Blue Water Marine Copper Pro SPC is a tough, multi-season self-polishing copolymer ablative antifouling paint that provides superior protection against hard and soft growth in extremely high fouling conditions, and can relaunch after extended haul-out while retaining original antifouling properties.
Copper Pro SPC combines an effective 38% copper load boosted with a slime-fighting zinc algaecide for protection against hard shell fouling, slime, grass, and weeds. Perfect for powerboats and sailboats, and can be applied directly over properly prepared ablatives, epoxies and vinyls, and most any other hard or ablative bottom paints.
Available in gallons or quarts. Choose from Royal Blue, Marine Black, Admiral Green, and Regatta Red.
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Note: Copper Pro SPC replaces Copper Pro SCX 67, which contained the slime-fighting agent Irgarol. Irgarol was recently discontinued, and manufacturers have responded by reformulating affected paints. As Irgarol paint inventory is depleted, it is being replaced by the new formula. Learn more.
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what is blue water paint booster?
I believe the booster is an additive to help repel barnacles, I put this paint on my 37 foot sailboat in april 2015, I had it hauled for a quick wash down in april 2016 and the algea was very light and no barnacles. The boat is use on Galveston bay which is very brackish water and the boat is taken out about 4 times a month.
Absolutely the best bottom paint (at least for east side of Buzzards Bay). Used on Stuart Knockabout and Dyer 29.
I would highly recommend Blue Water Marine Copper Pro SPC we have used it the last two haul outs and have been totally satified with it even the price is reasonable. If we can still continue to purchase it we will continue to use it.
Blue Water is promoting a free pint of bottom paint booster to use per gallon that I believe contains zinc. Has anyone added this to the Cooper Pro SPC and liked it?
I bought the 65% copper Blue water paint, but did not receive any offers of booster, so I can't answer your question concerning that/ However, I sail in the southern New England waters and was very pleased with the results after one season's use. I called them and asked if I needed to put on another coat this year. They said that I didn't really need to, but I bought one gallon (instead of the normal 2) to just do touchups and near the waterline, where the most ablation occurs.
Don't really know. I did not add anything last year.
Is this legalfor application in Maryland?
Unfortunately I never received my order. I was just notified by the manufacturer that it has been discontinued. This was due to the diffifficulty in obtaining the slime resistant agent Irgarol. Seems the only paint that has it is Petit ultimate SR 40 and 60 while supplies last. I decided to go with Bluewater Paint Gold Coast SPC Marine paint . A current promotion includes a free pint of the bottom paint booster with each gallon of paint purchased. This formulation exceeds the performance of the Copper Pro SCX 67 Boosted. Really cool is it is a time released self polishing ablative. So the paint will shed even in the slip and not just underway.
There are various provisions for the proper provision of cleaning boat bottoms paints with copper-based paints, both in the water and power washing after pulling, but I do not know of any provision disallowing the application or use of copper-based bottom paint currently. Might change in future; I speak of now. (And if I'm simply unaware, doubt it, I would be surprised at all virtually unlimited sales of such product which is occurring here in Maryland as I write this).
Don't know about Maryland. I'm in Florida.
Don't know sbout Maryland. Sorry.
The Technical Data Sheet does not indicate minimum sustained temperatures required for painting. Any ideas with this paint? Also, does it truly require an overnight of drying between coats and another overnight before launching?
Dan I cannot answer those questions for you. However I would not recommend this bottom paint. I thoroughly prepped the bottom of my boat prior to applying it and I had to completely re-do the job the following season. It was in poor shape.
I have used this paint for years. It is like all paints 50 degrees or better for a 4 hour window while you are painting. I have put it on when the temp is right at 50 and it fell to freezing over night, no problem, just make sure the paint can is warm(room temp) and shacken prior to starting. At 50 I would let it dry over night for sure. At 90 degrees I have put on a coat in the morning and a coat in the evening. The stuff has never got any barnacles and I keep my boat in the chesapeake bay year round, except for a 2 week yearly haul out.
PS. I also let it dry at least 24 hours after the last coat when it is 70 plus. At 50 degrees I would wait 3 days before launch. If you can smell it it is not dry.
Hi prospective buyer, I used this bottom paint on a pearson 365 as part of the preparation for a river trip from Chicago to Mobile and then onto the Gulf. It is incredibly heavy and very effective in the water. The drying overnight is suggested to allow a full cure of the paint. it takes time for the solvents in the paint to evaporate. If you don't allow a full cure before adding another layer some of the solvents can be trapped below and the paint never achieves its full cure. this means you wouldn't necessarrily get the length of service in the water (which is a feature of this paint). The lower temperatures would make this point even more criticalSince the solvents would evaporate even slower at reduced temperatures. I think as low as 40 degrees would be acceptable but I would want alone or two days drying between coats. If you don't allow enough drying time it will not be a disaster. You'll just experience a reduction in time before another bottom job is required in the future.Best wishes,Shirley
why is black so expensive?
