Micron CSC is an great multi-season ablative bottom paint with a copper-copolymer formula that provides controlled release of antifouling biocides at the paint surface.
The longevity of the coating depends on the amount of paint applied. CSC retains its effectiveness even when the boat is removed from the water for extended periods (winter storage, for example). To reactivate come springtime, use a stiff brush or powerwash lightly. Suitable for sailboats and power boats.
Available in Black, Blue, Green, Red, and Shark White colors in Quart and Gallon sizes. Dark Blue is available in Gallon size only.
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Volume Solids: 55%
Typical Shelf Life: 3 yrs
VOC (As Supplied): 400 g/lt
Unit Size: 1 US QUART, 1 US GALLON
Number of Coats:2-3 minimun, Bare Wood-3 coats (first thinned)
PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES : In Good Condition: Remove loose paint by sanding with 80 grade (grit) paper, wipe with Special Thinner 216. In Poor Condition: Remove antifouling paint in poor condition with Interstrip Semi-Paste 299E. BARE FIBERGLASS : Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. Wipe a small area with a clean rag that has been wetted with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. While the surface is still wet, wipe with a clean, dry rag. Continue this process until the entire surface has been cleaned. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. If primer is needed, sand and apply Primocon YPA984. BARE WOOD : Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Brush-Ease 433. Apply first coat reduced 10% with Special Thinner 216. Fill seams, if necessary, with Seam Compound Brown 30. STEEL : Contact Interlux® for further details.
Hints Thinner Bare Wood - Special Thinner 216. Spray - Special Thinner 216. Cleaner Painted Surfaces - Special Thinner 216. Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Bare Wood - Brush-Ease 433. Airless Spray Pressure: 170-204 bar/2500-3000 psi. Tip Size: 0.53 mm/21 thou. Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 4.08-4.76 bar/60-70 psi (gun pressure); 10-15 psi (pot pressure). Tip Size: 1.8-2.2 mm/70-85 thou. Other Spraying of antifouling paints is prohibited in Canada. For application of Micron CSC to underwater metals such as stainless steel, cast iron, lead and bronze, see Interprotect® bulletin. Color will change on immersion, this will not affect antifouling performance.
Some Important Points Colors may fade or change color at the waterline. Shark White may turn green above the true waterline. Product temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 29°C/85°F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F.
Surface must be dry and clean, and free from grease, detaching paint etc. Micron CSC can be applied to most popular antifouling paints as long as the old coating has been aged, is tightly adhered and is in sound condition. Do not apply Micron CSC over aluminum. Do not apply over tin-based copolymer antifouling paints.
Number of Coats
2-3 minimum Bare Wood: 3 coats (first thinned)
Micron CSC should be kept in securely closed containers during transport and storage.
STORAGE: Exposure to air and extremes of temperature should be avoided. For the full shelf life of Micron CSC to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5°C/40°F and 35°C/95°F. Keep out of direct sunlight.
DISPOSAL: Container Disposal: Triple Rinse (or equivalent). Then offer for recycling or reconditioning, or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary landfill or by other procedures approved by state or local authorities. Pesticide Disposal: Open dumping is prohibited. Pesticide, spray mixture or rinsate that cannot be used or chemically reprocessed should be disposed of according to procedures approved by Federal, state, or local disposal authorities. GENERAL: Read the label safety section for Health and Safety Information, also available from our Technical Help Line. Contains biocides. Antifoulings should only be wet sanded. Never dry sand or burn-off old antifoulings. Spraying of antifouling paints is prohibited in Canada.
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Copper AF Paint
Is this the same color as the Micro CSC Shark White that I bought in 2016?I was told that Interlux changed to a different white. I still have a gallon and it is UPC# 81948 15584. Before I order it I want to make sure it is the same paint.Thank youTony
What we have is the same number 81948 color # 5584
JD Tech Team
I have a 43' fin keel sailboat with Micron 66 bottom-coat. This year, we will be in the Great Lakes and rivers to Mobile Bay; i.e., in fresh water all season. The Micron 66 is in pretty good shape, but needs a bit of touch up in a few places. Interlux recommends not using Micron 66 in fresh-water. Can I apply Micron CSC (on top of the Micron 66) at the water line and high-wear and touch-up areas to get me through the season in fresh-water? What surface prep is necessary prior to application of CSC on top of 66?
Unfortunately if you are going to put anything other than Micron 66 on top you will need to Remove the Micron 66 first.
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Hi, What is the difference between the CSC I have used for years and CSC HC ?I have a 20ft bowrider that is in brackish water ftom May to the end of September, then wintered on a trailer and relaunched.I have been getting two seasons with the CSCThanksMike G
CSC HS dries to bright colors. This new coating provides excellent antifouling longevity against all types of algae, weeds, barnacles, and other shell fouling. Micron CSC HS is intended for use below the waterline in fresh, salt or brackish water on fiberglass, wood and properly primed metal boat hulls and parts.In addition, this technology allows the boat to be hauled and relaunched the following season without repainting.The HS is a brighter color formula.
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I have a 17 foot boat I use in salt water it had bottom pain and it is completely worn off and in some cases it pealed I am down to bare fiberglass that was originally sanded what prosecutors should I proseed with ?
Last time I used CSC was years (1992 ? ) when I went from freshwater to saltwater. At that time I sanded down to gelcoat. should have gone to fiberglass??.applied 6coats 2000/2001 then 1st coat of CSC was RED Next 4 coats..maybe a little too much? Was BLACK. CRUISED on my boat untill 2004 put her on the hard (no red shown) after my 11year project ends in a few weeks I will again apply csc b4 LAUNCH of my 50' M/V DAWN MARIEITS GOOD STUFF.
