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INTERLUX Micron® Extra Antifouling Paint

Multi-season, self-polishing, no paint build-up Micron Extra combines the slime blocking power of Biolux™ with controlled solubility copolymer antifouling paint technology to provide long-lasting, full-spectrum defense against fouling organisms. Micron Extra incorporates Biolux™ along with cuprous oxide to achieve complete protection against shell, weed and slime fouling. The antifouling ingredients are chemically bonded into Micron Extra’s copolymer matrix, which is engineered to gradually wear away as the boat moves through the water, much like a bar of soap. This self-polishing process results in the constant, controlled delivery of biocides from freshly exposed paint film surface, and assures consistent, long-lasting performance and maximum efficiency. Micron Extra retains it’s antifouling effectiveness when hauled and can be relaunched without repainting. The longevity of Micron Extra is related to the amount of paint applied. Can be applied over tightly adhered, sound, hard, conventional antifouling paints after thorough sanding. Multi-season, self-polishing protection with no paint build-up. Two coats minimum required. Not for sale in California and in States where prohibited by law. Type: Copolymer Recommended Usage: High fouling areas, trailerables, dry-stored, fiberglass, wood, and steel hulls Biocide: 39% Cuprous Oxide Additives: Biolux (anti-slime technology) Number of Coats Recommended: Two to three minimum Coverage: 110sq.ft./qt.: 440sq.ft./gal. Drying Time: To touch: 1 to 3 hrs: Overcoating: 16 hrs: to launch: 16 hrs. Thinner: 216, Model 117598

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Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Micron Extra Antifouling Paint, Blue, Quart 1146158 Y5690/QT
Limited availability.

$87.99

Product Description

Multi-season, self-polishing, no paint build-up Micron Extra combines the slime blocking power of Biolux™ with controlled solubility copolymer antifouling paint technology to provide long-lasting, full-spectrum defense against fouling organisms. Micron Extra incorporates Biolux™ along with cuprous oxide to achieve complete protection against shell, weed and slime fouling. The antifouling ingredients are chemically bonded into Micron Extra’s copolymer matrix, which is engineered to gradually wear away as the boat moves through the water, much like a bar of soap. This self-polishing process results in the constant, controlled delivery of biocides from freshly exposed paint film surface, and assures consistent, long-lasting performance and maximum efficiency. Micron Extra retains it’s antifouling effectiveness when hauled and can be relaunched without repainting. The longevity of Micron Extra is related to the amount of paint applied. Can be applied over tightly adhered, sound, hard, conventional antifouling paints after thorough sanding. Multi-season, self-polishing protection with no paint build-up. Two coats minimum required. Not for sale in California and in States where prohibited by law. Type: Copolymer Recommended Usage: High fouling areas, trailerables, dry-stored, fiberglass, wood, and steel hulls Biocide: 39% Cuprous Oxide Additives: Biolux (anti-slime technology) Number of Coats Recommended: Two to three minimum Coverage: 110sq.ft./qt.: 440sq.ft./gal. Drying Time: To touch: 1 to 3 hrs: Overcoating: 16 hrs: to launch: 16 hrs. Thinner: 216, Model 117598

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InterluxMicron Extra Antifouling Paint
 
4.0

(based on 15 reviews)

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Protects well (9)
  • Visually pleasing (9)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (8), Advanced (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product - Great Service

Micron Extra was recommended by a fellow sailor.
Wet sanded bottom, and applied per instructions with a 3" roller. Paint went on easy, covered well, dried smooth, and looks great....Read complete review

Micron Extra was recommended by a fellow sailor.
Wet sanded bottom, and applied per instructions with a 3" roller. Paint went on easy, covered well, dried smooth, and looks great. Clean-up was quick and easy. Will let you know how it holds up after a season or two.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Most expensive but not the best

Its the most expensive but not the most effective bottom paint out there. I've used the West Marine PCA Gold and it out performed the Extra and the PCA was half the price!!!

Its the most expensive but not the most effective bottom paint out there. I've used the West Marine PCA Gold and it out performed the Extra and the PCA was half the price!!!

