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Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint


Receive a $10.00 rebate per gallon of Hydrocoat water-based antifouling paint up to two (2) gallons.

With the Purchase of Pettit Hydrocoat Water-Based Antifouling Paint.

Valid January 1, 2016 — May 31, 2016
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This water-based ablative offers excellent multi-season protection against all types of fouling. Its innovative technology replaces noxious solvents found in most bottom paints with water, resulting in easier application and cleanup, with no heavy solvent smell. Hydrocoat’s ablative surface wears away with use, exposing fresh biocides while eliminating paint buildup and the need for sanding. Its unlimited dry time to launch allows for painting in the fall.

  • Type: Water-based ablative
  • Recommended Usage: All fouling waters
  • Biocide: 40% Cuprous oxide
  • Additives: PTFE
  • Number of Coats Recommended: 2-3
  • Coverage: 430sq.ft./gal.
  • Drying Time: To overcoat 3hrs: To launch: 6hrs. @ 70°F
  • Thinner: Water
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Blue, Gallon 5436878 1124006
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Reg. $179.99

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$149.99

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Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Blue, Quart 6077556 1124008
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$72.99

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Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Green, Gallon 10630093 1134006
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Reg. $179.99

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$149.99

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Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Red, Gallon 5436886 1164006
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Reg. $179.99

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$149.99

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Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Black, Gallon 3745288 1184006
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Reg. $179.99

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$149.99

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Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint, Black, Quart 13736517 1184008
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$72.99

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Product Description


Receive a $10.00 rebate per gallon of Hydrocoat water-based antifouling paint up to two (2) gallons.

With the Purchase of Pettit Hydrocoat Water-Based Antifouling Paint.

Valid January 1, 2016 — May 31, 2016
View Details


This water-based ablative offers excellent multi-season protection against all types of fouling. Its innovative technology replaces noxious solvents found in most bottom paints with water, resulting in easier application and cleanup, with no heavy solvent smell. Hydrocoat’s ablative surface wears away with use, exposing fresh biocides while eliminating paint buildup and the need for sanding. Its unlimited dry time to launch allows for painting in the fall.

  • Type: Water-based ablative
  • Recommended Usage: All fouling waters
  • Biocide: 40% Cuprous oxide
  • Additives: PTFE
  • Number of Coats Recommended: 2-3
  • Coverage: 430sq.ft./gal.
  • Drying Time: To overcoat 3hrs: To launch: 6hrs. @ 70°F
  • Thinner: Water

Specs

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PettitHydrocoat Antifouling Paint
 
4.3

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (37)
  • Visually pleasing (27)
  • Protects well (26)
  • Weather proof (15)
  • Antifouling properties (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (6)
  • Heavy fouling areas (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (18), Casual/ recreational (18), Beginner (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great stuff

I have a 2001 Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 3055, I keep it on a trailer at home in the off season, from November to April, I was getting it ready for the 2013 season,...Read complete review

I have a 2001 Bayliner Ciera Sunbridge 3055, I keep it on a trailer at home in the off season, from November to April, I was getting it ready for the 2013 season, servicing the engines, waxing etc. I noticed that my antifouling paint was in need of refreshing after 3 seasons. I called West Marine and described what I had and the lady on the phone recommended Pettit Hydrocoat. I ordered two gallons and it arrived in three days. I pressure washed the bottom of the boat and the drives/props, Then I jacked the boat off the trailer (use caution) and blocked it. I then painted over the trailer bunks, three coat. The next day I lowered the boat on the trailer and painted the rest. Two gallons, three generous coats on a 30ft boat. Goes on easy, water clean up, good finish, minimal smell. The paint dries very fast so don't put too much at the time in the pan because it will make a skin on top. Can't talk durability yet but thus far, very satisfied.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

One of the worst paints I have ever used.

My boat is a forty foot Beneteau sailboat. I had the bottom done last fall with the regular hydrocoat. I sailed from South Carolina down to Miami in October. Within two weeks of...Read complete review

My boat is a forty foot Beneteau sailboat. I had the bottom done last fall with the regular hydrocoat. I sailed from South Carolina down to Miami in October. Within two weeks of being anchored in Miami I had barnacles growing on the bottom. I had a diver clean the bottom. After a few weeks more the bottom was getting covered with slime and grass. Well I had the bottom cleaned again in April for my sail back to South Carolina. The water was cold then so the paint did well. Buy July with the water temp at 86 deg and using the boat almost everyday with in weeks of another cleaning the bottom was covered with barnacles again. I am very dissatisfied with this paint and am trying to find something better for this haul out in a few more weeks. I want ablative paint, does anyone have any suggestions?

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5.0

i saw the results of a Pettit study first hand.

