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Pettit Hydrocoat Eco Bottom Paint
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Pettit Hydrocoat Eco Bottom Paint
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Pettit Hydrocoat Eco Bottom Paint Customer Questions and Answers

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Once Hydro Eco is applied and in use, what is required for future season maintenance? Is sanding required each season prior to the new Hydro Eco application?

Asked on 04/08/2018 by Susan from Lake Champlain, VT

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Each season it should be power washed, or lightly sanded before applying if you are recoating with Hydrocoat Eco.

Answered on 06/01/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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This will be my first year with this product, had Interlux CF for several years, Pettit said that Hydro Eco can go over Interlux CF. I intend to light sand over (I do this every year) and paint over with Hydro Eco. I suspect a light sanding helps with adherence and removes residual biofilm.

Answered on 04/08/2018 by browninj

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Dear Susan, I have used Petit Hydrocoat Eco for two previous seasons on my sailboat in Buzzards Bay (Cape Cod Mass.). It was applied over Interlux Micron Extra with really good results. I sanded the Interlux with an orbital sanded, but not down to the gel coat, and 'washed' the hull with acetone before painting with Hydrocoat Eco. The acetone wash was just to clean off the loose dust and smooth out the surface as prep for the Hydrocoat. The HydRocoat Eco repelled algae and slime and despite my not using the boat for 4-6 week's at the end of the season (Sept to mid-Oct), there were no barnacles, but only some slime that washed off easily when the boat was hauled. The Hydrocoat is pretty hard (important for my occasional races) and yet still somewhat ablzative. My prep is a light sanding by hand over the entire hull, with orbital sanding of the few areas where the thing layers of paint over the years have attached to each other better than to the boat. Hydrocoat Eco goes on smoothly - I use a black foam roller and put two coats on the high wear areas (e.g. waterline) and one everywhere else). Works well on top of thin layer of prior year's paint. All in all, a very satisfying result and a rear product. Good luck!

Answered on 04/08/2018 by billveno83

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Make sure to clean the bottom and then just reapply. It's a very good paint and very easy to work with.

Answered on 04/09/2018 by velshire
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Since ECO doesn't include Cuprous Oxide, is there a worry on splashing the boat within days of application? I am applying to trailerable boat and may not get to the water for several weeks after application.

Asked on 04/05/2021 by Brent from Puget Sound

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There is no maximum dry time before launching.

Answered on 04/08/2021 by Paul
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I use to keep my vessel in Fresh water and used Pettit Hydrocoat 1840. For the last 15 months and the forseeable future my vessel will be in Salt Water - Chesapeake Bay.. I plan to use Pettit Hydrocoat ECO. I have a gallon of Hydrocoat 1840 left over from the Fresh water. Can I mix the 2? if so, should I apply the gallon of Hydro coat first, then do the remaining 1st and 2nd coat with the ECO or should I mix the 2 together ans use the mixture for both coats?

Asked on 03/17/2021 by Deginal from MD

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Do not mix the two together. Use up your Hydrocoat, let it dry then apply the Eco over it.

Answered on 03/17/2021 by Paul
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can this be put on over existing interlux 33

Asked on 06/06/2017 by rob from northport fl.

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Yes, light sand first.

Answered on 06/28/2017 by JD Tech Team
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I have already painted one coat is a 2nd coat needed?

Asked on 04/21/2017 by hoot0387 from millsboro De

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If you are in fast moving water 2 coats is recommend for a full season of protection.

Answered on 04/25/2017 by JD Tech Team
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