TotalBoat Underdog is a dependable, solvent-based, single-season antifouling bottom paint that provides outstanding protection at a very affordable price. Its ablative action is designed to work most effectively on boats that are used on a regular basis.
Extensive testing has proven that TotalBoat Underdog provides excellent protection against barnacles and other antifouling pests in all water conditions. Ablative technology allows the surface to polish away over time, minimizing paint build-up as well as releasing fresh layers of biocide as the season progresses. Underdog has excellent adhesion to fiberglass and wood.
Sold in gallons in your choice of Black or Red.
Each order receives a free roller & metal tray kit, paint suit, maroon abrasive pad, a pair of latex gloves, 1 roll of painter's masking tape, & two 10" wooden stir sticks (a $10 value!).
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FREE QUICK-START KIT WITH EVERY GALLON:
(1) Paint tray & roller kit
(1) Full coverage paint suit
(1) Pair Large latex gloves
(2) Wooden stir sticks, 10"
Primer (Bare Fiberglass / Bare Steel
TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Barrier Coat Primer
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100
TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
400 sq. ft. per gallon
WARNING: TotalBoat Underdog
Black and TotalBoat Underdog Blue can expose you to chemicals including ethylbenzene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. TotalBoat Underdog Red contains benzene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and benzene and toluene, which are known to the State of California to cause reproductive toxicity. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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Copper AF Paint
Will underdog bottom pain work well for a 88 montego 2757 that is trailered? Looking to save a little over the krypton. Big price difference, would underdog at least last for a season or would trailering be to hard on it.Thanks. -jeff
Hi Jeff, if the boat is on and off the trailer a lot, it may wear the paint away where the bunks/rollers are. If you trailer constantly, you may be better off with a hard paint. Solvent based copper type paints are also going to be rendered inactive after they come out of the water, as the copper will oxidize (you could Scotchbrite the surface when you need it to be active, but that's another process to perform). So if you need the paint for color, you may just want a hard paint, but if you need antifouling protection as well, you may want to look at the copper-free paints or water-based copper paint.
JD Tech Associate
Is it oil or water base?
Oil-based, I believe.
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This is an oil/solvent based bottom paint.
JD Tech Associate
What is the coverage/gallon for this paint?
On average coverage is about 400 square feet per coat.
JD Tech Team
can I use this product to paint the bottom of a fiberglass boat ?
very easy to apply
Very easy to apply
Yes you. It is very easy to apply.
how much dry time?
As I recall it dried within a few minutes to the touch. I really don't know how long it took to cure. We usually got up to Erie to wax and paint one weekend and then another weekend to put her into the water so by then it was fairly cured I'm sure.
On a good drying day a few hours seems sufficient. After one (maybe two) hours it is dry to the touch. That said I did not have opportunity to see if "dry to the touch" is dry enough to launch. But my guess is that it is.
Is there such a thing as Gelcoat in an aerosol spray can??????
I really don't know.
Hello, I do not know whether Gelcoat in an aerosol spray? I bought in galons primer and galons Gelcoat container last year. Please ask direct in store,they know best!
Hi Joseph: I personally have not heard of gelcoat in an aerosol form. That might be answered better by a fiberglass repair shop that specializes in boats. Dana
Not sure.... Your question is posted in an area about bottom paint... maybe try posting it in an area dealing with top coat or gel coat
Is this what became of Bottomkote pro???????????
Bottomkote Pro, an Interlux product, is apparently no longer available. I have used TotalBoat Underdog for the last two years on a wood Grand Banks boat in Greats Lakes fresh water with good results, strictly a one season paint. I would assume that they are pretty similar paints in content and usage. It all depends on your local waters. Good luck.
It works very well and reasonably priced. I used it on 33 ft Egg harbor sport fish. Will do some. Touch up soon. Call total boat to find out about underdogs predecessor Captain wheeler
How's underdog anti fouling paint for freshwater boats?
Great stuff has been on my boat for a year n no growth
I do not know. I've only used it in salt water and it was useless. After less than 12 months, the bottom was totally covered in barnacle. I was very disappointed but it might work in fresh water.
It works pretty good on algae slime in the partially salt water Im used to.Expect to give your boat a soft brush down about halfway through your season.For the price I have no problems using this paint against barnacles and slime and I have a working fleet of 15 boats.
