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Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat Epoxy Primer
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Will this work over gluvit, on an aluminum hull? Do I need to use the gluvit? Or will this seal it enough? I have a few rivets that weep?

Asked on 06/04/2017 by Bobbynastasi from Grafton, Ma

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I would use the Gluvit which will seal any leaks, you can paint over the Gluvit.

Answered on 06/21/2017 by JD Tech Team
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Yes this will more than do the job of gluvit, I have used both, this stuff is very thick when you put it on properly. Gluvit goes on the inside of the boat, this is for the outside, you probably will not need gluvit once you put this on.

Answered on 07/09/2018 by Pknotlost
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Hi I'm painting a 41 foot 14 foot beam aluminum haul for the Gulf of Mexico and inland up river from Mobile Alabama. I'm painting by myself and want your input on both barrie coat mixing batch size pot/life and roller life/time. How many coats if it was your only home. Then what's your best antifouling paint how many coats do I need. I really would like to get 5 years. I'm a live abroad retired. I want to do this the right way. How many gallons of each would you really buy. I'm in Demopolis Alabama at Kingfisher Bay Marina 100 miles from nowhere so you tell me how to do it.

Asked on 10/26/2020 by James from Alabama

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You will find detailed application information with answers to most of your questions on the technical data sheet located under the "Data Sheets" tab below the product description. How large your batch is will be totally dependent on the environmental condtions at the time of application and the tools you use. refer to the tech sheet for more details. The mohair roller supplied with total protect should survive for one coat. Foam rollers like the ARW Mighty Mini will lay down a smoother coat but they will fall apart. It took me three rollers to get through one coat on a 20' powerboat. One gallon of Total protect will cover @225 sq ft and you should do 3 to 5 coats, depending on the type of roller you use. You will need to use a multi-season copper-free bottom paint such as Pettit Hydrocoat ECO or Interlux Micron CF. Bottom paints typically cover @400 sq ft per gallon. After barrier coating, apply 2 coats of bottom paint for the first season then one additional coat for each extra season. To leave the boat in for 5 years, you will have to apply a toatl of 6 coats of bottom paint.

Answered on 10/26/2020 by Paul
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I want to use this product on bare lead for better adhesion of a faring compound. Will faring compound adhere to this type of primer?

Asked on 07/31/2020 by Jim from Longwood, FL

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Yes, but epoxy fairing compound should also adhere to the lead.

Answered on 08/26/2020 by Paul
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can this product be used on a boat thats been painted already ?

Asked on 02/15/2020 by pawpaw from saucier ms

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Epoxy barrier coat should not be applied over paint. Thoroughly sand or blast bare aluminum to bright, shiny metal, then treat the bare metal with aluminum etch wash.

Answered on 02/17/2020 by Paul
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Are there any off the shelf reducers for this product?

Asked on 07/13/2018 by Aaron from undisclosed

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TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 is the brushing reducer, and Xylene (Xylol) is for spray. DO NOT use mineral spirits, acetone, lacquer thinner, or denatured alcohol as a reducer for this product. As far as off the shelf product goes, Xylene would be the easier of the two to find but it will evaporate rather quickly, and though it reduces it, it will not give it the same self leveling characteristics if used in a brushing/rolling application. Also, be careful, some solvent blends that you can find at a hardware store may contain Xylene, but other solvents in the blend that may have very poor effects on Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat.

Answered on 07/13/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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once mixed how long is it good for sealed? can I do several coats of it?

Asked on 07/09/2018 by ttowne from Holley, NY

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Though this product will appear to cure faster in a thin film rather than a mass, it is a chemical reaction and sealing it will not slow the rate of cure. Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat has roughly 2-5 hours of pot life depending on conditions. We recommend 3-5 coats depending on how thick it is applied (should reach 10 mils dry film thickness for a proper barrier coat).

Answered on 07/09/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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