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Trinidad 75 is a hard epoxy antifouling boat bottom paint with extremely high cuprous oxide content (nearly 61%) to aggressively combat marine growth in even the most torrid, tropical conditions. Professional boat painters around the world choose Trinidad 75 for years of dependable protection.
Perfect for both power and sailboats, this durable hard finish exhibits excellent adhesion to fiberglass, wood and steel hulls. Its compatibility with all properly prepared hard bottom paints permits safe overcoating without fear of lifting. Fast dry formula lets you paint and launch the same day under certain conditions.
Trinidad 75 is covered by Pettit's HD Hull Defense 18 month limited warranty for additional peace of mind.
Available in Gallons in Blue, Red, Green, and Special Black.
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SURFACE PREPARATION 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 several times a month 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.
Mix paint thoroughly to insure toxicants are evenly dispersed throughout the can. All surfaces must be clean, dry and properly prepared prior to painting. Do not apply Trinidad 75 on aluminum.
Previously Painted Surfaces: Trinidad 75 may be applied over most aged hard antifouling coatings. Consult the Pettit Antifouling Compatibility Chart for specific recommendations. If the previous coating is in good condition, thoroughly sand with 80-grit sandpaper then solvent clean with 120 Brushing Thinner to remove residue. Apply two finish coats of Trinidad 75. If the previous coating is soft or in poor condition, remove to the bare surface by sanding or using paint remover. Proceed with appropriate bare system as described below.
Bare Fiberglass: All bare fiberglass, regardless of age, should be thoroughly cleaned several times with Pettit 92 Bio-Blue Hull Surface
Prep or de-waxed several times with Pettit D95 Dewaxer. Sand thoroughly with 80 grit sandpaper to a dull, frosty finish and rewash the sanded surface with 95 Fiberglass Dewaxer or 120 Brushing Thinner to remove sanding residue.
Then apply two coats of Trinidad 75, following application instructions. Careful observation of the above instructions will help ensure long term adhesion of this and subsequent years' antifouling paint.
To eliminate the sanding operation, wash the fiberglass three times using Pettit 95 Dewaxer only. Then apply one coat of Pettit 6999 Sandless Primer. Consult the Sandless Primer label for complete application and antifouling topcoating instructions.
Bare Wood: Sand entire surface with 80 grit paper; wash clean with 120 Brushing Thinner. Apply a coat of Trinidad 75 thinned 25 percent with 120 Brushing Thinner, allow an overnight dry, lightly sand and wipe clean. Apply two finish coats of Trinidad 75 .
Stainless Steel, Bronze, Lead, and Non-Aluminum Alloys: Abrade to clean bright metal by sanding with 60-80 grit sandpaper, sandblasting or wire brushing. Solvent clean surface. Apply 2 - 3 coats of Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier 1792 followed by 2 thin coats of Trinidad 75.
Bare Steel or Cast Iron: Remove loose rust and scale from the metal surface by sandblasting or wire brushing. Immediately clean the surface using a vacuum or fresh air blast. Apply two coats of Pettit 6980 Rustlok Steel Primer, allowing each to dry only one to two hours prior to overcoating. Follow by two coats of Pettit Protect High Build Epoxy Primer (4700/4701 or 4100/4101), per label directions. If fairing is required, apply Pettit 7050 EZ-Fair Epoxy Fairing Compound between the two coats of Pettit Protect High Build Epoxy Primer. Apply two or three finish coats of Trinidad 75. See Pettit Protect User Manual for complete detailed instructions. For larger vessels or for applications where a high performance, professional system is desired, please consult your local Pettit representative or the Pettit Technical Department.
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