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TotalBoat JD Select Ablative Bottom Paint Customer Questions and Answers

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will this cover over Aquagard bottom paint? i used the Aquagard from you guys last year

Asked on 03/09/2016 by John Teti

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Yes. No problems

Answered on 03/09/2016 by BOB BENSON
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Good Luck

Answered on 03/09/2016 by Robbie Simon

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Thx Bob - most appreciated. john

Answered on 03/10/2016 by John Teti

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Thanks so much- paint was just delivered- i'll let you know how it goes. thx again john

Answered on 03/14/2016 by John Teti

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The best way to find out is to read the can. My experience with the Total Boat paint is that it adheres extremely well; even on a rusty keel.

Answered on 03/14/2016 by CAREY ROUTLEY

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NG- i'm 62 yrs old - and the paint is for a 27' Sailfish Dual Console- way too much for me to sand- i'll go with the Aquagard and power wash the bottom before application.

Answered on 03/09/2016 by John Teti

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John T,in my case I sanded the hull bottom down to the jell coat and then some. As far as J.D. select, it apply very easily and has held up for three years now. KEEP IN MIND this application was on a 13' Super. Not a big job as far as preparation.I was sold on the low drag factor.

Answered on 03/09/2016 by Robbie Simon

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I would not recommend this paint. Two coats didn't last two years in Charleston. You get what you pay for.

Answered on 03/09/2016 by FRANK UHER

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I'm in Long Island NY-Fire Island Inlet- I always got a few barnacle's on the stern- (West Marine own brand of bottom paint) last years was the first time- NO barnacles) using the Aquagard. so i'll stick with it again this year thx john

Answered on 03/09/2016 by John Teti

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Yes Sir, much bigger job.I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination .Besides using Jamestowns data.I asked a lot of question to locals in the business.I live in Emerald Isle ,N.C. Boat building is big in this area.A lot of local resources.I would call fiberglass repair shops and pick their minds.Most are glad to offer the info you need to make a decision.

Answered on 03/09/2016 by Robbie Simon
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Is this paint good for fresh water?

Asked on 04/19/2015 by dan g

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I have used this exact product for several years now on lake Michigan, and I like the ease of application and clean-up.And without the breathtaking smells associated with solvent based bottom paint's.When I first applied the JD select for the first time it didn't seem to be going on the way other bottom paint did from the past,but as I soon found out it lays down to a smooth finish upon drying.Bottom line you'll love this product done correctly, easy multi season protection. Best regards Tony

Answered on 04/20/2015 by TONY SCHOOLCRAFT
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Hi Dan, I purchased the Hydrocoat Bottom paint. Super easy to prep, apply and clean up is a breeze-soap and water. It covered nicely and lasted for several years. I would highly recommend this product. And yes I am a fresh water boater-Lake Geneva, WI.

Answered on 04/19/2015 by DENNIS GEORGE

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Hi Dan; I was asked to answer this question, but I cannot give you a complete answer. I operate my boats in brackish water, and have not had any problems with barnacles or other animal life on their hulls. Some years I have had instances where algae started growing on the hulls, requiring us to scrub it off, but that is very simple to do. I cannot tell you definitively that the paint is good for fresh water, but it is most certainly good for a mix of salt and fresh. I hope that helps! Sincerely, Matthew

Answered on 04/20/2015 by MATTHEW HAYNES

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Yes; I use it on St Albans Bay, Lake Champlain, VT. It keeps the algae bloom slime off the bottom.

Answered on 04/19/2015 by WILLIAM LEIPERT

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First, from everything I read about it before purchasing, it should work well in fresh water. That is its intended use on my boat. I've not had my hull in the water yet, but will find time this season. What I can attest to is that the paint coated even better than I had expected, it covered the old color well and I have some left if touch-ups are needed this year. The hull did sit exposed to the rain and snow of last winter and the paint job still looks like new.

Answered on 04/21/2015 by CAREY ROUTLEY

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Dan, I don't store my boat in fresh water typically, I am in brackish water most of the time on the Chesapeake and its tributary rivers. I am happy with the performance of the paint so far. It covered well and easily. Clean up was easy. I have been in the water for 8 months with no hard growth, and just a touch of algae. The algae falls right away when I sail. Hope this helps you, Shane

Answered on 04/19/2015 by SHANE ROSS

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I have had the bottom painted since last April and so far it is still good. It went on easy and looks good. My boat is on a fresh water southern lake and the paint seems to work well. I trailer the boat so it is not always in the water.

