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Pettit Vivid Antifouling Bottom Paint
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Pettit Vivid Antifouling Bottom Paint Customer Questions and Answers

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how much will one quart cover?

Asked on 01/06/2012 by Deanna Allman

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That answer will vary based on the condition of the surface and how the paint is applied, but I would rough it at about 100 sq ft. I have the yard paint my boat which is 31' by 8'6" and they use 1.25 gals using a foam roller.

Answered on 01/23/2012 by JOHN REAGAN
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I covered the bottom from waterline down with 2 coats with enough left for touchup on an 18' 6" fiberglass boat. RJ

Answered on 01/07/2012 by ROBERT JOHNSON

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It took about three quarts to cover the bottom (up to the edge of the top decking) of a 20' C-Scow. Cheers, Jon B

Answered on 01/06/2012 by JON BALDVINS

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Hi Deanna, I used the paint on a 13 ft. Catalina Capri 13. I applied 3 coats and have approximately 1/4 th of a can left. I would estimate that the quart will probably cover at least 200 sq. ft.

Answered on 01/06/2012 by DENNIS SUNDAY

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I have used Petit ViViD Antifouling Bottom Paint to restore my 25' O'Day Sailboat. I bought 1 gallon to do the boat bottom 2 years ago and the 1 gallon was enough to complete 3 coats on the boat bottom. I purchased the Quart last season for touch up to the bottom of the boat. The painted area with the antifouling paiint is approximately 235 Sq Ft. So a quart covered about 60 Sq Ft 3 times. I would use this paint again as it has held up well and was easy to apply and clean-up. It has been 2 years and it is holding up well. I pressure wash the bottom at the end of the season and then touch up any areas that peel, which are minimal.

Answered on 01/06/2012 by GEORGE LANDIS

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Hi, Deanna - I have actually purchase this paint at least a couple of times from Jamestown Distributors. I have a 25 foot runabout. Pettit recommends thin coats, so I used a very short nap roller. If I remember correctly, I applied two thin coats this past spring, and used about 2/3 of a gallon. I have had very good results with the paint, especially this past summer, when generally speaking I only had a slight discoloring of the paint at the end of the year when I took the boat out. The paint was more of a tan color than the white color it started as when I applied it. Hope this is helpful.

Answered on 01/06/2012 by Pam Pam

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Check the Pettit Website or the label on the can.

Answered on 01/06/2012 by GERALD ROLFE
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After sanding the old bottom paint, what should I use to clean all the dust away? 120 Thinner, regular wash, or nothing?

Asked on 04/15/2014 by Josh Sacker

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To avoid as much dust as possible , I'd just rinse with water , let dry and paint . Of course these days you must be careful of that run-off too .

Answered on 04/16/2014 by JEFF MORTON
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washing will be fine however make sure you can paint over the old bottom paint if not you will have to coat with a primer first. I had Interlox soft bottom paint and had to use primer to get the Vivid to stick or you can remove all of the old bottom paint

Answered on 04/16/2014 by JERALD MARKUSON

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I use a shop vac followed by blowing with compressed air to clean after sanding. For protection I use a full face respirator for sanding, cleaning and painting. If any degreasing is required I clean with solvent prior to sanding. My opinion is that cleaning with solvent after sanding dulls the fine grooves and ridges created by the sandpaper and reduces the paint adhesion.

Answered on 04/15/2014 by KENNETH COLLINS

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Pettit probably has a preferred answer however I use a wet rag that I rinse frequently with clean water. I get two seasons of coverage from using Vivid but I do scrub my hull often because I race almost all the time while on the water. Great product.

Answered on 04/16/2014 by HANK MESSICK

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Just rinse with water and dry.

Answered on 04/15/2014 by SHANE ADDICKS

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120 thinner

Answered on 04/16/2014 by Tom Haenisch
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Want to use the Petit White over the Micron Extra other than sanding the left over Micron is it compatiable to pait over or do I need to strip micron off?

Asked on 05/29/2012 by Damian Kuzmin

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I'm not an expert on paint application so I would rather direct you to the pros--I have received great product info and customer service from Don Zabransky at Pettit. (It does sound like you would need to completely remove the Micron though.)

Answered on 05/29/2012 by JOHN REAGAN
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i didnt like the petit got lots of growth on my bottom the 2 seasons i used it

Answered on 05/31/2012 by JOSEPH OCONNELL

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i did the same as you covered micron 66 which is a hard paint with vivid and have not had any problems. make sure you sand before painting and you will love vivid. best bottom paint in my opinion.