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The best would be to soda blast and start over. You need to barrier coat the bare parts with 2000e interlux then give it a full coat of the csc.
how long to put second coat on?
I use only a single coat every year otherwise there is too much buildup year after year. There are places that have worn off within the year but the boat is pulled out every October for winter storage. Some springs I only touchup places and do not paint the entire bottom.
the manufacturer website lists 16 hours between coats and 16 hours before putting it in the water.
The boatyard usually waits about 1 hr between coats.
Hello shopper,I'm not sure what the requirement is, but I would apply my first coat in the morning and take a break. Then I would apply the second coat in the affternoon. You might be able to apply it sooner because it dries fairly quickly.I just need that break before tackling the painting again.
Really pretty quick. Just sorta slopped it on heavily with a roller
Can I use micron optima over act and how to prep ?
After using ACT for years, I switched to Micron but had the bottom soda-blasted first. I don't think the Micron would adhere to any ablative paint.
I have always painted my boat with Micron Extra. I see it is no longer offered by Interlux. Can I safely overcoat Micron Extra with Micron CSC? Thanks.
Shouldn't be a problem. Check out yachtpaintforum on the internet under micron-csc-to-extra_topic414
Yes. Use the same painting and cleanup methods. Micron CSC is a good bottom paint. We recoat the bottom every spring. Alex
Sorry I don't know
Barnacles are a big problem in Salt Pond area of Rhode Island. Had been using Interlux Micron CSC on hull, rudders and tabs which worked well only on the hull. Tabs and rudders were like a magnet for barnacles. Props and shafts were too but Pettit Barnacle Barrier paint worked great this season. I traded in my boat last month for one with IPS Pods and cannot strip down to bare metal so need another route. I spoke with Interlux today and they said the barnacles on metal were due to the Copper in CSC fighting the metal tabs and rudders and not the barnacles. They told me to prime the metal parts with Primocon then paint the metal parts with Micron CF. Has anyone had experience using Primocon under CF regarding barnacles? Thank you, John
Sorry, John - I've only used Micron CSS on fiberglass
Thank you for your input.
I cannot help you with this problem
what is major difference between MicronCSC and the 66, are you in Jamestown R.I. ?
I don't know
No, I'm in the Great Lakes. Nice thing about it though, is if you want to go from salt to fresh water, there is no problem. Also, it does fine out of the water. If you ever take it out, and pressure wash it off, just be careful not to get to close, as it can start peeling it off.
Diff between MicronCSC and Micron Extra ? Is JD in Jamestown R.I. ?????
I'm in Oklahoma. I use the micron because it's good for multiple seasons. Never used anything else. I have a sailboat on a small lake. Fouling isn't a huge problem
When to remove waterline painters tape?
I waited a couple of days in the Florida hot sun before pulling the tape from my boat. That worked well for me
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You can leave the tape on for up to 14 days but I usually remove the tape once I am finished painting. Just in case you did not get a tight edge you can still clean the wet paint from the hull.
I would like to say this is my first time with bottom paint. I have a 1981 Grand Craft that need a fresh coat of bottom paint. After removing all of the loose paint. Ok I did the best I could, not sure you ever get it all. I applied the painters tape. Rolled and brushed the bottom paint on. Allowed the paint to cure over night. I removed the bottom tape 9 hours later. I had a great line and was very happy with my project. I can supply a pic later, I am still working on my white line above the bottom paint.
I put 3 coats on before removing the tape on my sailboat. Worked fine.
Extremely fast delivery
I have been using this paint for years in the Beverly area, it works well for me.
They have many products in stock and quick to ship out.
I would buy this product again
product works great but will dry up quick in heat
Wright Marine Service
Exactly what I needed at great price!
Previously purchased same product from local store... exact same for less through Jamestown.
Overland Park, KS
I will buy this product again.
Put it on my wooden boat.
Whidbey Island WA.
good buy but dented paint can
Consistant color. Like all bottom paints, it's a little tedious to mix completely.
Works as intended
I have used this product many times over the years, and its always worked well. This year I helped a relative with his new boat. We had it delivered with no bottom paint.I started with cleaning the hull bottom with interlux 202. Once cleaned we painted with no sand primer. Once dry (finger imprint in paint) we started with Micron csc black. This was then over coated with micron csc blue. We will now have a boat that we can relaunch for a few years without repainting. If the black starts showing through then we will know for sure we need to repaint.
Hamilton beach NY
Goes on Easy
I have yet to see how the paint performs for antifouling, but it was a nice product to work with. The bottom of my boat soaked up the first coat pretty well, and the second coat covered too but did not leave a uniform finish. For the areas where a 3rd coat was applied finish was perfectly uniform. I think my boat just needed it really bad. Drys quick so easier to trim out with a brush first and roll into those areas. Keep your brushes and rollers moist or in aluminum foil if not using.
Lake George NY
so far so good
Applied to a tacky coat of interlux 2000. Went on well with a roller or brush. Looks great held the tape line well. Will see how it performs on the sea life and my trailer rollers, but I sure like the appearance.
CANON CITY , CO
Basic paint which is good for in and out boats or one year service periods. When left in the water for periods of six months, it has poor grass and slime protection. Totally failed after 3 years with significant fowling.