Answered on 04/19/2015 by DENNIS LIBRA

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It has ben on my boat since 2013 and looks as good as the day I put it on. Boat is docked on Lake Erie.

Answered on 04/19/2015 by JAMES JENKINS
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drying time after painting?

Asked on 03/28/2014 by gene culver

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Very fast.One hour or two.I can't remember for sure.I really like the product.

Answered on 03/28/2014 by RICHARD TAUTKUS
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Dry to the touch in an hour or so. I waited about 6 hours before launch.

Answered on 03/28/2014 by CHARLES JONES

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Drying time for any type of paint or varnish depends upon temperature and humidity at the time the paint/varnish is applied. I have been using JD Select water based paint the 2 prior seasons and launched it the next day with no problems. It works well for me on my sailboat and it as good as any other brand I have used in the past 40 years.

Answered on 03/28/2014 by SAMUEL GENTILE JR.

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I would give it a couple of hours if it's over 70 degrees. More time if temperature is cooler.

Answered on 03/28/2014 by KENNETH SCHAEFER

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I don't know the technical drying time but it is dry to the touch in 1 to 2 hours.

Answered on 03/31/2014 by STEWART CRISLER

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I found it dried in about 1 hour.

Answered on 03/28/2014 by RON BECKY

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If I remember correctly, 4-6 hours is sufficient, but I wait over night because I have a tendency to rush things. It seems that Jamestown should be answering your question because it's their product. FYI the paint works very well.

Answered on 03/28/2014 by DAN ACKER

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It was dry to the touch within a couple of hours but I let it Dry for over a week before putting it in the water and have had no problems. It has worked very well for me. When I pull the boat out in the fall I just gently powerwash the bottom and it cleans up nicely

Answered on 03/29/2014 by JOHN ANDERSON
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How does the paint hold up in warmer waters? I live on the coast of Florida.

Asked on 12/15/2013 by Thomas Curran

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I don't live in hot water area but I put a single coat on and put the boat in mid May and hauled it Oct 15 and there was no growth at all. Steve Tunberg

Answered on 12/16/2013 by STEPHEN TUNBERG
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Wow...that was quick. Appreciate all the input.

Answered on 12/16/2013 by Thomas Curran

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My boat is moored in a slip that has normal water temps around 75* this paint holds up just fine

Answered on 12/16/2013 by MARK BRAUN

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Thanks Mark

Answered on 12/16/2013 by Thomas Curran

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I live in Charleston, SC. My sailboat lives on a trailer. The paint works very well for me.

Answered on 12/15/2013 by STEWART CRISLER

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My boat is on a small lake in the Midwest. Our water temp is very warm during the summer and this bottom paint is holding up very well.

Answered on 12/15/2013 by DONALD E JARDON

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I have been using it on lakes in TN and it holds-up and works well. The hours of scraping the bottom at the end of the season are no more. I simple power wash the bottom at the end of the season and it looks great. there is no scum or algae build up and no staining of the hull

Answered on 12/15/2013 by JOHN ANDERSON

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I've had the paint on my boat for about 6 months now and I live in Oklahoma. It's done pretty good. Make sure you put at least 2 coats on.

Answered on 12/15/2013 by JOHN SAWYER
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Can this paint be thinned with water to help with application like Petit Hydrocoat? IF so, by how much?

Asked on 12/16/2012 by Kevin B

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Not sure if it can be thinned. I used on my 42 ft power boat last year (1st time) and it was the easiest bottom paint I ever applied. I can think of no reason to thin it. Also put the boat in the water in early May and pulled it in November and the bottom was clean

Answered on 12/17/2012 by DAN CARBERRY
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I used about half my can and then sealed it up for several months. When I went to do some touch up work, the paint had started to "dry out" so I added water and stirred. My goal was to get back to the original consistency which was still pretty thick. I did not have any problems with application even though thick.

