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Interlux VC Offshore Regatta Baltoplate Racing Finish is an antifouling bottom paint for the serious racer. This gray metallic paint offers good antifouling protection with a racing finish for use in salt water. Baltoplate can be wet sanded and burnished to a gleaming gray metallic finish for ultimate smoothness and lubricity. Use Baltoplate on fiberglass, wood and primed underwater metals (avoid using on aluminum).
Not for use in California
|Drying Information||50 Degrees F||73 Degrees F||95 Degrees F|
|Touch Dry (ISO)||3 hours||2 hours||1 hour|
|Immersion||16 hours||12 hours||8 hours|
|Baltoplate||12 hours-||6 hours-||4 hours-|
BARE FIBERGLASS: Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. Degrease by wiping with a rag soaked in Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. 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 1st coat thinned 10% with Interlux Special Thinner 216.
BARE METAL: Sandblast and apply 4-5 coats of Interprotect 2000E/2001E. If blasting is not possible (or if more than 2 hours has passed since blasting) sand or grind with coarse emery cloth and apply Viny-Lux Primewash 353/354 prior to Interprotect 2000E/2001E or Interprotect 3000/3001.
EPOXY COATED WOOD: Prime with Interprotect 2000E/2001E.
PREVIOUSLY ANTIFOULED SURFACE: Remove, unless it is vinyl based. Scrape and sand old vinyl coatings which are not adhering, clean and dry surface. Remove antifouling paint in poor condition with Interstrip Semi-Paste 299E.
Method Apply a minimum of 3 coats of Baltoplate.
Thinner Interlux Special Thinner 216
Cleaner Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Bare Wood - Special Thinner 216. Bare Metal - Interlux 353/354 Primewash 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.
BURNISHING: After the final coat of Baltoplate has cured, wet sand with 400 grade (grit) paper, removing any imperfections in the coat. Burnish with fine bronze wool until a shiny, super smooth finish is obtained.
Some Important Points 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 29 C/85 F.
Compatibility/Substrates Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. Do not apply Baltoplate in thin coats as this will lead to a rougher surface and additional sanding. It may also lead to premature fouling. Do not apply Baltoplate over non-vinyl antifouling paints. Do not apply Baltoplate over aluminum.
Number of Coats 3 coats Bare Wood: 4 coats (first thinned)
Coverage (Theoretical) - 304.9 (sq ft/Gal) by brush, 240 (sq ft/Gal) by spray
Recommended DFT 2.0 mils dry
Recommended WFT 5.3 mils wet
Application Methods Brush, Roller, Conventional Spray (Pressure Pot)