Interlux Bilgekote Bilge Enamel
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Bilgekote is a fast drying, durable coating formulated for application to bilge areas. Bilgekote helps prevent absorption of oil, gasoline or sludge into wood and fiberglass. Bilgekote may be applied over any well-adhered paint. Do not apply Bilgekote directly over clear epoxy.
- High opacity for excellent covering power
- Hard wearing
- Semi-Gloss Finish
- Coverage in 2-3 Coats
Interlux Special Thinner: For spray applications & clean-up
Interlux Brush Thinner: For brush application & clean-up
- Finish: Semi-gloss
- Number of Coats: 2 coats minimum
- Application Method: Brush, roller or spray
- Coverage: 450 sq. ft/gal.
How To Apply
APPLICATION DATA METHOD: Airless Spray, Brush, Conventional Spray, Roller- Pressure Pot or Siphon Cup
NUMBER OF COATS: 2-3 minimum
DRY FILM THICKNESS PER COAT: 2 mils
COVERAGE: 300 sq. ft/gal.
APPLICATION TEMP: 50°F Min. / 95°F Max.
THINNER: Brushing Liquid 333
|Temp||To Touch||To Recoat|
|95°F||1 HR||16 HR|
|73°F||2 HR||12 HR|
|50°F||3 HR||8 HR|
Note: Bilgekote must be sanded between coats.
PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: The surface must be clean and dry. Sand using 180-220 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue.
BARE FIBERGLASS: In Good Condition Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. Degrease by wiping with a rag soaked in Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Sand with 180 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. In Poor Condition Clean as above. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Apply White Undercoater 279.
CLEAR EPOXY: Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. Degrease by wiping with a rag soaked in Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Apply one coat of Epoxy Barrier-Kote 404/414.
BARE WOOD: Sand surface, wipe clean. Apply White Undercoater 279. Sand surface, wipe clean.
BARE METAL: 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 Barrier-Kote 404/414.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Apply 2-3 coats of Bilgekote following the proper dry times. Sand between coats using 220-320 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue with a rag dampened with Brushing Liquid 333. Bilgekote 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. For spray application use Special Thinner 216. Thin no more than 10%. Cleaner Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Epoxy - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. 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. Bilgekote is best applied in thin coats. 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. 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 29°C/85°F.
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