ePaint EP-2000 is a smooth finish, hard antifouling bottom paint, intended for racing sailboats and fast moving vessels. This coating is environmental friendly and is suitable for all hull types. It's designed as a hard bottom paint for fast moving vessels that normally operate over 30 knots, or for racing sailboats that are looking for a hard smooth bottom paint that can be burnished.
E Paint employs a novel mechanism to control the attachment of fouling organisms. When immersed in oxygenated water, E Paint photochemically generates minute levels of peroxides, making the surface inhospitable to the settling larvae of fouling organisms. Peroxides have been demonstrated to be effective antifouling agents. The peroxides do not persist in the environment because they quickly decompose back into oxygen and water by natural ions dissolved in the water.
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Coating Type - Water-based Antifouling
Thinner - Thinning is not recommended, clean up with water
Weight Per Volume - 13.6 lbs/gallon
Solids by Weight - 64 percent
Solids by Volume - 44 percent
Dry to Recoat - 8 hours at 70 deg F (21 deg C) at 50 percent RH
Dry to Launch - 24 hours at 70 deg F (21 deg C) at 50 percent RH
Recommended Film Thickness Per Coat - 6-8 wet mils to obtain 3-4 dry mils
Recommended Number of Coats - 3 coats w/ additional coat along water line
Theoretical Spreading Rate - 740 square ft/gal at 1 mil DFT; 240 square ft/gal at 6-8 wet mils
Copper and tin free
Compatible with aluminum and other metals in the marine environment
EP-2000 is a high performance, hard, water-based antifouling paint that is recommended for use on all substrates exposed to marine biofouling. EP-2000 is not compatible with other existing antifouling coatings. All previous antifouling paints must be removed before applying EP-2000. To protect fiberglass from water migration and gel-coat blistering, prime using EP Prime 2000. Metal surfaces must be primed with EP Prime 1000 prior to application of EP-2000. EP-2000 may be applied by spray, roller or brush.
EP-2000 uses an active biocide Zinc Omadine. Which is formulated with the patented E Paint approach to controlling biofouling that includes a booster biocide Zinc Omadine, offering an ecofriendley alternative to traditional antifouling coatings. EP2000 is recommended for use on racing sailboats, fast moving vessels and trailored vessels.
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Racing Bottom Paint
Has E paint made any changes to paint formulation?I have done 2 applications of ep2000. First appllicatgion was done over 5 coats of expoxy barrier coat fully cured. First application came off in sheets. Contacted Manufacture they said paint had not dried enough. Second application aplyied in 75 degree heat, tarped and ran heat at night, no moisture touched bottom waited 3 days between coats did 4 coats, Paint now comes off like dandruff. Rudder paint is gone after 1 year. Racing sailboat
I have been using ep2000 orange on my rudders (fore and aft - a Schock 40) and canting ballast for 5 years. I have never used it on the hull. I also have never done such a thorough prep and cure job like you have. Performance has been reasonably consistent.You do need warm conditions for this paint. I have given up trying to apply in cold spring conditions and now haul the boat mid-summer to apply its annual coat.From my experience, you need to use fresh paint every time. Surplus left over from the previous application does not keep its antifouling properties very well.
I did not have the initial application problems that you did but I am in Florida and it was warmer and dry last summer when I painted the bottom. But, it has not worn well compared to some others in the marina. Most of the paint on the rudder and waterline is now gone, and I am looking for a more durable paint to repaint soon. Hope that helps.
I HAVE A 1995, 27FT CHRIS CRAFT SPORT CRUISER WITH AN 8FT BEAM. I MOOR IT IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA DURING THE SUMMER FROM MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY IN FRESH WATER ONLY. I AM BOTTOM PAINTING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. ARE THERE PREP STEPS THAT I SHOULD BE DOING PRIOR TO APPLYING THE BOTTOM PAINT AND IF SO DO I NEED TO BUY SPECIFIC PRODUCTS FOR THOSE STEPS? THANKS.
Gary,Thank you for the follow-up. Regardless of which paint i buy my question was more about the prep work if any i need to be aware of. If there are pre-paint steps do i need to buy any additional products for those steps, such as primers or stripers? Or do i only need paint?
I am not sure you need to buy a racing bottom paint for your application.ePaint makes other paints that might be more appropriate and cheaper.I would suggest consulting with other power boat owners on your lake and see what product works.
Can EP2000 be applied directly to a new epoxy coated surface?
Unknown. I applied it to previously painted [alexseal two part epoxy paint] foils, has held up well.
I painted mine over an epoxy barrier coat, but roughed the surface with 220 grit paper first. It may not stick to fully cured epoxy without roughing. Seems to be holding great. It is only two months old but no problems to report.
Good paint, requires strict adherance to instructions
I've been using it on my racing sailboat bottom for many years. It's a nice hard finish. The boat is moored in a calm harbor and needs cleaning once or twice a season to get some scum off. If I let it go the whole 4 months with no cleaning I get some weed and a few barnacles, but they clean off easily due to the ablative nature of the paint. My first try with this paint I did not carefully follow instructions and had adhesion problems, but not since then
A total waste of time, effort and money!
In an effort to be environmentally friendly, I read reviews about this product which were favorable. So, I painted the keel slot on a sailboat and the bottom of a powerboat about a year ago. Sailboat has been in the water during this time the powerboat has not. Upon removing the sailboat from the water for inspection we found the keel slot totally encrusted with barnacles that the swing keel would only drop after breaking the barnacles first. Getting ready to put the power boat in the water we opened a new can paint to put a final coat of paint on the bottom. It was an extra can ordered at the same time as the original paint on the bottom of the powerboat. It was about a year old but unopened. We attempted to stir and remix the paint after opening but the paint has completely seperated. We attempted to recombine the paint but after two hours and stiring by hand AND an electric hand mixer, olny a small part of the solids would remix. After straining the large clumps of solids that would not remix AND cleaning up the mess made in our attempt to remix it we put a thin watery coat on part of the bottom. WHAT A MISTAKE! The paint caused the just repainted area to flake in large flakes. We will have to resand this area and repaint it. Don't waste you time with this product. It is more trouble than it is worth and it does not work as advertised.
The application is very easy with a foam brush, does not run easily. Overload a vertical area it will run. I can see myself putting on a new coat each year as recommended. Now to see how it works as an antifouling bit works.