Answered on 12/18/2012 by STEWART CRISLER

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Kevin, I would not mix water with any bottom paint. This paint is thin on application. You will not need to thin this paint in my opinion. I used a combination of a brush and epoxy rollers to apply. I have painted race sail boat bottoms in the past and power boats. All vessels for my own use. The only thing I experienced was bubbles on the surface during application that went away in seconds. The surface of what you apply to needs to be clean, sanded or primed or any paint won_??t stick. I have used other $200.00 dollar per gallon paint in the past and after shaking was like porridge after mixing Interlux 333 it did not help and then ate my rollers in 3 minutes. I like this paint. I applied it to a center consol. I did use the boat a lot in New England all summer. The boat sat for maybe 5 days at a time. So frequent use. The boat was in salt water for 6 months, when I hauled the boat the marina was impressed. The area I am in is prone to barnacles. This was my first season ever to use this paint and I would not comment on the paint until the season was over. I purchased the center console in 2012 sanded and stipped all existing paint off. I have little to do to the boat for next year and I WILL buy this paint again to apply one more coat next season. good luck...

Answered on 12/17/2012 by RICHARD WIXTED

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I don't think I would thin it. I have used other bottom paints and get a full coat on my Catalina 27 per gallon with them. This paint also will get do one coat per gallon. It seems to be doing very well for the 1st season with it.

Answered on 12/17/2012 by DONALD E JARDON

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didn't need to thin to apply.

Answered on 12/17/2012 by BOB BENSON

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Kevin, My recollection is that there is no need to thin the paint. It applies easily. I would assume that if an unused portion thickened up over time that it could be thinned with water.

Answered on 12/18/2012 by PAUL DALE

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Thanks for the reply Dan. How many coats/gallons did you use? Thanks again

Answered on 12/17/2012 by Kevin B

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One Coat overall with a second partial on the high wear areas. I have heard two coats is the right answer. Not sure, but I think I used two gallons

Answered on 12/17/2012 by DAN CARBERRY
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How do I access my question/answer? Thank you

Asked on 06/19/2013 by Stan Tenopir

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This is NOT my question. how much paint for freshwater boat for a 28' by 8'10" beam? Howmany coats of JD Select will I I ne3ed to apply?

Answered on 06/20/2013 by Stan Tenopir
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Bought this paint an it goes on easy, used a smaller roller an it help a lot in those small areas. Great product an nice color. Can't wait for the weekend

Answered on 06/19/2013 by NOE DIAZ

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I did not receive a reply to my question. How mant coats do IU need for JD Select bottom paint for fresh water? How much paint is required to cover a boat bottom for a boat measuring 28' with a beam of 87'10"?

Answered on 06/20/2013 by Stan Tenopir

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Philip - if I continue you may get the idea!! Boat is a Wellcraft 28' with a beam of 8'10"

Answered on 06/20/2013 by Stan Tenopir

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Philip- Thank you for the prompt & informative reply. Stan

Answered on 06/20/2013 by Stan Tenopir

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I used 2 coats for my boat, fresh water here also. Mine is 20 feet and 8 foot beam. I have over 1/2 gallon remaining. Just launched this week. Results not in yet. Think coverrage is good.

Answered on 06/20/2013 by PHILIP HAMBURG

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what is your question?

Answered on 06/19/2013 by PHILIP HAMBURG
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I also have a14' fiberglass boat. Some of the gel coat is chipped off. can I simply Bondo in the holes/gouges/ missing sections, then sand and paint? Or do I primer first? This is my first boat and I don't know if it's something I want for the long term, so this paint/ repair thing is an experiment. Also, can I use bottom paint on the fiberglass deck, or do I have to use a deck paint? Any help is greatly appreciated!

Asked on 09/04/2012 by Jim Kovacs

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i ALSO AM AT THE FIRST BOAT STAGE AND i KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE BOTTOM COAT ISSUE BUT EVERY ONE i HAVE ASKED ABOUT HE BONDO SAYS no bondo! uSE EXPOXY OR AT LEAST A MARINE POLY RESIN.

Answered on 07/24/2013 by B R
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I would not use the bottom paint on the deck!

Answered on 09/05/2012 by GENE ALBRIGHT

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I am a long way from an expert however the ablative paint is really not a permanent bottom paint and is really made to be on boats that are left in the water. You would probably be better off to fill the holes and use a primer and actual hard finish bottom paint. Jamestown has all you will need. I recently overhauled an 18' sailboat and used their Perfection product on the bottom and decks. They have other options that are not as expensive. David B.