I used my boat in brackash water, after 6 months of leaving in a slip the bottom was free of any growth
I can't answer your question exactly about fresh water because I use my boat exclusively in salt water. My boat is also kept on a trailer. I put two coats on my boat and it looked as good at the end of the season as it did at the beginning. I only plan to roll one coat along the sides, under the boot stripe for this coming season. Highly recommend this product.
With two coats, will this paint last two seasons with the boat left in the water? Mid-Cheseapeake bay region.Bill
I use Underdog on a wood Grand Banks here in the Great Lakes and it works well as a one season paint for me. For multi year use in your area, probably upgrading would be better depending on your hull and local waters. Our glass Chris Craft got two coats of JD Select in 2014 and will only need touch up this spring. Have a nice season.
Hi BillI do one coat a year. I always question the need, it seems that i could go a second year on it. Having said that, by boat is out of the water (and is pressure washed) for the winter. My guess would be yes, it would probably last two years with two coats.BTW, the coverage is suprisingly good. My boat is a 30 ft with a fin keel, and it takes about a gallon for one coat.Good luck!-DaveLake Champlain, VT
Yes. Worked for me. Left the boat in the water all summer, out for the winter, and back in the whole next summer. Very good value for the price. Application was easy, used one gallon for two coats on a 26 ft. Sailboat.,
Not sure about salt water but it will in freshwater (Midwest lakes)
Bill,I'm afraid I don't know of a clear answer to this. The paint is designed to wear off, so it's dependent on too many things.I wouldn't spend twice the money and effort on the chance.
I do the last two feet just below the waterline each year. The rest is good to go
Two seasons with the boat out of the water for the winter in between, at Buffalo N.Y.
Don Last Name
Couldn't say: I paint every season and Long Island sound is probably different than Chesepeak!
Would this paint be ideal for a trailered boat? I have a 19 flats boat that needs to be painted over the gel coat would it stick to gel coat?
Sticks well to gelcoat....used on my sailboat for past three years in fresh water....great product.
The bottom I sand before I apply this paint. Plus I do it every year.But my boat is on land in a boat yard for 1/2 the year. It sticks there.
Thanks ED. My question was will it stick to gel coat or does all the gel coat need to be sanded off? My boat doesn't get stored in the water, it is trailered to the ramp then trailered back home. I wanting to know if that affects the paint at all being out of the water? Thanks again.
I can't really say,but it will stick to a barrier coat if you put one on, and the barrier is great in preventing blistering in the gel coat
IY WILL BUT I WOULD PUT A LIGHT SANDING FIRST, WHEN YOU PUT ON A SECONDCOAT JUST WASH THE BOTTOM FIRST
It works on my 1978 Hunter Sailboat, which is fiberglass, on the bottom.Not sure it stick to the sides if that what you are asking. Buy one can and try it.
Easy to apply, great coverage.
Ordered product and had a issue with shipping which they resolved promptly. This product is all I use on my 23 ft walk around and it is great and cleans up easily at the end of season
Michigan Great Lake State
Bad Bottom Paint
This was the worst bottom paint I have ever used.In two months time the bottom was covered with barnicles.
Great price and product.
Easy to apply with a roller and free shipping.
I have used this product before and have had good results, I had also use their Juggernaut paint (they no longer have this) with better results absolutely no fouling at the fall haul out but this product is good as well.
To be used in spring
I will not be using until spring 2018, and will not know how effective is is until fall 2018.I have used Underdog previously and have been satisfied.
total boat workskiff
great products and servicebuilding lou's workskiff with all total boat products
Great Value, Great color
Easy to use high quality, excellent value. I like the maroon color better than the bright reds that other companies offer.
This is the best antifouling paint I have ever purchased.
It is the third week of August and I have no growthon the bottom of my boat. You can't beat the price,and they even included a full painting kit.This was a five star purchase.Thanks
Not great in high growth areas
Applied one coat over existing ablative paint. Easy to apply and loved all the extras and free shipping. Had the boat hauled after 2 months and found considerable growth on the bottom, no barnacles just a thick layer of grass. Boat was used about once a week. Will be upgrading to a higher copper paint next season.