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Old 09-04-2011, 03:48 PM   #5
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RE: Bottom Paint

The next time I haul my boat I'm going to use Interlux Pacifica Plus. I was talking to the Interlux sales rep last week and he said that their tests of Pacifica Plus have been the best he's ever seen. It doesn't use copper as the poison and it is very high in solids. Because it has no copper it can be used on aluminum. The high solids mean it covers better than a more conventional bottom paint and it releases fewer VOC into the air. It is also self polishing. The draw back is that it doesn't hold up well on fast boats, 30+ knots. I don't think that will be an issue for this forum. I like Prop Speed on my propeller. It's the only paint that I've had stick and continue to work for more than a couple of months on my prop.
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