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Product Details

Interlux Brightside Boottop and Striping Enamel is a one-part polyurethane topside paint formulated for Boottops and Accent Striping that has the ease of use of an enamel with the high gloss of a two-part polyurethane.

Brightside uses Polyflow 4000, a unique polyurethane resin, which yields excellent flow and leveling characteristics as well as incredible abrasion and chemical resistance. Brightside also takes advantage of the latest in ultraviolet technology which insures longer color and gloss retention. Brightside contains Teflon to resist staining and improve abrasion resistance.

NOTE: Due to differences in monitors the colors shown on this page may not represent actual paint color.

This product replaces Interlux Super Boottop and Striping Enamel.

Tech Specs
Drying Information 50 Degrees F73 Degrees F95 Degrees F
Touch Dry (ISO)3 hours2 hours1 hour
Overcoated By Min-MaxMin-MaxMin-Max
Brightside16 hours-12 hours-8 hours-
Info & Guides
APPLICATION AND USE

Preparation

BARE FIBERGLASS: Remove all contamination with Fibreglass Solvent Wash 202 or Fibreglass Surface Prep YMA601. Abrade with 120-220 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue.

CLEAR EPOXY: Allow three to five days for clear epoxies to cure fully. Remove amine blush by using Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601. Sanding does not remove contamination. Rinse with fresh water. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper and remove sanding residue with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Repair any defects with Interfill Epoxy Filler or Watertite, then sand with 120-220 grade (grit) paper and remove sanding residue. Apply one coat of Epoxy Primekote. Sand and wipe clean with Fibreglass Solvent Wash 202.

BARE WOOD: Sand surface, wipe clean. Apply Pre-Kote, sand surface and wipe clean.

BARE METAL: Sandblast or grind, remove sanding residue. Immediately apply Viny-Lux Primewash 353/354 thinned 25% with Viny-Lux Solvent 355. Allow to dry for 1-24 hours. Apply one coat of Epoxy Primekote. Clean as for Bare Fiberglass above. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Apply one coat of Epoxy Primekote.

PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: The surface must be clean and dry. Sand with 220 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue.

Method Apply 2-3 coats of Brightside following the proper dry times. Sand between each coat with 220 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue with a rag dampened with Brushing Liquid 333. Brightside may be applied by roller and brush using the roll and tip method.

Hints

Thinner Brush - Brushing Liquid 333. Spray - Special Thinner 216.

Thinning Thin if necessary with Brushing Liquid 333 to improve brushing characteristics.

Cleaner Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 or Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601. Epoxy - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 or Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601.

Ventilation and Humidity Control It is best to paint on warm, dry mornings. Cold weather retards the drying and humidity can spoil the gloss.

Airless Spray Pressure: 170 bar/2500 psi. Tip Size: 0.33-0.41 mm/13-16 thou.

Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi (gun pressure); 8-10 psi (pot pressure). Tip Size: 0.89-1.4 mm/35-50 thou. Siphon Cup: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi - gun pressure. Tip Size: 1.5-1.8 mm/60-70 thou.

Other Spray pressures listed are recommendations only. The applicator may use any settings which yield the best results for the individual spraying technique and current weather conditions. Brightside is best applied in thin coats.

Some Important Points Do not apply heavy coats as this will affect dry through. Failure to follow proper dry times carefully will cause improper drying, wrinkling and loss of adhesion. Avoid painting in direct sunlight. Product temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 29 deg C/85 deg F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 35 deg C/95 deg F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10 deg C/50 deg F and maximum 29 deg C/85 deg F.

Number of Coats 2 minimum

Coverage (Theoretical) - 550 (sq ft/Gal) by brush, 440 (sq ft/Gal) by spray

Recommended DFT 1.2 mils dry

Application Methods Brush, Roller, Airless Spray, Conventional Spray - Pressure Pot or Siphon Cup

Technical Information

  • Finish: High Gloss
  • Specific Gravity:1.87
  • Volume Solids:45%
  • Typical Shelf Life:2 yrs
  • VOC (As Supplied):420 g/lt
  • Unit Size:1 US QUART, 1 US GALLON
  • Number of Coats:2 minimum
  • Brush Coverage:(Theoretical) 550 (ft²/Gal)
  • Spray Coverage:(Theoretical) 440 (ft²/Gal)
  • Dry Time: 50°F-3 Hrs, 73°F-2 Hrs, 95°F-1Hr

TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION: Brightside should be kept in securely closed containers during transport and storage.

STORAGE: Exposure to air and extremes of temperature should be avoided. For the full shelf life of Brightside to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5 deg C/40 deg F and 35 deg C/95 deg F. Keep out of direct sunlight.

DISPOSAL: Do not discard tins or pour paint into water courses, use the facilities provided. It is best to allow paints to harden before disposal. Remainders of Brightside cannot be disposed of through the municipal waste route or dumped without permit. Disposal of remainders must be arranged for in consultation with the authorities.

Reviews for Interlux Brightside Boottop and Striping Enamel

6 of 6 Reviews

May 11, 2021

Shipping was timely, paint was exceptional
By "Pretty Penny" from Buzzards Bay Cape Cod

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Speedy shipping. Paint came out nice. Sanded the boot stripe, acetone, primer, slapped on a few coats of the interlux brightside and she looks like a new boat!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 29, 2018

brightside enamel real nice
By terrain from long island new york

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goes on easy looks great

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 15, 2016

not without primer
By bob from Colorado

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Bought this vs. tape for bootstripe. The area was a transition between topside and bottom. It had all been painted a green over a blue, over original white gelcoat. Sanded just enough, but wasn't uniformly white. Put down three layers and still showed the dark blotches through. Went back and scuffed and primed it, and finished with another coat. Total of 5 coats. Wish I had realized it wasn't a paint, but more or a transparent enamel and REQUIRED primer for my situation.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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May 22, 2015

Matched exceptionally well to the original color
By M McClelan from Erie, PA

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The paint color matched perfectly to the original. It refreshed the detailing on the boat and looks great.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 11, 2014

Good enamel
By HOWARD S from WOLCOTT, NY

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Went on smoothly, good coverage.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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October 17, 2013

Too thin !
By moreorles2 from New Hampshire

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It took 7 coats ( yes it was mixed well) to cover a robins egg blue hull. There is no reason that this had to be so painful. I would try another brand the next time. If they can make house paint that will cover in one coat, there is no reason that they can't do the same thing with bootstripe paint. The quick shipping by JD is phenomenal !

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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