Interlux Pacifica Plus Antifouling Marine Paint

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Interlux Pacifica Plus Antifouling Marine Paint with Biolux

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Interlux Pacifica Plus is designed for those looking for a copper free antifouling. Pacifica Plus is a dual biocide antifouling that uses Biolux Slime Blocking Technology to combat slime and Econea to ward off barnacles and zebra mussels. Because it wears away with use, the performance of Pacifica Plus is directly related to the amount of paint applied (thin film thickness may lead to premature fouling). Pacifica Plus is available in bright colors and is suitable for use on all boats including fiberglass, aluminum, wood and steel and can be used in all waters. Pacifica Plus can be brush or roller applied.

What is Econea? 

Econea is a copper-replacement technology that aids antifouling performance at very low concentrations. Econea also breaks down quickly once emitted from the paint film, and unlike Copper Oxide, it is safer for use on aluminum. Econea helps protect against the more severe fouling organisms such as barnacle and weeds.

Pacifica Plus Features:

  • Outstanding Copper-free bottom paint
  • Contains Econea™ to control shell growth and Biolux® Slime-Blocking technology
  • Clean, crisp, bright colors
  • High solids, reduced solvent emissions
  • Fast dry, low odor
  • Polishing action for improved fuel efficiencies which equals reduced Carbon Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide into the air
  • Suitable for all substrates, including aluminum


  • Finish: Low Sheen
  • Application Area: Below the waterline
  • Number of Coats: 2-3

Associated Products:

Interlux Special Thinner: For thinning - do not exceed 10% per volume

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black (ILX-YBB-263G)
  • Blue (ILX-YBB-260G)
  • Red (ILX-YBB-262G)



How To Apply

APPLICATION DATA METHOD: Airless Spray, Brush, Conventional Spray, Roller


DRY FILM THICKNESS PER COAT: 2 mils (3 mils wet)

COVERAGE: 528 sq. ft/gal.

APPLICATION TEMP: 41°F Min. / 95°F Max.

THINNER: Special Thinner 216

Temp To Touch To Recoat To Launch
95°F 1 HR 2 HR 4 HR
73°F 2 HR 4 HR 6 HR
50°F 3 HR 6 HR 9 HR

PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: In Good Condition with Pacifica or Trilux 33 Sand with 80 (grit) grade paper. Wipe with Special Thinner 216. TBT Copolymers If these coatings are more than a year old, wet sand the surface with 80 (grit) grade paper to a clean, firmly attached surface. Wipe down with Special Thinner 216. Apply 1-2 coats of TBT Sealer. Non-TBT Copolymers Apply 1 coat of Primocon. Hard Antifoulings Sand surface with 80 grade (grit) paper to a clean firmly attached surface, wipe with Special Thinner 216. Apply Pacifica Plus. In Poor Condition Remove antifouling paint in poor condition with Interstrip Semi-Paste 299E. Sand and wipe clean with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.

BARE FIBERGLASS: Begin by scrubbing the surface thoroughly with a stiff brush using soap and water to remove loose dirt and contamination. Flush with fresh water to remove the soap residue. Remove mold release wax using one of the following methods: Apply Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601 or Low VOC Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202V with a maroon, 3M Scotch-Brite®  pad and scrub well. Flush with fresh water or wipe off with a clean, wet cloth ensuring that no traces of Fiberglass Surface Prep or Low VOC Fiberglass Solvent Wash remain. or An alternate method would be to dampen cheesecloth with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Wipe thoroughly to remove all surface contamination and cleaners. Wipe off with a clean, dry rag before liquid dries. Wipe only a few square feet at a time and change rags frequently. To be certain the contamination has been removed, run water over the surface. If the water beads up or separates, repeat one of the above methods. When the water sheets off, all contamination has been removed. Repair all scratches, nicks and dings by sanding those areas with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Fill the repair areas with Interlux® Watertite Epoxy filler. No Sand System - Clean surface as above. Apply one coat of Interlux Interprotect 2000E. When the Interprotect 2000E is thumbprint tacky apply the first coat of Pacifica Plus. Apply the second coat of Pacifica Plus allowing the appropriate dry times between coats. Sanding System - Clean surface as above. Sand entire gel coat well with 80-grit sandpaper until a flat, matte finish is obtained. Wipe surface clean. Repair imperfections with Interlux® Watertite (YAV135). Sand and wipe clean.

BARE WOOD: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Clean with Special Thinner 216. Apply first coat reduced 10% with Special Thinner 216. Fill seams, if necessary, with Seam Compound Brown 30.

STEEL HULLS: Contact the Interlux Technical Service Department at 1-800-468-7589 for full information.

BARE ALUMINUM: Sandblast or sand with medium grade (grit) emery cloth to a bright metal finish and wipe clean. Apply one coat of Interprotect 2000E that has been thinned 15-20% with Reducing Solvent 2316N. Apply the Interprotect the same day as blasting or sanding. FACTORY FINISHED ALUMINUM Prime with Primocon.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: At least 2 coats should be applied. Apply an extra stripe coat in areas of high wear such as chines, rudders, sterngear and any leading edges. Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. Surface must be dry and clean, and free from grease, loose paint etc. Do not apply Pacifica Plus directly to aluminum. All metal surfaces must be primed with Interprotect 2000E/2001E or Primocon. Do not apply direct to tin-based paint such as Micron® 33, Micron® 44 or Tri-Lux® IIT. Airless Spray Pressure: 170-204 bar/2500-3000 psi. Tip Size: 0.53 mm/0.021" Conventional Spray Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi (gun pressure); 10-15 psi (pot pressure). Tip Size: 1.8-2.2 mm/0.071-0.087" Thinning Do not exceed 10% maximum.


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Google Product Type:
Paint Type:
Ablative Antifouling
Number of Seasons:
Multi Season
Antifouling Type:
Copper Free
Anti-Slime Additive:
Hull Material:
Aluminum, Fiberglass, Steel, Wood
Water Type:
Brackish Water, Fresh Water, Salt Water
Rebate Center:
Rebate Available
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