Answered on 09/05/2012 by DAVID BLOODWORTH

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I USED Pettit EasyPoxy Topside Paint WITH A MOHAIR ROLLER, FILL THE BIG SPOTS WITH Bondo - Fiberglass Resin Jelly Evercoat Premium Gel-Kote

Answered on 09/05/2012 by DAN RICH

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Jim, Simply bondo, sand and slap on some paint! Keep it simple! David

Answered on 09/05/2012 by DAVID DENIS

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i think think you should prime before you cover with bottom paint. also i would use a paint meant for top-sides on the deck.

Answered on 09/06/2012 by DANIEL MCAVOY

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DO NOT use this paint on the DECK! It's meant to be used from the "Waterline" down. It sloughs off with use. It's meant to keep the bottom of your boat free of barnacles and marine growth. Don't use "Bondo" on a boat. There are many good marine products to use that are meant for above or below the waterline. Where there are gouges or holes, you would want to fill them with appropriate fillers and then seal them before applying bottom paint. (You don't want to get water into the fiberglass and have a delamination problem later.)

Answered on 09/05/2012 by KENNETH SCHAEFER
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I have a 17ft. whaler Montauk will 1 gallon cover it?

Asked on 07/24/2016 by tom peart

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Yes, that will do at least 2 coats.

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Yes

Answered on 07/25/2016 by STEVEN FRUTH

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Yes.

Answered on 07/24/2016 by DANIELLE FORSYTHE

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Easily! It takes just over a gallon for my 32' sailboat.

Answered on 07/24/2016 by DAVID PRUDDEN

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I should think it would. I had a 22' fiberglass marathon walk around cuddy and had more than enough paint in a gallon to cover the bottom.

Answered on 07/26/2016 by DANIEL HIGGINS

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Yes, no problem. I did a full keep 23 foot sailboat with less than a gallon of bottom paint

Answered on 07/25/2016 by VERNON TISDALE
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I painted my bottom about two months ago, got delayed in launching the boat so it won't go in the water until next Friday. Is there any problem with this paint being exposed to dry conditions for so long?

Asked on 08/06/2014 by David Bryant

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David, I trailer the boat I used this paint on. But, the product description says it is good for multi-season use. It appears you are OK.

Answered on 08/07/2014 by CRAIG SMITH
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I think you will be fine. I painted my bottom with this product 2 years ago. My boat sometimes sits out of water for 2 months at a time and then is in the water for 2to3 weeks without any sign of anti-fouling breakdown. A really good bottom paint.

Answered on 08/06/2014 by ILOW LEGGETT

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No It will be fine

Answered on 08/06/2014 by DANIEL CASTALDO

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I always get my boat painted in the spring and don't put it in until the summer (month or so) and it's been fine

Answered on 08/06/2014 by ALEX OSTROWSKI

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No problem at all. It says in the description deactivates on dry land and re-activates when in water.

Answered on 08/06/2014 by Paul Horsfall

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Not to my knowledge. Paint dissipates as it is used in the water. No problem

Answered on 08/06/2014 by WILLIAM LEHMANN
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what primer do you use with your jd select bottom paint?????

Asked on 04/27/2013 by fred pearson

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No primer used. The bottom had been previously coated with Pettit Hydrocoat ablative.

Answered on 05/18/2013 by ROGER FIROR
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I placed my bottom paint right over the prior years paint. If my hull were bare I would be sure to have applied a barrier coat. This paint claims to be compatible with others, and my experience would bear that out. BURL

Answered on 05/18/2013 by BURLEIGH LOVEITT

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I didn't really use any primer. I scrapped the loose paint & rough sanded it. Then wiped with 202 interlux solvent and rinsed with water. Rolled 2 coats and its still looking fine.

Answered on 05/18/2013 by DONALD E JARDON

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I was lazy and just painted over another brand of ablative paint with zero preparation so no recommendation on a primer. My boat stays on a trailer and I can just touch up the spots that don't stick too well. Overall lazy has worked out much better than I would have projected but is not recommended for a boat that lives in the water.

Answered on 05/18/2013 by STEWART CRISLER

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Didn't use a primer, goes straight over the freshly sanded old coat. Make sure the old coat is feathers if there are any bare patches.

Answered on 05/17/2013 by Steve Fisher

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You don't need a primer. Just make sure surface is clean and the bottom paint will stick just fine.

Answered on 05/17/2013 by JOHN SAWYER
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