I use black but I do not know why it is expensive. It is very good paint for what I use it for. I pull the boat when it is not in use.
Well, mine has to stay in the water all summer (38 ft Sabre mk 2). But I do not understand why some colors are more expensive than others -- is there a difference in effectiveness? Also I think I noticed that the QT Black is a lot but the GAL is not -- the pricing just seems a bit strange to me. No big deal but it may warrant a look.Thanks, Gordon.
I don't know what type of bottom paint i had on my boat before but can i paint over it with the scx 67?
After power washing and smoothing out some scratches with epoxy, I applied SCX 67 and it has worked great from the Chesapeake to the Bahamas.
G. WILLIAM CARLSON
If your last application was ablative paint, then yes you use this outstanding product. If it was not ablative, you cannot use it or any other ablative product.
Bob,Yes you can apply Blue Water Marine Copper Pro SCX 67 over previous bottom paint.However you need to sand the old paint first to promote adhesion. You want to thoroughly remove any loose and chipping paint.I use 60 Grit and the Festool Dust Free sander. Be sure to wear Goggles and a Respirator mask-you don't want to breathe the old paint especially if you do not know what is in it.If you are applying over a wooden bottom and get down to bare wood, a coat of "Red Lead" paint is the best primer available-hard to find, but worth it-it will hold for many years and protect the wood.Blue Water has the highest copper content available and you will notice a significant decrease in the amount of Marine Growth on the bottom the first season.
I would not paint over it. Everyone I talk to and read says to sand down to the Gelcoat then paint the bottom. The different bottom paints do not stick to each other if the materials in the paint do not match. Since you do not know I would not chance just painting over the current bottom paint. I had the same problem on my little boat and I sanded to the gelcoat then painted with blue water and it worked well. Now I have painted again using Blue Water so I just scuffed and then painted. So far so good.Good Luck
what is the formula for calculating how much bottom paint you need to purchase? Thanks. I have a Tayana Vancouver 42.
I calculated the surface area of my two catamaran hulls and purchased 50% more than the amount recommended by the mfgr. Worked out perfect. Since it is an ablative paint, the more coats the better. This stuff really works in both northern and southern climates. 2 years old and a brush is all that is needed to remove the little growth that attaches.
G. WILLIAM CARLSON
The can says 400 square feet per gallon when put on with a brush or roller. Figure out your square feet on the bollom of your boat. Divide the square footage by 400 and then multiply by the number of coats. This will give you the number of gallons.I chose this paint because I pull the boat out of the water all the time. For my other boat which stays in the water I use another paint.
Impressive multi-year paint.
Great bottom paint.
Bought 2 gallons and used a 3/16 nap roller and got a good 3 coats on a 31 foot sailboat and still had half a gallon left. Great coverage and paint went on very smoothly.
Lower Chesapeake Bay
Only negative is JD shipping method: gallon can arrives damaged- looks like you drop-kicked it over the appalachian mts to get it here. Last year it had to be re-shipped, can leaked from damage. Appears to be air shipping damage in un-pressurized cargo holds.jr
CHERRY PLAIN, NY
Paint gallons arrived damaged
Both gallons of bottom paint were damaged, and one leaked a little. Shipped in manufacturer box, which is not suitable for shipping.
Just applied very easy!!
Do not buy the reducer or the thinner ...they are both just lacquer thinners relabeled. Also add a small amount of Lacquer thinner to the paint for a smoother finish.
this is very good paint no growth at the end of the year and very little slime.
salt pond, RI
3 years in Chesapeake Bay
I have owned a 37 Searunner Trimaran in the Southern Chesapeake Bay for 10 years. 3 years ago we switched to Blue Water bottom paint from Interlux. Blue water stands up to cleaning the bottom much better than interlux. It's the right balance between ablative and a hard paint. Interlux is too soft so you lose too much paint during a cleaning. We are about to pull the boat to repaint with Blue Water.
Easy to apply. Looks great. Great slime control. After one season on sailboat in Lake Ontario still looks like a new paint job - after washing. Other paints were not nearly as slime resistant. No zebra mussels either. Great value!
I have just installed this product for the first time so no feedback on its resistance to growth but I would like to say that its coverage is excellent - I purchased 3 gallons for a 35 foot Morgan - a narrower beamed vessel 9 ft and considered that I might need most of the last can. I did not. I barely opened the last can. This product is cost effective and it covers very well. Two full coats on the hull from a very well sanded prep and with a third coat around the waterline three feet down. Extra coats on the front of the keel and more coats on the rudder and skeg leading edge - a high wear area from the thrust of the propellor. I will continue to buy this product from now on.