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Interlux Micron 66 Antifouling Bottom Paint
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Interlux Micron 66 Ablative Bottom Paint, antifouling boat paint
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Interlux Micron 66 Antifouling Bottom Paint Customer Questions and Answers

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What happens if you enter freshwater?

Asked on 01/06/2015 by Mike Dunnigan

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This paint is not legal for fresh water because of environmental issues. That's all.

Answered on 01/06/2015 by JOHN MICHAEL
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I don't know since I never sailed in fresh water

Answered on 01/06/2015 by WAYNE TURETT

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I believe this paint is for saltwater only. Callyinterlux in NJ directly

Answered on 01/06/2015 by CHRIS PARTS

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Micron 66 is not recommended for use in fresh water. It has a high copper content which is not eco-friendly (and makes it more expensive).

Answered on 01/06/2015 by THOMAS TROGELE

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Hello, I am a very satisfied Micron 66 owner with a sailboat in the So Cal waters of the Pacific. No experience with Micron 66 in fresh water but Google Micron 66 and freshwater and you will find many cautions.

Answered on 01/06/2015 by EDWARD COOK III

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That's really a question for Interlux. But you can probably assume that the "antifouling" properties will not work. TX

Answered on 01/14/2015 by JACK MAY
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How many cans I need for Sea Ray 44 ft ?

Asked on 11/08/2015 by Igor Eliachov

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Thank you!

Answered on 11/09/2015 by Igor Eliachov
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I can only say that I used a little over 2 gallons for a Catalina 28 mkII

Answered on 11/09/2015 by WAYNE TURETT

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YOU WILL NEED 3 GALLONS OF MICRON 66 FOR A 44' BOAT.

Answered on 11/09/2015 by MICHAEL DANFORTH

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2 gallons

Answered on 11/09/2015 by THOMAS TROGELE

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Hi I'm not sure I have the definitive answer but my experience is this I have an Oceanmaster center console that measured 29' but has a 10' beam I bought two gallons but had just a little ( perhaps a pint ) left. I applied two coats Hope I' ve been of help

Answered on 11/09/2015 by ROBERT HOZA
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Why would the last coat of 66 I applied 2 months ago on top of 66 now be peeling... Could the contractor have diluted the paint since it is a different shade of blue color than what is on the boat.?

Asked on 06/10/2015 by Jim Tuttle

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very happy I have a diver clean the bottom two chefs in the props every 4 months and no issues with bottom paint

Answered on 06/10/2015 by STEPHEN SHIPLEY
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sorry, I don't know the answer

Answered on 06/11/2015 by WAYNE TURETT

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I've been using Micron 66 for approximately 10 years and never run into this problem. Was the bottom sanded prior to painting? (recommended). Also, how many coats of bottom paint were already on the boat? Too many and the paint may flake off while applying...

Answered on 06/10/2015 by THOMAS TROGELE

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Dilution should not cause adhesion problems, if the recommended solvent is used. I have experienced peeling if the boat is used in fresh or brackish water, even for just a week or two. Micron 66 is only for use in salt water.

Answered on 06/11/2015 by VINCE MICCIO

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Sorry no experience with that problem. Try calling interlux help line.

Answered on 06/10/2015 by RANDY BANGE
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Is it good for brackish water?

Asked on 03/28/2015 by John John

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My experience has been outstanding in brackesh water

Answered on 03/29/2015 by JOHN MICHAEL
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Sorry, don't know. Moor my boat in a narrow bay, which has some fresh water entering at the head, but mostly tidal ocean. Micron 66 works wonderfully.

Answered on 03/29/2015 by Michael DeLorenzo

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Yes, our boat is moored in Shelter Bay and the Skagit River is near by. With the tidal fluctuation we get a mix of fresh and salt in the channel.

Answered on 03/29/2015 by STEPHEN SHIPLEY

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I would call interlux (Akso) in NJ and speak with one of the tech's. I've used this paint for a long time on both of our boats. Though it's expensive I think it's the best. Please understand that these boats sit in salt water only. It is an ablative paint which really does it's job

Answered on 03/28/2015 by CHRIS PARTS

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Not really! Depending on the salinity level, the Micron 66 will flake and peal if there is not enough salt in the water.

Answered on 03/28/2015 by ANDY JUTTNER
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can 66 be used on aluminum boats?

Asked on 09/18/2012 by harry hawkins

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I would not recommend it. I use an aluminum primer and then Trilux 33on my aluminum AB inflatable. It does a nice job

Answered on 09/20/2012 by BARRY BLAISDELL
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No... it contains copper.

Answered on 09/20/2012 by LAWRENCE DRUYAN

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That answer should come from interlux. I would think not without a barrier coat of some kind

Answered on 09/20/2012 by RICHARD GUTHRIE

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I own an aluminum 46' sailboat that had Micron 66 applied over a questionable epoxy job when I bought it. Technically, Interlux states that Micron 66 can be used over epoxy. However, when I re-epoxied last year, I switched to Pacifica Plus and was pleased with it. Boat is used in LIS and New England waters.

Answered on 09/20/2012 by MICHAEL SHEA

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I think it can but you should check the interlux spec sheet. This paint is great. Zero buildup on bottom. Not even film. Great thing is it works with boat not moving which is different from other paints.

Answered on 09/20/2012 by JOSEPH SCHORLE
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square foot coverage?

Asked on 12/21/2011 by Undisclosed

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per tech info 320 sq ft or 1975 Tartan 41

Answered on 12/21/2011 by JACK MAY
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Based on a bottom in great condition.....I use 3/4 of a gallon on my Tartan 33 for one coat......Temperature is also a factor here....I always apply my bottom paint on a cool dry morning or evening.....Thinning with 216......Care must be taken not to re-roll over paint as it will grab and ruin your finish...It is difficult to apply but well worth the effort.....

