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INTERLUX Trilux® 33 Antifouling Paint

The highest performance aerosol antifouling available, Trilux® 33 Aerosol is formulated specifically for aluminum outboards and outdrives, and can be used on all underwater metals. Biolux Technology is used to control slime growth. Prime bare metal with Primocon ( SKU 3732872). 16oz.

Not for sale in California and in States where prohibited by law.

  • Type: Aluminum aerosol
  • Recommended Usage: Fresh, salt, brackish water; Trailerable, dry-stored boats; Aluminum lower units and outdrives
  • Biocide: Cuprous Thiocyanate
  • Additives: Biolux (anti-slime technology)
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Two or more
  • Coverage: 22sq.ft./can (approx. one lower unit)
  • Drying Time: To touch: 30-45 min.; To overcoat: 4-16 hrs.; To launch: 8-24 hrs.
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Trilux 33, Black 3732815 YBA063A/16
In stock online.

$43.99

Trilux 33, Gray 12040267 YBA064A/16
In stock online.

$43.99

Trilux 33, White 3732823 YBA068A/16
In stock online.

$43.99

Product Description

The highest performance aerosol antifouling available, Trilux® 33 Aerosol is formulated specifically for aluminum outboards and outdrives, and can be used on all underwater metals. Biolux Technology is used to control slime growth. Prime bare metal with Primocon ( SKU 3732872). 16oz.

Not for sale in California and in States where prohibited by law.

  • Type: Aluminum aerosol
  • Recommended Usage: Fresh, salt, brackish water; Trailerable, dry-stored boats; Aluminum lower units and outdrives
  • Biocide: Cuprous Thiocyanate
  • Additives: Biolux (anti-slime technology)
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Two or more
  • Coverage: 22sq.ft./can (approx. one lower unit)
  • Drying Time: To touch: 30-45 min.; To overcoat: 4-16 hrs.; To launch: 8-24 hrs.

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InterluxTrilux 33 Antifouling Paint
 
2.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

36%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Protects well (4)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Engine (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (9), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Antofouling in Brackish water

For years I wire-brushed and repainted outdrive every spring with Volvo gray on zinc chromate primer, and it peeled off by the end of the season. Yard mechanic recommended Trilux 33 in gray....Read complete review

For years I wire-brushed and repainted outdrive every spring with Volvo gray on zinc chromate primer, and it peeled off by the end of the season. Yard mechanic recommended Trilux 33 in gray. This time, I used Interprotect 2000E for primer. At the end of the season, there was very little peeling, not much slime growth and the outdrive powerwashed well in the fall. This Spring, I'll just wipe it down and add another can for another season. Only downside is the dull gray doesn't match the VP shiny gray; but it works, so I'll use it again this year.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ineffective at Stopping Barnacles

Have tried Primocon and Trilux 33 for a few years on my outdrive. It applies great, dries fast, and leaves an excellent finish. However, it doesn't appear to be effective at preventing...Read complete review

Have tried Primocon and Trilux 33 for a few years on my outdrive. It applies great, dries fast, and leaves an excellent finish. However, it doesn't appear to be effective at preventing bottom growth. I boat in Chesapeake Bay region and continually experience heavy barnacle build up that must be scraped about every month during the boating season. Going to try something different this year.

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2.0

Nozzle clogged up - couldn't use the whole can

By Sea Six

from Marco Island, FL

About Me Advanced

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to Use
    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • aluminum dock ladder

    Comments about Trilux 33 Antifouling Paint:

    I tried to spray my aluminum dock ladder. The nozzle got clogged up about half way through the can and I couldn't get any more paint out. Plus the nozzle leaked and I got paint all over my fingers. What a waste of money - I'm taking the can back.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Paint's great but the nozzle stinks

    By Crazy Monkey

    from Brick

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Protects Well
    • Weather Proof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Engine

      Comments about Trilux 33 Antifouling Paint:

      Paint works as advertised, but if you don't completely use the can, good luck cleaning the nozzle. Followed the directions exactly as written, but next time, paint barely came out and eventually stopped - with more than 1/2 of the can left. No way to order/buy additional nozzles, so now I have a 1/2 used can and no way to get the paint out of it.

      Very expensive usage.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      A product that actually works!

      By Rick

      from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Protects Well

      Cons

      • Costly

      Best Uses

      • Engine
      • Engine brackets

      Comments about Trilux 33 Antifouling Paint:

      I applied this last spring to that underwater parts of my outboards, was barnacle free at the end of the season. I reapplied this year after removing any loose paint and brushing away any slime, etc. We'll see if it works even better with a second application.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Anti fowling paint

      By Kenny

      from Venice Florida

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Engine

        Comments about Trilux 33 Antifouling Paint:

        Easy to aim and dries quickly, was able to top coat same day

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Easy to use but won't cover out derive

        By Pete

        from Alamo, CA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor

        Comments about Trilux 33 Antifouling Paint:

        This product is to small to fully cover outdrive!!! Larger can of aerosol paint is needed!! Cost is high for product that is short in quantity!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't waste your time or money

        By Grec

        from RI

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Difficult to Use
        • Messy
        • Spray Cans Malfunction

        Best Uses

        • Good For Target Practice

        Comments about Interlux Trilux 33 Antifouling Paint:

        Shook can for a full 3 minutes after hearing the ball. Pressed on the spray head and entire contents discharged from under the head, never passing through the nozzle. Thought it was a fluke so bought another can and the same thing happened. If they are going to charge over $40 for a can of paint, it ought to at least operate as good as a $6 can of rustoleum

         
        4.0

        Excellent Antofouling in Brackish water

        By John on Dawn Treader

        from Delaware River and Upper Chesapeake

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Powerwashes Well
        • Protects Well
        • Retards Slime

        Cons

        • Color Doesn't Match

        Best Uses

        • Outdrive Antifouling

        Comments about Interlux Trilux 33 Antifouling Paint:

        For years I wire-brushed and repainted outdrive every spring with Volvo gray on zinc chromate primer, and it peeled off by the end of the season. Yard mechanic recommended Trilux 33 in gray. This time, I used Interprotect 2000E for primer. At the end of the season, there was very little peeling, not much slime growth and the outdrive powerwashed well in the fall. This Spring, I'll just wipe it down and add another can for another season. Only downside is the dull gray doesn't match the VP shiny gray; but it works, so I'll use it again this year.

         
        5.0

        Works great in fresh water

        By Waterskiing Waterskiing

        from Maine

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Protects Well
        • Weather Proof

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Trilux 33 Antifouling Paint:

            Used on a Volvo Penta outdrive. The outdrive has been rebuilt (new skeg) and required repainting. I used to use the Volvo OEM paint, but it always blistered and peeled - requiring repainting every season. I painted with this product 3 years ago and this is the first time I need to touchup. Excellent performance in fresh water.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Poor Performance

            By Jmeccaman

            from Kennedyville, MD

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Trilux 33 Antifouling Paint:

                  I have used this product for years and this year we had high salinity water and the outdrive was attacked by barnacles. Horrible performance. Never again!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not effective

                  By Mike

                  from Deale, MD

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                    • Engine

                    Comments about Trilux 33 Antifouling Paint:

                    After pulling the boat out of the water last season, I noticed just as many barnacles as I had with the regular stern drive paint. Not worth the time and money.

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