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TotalBoat TotalBilge Epoxy Bilge Paint Customer Questions and Answers

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Is this a gloss paint or sim i gloss?

Asked on 08/03/2016 by Gary harrison

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Sorry do not remember much of anything other than it smells to high heaven when applying... Thinking semi gloss but not positive.

Answered on 08/03/2016 by ROB JAHN
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Gloss.

Answered on 08/03/2016 by TOM FERGUS

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Looks semi-gloss to me

Answered on 08/03/2016 by NORM BOGARDE

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I would say it turns out to be more of a gloss...something dirt has a hard time sticking to. I used it in my bilge so I wasn't looking for a perfect finish, just a thorough covering, which it did. It is a nice hard, smooth finish that filled all the little voids.

Answered on 08/04/2016 by CHRISTOPHER M JOHNSON

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I purchased gloss and it looks great and covers very well hope it works for you

Answered on 08/04/2016 by lee dexter

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It seems pretty glossy to me, which should help when cleaning the bilge.

Answered on 08/03/2016 by JONATHAN LABAREE

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More of a sim-i-gloss

Answered on 08/03/2016 by Robert Sterrie

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Gloss. Goes on easily and covers in one coat if properly primed.

Answered on 08/03/2016 by IRA KLEINROCK
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Is this paint compatible for areas in the bilge where there is standing water on top of it for extender periods of time? If not, is there another more suitable paint?

Asked on 12/11/2016 by RONALD KRAUS

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Yes,It will do fine in standing water. It is a very hard, durable bilge paint. I used it in my bilge 2 years ago and it is doing a great job. As far as preparation...I did get the bilge very dry and cleaned the superficial dirt, greasy gunk off. I didn't really sand a whole lot but I got the bilge as clean as I could. I ended up putting 2 coats on but the paint has no issues and looks pretty good (for a bilge). Hope this helps! Chris

Answered on 12/11/2016 by CHRISTOPHER M JOHNSON
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This is what we painted the bilge with... it does occasionally have oil or water sitting on it... seems to be holding up fine, however it's only been a year....not sure how long before it will need to be painted again!

Answered on 12/11/2016 by ROB JAHN

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This paint is very hard after it dries. I used it in my fish ho,d for bluefin tuna and have hd no problems. It is much more resilient than bilgekote or any other paint like product.

Answered on 12/11/2016 by GLENN ANGELL

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no it will peel eventually in a standing water condition

Answered on 12/12/2016 by STEPHEN CHAMBERLAIN

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Stephen- Thanks for the reply. Any suggestions for an alternative that will hold up under standing water? Best Regards, Ron

Answered on 12/14/2016 by RONALD KRAUS

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Glenn- Thanks for the answer. How many coats did you use and did you sand between coats? Ron

Answered on 12/11/2016 by RONALD KRAUS

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Because its an epoxy, after it kicks off you will need to scuff it up with a scotch bride pad. Vaccuum and wipe down with acetone. OR you can lay on a thin coat with a foam roller, wait 30 minutes and then roll a second coat on. That should be enough. The gray is dark so I bought a qt of white and gray and mixed them together to yield a softer medium gray. They are the same chemical make up except fopr the pigment so you can intermix to make any shade you like. Have a respirator on, this stuff is rugged and you will want a fan for ventilation

Answered on 12/11/2016 by GLENN ANGELL
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May I use this paint for a bath tub ?

Asked on 12/26/2016 by Undisclosed

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You could it doesn't cover to well. Ok if tub is white. Use a foam roller. Aleast two coats . Goodluck

Answered on 12/26/2016 by KEVIN BREEN
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I would not recommend it

Answered on 12/26/2016 by JACK BURGESS

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I honestly can't give an answer for that question. Sorry

Answered on 12/26/2016 by JIM BEHR

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Not sure but don't think it would be my first choice. Polyurethane paint may be a better choice but adhesion would be my biggest concern. Think paint specifically for bath tub and sink refinish are sold. Suggest google it.

Answered on 12/26/2016 by THOMAS FIORENTINO

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No I would recommend a two part epoxy and a non skid additive for the tub bottom surface. Total Boat products are an excellent choice. Good lock with the project.

Answered on 12/26/2016 by CHARLES TERRY

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I have no idea. I have used it in the wooden boat I am building. Looks great so far. Very easy to apply.

Answered on 12/26/2016 by DAVID BODEY
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I have a 1965 Hatteras hull. The bilge has never been painted. Is this a good product for this purpose.

Asked on 07/17/2018 by Lewis from North Carolina

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Absolutely. Cleans up easy, durable, forgiving to apply, good color, and (once the paint dries and the solvents go away) it smells clean and fresh. I was astounded how much of a difference it can make to be in a boat before and after painting the bilge. Not to mention it can be easier to spot any foreign fluids or items that happen to find their way into the bilge.

Answered on 07/17/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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I have applied this paint to a new boat that I am building but have not launched it yet. The most I can say is that it went on well and leaves a bright surface. DF Mobile Unit

Answered on 07/17/2018 by jflanagan

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Yes, this is a very good product. I applied it to my boat bilge and I was impressed at how well it covered and sealed. The gray color looks great.

