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Pettit Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier
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Pettit Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier Customer Questions and Answers

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I have a 41' Formula PC and boat in the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore and have experienced barnacle issues last year. Do you think this product will work and do I need more than 1 can ( 16 ozs. ) to do both of my props?

Asked on 02/24/2014 by Ted Degaetano

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Hi Ted, I used the Petit Barnacle Barrier for my trim tabs and had good results. Mid-season inspection showed minimal barnacle growth. We boat in Long Island's Peconic Bay and the boat is docked on river with brackish water and the barnacle growth is aggressive. Try to run the boat as often as possible to keep growth down. If the boat is going to sit for awhile you may have to someone dive to inspect your running gear. Happy Boating, Glenn

Answered on 03/02/2014 by GLENN JOCHEN
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Yes and yes. Since bottom paint is used on the hull, I figured why not try it on the running gear? I conducted an experiment where I coated one shaft and prop with Barnacle Barrier, and one prop and shaft with a run-of-the-mill ablative anti-fouling paint. The difference was like night and day. You couldn't fit any more barnacles on the painted shaft (the hull was fine -- go figure!). The prop had some, but not as many as the shaft. The Barnacle Barrier-coated shaft and prop were almost barnacle free, maybe a dozen total on the shaft and wheel hub after about 7 months in the upper Chesapeake (Middle River). All of my running gear is now sporting Barnacle Barrier.

Answered on 02/25/2014 by PERRY SHARPLESS

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Wish I could help, but I have not been underwater since I painted this prop last spring, so don't yet know how the paint worked. Will know if about 30 days when I have a diver check the bottom....

Answered on 02/24/2014 by ROD COLEMAN

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Used product in gulf coast with not great results; the material is very toxic.

Answered on 02/24/2014 by mike slater

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I have a 37' on the bay as well. I started with Pettit several years ago, and it was just OK. You will need more than just 1 can, because you will need about 3-4 coats for its first application. Be(a)ware, if you do not like the product, you will need to remove it with a thoro sanding or sand blasting ’¢?_ been there and done it.

Answered on 02/24/2014 by KARL VON LIPSEY

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Ray, if you are unable to get this product shipped to Canada, I would suggest going to a Lowes or Home Depot and buy Rustoleum Cold Galvanizing spray paint as this consists mostly of zinc powder which is the same basic zinc ingredient as Petit. I did however spring for the Petit product. It is the zinc that inhibits the barnacle growth. Mitch

Answered on 02/24/2014 by MITCHELL HILL

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I used this on my strut shaft and prop last year and had only a couple barnacles 2 to 3 per engine. My brother uses it as well with similar results. We keep both boats on the Chesapeake. Good stuff

Answered on 02/25/2014 by WILLIAM ZNANIEC

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I had to get my prop scraped clean after a month in the water. This product did not work for me.

Answered on 02/24/2014 by Joe Adams

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I used 2 cans on a 29' twin screw just had enough. I don't think it worked any better then regular bottom paint and cost almost $50 extra to do the job.

Answered on 02/24/2014 by WILLIAM SEISS

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I have been asked by Jamestown Distributors to answer your question as I was on record as having purchased the product previously. Unfortunately, after the purchase, I was advised that they could not ship the product to Canada. As a result I have no experience with it.

Answered on 02/24/2014 by RAY BARRICK
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I have sanded and prepared the propellers and propeller shafts on my boat. Do I use Barnacle Barrier to paint the shafts before or after I attach the zinc anodes to the shafts?

Asked on 03/06/2015 by John Markotic

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A waste of your money, don't do it.

Answered on 03/06/2015 by MICHAEL HINKSON
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I have been using this product. Zinc needs to be in contact with the shaft so any area zinc will be attached should not be painted. Rest of it simply sprayed on. Zinc should not be painted either.

Answered on 03/06/2015 by ONAT DOGRUER

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The zinc anodes must have electrical contact with the stainless steel prop shaft. Follow the installation instructions for the zincs, which state the shaft must be clean and free of paint. Then paint the shafts leaving the zincs free of paint.

Answered on 03/06/2015 by John Latimer

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Mask off the shaft where the zincs will be installed, then spray the shafts with the barnacle barrier. Remove the masking tape and install the zinc to the shaft. The shat must be clean under the zinc and make full contact.

Answered on 03/06/2015 by RONALD MOLNAR

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The zincs and where they contact the shaft need to be left unpainted. I attach the zincs and cover with painters tape before painting.

Answered on 03/06/2015 by CHUCK WOODWORTH

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I assume the Barnacle Barrier does not conduct electricity so I would attach the zinc anode after painting. I would tape off the anode contact with the shaft.

Answered on 03/08/2015 by dick koyer

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You want the anode to have the most intimate contact with the shaft that is possible. Install the anode before painting the shaft. Even though Barnacle Barrier is substantially all zinc, like your anode, I'd mask the anode when you spray just to be sure.

Answered on 03/06/2015 by PERRY SHARPLESS

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John - All that matters is that you NOT paint either the shaft where the zinc is to be installed or the zinc itself. The zinc must contact the shaft (or whatever metal surface it is protecting) when installed, and the zinc itself must be 100% exposed to the water once the boat is splashed. Any interference will cause the zinc to cease to function as an anode (might was well not have a zinc). Hope that helps! Rod

Answered on 03/06/2015 by ROD COLEMAN

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I attack the shaft zinc first to the bare, sanded shaft. Then I cover it with blue masking tape. I also tape a few pieces of cardboard or newspaper up against the hull so I don't get the pettit paint all over my newly (bottom) painted hull when I spray the prop/shaft paint. Spray 3 light/ thin coats. And then remove all paper and tape. remember to remove all tape from zincs.

Answered on 03/09/2015 by MICHAEL FUSCO

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I suggest that you contact Retit. That product did not work well in my hands,

Answered on 03/06/2015 by Joe Adams
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How do I treat the prop the year after application? DO I have to remove the old paint or can I clean it up and paint over? Peter

Asked on 06/29/2014 by Undisclosed

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The product works for me! Over the last 3 or 4 seasons i do the following: 1. Pressure wash the gear lightly 2. Lightly sand wth 100 grit sand paper 3. Thoroughly wipe all the gear with acetone. 4. Thoroughly allow the acetone treated surfaces to dry. 5. Apply 2 coats of Petit prop coat barnacle barrier. 6. Allow time for the prop coat to dry before splashing the boat. This method has worked well for me.

Answered on 06/30/2014 by RONALD MOLNAR
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I clean ant slime off and paint over what's there

Answered on 06/29/2014 by WILLIAM ZNANIEC

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My experience with Petit paint made me try a different paint this year. I will not know until the fall if it is better.

Answered on 06/29/2014 by Joe Adams

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I wire brush off anything that is loose and scrape away a few barnacles and then spray on a few coats one after the other as soon as one coat is dry. I make no attempt to go down to bare metal before painting.

Answered on 06/29/2014 by dick koyer
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is this pettit easypoxy enamel?

Asked on 04/29/2012 by Undisclosed

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No. It is 93% pure Zinc when dried, with Toluene Xylene aerosol propellants that evaportate when applied. The instructions call for a Petit tie coat primer and then Petit easypoxy enamel for metal surfaces above the waterline.

Answered on 05/02/2012 by John Latimer
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I don't know

Answered on 05/05/2012 by GLENN JOCHEN

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The finish is flat gray. I used on running gear so color was not an issue

Answered on 05/02/2012 by DAVE PELKEY

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Seemed to work great for me I forgot to treat the running gear when I put in so only had 3 months of service but worked well for that time

Answered on 05/02/2012 by DAVE PELKEY
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