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Hard Bottom Paint

      • Pettit Vivid Hard SR Antifouling Paint
        List Price: $130.99
        Starting At: $89.10

        Pettit Vivid Ablative Antifouling Boat Paint Now you can have the brightest colors, the blackest black and the whitest white available in a bottom paint. Vivid’s attributes go far beyond its beautiful vibrant colors, for it also provides excellent...

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      • List Price: $165.89
        Starting At: $99.95

        Pettit Unepoxy Standard Antifouling Boat Paint Unepoxy Standard has long been the standard bottom paint for many boatyards and boat owners. It is a dependable antifouling paint formulated to provide outstanding protection at a very affordable price. Its...

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      • Pettit Trinidad Hard Antifouling Marine Paint
        List Price: $387.11
        Starting At: $259.36

        Pettit Trinidad Hard Antifouling Marine Paint Trinidad is the top-of-the-line in conventional antifouling paints. It has earned its reputation as one of the most respected names in the industry. Trinidad delivers an extremely high load of cuprous oxide...

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      • Pettit Neptune HRT Water-Based Bottom Paint
        List Price: $145.99
        Starting At: $97.81

        Pettit Neptune HRT Water-Based Bottom Paint Pettit Neptune HRT bottom paint uses the latest technology available to create a hybrid paint film strong enough to handle the tough marine environment without building up over time. Soap and water cleanup...

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      • Interlux Fiberglass Bottomkote Aqua
        List Price: $68.56
        Starting At: $46.45

        Interlux Fiberglass Bottomkote Aqua Antifouling Boat Bottom Paint Fiberglass Bottomkote Aqua provides a colorfast, durable, low emissions finish that will provide premium protection from algae, slime, barnacles, zebra mussels and other forms of fouling...

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        Starting At: $321.86

        Pettit Trinidad Slime Resistant Dual Biocide Antifouling Marine Paint Trinidad SR is the standard by which all bottom paints are measured. It remains the longest lasting, strongest antifouling paint available. Utilizing the dual biocide combination of a...

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      • Pettit Copper Bronze Antifouling Bottom Paint
        List Price: $106.39
        Starting At: $79.80

        Pettit Copper Bronze Antifouling Bottom Paint Copper Bronze is an excellent, general purpose antifouling for boaters desiring aggressive bottom protection in an easy to apply, cosmetically attractive finish. Copper Bronze antifouling is resistant to...

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      • Interlux V Offshore Antifouling Bottom Paint
        List Price: $455.86
        Starting At: $309.98

        Interlux VC Offshore Antifouling Boat Bottom Paint Sold in Gallons VC Offshore for racing, sailing and performance power boats is formulated with Fluoro microadditive for a hard, smooth low friction surface that can be burnished to a very low profile...

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      • List Price: $254.00
        Starting At: $99.95

        Pettit Unepoxy Plus Marine Paint Unepoxy Plus is a durable, hard modified epoxy antifoulant that offers more protection for your dollar. It dries to a hard finish that is able to withstand trailering, beaching, and season-long use. Unepoxy Plus has...

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      • Interlux Ultra w/ Biolux Hard Antifouling Paint
        List Price: $257.44
        Starting At: $192.95

        Interlux Ultra w/ Biolux Hard Antifouling Paint Interlux Ultra with Biolux is an antifouling paint specially formulated for long-term protection in high fouling water. Ultra offers great coverage and a hard, durable finish. The Biolux boost helps...

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      • Pettit Old Salem Bronze Hard Racing Paint
        List Price: $85.27
        Starting At: $63.96

        Pettit Old Salem Copper Bronze Hard Racing Non-Antifouling Marine Paint Quart Pettit Old Salem is recommended for use in fresh water on racing hulls, sailboats, runabouts or cruisers. It is a non-antifouling hard racing finish that can be buffed to...

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      • Interlux Fiberglass Bottomkote Racing Bronze
        List Price: $180.20
        Starting At: $131.55

        Interlux Fiberglass Bottomkote Racing Bronze Fiberglass Bottomkote Racing Bronze provides season long protection against fouling organisms. Fiberglass Bottomkote Racing Bronze uses an acrylic resin to provide ease of application, and a hard, smooth,...

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      Bottom paint (anti-fouling paint) is a paint or coating designed to discourage weeds, barnacles, and other aquatic organisms from attaching themselves to (and in the case of wooden boats, eating) the underwater portion of your boat's hull. Bottom paints have traditionally accomplished this by including a biocide, with copper being the most commonly used in today's formulas. In general, the more copper or other biocide a paint contains, the more effective, and expensive- it is.

      With hard bottom, or hard modified epoxy paints, rather than the paint itself, it's the copper biocide that gradually wears away allowing the water to penetrate deeper and deeper into the paint. Hard-bottom paints form a tough, hard coating that holds up well and doesn't wear away, making them a good choice for faster boats. They can even be burnished, allowing racers to squeeze out every possible bit of speed from their hull. On the downside, when the copper is depleted, the hard, tough coating remains and it can be messy and difficult to remove, particularly if multiple layers of paint have been added over the years. Eventually this accumulated paint reaches critical mass, becoming so thick that it begins to crack and peel, necessitating a complete stripping of the hull.