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Sea Hawk VMG Racing Finish Bottom Paint

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Sea Hawk VMG Racing Finish Bottom Paint

The Sea Hawk VMG Racing Finish is a revolutionary bottom paint that is geared for fresh water sail and power boaters looking to enhance the performance of their vessels. It earns its designation from the yacht racing acronym for Velocity Made Good, and is specifically formulated and crafted to provide boaters with an added edge in maximizing velocity while protecting their vessels hulls. Enhanced with PTFE, VMG exhibits one of the lowers coefficients of friction while its copper free formula ensures colors stay vivid and true over time. Able to be applied directly over Interlux VC17 and Pettit SR-21 without stripping their hulls.


  • Friction reducing (low drag)
  • Easily cleaned in and out of the water
  • Color stays bright after launch
  • No sanding between coats
  • Fresh water use only


  • Finish: Semi-Gloss
  • Solids by Weight: 22.9%
  • VOC: 487 grams/qt 
  • Coverage: 85 sq. ft./qt. 
  • Number of Coats: 1-2
  • Colors Available: SH410-Gun Metal Gray, SH411-Red, SH412-Blue, SH415-Jet Black, SH16
  • Pack Size: 1 US Quart

How to Apply Sea Hawk VMG Bottom Paint

VMG is a two part paint that must be mixed prior to use. Mix Part A Base with Part B Zinc and Stainless Steel Flakes (found in plastic container under the cap). Stir the base liquid well before slowly adding the powder while continuing to mix. Stir frequently during application to avoid settling. Allow 5 minutes after the powder has been completely added before application.

  • Finish: Semi-Gloss
  • Application Methods: Solvent-resistant rollers or brushes, airless and conventional spray
  • Mix Ratio: 1 Quart + Zinc/Stainless Steel Flakes
  • Film Thickness: 1 mil dry film thickness per coat
  • Recommended Coats: 1 coat on previously painted surface, 2 coats on bare surface
  • Theoretical Coverage: 85 sq. ft./qt
Drying Times
  Temp.   Touch Dry   Overcoat Time   Minimum Launch Time
  41°F   5 Minutes   10 Minutes   20 Minutes
  60°F   5 Minutes   10 Minutes   20 Minutes
  73°F   5 Minutes   10 Minutes   15 Minutes
  95°F   5 Minutes   10 Minutes   10 Minutes

Surface Preparation and Application

Previously Painted Surfaces with Similar Type Coating:

  • VMG may be applied over the following existing paints: Interlux VC17 and Pettit SR-21.
  • Scuff with Scotch Brite pad or sand with 220-320 grit sandpaper to remove as much existing paint as possible.
  • Rinse with water and let dry.
  • Apply 2 coats of VMG.

Previously Painted Surfaces with Hard and Soft Antifouling:

  • Remove existing antifouling before application.

Fiberglass of Vinyl Ester Hulls:

  • Remove any mold release agent, wax, oil, grease, etc. using Sea Hawk S-90 Etch Cleaner or Sea Hawk S-80.
  • Sand entire surface with 220-320 grit sandpaper to a matte finish.
  • Wash the sanded surface with either the S-90 or S-80 to remove any dust.
  • Allow to dry then apply first coat of VMG.

Aluminum and Steel Surfaces:

  • Both aluminum and steel surfaces must be properly treated and primed prior to application.
  • Either surface can be sand blasted or power toll sanded to bright metal.
  • For aluminum surfaces, prime with at least two coats of Sea Hawk S-76 Epoxy Primer.
  • For steel surfaces, use one coat of Sea Hawk S-76 Primer followed by at least 2-3 coats of Sea Hawk Tuff Stuff.
  • Allow the final epoxy coat to fully cure and sand with 220-320 grit sandpaper.
  • Remove sanding dust and allow the surface to dry.
  • Apply first coat of VMG.

Note: Blasted or power tooled metal surfaces must be painted as soon as possible after the preparation to avoid any aluminum oxidation or rust bloom. Refer to data sheet for more information.

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