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TotalBoat Inflatable Boat Antifouling Bottom Paint
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TotalBoat Inflatable Boat Bottom Paint Customer Questions and Answers

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Can this product be applied indoors with good ventilation ?

Asked on 06/01/2018 by John from NY

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This product has pretty low VOCs due to the waterborne nature, with good ventilation it should not be that bad. Once the water and co-solvents evaporate, it has more smell than house paint, but not all that much. It is very quick drying as well.

Answered on 06/19/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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Yes you can. It works very well.

Answered on 06/01/2018 by plowoho

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yes no toxic fumes that I could tell

Answered on 06/01/2018 by dmace

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I recommend reading label. I only apply in garage with open doors JJB

Answered on 06/01/2018 by jjbskisail1

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I'm sensitive to VOC's, and wear a good respirator whenever I'm around potential toxic fumes. That said, I wouldn't hesitate to use this indoors with good ventilation, without a respirator. In fact, I just did.

Answered on 06/01/2018 by langjonm

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Yes. It's water soluble

Answered on 06/01/2018 by jaiello

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I don???t think I would recommend doing it inside because when I did mine I painted it outside and let it dry. Then I moved it to my enclosed trailer and the fumes were pretty intense for a few days.

Answered on 06/04/2018 by laddy
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could this be used to paint the top side and does it have more durability than MDR inflatable product ?

Asked on 03/27/2018 by Dougmo from Cape Cod Mass.

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This product has copper as a biocide and is not meant for inflatable topsides. As far as durability goes, it is not a hard paint to allow for the flexibility of inflatable tubes. So if you drag your inflatable up the the beach a few times, it will wear away in those spots.

Answered on 05/31/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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I would say yes it can be used on the topside however I have only used it on the bottom. Painting the topside will not "fix" issues with the topside material.

Answered on 03/27/2018 by jjbskisail1

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This is a bottom paint not to be used for top sides. I don't even think it's at good as a bottom paint. My sailboat has no growth but my dinghy is covered with barnacles. It's only been 6 months since I painted it.

Answered on 03/28/2018 by ewingengr

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The is an ablative bottom paint. Not a top-side paint.

Answered on 03/28/2018 by genewhalen

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No, bottom paint is too soft and will not have UV inhibiters.

Answered on 03/28/2018 by mcaplan

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This product is an excellent bottom paint that I have used on my hypalon RIB in Buzzard's Bay. I do not think it would be a good product for use in refurbishing tubes above the waterline.

Answered on 03/29/2018 by bbarnewolt
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what kind of prep is needed for this product?

Asked on 08/16/2016 by Russell McCombs

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Bare Fiberglass: Remove all surface contaminants including water, dust, wax, grease, surface blush, etc. Wipe the surface clean with a lint-free cheesecloth or rag dampened with TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep. Sand lightly with 80-grit sandpaper. Wipe the surface clean again with TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep. Tape off. Apply a primer following manufacturer's instructions. Apply TotalBoat Inflatable Bottom Paint. Hypalon, PVC, Rubber Wash the bottom with soap and water to remove all dirt, grease, oil, etc. Allow to dry. Contact boat manufacturer for recommended surface wipe to clean the hull before application. This surface wipe will remove any wax, grease, or oil that is present. Tape off. Apply TotalBoat Inflatable Bottom Paint. Previously Painted Surfaces Remove any previous paints in poor condition by sanding, scraping or paint stripper. Follow instructions above based on substrate. Tape off. Apply TotalBoat Inflatable Bottom Paint.

Answered on 03/02/2017 by
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I did very little actually and I used it on a brand new hypolon dinghy. I marked the empty boat waterline with a pencil, flipped it over and taped with 2" blue tape. I then cleaned the bottom and wiped it down with solvent. Once dry, I rolled and brushed two coats with about and hour between. I'll admit, I didn't wait the 24-hrs before relaunching but have not had any adhesion issues. Be sure JD shakes the can. This is the thickest paint you'll ever see. It's working great too.

Answered on 08/16/2016 by EUGENE WHALEN

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I just did my best to clean off the prior year's attached barnacle bases with vinegar and used a Scotch Brite for the green growth. Happy to report second full year with inflatable in water since mid May and almost nothing on the bottom.

Answered on 08/16/2016 by BRIAN MCPHILLIPS

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I applied directly to the tubes

Answered on 08/16/2016 by ROBERT HUBBARD

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I did boo do anything special. Used a brush to scrub the bottom and remind loose paint, then applied paint after dry. Has held up well.

Answered on 08/16/2016 by ROBERT ANDREW

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I did boo do anything special. Used a brush to scrub the bottom and remind loose paint, then applied paint after dry. Has held up well.

Answered on 08/16/2016 by ROBERT ANDREW
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Will this bottom paint work on a RIB? For use on the fiberglass hull as well as the Hypalon tubes?

