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TotalBoat JD Select is a single-season, water-based ablative antifouling bottom paint that provides incredible results for a very low cost. It is low in VOCs and has no harsh fumes, making it ideal for marinas under environmental restrictions. It's also very easy to apply and cleans up easily with just soap and water.
JD Select can be brushed, rolled, or sprayed then burnished for a smooth, fuel-efficient finish. With the exception of VC17, JD Select can be applied over aged antifouling coats without fear of lifting.
Our most popular bottom paint! Available in Quart & Gallon sizes, in Black, Blue, Green and Red.
Buy a Gallon and receive a free roller & metal tray kit, paint suit, maroon abrasive pad, 1 roll of painter's masking tape, and two 10"wooden stir sticks.
Buy a Quart and get an abrasive pad, and 2 10" wooden stir sticks.
|Surface Prep Wipe - Bare Wood and Previously Painted Surfaces||TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100|
|Surface Prep Wipe - Bare Fiberglass||TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep|
|Surface Prep Wipe - Bare Steel||TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep|
|Primer - Fiberglass and Steel Only||TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Barrier Coat Primer (do not use on aluminum)|
|Application Method||Brush, roll (we recommend a 3/16" nap or foam solvent-safe roller cover, or spray (airless or conventional).|
|Application Temperature||50-90°F; 0-90% humidity|
|Number of Coats||1-2|
|Film Thickness per Coat||1.5 mils dry (3.75 mils wet)|
|Dry Time to Overcoat||1.5 hours @ 90°F, 3 hours @ 70°F, 6 hours @ 50°F|
|Dry Time to Launch||6 hours @ 90°F, 10 hours @ 70°F, 16 hours @ 50°F|
|Recommended Roller||3/16'' nap or foam solvent-safe roller cover|
|Coverage||Approximately 500 sq. ft. per gallon|
|Launch Window||There is no maximum dry time before launching|
We surveyed customers who painted their boats with JD Select because we wanted to compare our in-house test results with our customers' experiences. Overwhelmingly, customers said they would use it again and recommend this paint to a friend. Here are some actual survey comments:
JD Select Features
October 16, 2021
I purchased two quarts of the blue bottom paint. after exhausting the first quart, we opened the second of can, and discovered it did not dry to the same color as the first. perhaps we should have mixed the two cans together before application, thus an even color. this insight should be shared with future purchasers of this product.
June 19, 2021
color did in fact go from dark green to grass green. also definitely does not cover as well, very thin. I used it for 3 seasons but cannot anymore. ingredients have changed comparing last years can to this year.
June 10, 2021
Easy to apply. We'll see how it performs when the boat is hauled in the fall. (Maybe it deserves five stars...) Including the painting kit was a fabulous idea. JD customer service is tops!
May 14, 2021
This product was amazing and they sent the product with the roller pan tape and tyvex suit that I was not expecting for free. It rolled on great and dried just as fast as I could roll it on so there was really no wait time in between coats. I put four coats of paint on my 24' boat in 8 hours. Overall great product.
May 10, 2021
Color went from dark green to grass green
May 6, 2021
Needed an ablative for my 75 Ranger 20. This went on over old ablative and covered very well . Two coats looks awesome. Price was very competative.Thanks.
May 2, 2021
Thanks to JD's extensive experience and knowledge about their products, even a novice can achieve fantastic results.
May 2, 2021
Thanks to JD's collective experience and extensive knowledge about their products help even a novice achieve fantastic results.
April 21, 2021
Works well, doesn't build up, does what it's supposed to.
April 18, 2021
I've been using JD select bottom paint for three years now... what's not to like...easy application...works as expected...easy to order...
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