Answered on 12/21/2011 by RICHARD GUTHRIE

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Awesome paint! Covered a full 28 ft Sportfish with one gallon. Have used this paint for over five years, would not change. Worth the $$$

Answered on 12/21/2011 by GORDON SMITH

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I don't know the answer but, maybe, Interlux does. Then again, maybe not. I have no idea what the square footage of my hull is and I'm sure there are lots of variables that would determine coverage besides the area. Sorry I couldn't help. By the way, I found Interlux's telephone support to be excellent.

Answered on 12/21/2011 by PHILIP MCGOVERN

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We used 2 gal. to cover a 41' bottom, deep fin keel, deep rudder

Answered on 12/21/2011 by KAREN LUBECK
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what primer i have to use for this paint?

Asked on 04/04/2016 by Undisclosed

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don't remember, it was 5 years ago when we painted it. Now we were putting two coats over the old paint Zenon

Answered on 04/05/2016 by ZENON PILAT
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According to the label, if you are using it on a BARE HULL, then you should use one of the following, InterProtect ¥Ë_¥Ë_¥Ë_ Gray 2000E/2001E Epoxy barrier for blister protection, prevention and priming InterProtect ¥Ë_¥Ë_¥Ë_ White 2002E/2001E Epoxy barrier for blister protection, prevention and priming InterProtect ¥Ë_¥Ë_¥Ë_ White 3000 VOC Compliant Epoxy for blister protection and metal prime. note that most of your questions concerning paint can be found by searching for the product name on line then reading the label.

Answered on 04/07/2016 by BROWNE ALTMAN

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Consult the product data sheet found on the Interlux website. Basically sand with 80 grit and wipe clean with Special Thinner 216, but there might be a few other details depending on what you are covering.

Answered on 04/04/2016 by Michael DeLorenzo

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tTHERE IS NO PRIMER NEEDED MICRON BOTTOM PAIT ... JUST BE SURE THE SUBSTRATE IS SMOOTH AND NOT FLAKING IF IT IS SAND WITH 80 GRIT... WIPE DOW ENTIRE AREA WITH ONE OF THE PRE PAINT SOLVENTS. IF U NEED TO SAND WASH DOWN WITH PLAIN WATER BEFORE USING THE SOLVENT... I HAVE BEEN USING 66 FOR 14 YEARS AND BEFORE THAT I TRIED A LOT OF THE OTHER BOTTOM PAINTS.. THE REASON I USE 66 IS IT WORKS FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS IN MY HOT FLORIDA ... HOPE THIS HELPS YOUY...MIKE

Answered on 04/04/2016 by MICHAEL DANFORTH
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application rate for Micron 66. I have a 58' Hatteras motor yacht. Gallons per coat?

Asked on 12/29/2015 by Undisclosed

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I got 320 sq. ft./ gal. coverage using a roller. So estimate your sq. ft., divide by 320 to get the number of gallons per coat, I recommend two coats as a minimum. (The more coats the longer it will last.)

Answered on 12/30/2015 by BROWNE ALTMAN
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I would use the paint coverage guide available at JD or Interlux.

Answered on 12/29/2015 by Michael DeLorenzo

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I have a Catalina 28 - it took almost 3 gallons to cover.

Answered on 12/30/2015 by WAYNE TURETT

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Coverage (Theoretical) - 320 (sq ft/Gal) by brush/roller

Answered on 12/29/2015 by Rick White
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I am in south Florida and want to pull my boat for a month. Will this ruin my new bottom paint job. And how long can I leave it on the trailer. I used micron 66. Thank you?

Asked on 05/27/2015 by C Smith

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No problem Interlux says that you will have not problem relaunching.

Answered on 05/30/2015 by BROWNE ALTMAN
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I live in RI and pull my boat for the Winter so she sits for 6 months. In the Spring I just blast the bottom with the hose and drop her in with no ill effects. I always get two years out of the paint before I have to touch it again. Great paint but at the price point I would expect it to work and last.

Answered on 05/27/2015 by BRIAN OTRANDO

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ot sure but I have had mine uop in the yard a month without problems.

Answered on 05/27/2015 by GREG COLDIRON

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I don't know. Ask Interlux. Guy

Answered on 05/27/2015 by GUY HALL
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what is the best paint on market ?

Asked on 04/30/2015 by First Name Last Name

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Depends on application and I have not tried them all but for a boat that is in water year round I have not met another captain that has had better service than I get out of Micron 66. I am getting ready to haul after two and a half years and my diver said just a month ago that bottom was very clean of hard marine growth. It is worth the price. A haul-out and one week yard stay is about a thousand dollars if you paint your self for a 40-50 foot boat In Virginia Beach. Two coats bottom and three at the water line. I didn't do this you can put a base coat in contrasting color to show when you have worn down to your base coat.

Answered on 04/30/2015 by KEN SAIYA
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There is no such thing. The best paint for me is an ablative that stays clean for the longest period of time. As I race sailboats, I need a clean bottom. This is also high maintenance and very expensive. Hard non ablative paint may be better as there is little to no penetration to the hull and lasts a lot longer.

Answered on 04/30/2015 by JOHN MICHAEL

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It depends on where you are. The best answer will come by asking those in your area what they use and how they like it.

Answered on 05/30/2015 by BROWNE ALTMAN

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For a saltwater application, I think so. Thought it's very expensive the result is the best I have ever had with ANY bottom paint over the course of 30 years boating.

Answered on 05/02/2015 by CHRIS PARTS
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