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TotalBoat Krypton Copper Free Ablative Bottom Paint Customer Questions and Answers

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Is Krypton multi season - or single season ?

Asked on 04/09/2018 by Dave from Barrington, RI

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Hi Dave, Krypton is technically a multi-season paint, but for it to have multi-season protection, it generally needs 1 coat applied of paint per season, and it harsh climates and waters, sometimes more than 1 coat per season is necessary.

Answered on 06/04/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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Dave Multi season, it's the best bottom paint I ever used

Answered on 04/10/2018 by cfoyt55

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multi with yearly touch up

Answered on 04/10/2018 by bmathie

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I have not had this paint on my boat for a full year yet; so far it's only been from late summer to early spring. So I don't know what's going to happen during the main season. That said, I consider my area to be high-fouling particularly when it comes to scum. I'm in a shallow, therefore warm. brackish creek off the Chesapeake Bay. Virtually every other bottom paint I have tried, including various incarnations of Micron, have already shown scum buildup during this same time period, but so far the Krypton Copper Free is looking super clean. Adding to that, it's cheaper than any of the others I have tried, and even with two coats, there's more left in the gallon than with any other paint I've used. I'm thinking of hauling again late this spring or early summer and putting on one coat just because I have enough paint left and it wouldn't hurt as a way to get leg up on the summer fouling season. I'll probably wait and see if scum starts to take hold before I do that second haulout; I've never taken this approach before. The last paint I had that worked this well was KL990, which was banned years ago due to its noxious effect on the environment. So far, I'm honestly positively thrilled with this paint. Based on what I see so far, I would definitely recommend it to to anyone looking for an ablative bottom paint in the Chesapeake Bay area. Of course, that could change once the nasty scummy season really kicks in, but as I say so far this paint is looking better than any other for me. As far as whether this is a multi-season paint or not, it's too early for me to tell other than it looks great so far. Hope this helps!

Answered on 04/10/2018 by alsoacat
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The term Launch window is 2 week for the Krypton. What does this mean. I will be painting my boat bottom this weekend but will not be launching my boat for a while. Does Launch window on the Krypton mean I have to launch within two weeks to activate?

Asked on 07/09/2018 by Willie from Virginia

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Yes.

Answered on 07/09/2018 by macksnap
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HEY WILLIE, YOU HAVE 2 WEEKS FROM PAINT TIME TO PUT BOAT IN. BEST TIME IS 24 HOURS AFTER PAINT. YOUR CHOICE.

Answered on 07/09/2018 by griz1ffcom

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Yes

Answered on 07/10/2018 by boatbuilder
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Is this paint appropriate for painting the lower unit of an outboard motor? What primer should I use?

Asked on 06/15/2018 by Lawrence from SC

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Though it is not marketed for outdrives, this paint would be safe (no metallic biocides) to put on lower unit components that are no plastic (it is a solvent based paint). Non-plastic components generally can be painted with an epoxy or tie coat primer that is designated for that substrate, or check with your engine manufacturer for a safe primer.

Answered on 06/27/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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I would not use it for an outboard motor, it is a true ablative paint. I would use outdrive paint. I'm not sure what I would use for primer, talk to Jamestown, they are very helpful. I have had good luck with it on my sailboat hull. S

Answered on 06/15/2018 by planktos74

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I can't speak for this paint's compatibility with an OB lower unit, but I would advise any OB owner to tilt the motor up out of the water it it's not going to be used for a day or more. Or, if the motor is not tiltable, remove it from the transom when not in use.

Answered on 06/15/2018 by alsoacat
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I have a 16' aluminum boat. the bottom is currently painted, but not sure with what kind of paint, other than I know it is an ablative paint. Do I need to apply any primer once I get the area prepped and cleaned? or can I just clean and then apply this product.

Asked on 10/06/2018 by Charles from FL

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You should be able to just sand and clean, then apply.

Answered on 10/16/2018 by JD Tech Team
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Just try it.

Answered on 10/07/2018 by bortond
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I have ACT on my boat, is it safe to use the Krypton over the old paint?

Asked on 04/17/2018 by Karen from MA

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Yes, sand your ACT and apply as directed. No incompatibilities with these paints.

Answered on 06/05/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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INTERLUX ACT CAN BE APPLIED OVER WITH KRYPTON..MAKE SURE ITS CLEAN AND SANDED LIGHTLY. IT WORKED FOR MY MARINETTE. WEAR GLOVES GOOD LUCK

Answered on 04/17/2018 by griz1ffcom
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What is the shelf life after opening?

Asked on 06/20/2016 by Tammy Kuiper

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I don't know about shelf life, but I applied 4 coats to my 50 trawler last Sept.2015 and recently had the bottom scrapped while at harbor in florida. The diver said I needed to pull the boat because there was very little protective coating left. The product that I thought would give me 3 years of protection, didn't last 6 months. DON'T do it!!!!!!

Answered on 06/20/2016 by MATTHEW HUEBER
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After 22 months I used the leftover paint. The boat is not on the water at this point, so how it performs in the water remains to be seen.

Answered on 06/20/2016 by NORBERT HAMM
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What is the time frame between painting the bottom and launching the boat? Can this paint be used over ACT?

Asked on 05/09/2016 by Undisclosed

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Yes.

Answered on 05/10/2016 by RON SIMS
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Hi. We usually let dry for several hours on a lift. Not sure about what it can paint over. Some of these paint are incompatible. This is our second year with Krypton. Happy with first.

Answered on 05/09/2016 by CHARLES HEISINGER
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is this paint good for freshwater?

Asked on 04/19/2015 by dan g

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I don't really know. I use my boat in brackish waters of the Chesapeake Bay. It does seem to have some problems with the copper based paint underneath it near the waterline though.

Answered on 04/22/2015 by LANCE ALTLAND
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Yes

Answered on 04/19/2015 by PAUL WEBER
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I am painting the bottom of a 21' skiff craft lapstrake boat. It runs in fresh water in GreatLakes and Midwest rivers. What bottom paint should I use ?

Asked on 03/16/2015 by Leigh Randall

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I used it on my pontoon boat in salt water but I don't know about using it in fresh water. So far it has worked combating marine growth great. Good Luck

Answered on 03/16/2015 by BILL LINDLAU
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use the TotalBoat Krypton Copper Free Ablative Bottompaint. We painted the bottom of our 20' pontoon boat with it 6 mos. ago. it has been in the water since - salt water in FL. Very little algae or grass buildup, and no barnacles.

Answered on 03/16/2015 by MARTHA WAGNER
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Is Krypton compatible with a plastic thru-hull transducer?

Asked on 04/23/2021 by Erik from Portland, OR

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Yes you should have any issues.

Answered on 04/23/2021 by Scott
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