Answered on 05/30/2012 by RICHARD PAONE

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After a heavy sanding you can over-coat Micron Extra with Pettit Vivid. I had Micron CSC on my bottom and after careful preparation painted it with Vivid white. That was 6 years and 3 paintings later, it's still sticking. You'll want to give it two coats to start. Take a look at the compatibly chart on Pettit's website.

Answered on 05/29/2012 by STEPHEN PETRI

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I put it over Micron extra and I just sanded. I have not had any problems. You want to use thins coat(s).

Answered on 06/01/2012 by MARK HASSEL

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Hi - I don't know the answer to your question. However, what I would do is check the Pettit website, or call their technical assistance line to be absolutely sure. Good luck.

Answered on 05/30/2012 by Pam Pam
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I am looking for this paint but read in turns pink . I want a gloss red to stay that way . Can this bottom paint be in red gloss ? Will it stay red ?

Asked on 11/23/2011 by Undisclosed

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I did the bottom of my 22' Seafarer sailboat with Pettit Vivid. I did not find the color to be pink, but a bright red, very close to the color sample the manufacturer provides. This past season was the third season on the original application over an epoxy barrier coat, The water line has some discoloration like any albative bottom paint, but the red color is still very bright.. Two seasons should be the maximum. As far as a gloss finish, I don't think you will ever have a gloss finish from any albative bottom paint. If you must have a gloss finish with color then a product like Interlux VC underwater epoxy might be a solution, but is not antifouling.

Answered on 11/23/2011 by MADA COURTER
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I cannot tell you about red. However, the black I am using has retained its semi-gloss black look in fresh water.

Answered on 11/23/2011 by ALFRED JOYAL

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I could not be happier on the performance of the paint itself, my boats average 40 knots and go out all the time... But the finish is not glossy at all.

Answered on 11/23/2011 by CARLOS FOX

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It depends on whether you wipe down the bottom occasionally - I wipe off the bottom about every 2 weeks in NJ and mine lightens a little but stays red to my eye.

Answered on 11/23/2011 by WILLIAM ROBERTSON IV

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I have used the white and seen the yellow but not the red. The yellow stayed yellow. It stays brighter below the water line the UV tends to fade it a little.

Answered on 11/26/2011 by MARK GYORGY

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Hi- I can't say for red, but I used blue and after 2 years it is still very blue! A Great paint!

Answered on 11/23/2011 by ROBERT JOHNSON
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Better to brush or roll?

Asked on 05/06/2015 by Undisclosed

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Hello. I used both. A roller for large surface areas that was consistent and then a brush for tight corners and hard to reach areas around I/o unint and trim tabs

Answered on 05/06/2015 by KENNETH SEAN QUILL
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I used a roller, applied easily.

Answered on 05/08/2015 by ARES NITSOS

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I have always applied with low tack foam rollers. Apply in light multiple coats. Burnish lightly after dry with 600-800 wet sand paper or scotch brite pads.

Answered on 05/06/2015 by ALBERT GOSSMAN

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I found it easier to roll just to get it done quicker.

Answered on 05/06/2015 by TOM CONSIDINE

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I had good results with roll and tip method.

Answered on 05/06/2015 by MICHAEL POTAPOV
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does this bottom paint require any sort of primer or can it be applied over old ?

Asked on 04/27/2015 by M. Irish

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I had no problem with it adhering well, but I did do a real detailed job of roughing up to old paint with 120 and 150 sandpaper

Answered on 04/27/2015 by GARY JENNISON
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As long as your old bottom paint is good and not showing any bare spots,sand and wash bottom so you have a good surface to bond to.see if your old paint is compatible with the old paint,if it is then no primer is needed.

Answered on 04/27/2015 by GERARD NEWSHAM

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I applied over existing vivid paint just a light sanding prior to application still working great

Answered on 04/27/2015 by WILLIE LYNCH

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I would always recommend a bonding coat, check with Petit. I believe they will agree.

Answered on 04/27/2015 by FM HOWELL

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I don't know. I'd ask the manufacturer.

Answered on 04/27/2015 by JACK HOOPER
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Is Pettit Vivid antifouling paint water clean up?

Asked on 04/29/2015 by Undisclosed

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No, you need to clean up with their thinner, or I used mineral spirits

Answered on 04/29/2015 by Pete Teubert
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I am sorry, I don't know the answer, I bought it on behalf of someone else

Answered on 04/29/2015 by BRUCE HARRICK

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no and it should not be if it is bottom paint worth using

Answered on 04/29/2015 by Hunter Sharp Jr

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No, need to use paint thinner

Answered on 04/29/2015 by JOHN HALLISEY
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i am interested in the vivid white antifouling, but concerned about is holding up on my Boston Whaler 270. my BW will run at around 35 mph, with occasional jumps to the low to mid 50 mph. I want ot be sure it will hold up. i used Micron CSC in white last year and it did not hold up well. thoughts?

