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Sea Hawk Cukote Bottom Paint

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Sea Hawk Cukote Bottom Paint

Sea Hawk's Cukote Bottom Paint is a self-polishing ablative paint that provides multi-season protection. Cukote Bottom Paint has a high load of cuprous oxide that makes this formula a top performer even in the most severe fouling areas. Due to its ablative and self-polishing nature, there is no buildup of bottom paint over time. The underwater surface of your hull remains clean and smooth, making this an ideal bottom paint for fast moving vessels. The copolymer in Cukote can withstand removal from water without affecting its antifouling properties. Sea Hawk's Cukote is the premium self-polishing antifouling paint that has established the standard in the industry.

Features:

  • Semi-Hard, self-polishing ablative finish
  • Multi-season performance
  • Removing boat from water does not affect antifouling properties
  • Effective below the waterline on fiberglass, steel, and wood vessels
  • No TBT (organotin compounds)
  • 47.5% Cuprous oxide

Specifications:

  • Finish: Semi-Gloss
  • Copper Content: 47.57%
  • VOC: 398 grams/liter
  • Coverage: 346 sq. ft.
  • Number of Coats: 2
  • Colors Available: 3445-Black, 3441-Red, 3442-Blue, 3434-Teal
  • Pack Size: 1 US Gallon

How to Apply Sea Hawk Cukote Bottom Paint

Sea Hawk Cukote Bottom Paint is easily applied by brush, roller, or spray. When rolling, use only a high-quality short nap 3/8” roller cover. Apply using thin coats. For the smoothest possible finish, thin the paint approximately 10% using water. Cukote has a tendency for settling to occur, especially if the paint has been on the shelf for several months. Thoroughly mix the paint before using. Before using, check the sides and bottom of the can to make sure all the pigment has been mixed in.

  • Finish: Semi-Gloss
  • Coverage:  320 Sq Ft
  • Application Method: Bursh, Rolling, Airless Sprayer
  • Maximum Roller Thickness: 3/8” Nap
  • Number of Coats: 2
  • Wet Film Thickness: 5.0 mils
  • Dry Film Thickness: 2.2 mils
  • Application Temp: 50° F Min/ 95° F Max
  • Thinner: Maximum 10% Sea Hawk 2031 Reducer
Drying Times
  Substrate Temp.   Touch Dry   Minimum Overcoat Time   Minimum Launch Time
  73°F   2 hours   1 hour   12 hours
  95°F   1 hour   1 hour   12 hours

Surface Preparation and Application

Previously Painted Surfaces

  • Known Compatibility of existing antifoulant
    • Power wash to remove any loose paint or other contaminants.
    • Scuff sand with 80 grit sandpaper, remove all residue and let dry.
    • Apply minimum 2 coats of Cukote. Allow 3-6 hours between coats and a minimum overnight dry.
  • Unknown Compatibility of existing antifoulant
    • Power wash to remove any loose paint or other contaminants.
    • Scuff sand with 80 grit sandpaper, remove all residue and let dry.
    • Apply 1 coat of 1277 Barrier coat primer or 1283 Island Primer
    • Apply minimum of two coats of Cukote. Allow 3-6 hours between coats and a minimum overnight dry.
  • Poor condition of existing antifoulant
    • If previous coating is cracking, peeling, or flaking strip the antifoulant with stripper, sanding, or commercial blasting.
    • Once stripped refer to the Bare Fiberglass Application Guidelines.

Bare Fiberglass

  • To prepare the surface it is important to remove all contaminants first. Scrub the surface with detergent soap and a stiff brush.
  • Using either S-80 Wax N’ Grease Killer or S-90 De-Wax Etch & Cleaner scrub the surface and rinse thoroughly.
  • Sand to a uniform dull looking surface with 80-100 grit sandpaper and rewash with S-80 Wax and Grease Killer or S-90 De-Watch Etch & Cleaner
  • Once cleaned and sanded, seal the surface with 2-3 coats of Tuff Stuff. Apply the second coat once the first has a tacky feel.
  • Apply minimum of two coats of Cukote. Allow 3-6 hours between coats and a minimum

Sanding Method:

  • Sand to a uniform dull looking surface with 80-100 grit sandpaper and rewash with S-80 Wax and Grease Killer or S-90 De-Watch Etch & Cleaner
  • Apply minimum of two coats of Cukote. Allow 3-6 hours between coats and a minimum overnight dry.

Non-Sanding Method:

  • Apply one thin coat of Sea Hawk 1266 no more than .3-.5 mils wet film thickness and allow to dry for 1 hour.
  • Apply minimum of two coats of Cukote. Allow 3-6 hours between coats and a minimum overnight dry.

Bare Wood

  • Clean the surface and ensure it is dry and free of contaminants.
  • Sand to a uniformly frosty, dull looking surface with 80-100 grit sandpaper.
  • Apply two coats of Cukote. Apply first coat thinned 20% and let dry overnight.
  • Apply two more coats allowing 3-6 hours between coats and a minimum overnight dry.

Steel/Aluminum Hulls

  • Sandblast to near white or white metal SSPC-SP-10 or equivalent. Remove residue by brush or compressed air.

Copper Based Antifoulant Application

  • Apply two coats of S-76 Primer, the first coat applied within 1 hour of sanding. Allow the first coat to dry to a tacky feel then apply second coat.
  • Seal the surface by using 3-4 coats of Tuff Stuff. Apply the first coat within 8 hours of applying the last coat of S-76.
  • Apply minimum of two coats of Cukote, allow 3-6 hours between coats.

Copper-Free Antifouling Application for Aluminum Only

  • Seal the surface with 2 coats of Tuff Stuff. Apply the first coat and allow the surface to dry to a tacky finish. 
  • Apply minimum of two coats of Cukote, allow 3-6 hours between coats and a minimum overnight dry.

Above information sourced from Sea Hawk Bottom Paint Application Instructions

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