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?
Absolutely the best bottom paint (at least for east side of Buzzards Bay). Used on Stuart Knockabout and Dyer 29.
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.
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?
Don't really know. I did not add anything last year.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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.