APPLICATION AND USE
PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: Remove all traces of loose paint and contamination by sanding the entire surface with 80 grit wetor-dry sandpaper; wipe surface clean with Special Thinner 216. Apply at least 2 coats of Bottomkote Pro.
In Poor Condition Completely remove all old antifouling paint using Interstrip 299E for fiberglass and wood, and by
sandblasting to near white metal for steel.
BARE FIBERGLASS: It is very important that bare fiberglass be properly prepared to prevent delamination of the
antifouling paint. Remove mold release wax using one of the following Interlux products, Fiberglass Surface Prep
YMA601 or Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 following the product label instructions. Fill any surface imperfections with
Interlux Watertite following the label instructions. After the surface has been properly cleaned, follow one of the
application systems below.
BARE FIBERGLASS - NO SANDING SYSTEM Clean the surface following the preparation procedure above. Apply one
coat of InterProtect 2000E or Fiberglass No-Sand Primer following the label instructions for applying the primer and
overcoating with antifouling paint. Apply at least two coats of Bottomkote Pro allowing appropriate drying times.
BARE FIBERGLASS - SANDING SYSTEM Clean the surface following the preparation procedure above. Sand entire
surface well with 80 grade (grit) paper until flat matte finish is obtained. Remove sanding residue and wipe with
Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Apply at least two coats of Bottomkote Pro allowing appropriate drying times.
Blister Prevention System: Apply the Interprotect system for the prevention of blisters. Contact the Interlux Technical
Service Department at 1-800-468-7589 or visit yachtpaint.com for complete instructions on the application of The
BARE WOOD: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Clean with Special Thinner 216. Thin first coat with 10-15% with BrushEase 433 or Special Thinner 216. Fill seams, if necessary, with Seam Compound Brown 30.
STEEL: Contact Interlux for further details.
Method At least 2 coats should be applied.
Mixing Stir or shake contents thoroughly before use.
Thinner Special Thinner 216 or Brush-Ease 433.
Thinning Thin only if necessary. Thin no more than 10%. Use Brush-Ease 433 if roller or brush drags during
Cleaner Painted Surfaces - Special Thinner 216. Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 or Fiberglass Surface
Prep. Bare Wood - Special Thinner 216.
Airless Spray Tip Size: 0.53-0.66 mm/21-26 thou. Pressure: 170-204 bar/2500-3000 psi.
Conventional Spray Pot Pressure: Tip Size: 1.8-2.2 mm/70-85 thou. Pressure: 4.08-4.76 bar/60-70 psi (gun pressure);
10-15 psi (pot pressure).
Roller Use a 3/8" nap solvent resistant roller.
Other Take care to apply all the paint calculated even if it means applying an extra coat. It is not legal to spray
Bottomkote Pro in Canada.
Some Important Points Not suitable for use over aluminium/alloy substrates. Colors may fade or change above the waterline. Product
temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 29°C/85°F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F
and maximum 29°C/85°F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 29°C/85°F
Compatibility/Substrates Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. Suitable for fiberglass, wood and painted surfaces. Do not apply
over tin-based copolymer antifouling paints. Do not use under vinyl based antifouling paints such as VC Offshore, Baltoplate or TBT based antifoulings such as Micron 33.
Number of Coats 2 Bare Wood: 3 coats (first thinned)
Coverage (Theoretical) - 508.9 (sq ft/Gal)
Recommended DFT 2.0 mils dry
Recommended WFT 3.2 mils wet
Application Methods Airless Spray, Brush, Conventional Spray, Roller
TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION
TRANSPORTATION: Bottomkote should be kept in securely closed containers during transport and storage.
STORAGE: Exposure to air and extremes of temperature should be avoided. For the full shelf life of Bottomkote to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5 deg C/40 deg F and 35 deg C/95 deg F. Keep out of direct sunlight.
DISPOSAL: Container Disposal: Triple Rinse (or equivalent). Then offer for recycling or reconditioning, or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary landfill or by other procedures approved by state or local authorities. Pesticide Disposal: Open dumping is prohibited. Pesticide, spray mixture or rinsate that cannot be used or chemically reprocessed should be disposed of according to procedures approved by Federal, state, or local disposal authorities. Antifoulings should only be wet sanded. Never dry sand or burn-off old antifoulings. Spraying of antifouling paints is prohibited in Canada.