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5.0

Great Paint

By Summer Suire

from Clayton, NY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor

    Comments about Micron Extra Antifouling Paint:

    Covered quickly and easily. Made an unpleasant job much easier.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great boat bottom paint

    By Scotty

    from Michigan

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Thick heavy application.

    Best Uses

      Comments about Micron Extra Antifouling Paint:

      one coat coverage and dries quick

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Interlux Micron

      By Brez

      from St. Clair Shores MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Protects Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Micron Extra Antifouling Paint:

          Easy to use and does the job.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best by Far

          By Dave

          from Monroe, MI

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Long lasting
          • Protects Well
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

          • Price

          Best Uses

          • Painting Below Water Line

          Comments about Interlux Micron Extra Antifouling Paint:

          This is the best bottom paint I've used. It is easy to apply. Unless you go crazy with the paint roller, splatter will be very little. I used 1 gallon on my 28 foot with a 10 foot beam. I had enough for two coats with enough extra to hit the high wear areas again. It holds up very well to pressure washing. It lasted 4 years in fresh water. I used a cheaper paint after it wore off enough to have openings in the paint. The cheaper paint barely lasted a season if that. I'll never use any other bottom paint as long as I own a boat.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          nice things aren't cheep

          By Capt. Don

          from Bordentown, New Jersey .

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Protects Well
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

          • Best Over Gel Coat

          Best Uses

            Comments about Interlux Micron Extra Antifouling Paint, Blue, Gallon:

            Applied Interlux gray barrier coat & top coated with Micron Extra Black Three years ago on my 25' Donzi. Boat is in water from April till late October. Beach it two times each year for a sand bar party and to check the bottom and drive. Two or three areas starting to show gray barrier coat so it's time to put on two more top coats plus one additional on leading edges. Also Inertlux Ultra on my 30' sail boat lasted well for four years before barrier coat started to show. Once again recoat and good to go for many more years. I've had friends use less expensive ablative bottom paints some worked some didn't.I've used both Hard & Ablative over 50 plus years of boating. Over the long haul ablative is less work, less expensive and the boat power or sail will perform better!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works Great

            By bill

            from cape may nj

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Protects Well
            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Interlux Micron Extra Antifouling Paint, Green, Quart:

              Boat

              Service and delivery comments:

              NO ISSUES

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Bottom Paint

              By Michael Carlson

              from Dyer, In.

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

              • Messy

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor

              Comments about Micron Extra Antifouling Paint:

              A very heavy bottom paint that appears very nice. Have not had a chance to evaluate the life of the paint. Very pricey.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Product - Great Service

              By Papa Joe

              from Clearfield, PA.

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Micron Extra Antifouling Paint:

                  Micron Extra was recommended by a fellow sailor.
                  Wet sanded bottom, and applied per instructions with a 3" roller. Paint went on easy, covered well, dried smooth, and looks great. Clean-up was quick and easy. Will let you know how it holds up after a season or two.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Ordered On-line. Arrived as promised, in good condition. Couldn't be happier.

                  (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  "Too much whiz and not enough bang"

                  By Ken

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoor

                      Comments about Interlux Micron Extra Antifouling Paint, Blue, Gallon:

                      Original application, exactly as instructed. Paint chips off when power washing at end of season. Next year you sand down bad spots and reapply. Following year more chipping off.
                      More extensive sanding and reaapilcation.Followed by more chipping next year. Now your paint is getting heavy on boat and you have a mix of thick and thin spots. Thick spots tend to chip more with power washing. Every year more work

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      I have bought and use this product twice

                      By Bob

                      from Georgetown, Maryland, Chesepeake

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Mixed well
                      • Protects Well
                      • Received by mail quickly
                      • Rolled and brushed well
                      • Visually Pleasing

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoor

                        Comments about Micron Extra Antifouling Paint:

                        Used Micron Exel to apply antifoul paint to the underwater hull and keel of my 22' sailboat. Mixed well and applied by roller and brush. Covers good with first coat. Dries quickly for rolling and brushing. Waited over the recommended 16 hours to apply 2nd coat that rolled out easier. Overall appearnce looks good. My experinece has been 3 seasons in the water with one coat holds up well. By boat spends 5 months in the water and remainder time on the trailer. Bit pricey but good results. I recommend it and using it again.

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