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Interlux Micron Extra is a self-polishing copolymer antifouling paint that wears down with use. Unlike some bottom paints, Micron Extra can be hauled and relaunched without repainting.
Interlux's slime blocking chemical Biolux is combined with cuprous oxide (copper) for superior protection against shell, weed and slime fouling. The copolymer compound is designed to self polish (or wear like a bar of soap) over time and use.
Extra can be used as a multi-season antifouling if 2 coats are applied and an additional stripe on highwear area like chines, rudders, sterngear and any leading edges.
Available in Black, Blue, Green, Red, and Shark White in Quart and Gallon sizes. Also available in Dark Blue and Brown in Gallon size only.
|Drying Information||50 Degrees F||73 Degrees F||95 Degrees F|
|Touch Dry (ISO)||4 hours||4 hours||1 hour|
|Immersion||16 hours||16 hours||16 hours|
|Micron CSC||16 hours-||16 hours-||16 hours-|
APPLICATION AND USE
PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: In Good Condition Remove loose paint by sanding with 80 grade (grit) paper, wipe with Special Thinner 216. In Poor Condition Remove antifouling paint in poor condition with Interstrip Semi-Paste 299E.
BARE FIBERGLASS: Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. Wipe a small area with a clean rag that has been wetted with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. While the surface is still wet, wipe with a clean, dry rag. Continue this process until the entire surface has been cleaned. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. If primer is needed, sand and apply Primocon YPA984.
BARE WOOD: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Brush-Ease 433. Apply first coat reduced 10% with Special Thinner 216. Fill seams, if necessary, with Seam Compound Brown 30.
STEEL: Contact Interlux for further details.
Method At least 2 coats should be applied. Apply an extra stripe coat in areas of high wear such as chines, rudders, sterngear and any leading edges.
Hints Thinner Bare Wood - Special Thinner 216. Spray - Special Thinner 216.
Cleaner Painted Surfaces - Special Thinner 216. Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Bare Wood - Brush-Ease 433.
Airless Spray Pressure: 170-204 bar/2500-3000 psi. Tip Size: 0.53 mm/21 thou.
Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 4.08-4.76 bar/60-70 psi (gun pressure); 10-15 psi (pot pressure). Tip Size: 1.8-2.2 mm/70-85 thou. Other Spraying of antifouling paints is prohibited in Canada. For application of Micron CSC or Extra to underwater metals such as stainless steel, cast iron, lead and bronze, see Interprotect bulletin. Color will change on immersion, this will not affect antifouling performance.
Some Important Points Colors may fade or change color at the waterline. Shark White may turn green above the true waterline. 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 35 deg C/95 deg F.
Compatibility/Substrates Surface must be dry and clean, and free from grease, detaching paint etc. Micron Extra can be applied to most popular antifouling paints as long as the old coating has been aged, is tightly adhered and is in sound condition. Do not apply Micron over aluminum. Do not apply over tin-based copolymer antifouling paints.
Number of Coats 2-3 minimum Bare Wood: 3 coats (first thinned)
Coverage (Theoretical) - 439.7 (sq ft/Gal) by brush
Recommended DFT 2.0 mils dry
Recommended WFT 3.5 mils wet
Application Methods Brush, Roller, Airless Spray, Conventional Spray (Pressure Pot)
TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION
TRANSPORTATION: Micron CSC 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 Micron CSC 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: Container Disposal: Triple Rinse (or equivalent). Then offer for recycling or reconditioning, or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary landfill or by other procedures approved by state or local authorities. Pesticide Disposal: Open dumping is prohibited. Pesticide, spray mixture or rinsate that cannot be used or chemically reprocessed should be disposed of according to procedures approved by Federal, state, or local disposal authorities.
GENERAL: Read the label safety section for Health and Safety Information, also available from our Technical Help Line. Contains biocides. Antifoulings should only be wet sanded. Never dry sand or burn-off old antifoulings. Spraying of antifouling paints is prohibited in Canada.