How To Apply Interlux Brightside Application Data

The information provided here has been reproduced courtesy of Interlux Paint Company. Wholesale Marine reproduced this information 2/22/2008.

A high quality polyurethane finish that is in a convenient size to paint boottops and accent stripes. Brightside contains Teflon which makes it easier to clean and better able to resist waterline staining. Teflon also increases the abrasion resistance of Brightside.

Colour Y4248-Fire Red, Y4258-Black, Y4359-White, Y4990-Flag Blue
Finish High Gloss
Specific Gravity 1.187
Volume Solids 45%
Typical Shelf Life 2 yrs
VOC (As Supplied) 420 g/lt
Unit Size 500 ml



50F 73F 95F
Touch Dry [ISO] 3hrs 2hrs 1hrs

Substrate Temperature
50F 73F 95F
Overcoated By Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max
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Note:Brightside must be sanded between coats.

Remove all contamination with Fibreglass Solvent Wash 202 or Fibreglass Surface Prep YMA601. Abrade with 120-220 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue.
CLEAR EPOXY: Allow three to five days for clear epoxies to cure fully. Remove amine blush by using Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601. Sanding does not remove contamination. Rinse with fresh water. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper and remove sanding residue with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Repair any defects with Interfill Epoxy Filler or Watertite, then sand with 120-220 grade (grit) paper and remove sanding residue. Apply one coat of Epoxy Primekote. Sand and wipe clean with Fibreglass Solvent Wash 202.
Sand surface, wipe clean. Apply Pre-Kote, sand surface and wipe clean.
Sandblast or grind, remove sanding residue. Immediately apply Viny-Lux Primewash 353/354 thinned 25% with Viny-Lux Solvent 355. Allow to dry for 1-24 hours. Apply one coat of Epoxy Primekote. Clean as for Bare Fiberglass above. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Apply one coat of Epoxy Primekote.
The surface must be clean and dry. Sand with 220 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue.

Apply 2-3 coats of Brightside following the proper dry times. Sand between each coat with 220 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue with a rag dampened with Brushing Liquid 333. Brightside may be applied by roller and brush using the roll and tip method.

Thinner Brush – Brushing Liquid 333. Spray – Special Thinner 216.
Thinning Thin if necessary with Brushing Liquid 333 to improve brushing characteristics.
Cleaner Bare Fiberglass – Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 or Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601. Epoxy – Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 or Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601.
Ventilation and Humidity Control It is best to paint on warm, dry mornings. Cold weather retards the drying and humidity can spoil the gloss. Airless Spray Pressure: 170 bar/2500 psi. Tip Size: 0.33-0.41 mm/13-16 thou.
Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi (gun pressure); 8-10 psi (pot pressure). Tip Size: 0.89-1.4 mm/35-50 thou. Siphon Cup: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi – gun pressure. Tip Size: 1.5-1.8 mm/60-70 thou.Other Spray pressures listed are recommendations only. The applicator may use any settings which yield the best results for the individual spraying technique and current weather conditions. Brightside is best applied in thin coats.
Some Important Points
Do not apply heavy coats as this will affect dry through. Failure to follow proper dry times carefully will cause improper drying, wrinkling and loss of adhesion. Avoid painting in direct sunlight. Product temperature should be minimum 10C/50F and maximum 29C/85F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10C/50F and maximum 35C/95F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10C/50F and maximum 29C/85F.
Compatibility/Substrates Surface must be dry and clean, and free from grease, loose paint etc. Be sure to use Epoxy Primekote over clear epoxy to prevent blush from affecting drying and adhesion of Brightside.
Number of Coats 2 minimum
Coverage (Theoretical) – 550 (ft/Gal) by brush, 440 (ft/Gal) by spray

Recommended DFT 1.2 mils dry
Application Methods Brush, Roller, Airless Spray, Conventional Spray – Pressure Pot or Siphon Cup

Brightside should be kept in securely closed containers during transport and storage.
Exposure to air and extremes of temperature should be avoided. For the full shelf life of Brightside to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5C/40F and 35C/95F. Keep out of direct sunlight.
Do not discard tins or pour paint into water courses, use the facilities provided. It is best to allow paints to harden before disposal. Remainders of Brightside cannot be disposed of through the municipal waste route or dumped without permit. Disposal of remainders must be arranged for in consultation with the authorities.
Read the label safety section for Health and Safety Information, also available from our Technical Help Line.

The performance of any marine paint or coating depends on many factors outside the control of International Paint Inc., including surface preparation, proper application, and environmental conditions. Therefore, International Paint Inc. cannot guarantee this product’s suitability for your particular purpose or application. IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR MERCHANTABILITY ARE EXCEEDED. International Paint Inc. SHALL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. By purchase of this product, the buyer agrees that the sole exclusive remedy, if any, is limited to the refund of the purchase price or replacement of the product at International Paint Inc. option.

Interlux and International are registered trademarks of Akzo Nobel.

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