Answered on 07/17/2018 by armando.urenda

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i used on the bilge of my sailboat 1.5 years ago. seems to be tough stuff. pretty stinky when applied so make sure to wear a resperator or have some ventilation. I would buy again. wish there were more color choices.

Answered on 07/17/2018 by aaerwine

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I've used this paint on several bilges and have been totally satisfied. The guys on Total Boat's hot line are great for tech questions.

Answered on 07/17/2018 by macriverrat
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Can "TotalBilge" in white be tinted?

Asked on 07/22/2018 by Paul from Red Bank, NJ

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TotalBilge can be tinted with up to 20% Wet Edge Topside paint. More than 20% can detract from TotalBilge's performance. We do not recommend hardware store tints, as not all are compatible, and can give poor performance or adhesion.

Answered on 07/23/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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I don't see why not.

Answered on 07/22/2018 by alainprvst

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GREAT USED IT UNDER MY SWIM PLATFORM ALSO 

Answered on 07/27/2018 by jm43444

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Excellent product, holds up well. Fumes initially, a fan to exhaust is helpful. Ralph

Answered on 07/22/2018 by rdembow
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Do you need to use a primer before putting on over clear epoxy?

Asked on 03/14/2016 by William Manwaring

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No, just scuff or sand to give profile for adhesion. Then vaccuum and wipe down with solvent for good clen surface. This stuff is rugged so where a breathing apparatus or lots of fresh air. Dries really hard and maintains shine. I painted the fish hold on my tuna boat and I am really pleased with the way it has lasted

Answered on 03/15/2016 by GLENN ANGELL
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I put mine over pentatrating epoxy (2 coats) and it did fine.

Answered on 03/14/2016 by Robert Sterrie

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I think you are fine putting it right on...the only problem i have had with this paint is in standing water conditions in the bilge.

Answered on 03/14/2016 by STEPHEN CHAMBERLAIN

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no, sand / prep / clean and roll or brush it on. fantastic product.

Answered on 03/14/2016 by carl Jelleme
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Can this be used inside an aluminum hull to reduce corrosion?

Asked on 01/25/2015 by mark E

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I used the protective bilge paint and it made the bilge area on an 18 year old boat look better than new. the product went on great and did everything it said it would. as far as aluminum goes, if it is scuffed up and prepped right I don't see why it won't do a good job. I have already told some boater friends about this great product....John

Answered on 01/27/2015 by JOHN GIROT
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i just noticed that in the Q&A section someone asked about use on aluminum and the answer was: No. If you look at the data sheet on the online information it says wood and fiberglass but specifically says "no" on aluminum.

Answered on 01/28/2015 by mark E

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thanks for your reply. in another bilge area of this 80 ft aluminum Burger I used a 2 part epoxy gas tank sealer to coat the metal. It seems to work well but TotalBilge is a bit less expensive, hence the question. Mark

Answered on 01/28/2015 by mark E

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The only thing I liked about this product was the color _?? a nice light gray. It is thick, as in THICK, hard to apply, and took forever to cure. I will stick with regular old Bilgekote, thank you.

Answered on 01/25/2015 by TOM FERGUS
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Can the white be tinted to match the light brown in many boats .. and what type of tint. TY

Asked on 07/23/2018 by CB from New Bern NC

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This can be tinted by adding Wet Edge Topside paint up to 20%. Any more than that can modify the performance of the paint. We do not advise going to hardware stores for paint tints, as they are not all compatible (some customers have tried this and been very frustrated with the outcome).

Answered on 07/24/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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I don't know. I've only used the gray. Good paint though.

Answered on 07/23/2018 by allseazen2008

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Yes, but you will need to find an accommodating hardware store to figure out the ratios

Answered on 07/23/2018 by sikotism
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I have used some of the TotalBilge paint and love it!! I am looking to paint my Cat Deisel engine and a lot of the guys on the forums are using Rustoleum oil enamel with good results. I am not painting the high temp exhaust components, only the block, oil pan, and engine accessories. Can you tell me the temperature rating of this paint? Thanks!

Asked on 04/30/2018 by Ray from Little River, SC

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I would not recommend this for anything you can not comfortably leave your hand on continuously (120-130 deg. F). I would also do a small test for proper adhesion and performance in a small inconspicuous location before committing to the whole project.

Answered on 06/11/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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Use Jamestown's Moeller Engine Spray Paint for CaT. It comes in spray can. Epoxy paint cures harder with heat but too much heat will hurt the paint and epoxy will burn. I would not use epoxy based paint on the engine. Use an engine paint. All engines, even diesels still get very hot and you should only use a paint designed for use in that environment.  Their are paints that are good to 500 degrees and others for exhaust areas that are good to 2000 degrees.  

Answered on 05/01/2018 by cvma220
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Can this be thinned ? If so, using what ?

Asked on 05/27/2015 by Mike Brannan

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I use Xylol but you can use Lacquer Thinner or Naphtha. All work well. The difference is the evaporation time. Xylol evaporates the fastest while Lacquer Thinner the slowest.

Answered on 05/27/2015 by GEORGE CUMMINGS
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I am sure it could be thinned but I am not sure why you would want to do that...xylene is the stuff that cuts it

Answered on 05/27/2015 by STEPHEN CHAMBERLAIN
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