouling properties and relatively hard finish. Green color is traditional for New England catboats.
August 10, 2015
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