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Interlux Applying Antifouling Advice

    Ensure you are wearing the recommended protective clothing and eyewear. Information on this can be found on the label, at the back of this booklet or at yachtpaint.com. Stir the paint thoroughly before application. It contains very heavy compounds, which can settle to the bottom of the can.
    Common application methods include roller or brush. Spray application can be undertaken, but requires specialized equipment.

    ROLLER APPLICATION: Use a good quality, 3/8th inch nap solvent resistant roller.
    BRUSH APPLICATION: Use a large width brush. The finish will not be as smooth as a topside paint, therefore, the type of brush used is not critical.
    It is very important to apply the correct thickness of antifouling even if it means putting on an extra coat. Everyone applies paint differently, so take care to apply all of the paint calculated using the guidance at the back of this manual. Normally recommended thickness is achieved by the application of two coats.
    Apply an extra coat to all of the leading and trailing edges, waterline, trim-tabs, outdrives, keel and rudder. High turbulence in these areas tends to wear the antifouling faster.
    Follow overcoating times and immersion times carefully. These are the biggest causes of antifouling detachment. Water is a very aggressive environment for paint and it is therefore very important that the paint is allowed to dry thoroughly, before launch.
    Usually Special Thinner 216 is suitable as a thinner and equipment cleaner. This does not apply to all antifoulings, so please read the label before application. It is best to clean equipment immediately after use.
    Except for the first coat on bare wood thinning antifouling paints is not advised, but up to 10% may be added to aid application in very hot or windy conditions.

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Interlux Antifouling Basics
How Antifouling Paint Works
Interlux Antifoulant Selection Guide
Painting Bare Fiberglass Bottoms
Antifouling Paint Systems for Various Substrates
Handy Specifications
How To Paint Previously Painted Bottoms
Interlux Applying Antifouling Advice
Antifouling Paint Calculator
Antifoulant on Aluminum Hulls
Interlux Antifoulant on Metal Outdrives, Keels and Centerboards
Hints for the Perfect Bottom Finish
Interlux Antifoulant FAQ
What is Osmosis Gelcoat Blistering
How to Recognize and Treat Osmosis Gelcoat Blisters
Protect Against Gelcoat Blisters with Interlux Interprotect
Interlux Gelcoat Blister Repair FAQ

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