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Sea Hawk Islands 44 TF Bottom Paint

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Sea Hawk Islands 44 TF Bottom Paint

The Sea Hawk Islands 44 TF is an advanced tin-free, self-polishing antifouling bottom paint that keeps your hull bottom free of organic growth over multiple cruising seasons. Suitable for both sailing and motor yachts, Islands 44 TF dries to a glossy sheen which helps reduce drag yielding improved speed with less fuel consumption. This dual-biocide antifouling paint utilizes a high purity Cuprous Oxide combined with pharmaceutical-grade Econea to protect your hull against both hard and soft growth. The controlled release formulation ensures biocides are dispersed at a precise rate independent of water types. Islands 44 TF has high volume solids, maximizing surface coverage to yield reduced paint usage.

Sea Hawk Islands 44 TF's low VOC formulation complies with rigid limits set by the California Air Quality Management Board and offers a slim-resistant yacht finish with California-compliant VOC emissions and low copper leach rate. This paint provides boaters with a high-performance antifouling that is compatible with virtually every solvent-based bottom paint, including those containing tin.

Features:

  • Gloss finish
  • Tin-Free multi season performance
  • Effective in fresh, brackish, and salt waters
  • Premium quality raw materials and biocides
  • Econea Biocide Fights both Hard and Soft growth
  • Highest grade of cuprous oxide available to help keep barnacles away
  • High solids volume content maximizes surface coverage, reducing application time
  • Compatible with virtually every solvent-based bottom paint, including those containing tin
  • 32.7% Cuprous Oxide

Specifications:

  • Finish: Gloss
  • Volume Solids: 61%
  • Solids by Weight: 82%
  • VOC: 300 grams per liter / 2.5 lbs. per gallon
  • Copper Leach Rate: 5.98 Micrograms/cm2/Day
  • Coverage: 228-408 sq. ft./gal.

Pack Size: 1 US Gallon

Colors Available: 1005TF-Black, 1002TF-Blue


How to Apply Sea Hawk Islands 44 TF Bottom Paint

Sea Hawk Islands 44 TF 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 Sea Hawk 2053 Reducer. Islands 44 TF 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:  228-408 Sq Ft
  • Application Method: Bursh, Rolling, Airless Sprayer
  • Maximum Roller Thickness: 3/8” Nap
  • Number of Coats: 2
  • Wet Film Thickness: 4.0-7.0 mils
  • Dry Film Thickness: 2.4-4.3 mils
  • Application Temp: 50° F Min/ 95° F Max
  • Thinner: Sea Hawk 2053 Reducer (10% maximum)
Drying Times
Substrate Temp. Touch Dry Minimum Time Maximum Time Launch
77° F 2 hours 1 hour N/A 12 hours
95° F 1 hour 1 hour N/A 12 hours

*The drying times above are based on 4-7 mils wet at 50% humidity

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 Island 44 TF. 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 Island 44 TF. 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 Island 44 TF. 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 Island 44 TF. 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 Island 44 TF. 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 Island 44 TF. 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 Island 44 TF, 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 Island 44 TF, 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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