Pettit 1933 Copper Bronze is a general purpose antifouling bottom paint for boaters looking for aggressive bottom protection in an easy to apply, attractive finish. Copper Bronze is a hard, modified epoxy finish formulated to resist algae, barnacles, grass, zebra mussels, and other marine growth. This paint is equally effective in both fresh water and salt water, and works well with trailered boats.
Some settling may occur if the paint remains on the shelf for an extended period of time. Thorough shaking is required before use.
Use 1933 Copper Bronze on previously painted surfaces, bare fiberglass, bare wood, bare steel, and lead, steel, and cast iron keels.
NOT FOR USE ON ALUMINUM
Sold in quart and gallon sizes.
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Copper AF Paint
I have 1959 Chris Craft Sportsman 20'. The bottom is in need of repainting. How many quarts would I need to cover this properly?
A quart will do about 100 sq ft per coat. You will need 2 quarts for 2 coats.
Does this change color when it dries?
It will tend to get a little green as the copper in the paint oxidizes.
Can this paint be buffed to help blend in brush strokes and roller marks?
Wouold light sanding with a fine grit paper or emory cloth work better?
I don't know...............
To date, I never experienced an issue with a Pettit CB 1933 application footprint. Prior to application, I mechanically stirred the product for an hour to attain a consistent blend. I applied the paint with both a brush and roller. Never attempted to buff the product - not necessary. Applied over sanded mahogany impregnated with Smith's CPES.
Thanks Jim.I tried buffing by hand with a sot cloth and it appeared to polish some. It left some copper on the cloth so I am wondering if power polishing might remove too much material.Mike A.
I did not buff my project, a 1956 Chris Craft Sprtsman, but see no reason why it couldn't be done.
Once this paint is applied, does it dry to a copper bronze look, that is somewhat matt finish? Is it a two part epoxy?
The paint dries to a flat finish. It is not a two part epoxy. It is a hard non- ablative paint.
WILLIAM F BLAKE
It's a flat finish, copper color. Not a two part, just mix up the can well and put it on.
It does dry to a copper-bronze matt finish. It is not a two part epoxy, but a conventional single part oil base paint. In fresh water, it does a great job. I have no experience with it in salt water, but having used many Pettit products in salt water in the past with excellent results, this should perform just as well.
This paint dries to a flat finish... Very common bottom color on old Chris Craft boats... It is not a two part epoxy paint
The paint is not a 2 part expoxy system. The product dries to a true copper bronze finish. I have used 1933 on many Chris Craft and Penn Yan restorations. 2 coats are necessary. 30 minute stick stir time. Great product.
The paint does dry to a nice copper color that is a matt finish. I applied with a roller that went quickly on the bottom of my 28' Trojan wooden cabin cruiser. It works very well in fresh water where I dock it. It is not two part. Mix the paint thoroughly before application, and occasionally during use. The heavier copper tends to separate. I have used this paint for many years and am quite satisfied with its performance.
Yes, copper color, No, one part straight from the can
what percent copper?
I really don't know but by the weight of the can it's a lot. I've used this on my chris crafts since the 60's. There might be better but I've never ventured a try.good luck
I've use this bottom ain't on my 1955 Chris Craft Holiday. The can states 33% cuprous oxide, copper at metallic is 29%.
I'm not sure. Its listed on the can. Like 60 percent?? Its a very good product. I will use it always. Must constintly mix the product as appling. Good stuff. Paul
is this paint good for fiber glass bottom boats?
This will work for fiberglass. The best answer is to read the manufacturers recommendations, which give requirements for prep and application. Just in case...I've used this bottom paint only on a wood hull.Rick
Yes - it should be fine as it is copper in an epoxy vehicle it adheres well and stands up to trailering my boat - I put two coats on.
I really don't know, I've only used it on a wooden boat
Yes, I applied it to my 1986 Starfire last spring. The boat was docked all summer, about 15 weeks, and was removed last weekend for storage. Using a wide fan nozzle on a pressure washer the boats bottom cleaned up in about 15 minutes. Excellent product.
Is there a color swatch for the copper bronze antifouling paint 1933? I did not see it on the 2012 Product guide.dave
Hey Dave,I have not seen one either. Think of a somewhat tarnished copper penny once the boat has been in the water.If you want to go crazy once the paint has cured for a few days, you can burnish the entire bottom of your boat to be as bright as a new copper penny. (My shoulders would give out first!)
No color compare swatch that I found. However, it seemed to match the Chris Craft being worked on.
The color I got when I painted it on turned out to be more bronze than copper in color.
Dave, not that I am aware of... It is a common color that Chris Craft used.... I could send a pic of my bottom painted with it if you like... Brian
How closely does this match the chris craft factory copper bronze bottom on the 1957 sportsman 17' ?Thanks for your help.John Morey
Hello, I am John Morey who asked the question so cannot answer it at this time. I did buy Pettit 1933 and am now applying it. I can only compare it to pictures but it looks close.John Morey
When I was researching a bottom paint to match the original paint on my 63 Penn Yan I found that this was the one used on Chris Craft and Lyman boats of this period as well as the Penn Yans.
I have no idea.
I'm sorry, I don't have any idea.It dries a dark copper color.You might contact some of the restoration advertisers in the back of Wooden Boat magazine for help.Mike Abernethy
no i would not buy again;
I put this paint on a century boat in brackish fl. water it is pure junk it did not prevent slime barnicles from forming with in weeks