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Aquagard Water-Based Antifouling Paint
Aquagard Water-Based Antifouling Paint is a polyvinyl/acrylic copolymer, cuprous oxide pigmented coating forumulated especially to prevent barnacles, algae, slime and other fouling organisms on vessels immersed in salt, brackish and fresh water. Can be applied over existing bottom paints that are clean, free of any debris and dry. Aquagard Antifouling paint has nontoxic fumes and can be cleaned up with soap and water.
Maintaining your boat's painted surfaces and periodically repainting the boat is important for more than just your boat's appearance. Marine paints and finishes help protect your boat's hull, deck, and other surfaces from the harsh effects of the sun, the corrosive effects of salt water, and algae and barnacle growth.
It's important to remember that the adhesion of new paint is only as good as the paint that it is being applied over. Anywhere your old paint is flaking or lifting, the bottom needs to be stripped. If you bottom paint is in good condition, you only need to sand it a little with 80-grit sandpaper, clean it up, tape it off, and roll on another coat.
A hull that has not been previously painted has mold release wax on the fiberglass. This will interfere with paint adhesion unless you remove it. Clean the hull thoroughly with de-waxing solvent and plenty of clean rags. Sand the de-waxed hull lightly with 80-grit paper. Wipe down the area again to remove all sanding residue. Apply a primer.
Note: Be sure to leave all zinc anodes unpainted. If you are installing new zincs, make sure you do not paint over their mounting locations. Good electrical contact is essential for zincs to do their job.
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