Aquagard Bottom Gard is an ablative, anti-fouling bottom paint suited for fiberglass and wooden boats. It features a solvent-based ablative action to repel barnacles and other marine growth.
At an extremely economical price, Bottom Gard is an exceptional value with outstanding performance. Easy to apply and distributes evenly.
Available in Black, Blue and Red in Quart and Gallon sizes.
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Bottom Gard Antifouling Bottom Paint Features
Great value with great results repelling barnacles and other marine growth.
Works great on wooden and fiberglass boats used in fresh, brackish, or salt water.
Dries fast so you can launch quicker.
US EPA approved
Black, Blue, Red
Solids by Weight
400 sq. ft. per gallon
Brush or roller
Recommended Number of Coats
1-2 (apply an additional coat at the waterline for added protection)
Dry Time to Recoat (Hours), Minimum
4 @ 50°F; 2 @ 70°F; 1 @ 90°F;
Dry Time to Launch (Hours), Minimum
24 @ 50°F; 18 @ 70°F; 12 @ 90°F;
Below Water Line (yes/no):
Number Of Parts:
Copper AF Paint
is this water based?
This is solvent based, thin with Mineral Spirits.
how many square feet of coverage per gallon?
hi.it took 3 1/2 gallons to put 2 coats total on a 45 ft Columbia sailboat.we did another 2 coats over the first 2 coats about a foot below the waterline as barnacles seem to be attracted at the top surface more than any place.painted with rollers.medium nap on rollers..mel
I have a 53ft hatteras motoryacht andl from what I can remember it took about 3 gallons to put 2 good coats on the boat. I would recommed the paint, Easy to work with and very durable for the price. Tim
I have a 32 ft St.Topez and one gallon was good for two coats
Thanks, John, that helps. I have a Catalina 25, so one gallon should give 2 coats, 3 coats at the waterline and the rudder.Norm
I have a 32 ft wellcraft and with one gallon I applied two coats
Did better than half of a 35 fter
Could i paint directly on the bottom of my boat gel coat suface already sanded?
I painted over old bottom paint which had many places that were worn off down to the gel coat. The paint stuck to the bare places for 2 seasons until I sold the boat. I did touch up some new bare spots after the first season. The paint seemed similar to other bottom ablative paints that I had used. Good luck.
I applied it to an all ready painted surface I had some sections that I scraped the old paint off and painted over the top that was sanded gel coat and it adhered so I would say yes to painting over sanded gel coat.
Thank you John, i'm gone trie to paint it directly on sanded gel coat.
What is the metallic copper content in %?
Not really sure, but you can check w/Flexdel Corp in Lakewood New Jersey, they're the manufacturer. Their phone number is 888-353-9335.
The ingredients on the can state:24.7% cuprous oxide(21.9% metallic copper)
what is the maximum amount of time that you have after painting until you have to launch?
It doesn't say on the label, but I normally paint one or two weeks ahead of launch.
John, It was my impression that you could only wait 24 hours to launch before oxidation sets in. I waited overnight and did not have any problem
John Bottom painting is tricky. if you do all the really important prep work in the right order. Most of the time I recomend 24 hours curing time in a warm dry climate.,ie south Texas. make sure the primer sealant that you use is fully cured prior to applying the bottom paint.I have used the Black Aquagaurd Bottom paint sevral times if requested. This cures well in a short time.
J R MEREDITH
i got it because it was the cheap. it is the ugliest red I've ever seen. definitely gonna paint over it.
Will use again
Was a little afraid it would poor quality paint for the money. Used two coats on bottom and three on waterline. Had minimal bottom growth which really suprised me becuase the boat was used very little this season.Am using it again this year and most likely for ever. Great paint
Atlantic City New Jersey
Look's great so far
It looks great, easy to apply. Let's see what it looks like in 12 months?
Best Bang for the Buck
I was a little skeptical buying it last season cause I could'nt beleive a gallon of bottom paint, that costs less than some quarts, would work. Well I was wrong and I'm back again this season to buy another gallon.