By Rick

from Fairfield, CT

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

      used it last year and had no growth on the bottom will touch up with it again this year. It works great and easy to use. i was a believer in solvent based paints till i used this.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easy to apply and clean-up with great performance

      By Kevin

      from Massachusetts seacoast

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Protects Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

          Used this product last year and it protected all season long in salt water. Bottom cleaned easily with power washer when hauled out at the end of the season. Water-based paint means easy application and easy clean-up from what can be a messy job. Worked so well, I'm applying again this year. Could have gotten a second season except for places where old bottom paint I couldn't scrap off last year has loosened over the winter.

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          4.0

          I buy thgis every spring for my bottom paint

          By Crazy Bill

          from Cape May NJ

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well
          • Visually Pleasing
          • Weather Proof

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

              Best bottom paint I've used to date.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Slime and no difference between SR

              By SailorD

              from Plymouth ma

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Protects Well
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                  I have been using it in MA on a 40' sailboat for 2 years. No hard growth but lots of brown/green slime. Easy to brush off but annoying. I did a test last year with SR on one side and standard on the other. I saw no difference at any time during the 5 month season. Save your money and don't bother with the SR is my conclusion.
                  That said, easy to use and water clean up is a joy. Also my previous micron had the same slime issues

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                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  First Experience

                  By Not Applicable

                  from Toms River, NJ

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Caution - Paper cover makes it possible to drop

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                      New product

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Bad paint and bad customer service from Pettit Paint

                      By VickiV

                      from Port Richey, FL

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Not Durable

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                          Marina applied to 22ft pontoon boat. Top coat immediately started coming off. Pettit dealer came to inspect and thought it might not have cured long enough. Provided paint to re-do. Marina re-applied per Pettit rep instruction. Paint started coming off within 2 weeks (top coat only, primer was fine). Pettit rep came out again and told us they were having problems with this paint on the west coast of Florida. Said they would have it re-done with their harder paint. However they would not pay the marina's labor. Fortunately for us the marina made it good with a different brand. Bad service Pettit. Marina shouldn't have to eat the labor to re-apply twice on your bad paint.

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                          • No

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          One of the worst paints I have ever used.

                          By Captian Dave

                          from Georgetown, SC

                          About Me Professional

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Visually Pleasing

                          Cons

                          • Ineffective

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                            My boat is a forty foot Beneteau sailboat. I had the bottom done last fall with the regular hydrocoat. I sailed from South Carolina down to Miami in October. Within two weeks of being anchored in Miami I had barnacles growing on the bottom. I had a diver clean the bottom. After a few weeks more the bottom was getting covered with slime and grass. Well I had the bottom cleaned again in April for my sail back to South Carolina. The water was cold then so the paint did well. Buy July with the water temp at 86 deg and using the boat almost everyday with in weeks of another cleaning the bottom was covered with barnacles again. I am very dissatisfied with this paint and am trying to find something better for this haul out in a few more weeks. I want ablative paint, does anyone have any suggestions?

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            He slimed me...

                            By Elydoug

                            from Ocean City,NJ

                            About Me Advanced

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Visually Pleasing

                            Cons

                            • Ineffective

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                              I wanted to use an Eco-friendly product and have had good success with Pettit products in the past. I purchased two gallons of Hydrocoat SR to use on my 20 foot Grady White 209 Escape. I stripped the hull to bare gel coat and applied two gallons of Interlux barrier coat. I next applied one gallon of Hydrocoat SR and launched for the season. I keep my boat in a slip in southern New Jersey about 8 months of the year. The boat is run 2-4 times per week. After about 3 months, a moderate amount of yellowish brown slime had developed all over the bottom paint. When I pulled the boat out in December, the slime power washed quite easily as long as it was done before the slime had a chance to dry. The spots under the trailer rollers that had dried never came clean without sanding.
                              Thinking that I didn't have enough product on the bottom, I applied another gallon before launching this season. Now 4 months into the season, I again have a significant slime growth. It scrubs off easily with a soft deck brush, but I also get a blue color too so I know that some of the paint is sloughing off as well. The slime growth is pretty bad so I don't know if I could trade the effectiveness of traditional ablative paints for the lower volatility of this product.
                              The slime suppression is poor with this Hydrocoat SR.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent

                              By Goose

                              from Cape cod

                              About Me Advanced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • water clean up +++

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                                  Easy to apply,great protection good for the environment!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Fantastic

                                  By Jake22

                                  from Boston

                                  About Me Beginner

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Protects Well
                                  • Visually Pleasing
                                  • Weather Proof

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Outdoor

                                    Comments about Hydrocoat Antifouling Paint:

                                    I just purchased a Used Fiberglass inflatable. I painted the Bottom and it looks Great!
                                    Easy to use, Great Coverage, Nice color.
                                    I reccomend this product to anyone.

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                                    • No

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