Asked on 04/03/2015 by Undisclosed

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At that low speed you can't blame the water if the paint doesn't stay on. It's not the absolute best paint on the market for its resistance to slime and barnacles, but it is trailerable. There are 2 reasons that this bottom paint may not stay on well: surface prep and putting it on too thickly. Mine stays on well over Awlgrip 545 primer, but follow the manufacturer's instructions to the tee for prep and application. good luck.

Answered on 04/03/2015 by DAN VARNER
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Held up for three years for me.

Answered on 04/27/2015 by JACK HOOPER

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you should not have any problem IF applied correctly. the proper preparation is the most important part and if properly applied it will hold up to this type of wear and tear...

Answered on 05/20/2015 by MILTON OLEN

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It will hold up never had a problem

Answered on 04/03/2015 by TOM CONSIDINE
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Hello -- We have an pontoon boat with aluminun pontoons. The boat is 20 feet long. I have been using the Pettit Vivid Antifouling bottom paint. I did prime it with the two part primer when it was brand new. Do i need to continue to use the two part primer again since it is 6 years old? I only paint our boat every two years with this vivid bottom paint. It is great and I can get two years out of this paint. Can I get more than two years out of this paint also? I think the pirmer that is used was 4000 and 4001 that I mixed together and it was yellow?

Asked on 03/22/2015 by Frank or Barbara Riker

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Hi Frank and Barbara, I have an aluminum boat and use petit vivid also.you don't need primer again unless you have aluminum showing.and just prime the bare spots. Sand vivid with 60 grit,clean the bottom,let dry and put on a coat or two. Hope this helps,Gerry

Answered on 03/22/2015 by GERARD NEWSHAM
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You shouldn't need to re prime every time you use the bottom paint. I am not an expert boat painter, but I am a professional house painter. When you have a solid coating for your base, the same should be used over and over. I put this same type of paint on every two years, just for touch up. I hope this helps

Answered on 03/23/2015 by Pete Teubert

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on any antifouling you must use the same blend each time unless you take it down to bare base, then you can change.;

Answered on 04/13/2015 by MILTON OLEN

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I have used the same bottom paint, color black. After a season of use I just did touch up did not redo the primer except in one specific locations that had a bit of physical damage. I have a barrier Kult underneath the bottom paint which I apply the first time that I applied for bottom paint.Spirit Airlines Flight Confirmation:

Answered on 03/22/2015 by David Eddy
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do I need a primer, just got my bottom soda blasted?

Asked on 04/06/2014 by Undisclosed

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yes, you need a primer

Answered on 04/06/2014 by BEN BEALL
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Yes, you must use the recommended base coat from vivid before applying the bottom paint. We used the entire system and are heading into our sixth season. We are applying another coat of vivid this year. We have been getting two seasons per application. Proper preparation and application are critical to obtaining the best results.

Answered on 04/06/2014 by ALBERT GOSSMAN

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I had a blister problem so I used interlux interprotect as a primer coat which prevented any subsequent blisters. Pettit recomends: Bare Fiberglass: All bare fiberglass, regardless of age, should be thoroughly cleaned with 92 Bio-Blue Hull Surface Prep or de-waxed several times with Pettit D-95 Dewaxer. Sand thoroughly with 80 grit san dpaper to a dull, frosty finish and rewash the sanded surface with 120 Brushing Thinner to remove sanding residue. Then apply two or three coats of Vivid, following application instructions. Careful observat ion of the above instructions will help ensu re long term adhesi on of this and subsequent years’¢?? antifouling paint. To eliminate the sanding operation, prep the surface with 92 Bio-Blue Hull Surface Prep or wash the fiberglass three times usin g Pettit 95 Dewaxer only. Then apply one thin coat of Pettit 6998 Skip-Sand Primer or 6999 Sandless Primer. Use a 3/16’¢?? or less nap when applying by roller. Consult the primer label for complete application and antifouling top coating instructions. Apply two or three coats of Vivid

Answered on 04/06/2014 by ROGER SHAFFER

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Nope: After the beautiful gel coat is off, use 80 grit lightly over the entire area, wipe with proper thinner/solvent and roll on a THIN coat, I used a 4" foam roller. When dry, 2 hours or so I added a 2nd THIN coat. And even a 3rd. My boat is and has been protected against Barnacle growth for 2 years in the water. Slime grows but that should be brushed off, no power washing as that will dislodge paint.

Answered on 04/06/2014 by TED ELKINS
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