Asked on 07/03/2018 by Mark from Charleston SC

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Yes. This paint is very similar to our JD Select paint, but has added flexibility to accommodate the flex and even rolling up of the inflatable tubes. So yes, it's perfectly fine to apply to fiberglass as well. For aluminum RIB applications, you would want to use a paint that does not have a copper biocide, or prime first with Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat over any aluminum surfaces prior to applying any antifouling. It will work on PVC, Hypalon, or rubber tubes.

Answered on 07/05/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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Don't see why not. It's a great product

Answered on 07/03/2018 by jaiello

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Used it on my 10ft Avon rigid bottom & hypalon inflatable for the past two seasons. Applies with ease and works like a charm. I'll buy next season as well.

Answered on 07/03/2018 by dcarellobpd

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Assuming you store your RIB in the water, I would believe there are more cost effective solutions for the fiberglass. I would barrier coat it, then hit with 2-coats of Hydracoat. It's PTFE components will keep the boat quick. Use the TotalBoat Inflatable Bottom paint on the pontoons.

Answered on 07/03/2018 by genewhalen

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Yes but scuff or light sand the fiberglass surfaces first

Answered on 07/03/2018 by geo
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Can this inflatable bottom paint also be used on the fiberglass portion of the RIB?

Asked on 06/29/2016 by Undisclosed

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Absolutely! Make sure all loose paint is scraped off if the bottom had been previously painted. Surface needs to be clean and dry. Use painters tape to mark off your waterline so you have a nice clean look. Also, one quart was plenty for my ten footer. I had some left over and so I put a third coat on the back half where it sits in the water.

Answered on 06/30/2016 by DOUG ZIMMERMANN
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buy paint designed for fiberglass.

Answered on 06/29/2016 by PETER KAMERMAN

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WE used it for a bit of fiberglass on an inflatable RIB, and it worked fine. Regular bottom paint is less expensive, so unless it's just more convenient, why bother?

Answered on 07/05/2016 by Old guy Old guy

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Yes. Works great on fiberglass as well.

Answered on 06/29/2016 by JOHN BERMUDEZ

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Definitely YES. I've used it for about 9 months and it has held up fine although will scrape off when beached, or drug over hard objects, etc.. Does NOT come off on clothes or sails when stored on deck upside down for passages. It has worked well for me.

Answered on 06/29/2016 by DAVID BRIDGES
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Does the bottom paint rub off on things when the boat is dry?

Asked on 03/26/2016 by Undisclosed

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I just used it for the first time last week. The answer so far is not at all....

Answered on 03/26/2016 by CHRIS THOMPSON
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It did rub off a bit initially but in all fairness I didn't let it sit too long after painting so that may have been my fault. I then sailed with it on deck for several hundred miles and didn't notice any on the sails, etc. It's been in the water for the past 4 months and seems to be very effective preventing growth and hasn't worn off that I can tell when snorkeling under and wiping it off. I plan to use it again to renew and raise the waterline within the year.

Answered on 04/02/2016 by DAVID BRIDGES

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It does not. Great product. I highly recommend.

Answered on 03/27/2016 by Mike Wright
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Good Morning, I would like to paint the bottom of my inflatable boat. You seem to carry four different brands, including this TotalBoat which seems to be the most reasonable. Could you possibly advise me on which would be preferred? My boat will be mostly in light brackish water. Thank You

Asked on 02/24/2016 by Pasquale Lombardo

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I used Total Boat inflatable bottom paint last season for the first time and was amazed at how well it worked. The prior Summer it took me 2 hours to clean the bottom in the Fall. Last Summer my inflatable was in the salt water for about 3 months with only moderate usage and when hauled it had very minimal slime easily wiped off with a Scotch Brite pad in about 15', no hard growth like prior seasons. I plan to continue using it.

Answered on 02/24/2016 by BRIAN MCPHILLIPS
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I used TotalBoat Inflatable Bottom Paint last season. I keep my boat in salt water all season. This paint worked great. I had no growth on the bottom.

Answered on 02/24/2016 by JOHN BERMUDEZ
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Can we use this paint on the top and inside of a Zodiac? We have a red zodiac and I would like it to be grey or black? Or do you have another product that would work well for that?

Asked on 02/08/2018 by Scott from Alaska

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Hi Scott, this product is an antifouling paint designed for below the waterline. We sell MDR Inflatable Boat Topcoat for the application you are requesting.

Answered on 05/16/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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Last year when I bought TB Inflateable Bottom Paint, I found it to be very, very thick. This year I have a half-can left and want to re-apply. Can I thin this a little to make it easier to apply? If so, with what?

Asked on 03/26/2017 by Gene from RI

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Thinning is not recommended, it is a water based paint, so a very small amount of water would thin it.

Answered on 03/28/2017 by JD Tech Team
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can this come in life boat orange color?

Asked on 07/05/2016 by Guy Larson - Hicks

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No not available

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