Bottom Primer

  • August 16, 2013 4:32 PM
    Message # 1368218
    Deleted user
    Does anyone have a good bottom primer to recommend?

    David F.
  • August 16, 2013 5:26 PM
    Reply # 1368232 on 1368218
    I used Interlux Interprotext 2000E and I believe it to be about the best on the market. It's not cheap, but what is?

  • August 17, 2013 5:24 AM
    Reply # 1368430 on 1368218
    Deleted user
    I have a gallon kit left over.  Posted it in the "for sale" section.  Only one kit, but is a substantial savings over your local marine supply store.
  • August 17, 2013 4:23 PM
    Reply # 1368676 on 1368218
    With whatever bottom paint you are going to use, you should use the primer that the paint manufacturer recommends to use with their products.  Less chance of problems of the paint not adhering.
  • August 18, 2013 3:26 AM
    Reply # 1368806 on 1368218
    Deleted user
    Is it true that you have to splash the boat within a few days of painting with antifouling paint or the paint will lose its antifouling properties?  I read this somewhere and since I am a rookie, thought I should ask.
  • August 18, 2013 7:10 AM
    Reply # 1368846 on 1368218
    Deleted user
        If you go to the web site of the paint manufacturer for specific paint you plan to use, you can usually find a link to a datasheeet for the product.  I believe some of the older paints had to splash in order to cure, they stayed wet until they were.  A good number of paints today are multi-season and to the best of my knowledge do not require the vessel to be launched directly after application.  The manufacturer is the best source for this info.