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Micron CF is a superior multi-season, copper-free antifouling bottom paint. Micron CF features Biolux slime blocking technology with Econea adds protection against barnacles and zebra mussel growth.
Like all Micron paints, CF is an ablative or self-polishing coating that reduces paint build-up. Self-smoothing action helps reduce friction and improve fuel efficiency. High solids formula with reduced solvent emissions and VOC compliance.
Available in Black, Blue, Green, Red, and White.
REBATE: 2023 Interlux Spring Mail-In Rebate Program - see the INFO & GUIDES tab for details!
|Drying Information||50 Degrees F||73 Degrees F||95 Degrees F|
|Touch Dry (ISO)||3 hours||2 hours||1 hour|
|Immersion||9 hours||6 hours||4 hours|
|Overcoating Substrate Temp||50 Degrees F||73 Degrees F||95 Degrees F|
|Minimum - Maximum||Minimum - Maximum||Minimum - Maximum|
|Micron CF||6 hours - ext||4 hours - ext||2 hours - ext|
Purchase up to two (2) gallons of eligible Interlux antifouling paint or up to two (2) quarts of Cetol® Marine and VC®17m Extra between February 1, 2023, and June 1, 2023, and save with the Interlux manufacturer's mail-in rebate. See the Interlux 2023 Spring Mail-In Rebate form for complete details.
Aluminum & Underwater Metals: Sandblast or sand with medium grade (grit) emery cloth to a bright metal finish and wipe clean. Apply one coat of Interprotect 2000E that has been thinned 15-20% with Reducing Solvent 2316N. Apply the Interprotect the same day as blasting or sanding. When the Interprotect 2000E is thumbprint tacky apply the first coat of Micron CF. Apply 2-3 coats of Micron CF following the proper dry times.
Factory Finished Aluminum: Prime with Primocon.
Bare Fiberglass: It is very important that bare fiberglass be properly prepared to completely remove the mold release wax. This will prevent delamination of the antifouling paint. Begin by scrubbing the surface thoroughly with a stiff brush using soap and water to remove loose dirt and contamination. Flush with fresh water to remove the soap residue and allow to dry. Remove mold release wax using one of the following Interlux products, Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601 or Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 following the product label instructions. To be certain the contamination has been removed, run water over the surface. If the water beads up or separates, repeat cleaning process. When the water sheets off, all contamination has been removed. After the surface has been properly cleaned, follow one of the application systems below.
No Sand System - Apply one thin, continuous coat of Interprotect 2000E or Fiberglass No-Sand Primer.
Sanding System - Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue and wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.
Bare Wood: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Apply first coat reduced 10% with Special Thinner 216. Fill seams, if necessary, with Seam Compound Brown 30.
Previously Painted Surfaces:
In Good Condition with Pacifica or Trilux 33: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue.
TBT Copolymers: If these coatings are more than a year old, wet sand the surface with 80 (grit) grade paper to a clean, firmly attached surface. Remove sanding residue. Apply 1-2 coats of TBT Sealer. Sand surface with 80 grade (grit) paper to a clean firmly attached surface. Remove sanding residue.
Non-TBT Copolymers: Apply 1 coat of Primocon.
Hard Antifoulings: Sand surface with 80 grade (grit) paper to a clean firmly attached surface. Remove sanding residue. Apply Micron CF.
In Poor Condition: Remove antifouling paint in poor condition with Interstrip Semi-Paste 299E. Sand and wipe clean with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.
Steel: Contact the Interlux Technical Service Department at 1-800-468-7589 for full information.
Thinner: Special Thinner 216.
Thinning: Do not exceed 10% maximum.
Airless Spray: Pressure: 170-204 bar/2500-3000 psi; Tip Size: 0.53 mm/0.021"
Conventional Spray: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi (gun pressure); 10-15 psi (pot pressure); Tip Size: 1.8-2.2 mm/0.071-0.087"
Other: To prevent premature failure, ensure correct amount of paint is applied using the coverage as a guide.
Some Important Points: Product temperature should be minimum 5°C/41°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 5°C/41°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 5°C/41°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. Do not use below 5°C/41°F.
Compatibility/Substrates: Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. Surface must be dry and clean, and free from grease, loose paint etc. Do not apply Micron CF directly to aluminum. All metal surfaces must be primed with Interprotect 2000E/2001E or Primocon. Do not apply direct to tin-based paint such as Micron 33, Micron 44 or Tri-Lux IIT.
Number of Coats: 2 coats, 3 on bare wood (first coat thinned)
Coverage: (Theoretical) - 518 ft²/gal
Recommended DFT: 2 mils dry
Recommended WFT: 3 mils wet
Application Methods: Airless Spray, Brush, Conventional Spray, Roller. DO NOT SPRAY without following proper safety procedures for spray application. Go to www.yachtpaint.com for spray information.
TRANSPORTATION, STORAGE & SAFETY INFORMATION:
Storage: Exposure to air and extremes of temperature should be avoided. For the full shelf life of this product to be realized ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5°C/41°F and 35°C/95°F. Keep out of direct sunlight.
Transportation: Micron CF should be kept in securely closed containers during transport and storage.
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. Spraying of antifouling paints is prohibited in Canada.
April 12, 2023
One gallon of Micron CF provided two good coats of bottom paint, below the waterline, for my Catalina 22 sailboat. Excellent paint to work with. Also, the Shell White color looks great.
April 5, 2023
Overall, I like Interlux Micron CF. One important note. The red used to be Fire Engine Red. Interlux has changed the color to more of a maroon. The manufacturer states you can get more than one season out of a bottom job if you apply two coats to the entire bottom and a third coat to the waterline. Thus far I have not been able to get more than one season out of Micron CF, reason being end of season pressure washing to remove bottom crud removes a fair amount of the paint.
September 4, 2020
I have been using this paint in various colors for over 8 years. It's an excellent paint that has good anti fouling properties and lasts longer than others I used before.
July 30, 2020
Good product. Recommend spraying. Brush application leaves too many brush marks.