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INTERLUX Fiberglass Bottomcoat ACT Bottom Paint

ACT uses Ablative Technology to provide excellent season-to-season protection. Ablative Technology enables it to erode away with use and eliminates the build-up of old spent coatings and the heavy sanding needed to remove them. ACT provides excellent protection against all forms of marine fouling in waters with moderate to heavy fouling and can be used in fresh, salt and brackish waters.

  • Best value Ablative Antifouling protection
  • Eliminates Paint Build Up and Sanding
  • Flexible application schedule, paint in the Fall and launch in the Spring
  • Available in 3-gallon packaging, helps gain margin and labor efficiencies in the boat yard

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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Fiberglass Bottomkote ACT, Blue, Gal 7810377 Y6690B/1
Limited availability.

$164.99

Fiberglass Bottomkote ACT, Blue, 3 Gal 10175966 Y6690B/3
Limited availability.

$454.99

Fiberglass Bottomkote ACT, Black, Gal 7810419 Y7790B/1
Limited availability.

$164.99

Fiberglass Bottomkote ACT, Black, 3 Gal 10175958 Y7790B/3
Limited availability.

$454.99

Product Description

ACT uses Ablative Technology to provide excellent season-to-season protection. Ablative Technology enables it to erode away with use and eliminates the build-up of old spent coatings and the heavy sanding needed to remove them. ACT provides excellent protection against all forms of marine fouling in waters with moderate to heavy fouling and can be used in fresh, salt and brackish waters.

  • Best value Ablative Antifouling protection
  • Eliminates Paint Build Up and Sanding
  • Flexible application schedule, paint in the Fall and launch in the Spring
  • Available in 3-gallon packaging, helps gain margin and labor efficiencies in the boat yard

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InterluxFiberglass Bottomcoat ACT Bottom Paint
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (12)
  • Protects well (10)
  • Visually pleasing (10)

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (7), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

Applied to Bottom of ComPac 16

By Ted

from Eastern North Carolina

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Have not launched yet
  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

  • No Con, Lot of Stirring
  • To Mix

Best Uses

    Comments about Fiberglass Bottomcoat ACT Bottom Paint:

    Have not launched boat yet. ACT went on good with 4' Nap Trim Roller. Took approximately 1/2 Gal. to put on two good coats of Ablative Bottom Paint on ComPac 16 Sailboat. See no problem of it being durable, and does a smooth nice looking job.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Best Way To Go

    By Ted

    from Eastern North Carolina

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Covers Good, 6" Roller
    • Easy to Use
    • Sailboat not in water yet
    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fiberglass Bottomcoat ACT Bottom Paint:

        Using on ComPac 16 Sailboat so need Ablative. ACT covered good using 6" roller with trim nap. Did take a while to stir before use though. According to reviews it will do the job but I have not put boat in water yet.

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        • No
         
        4.0

        very good i used it for for 4 previous years.

        By dick

        from bourne ma.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Protects Well
        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor

          Comments about Fiberglass Bottomcoat ACT Bottom Paint:

          the product is very durable an has good color

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          • No
           
          4.0

          A fine short season ablative

          By Sailing Addict

          from Brunswick, ME

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Up With Water
          • Easy to Use
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

          • Requires A Lot Of Mixing
          • Requires Two Coats

          Best Uses

          • 6 Month Protection

          Comments about Fiberglass Bottomcoat ACT Bottom Paint:

          Goes on easy with a 3/8 nap roller and foam brush, but does require 2 coats for good coverage. Sediment is very thick and heavy. Recommend using a drill attached stir stick in order to adequately mix prior to use. Recommended for those who haul out for the winter, as growth protection is probably good for only 6 months.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Great ablative bottom paint

          By George

          from Lake St Clair

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fiberglass Bottomcoat ACT Bottom Paint:

              I have been using the previous 779 Black for 26 years. This 779 Act is apparently the successor. With the added benefit of slime guard. The boat hull has always stayed quite clean and requires minimal cleaning at hall out.

              The big benefit I see to this paint is I do not have a huge sanding job like the more expensive paint because this paint slowly disappears over a few years. Even though the other more expensive paints are ablative, they leave behind an impenetrable coat of paint that must be sanded off.. Even after 4 years.

              On the other hand, 779 Black and I expect 779 ACT black disappear nearly completely after 4 years. So if you hate to sand, this is what you want.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Great paint-cost too much

              By Happy Our

              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Protects Well
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

              • Too expensive

              Best Uses

              • Hull

              Comments about Fiberglass Bottomcoat ACT Bottom Paint:

              Covered the entire hull of a never been painted fiberglass hull first application. Then I just paint over any bare spots or areas that look too thin because any good paint like this simply cost too much!

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              • No
               
              4.0

              Works as expected

              By JanS

              from Newport RI

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wood Trim

                Comments about Fiberglass Bottomcoat ACT Bottom Paint:

                Beware using over new wood does not look like using over old wood. Teak contains a lot of natural wax when new. All the cleaners in the world do not remove the wax therefore the stain effect is not as great as with old wood.

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Bottom Paint

                By Tee Jay III

                from PT. Lambton On.

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Protects Well
                • Visually Pleasing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Interlux Fiberglass Bottomcoat ACT Bottom Paint:

                    I have an older boat that had a thick build up from previous paints that was flaking in places. I scraped off what I could, dabbed paint in bare spots to build it up a bit, and painted two thick coats. It actually smoothed out and looked great. This will be season #3, still no flaking and it still looks great. In warm fresh water 2 years and no algae. Why pay for sandblasting when you can use this?

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent slime control

                    By DreamCatcher

                    from Green Bay Wisconsin

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Protects Well
                    • Slime Control

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Interlux Fiberglass Bottomcoat ACT Bottom Paint:

                        DreamCatcher is a 40' Silverton that spends six months a year in Lake Michigan / Green Bay. With the algae blooms prevalent during July and August, buildup of slime and algae lines at the water line is common and visually distracting. This is my second season using Interlux ACT with slime control and the product is excellent. Once a week trip at cruise and the water line is clean as it was when launched. Following pressure washing for winter storage, it was probably not necessary to recoat, although we did add a another coat this winter. I would highly recommend using this product if algae/slime are issues. In addition, we have not had any zebra mussel buildup in low flow areas this past season. Not sure if its due to bottom paint or just dumb luck.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Bottom Constantly Looks New

                        By Greg M

                        from Lake Lanier, GA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Protects Well
                        • Visually Pleasing

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Interlux Fiberglass Bottomcoat ACT Bottom Paint:

                            I really like this product. I get people giving my boat a double take all the time - with the new bottom paint and hull being compounded out and waxed - it looks showroom new. My boat stays in the GA lake water all year so fighting slime was my higher focal point. I have a 30ft Donzi Cabin Cruiser and so far after two months of summer months the bottom paint still looks as if I just painted it. No brown/green Slime lines AT ALL. This paint went on easy with a 6" 3/8" nap roller and chip brush - which I just threw away when done. Hardest part, and this goes for all ablative paint is getting all the copper mixed back into the paint properly before application - start with local paint store buy the painting application materials from them and they will shake the paint for you - have them use the heavy duty shaker in the back and do a double or triple shake - you are still going to have to mix it by hand with stick or drill but it will still be easier. Also another perk is that I added 6 to 8 mphs to the top end speed after painting the bottom based on GPS mph.

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