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PETTIT PAINTS ViViD Bright Colored Hybrid Antifouling Paint

Brighten your boat with multi-season protection that lasts!

Neither an ablative, nor a hard-epoxy paint, this bright-colored, hybrid combines the qualities of both to provide excellent multi-season protection against marine growth. Unlike a hard epoxy paint, it can be hauled and re-launched without loss of effectiveness. Attractive colors and abrasion resistance make it a great choice for trailered boats whose owners want to look sharp while not having to worry about their trailer bunks rubbing the paint off. Sailboat racers appreciate the fact that it can be burnished ultra smooth and it is also excellent for antifouling outdrives and underwater metals.

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

  • Colors: Blue, Black, Red, Green, White, Yellow
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Recommended Usage: Fiberglass, aluminum, steel and wood boats, trailered and dry stored boats
  • Biocide: 25% Copper Thiocyanate
  • Additives: Zinc omidine
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Two
  • Coverage: 440 sq. ft./gal.
  • Drying Time: Overcoat 2-6hrs; launch 8-24hrs
  • Thinner: Pettit 120, Model 249961
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
ViViD Antifouling Paint, Gallon, White 5436894 1116106
In stock online.

Reg. $259.99

Save $20.00

$239.99

ViViD Antifouling Paint, Quart, White 6886170 1116108
In stock online.

$99.99

ViViD Antifouling Paint, Gallon, Blue 5917497 1126106
In stock online.

Reg. $259.99

Save $20.00

$239.99

ViViD Antifouling Paint, Quart, Blue 6886147 1126108
In stock online.

$99.99

ViViD Antifouling Paint, Gallon, Green 7010234 1136106
In stock online.

Reg. $259.99

Save $20.00

$239.99

ViViD Antifouling Paint, Gallon, Yellow 7010192 1146106
In stock online.

Reg. $259.99

Save $20.00

$239.99

Vivid Antifouling Paint, Quart, Yellow 7010218 1146108
In stock online.

$119.99

ViViD Antifouling Paint, Gallon, Red 5917737 1166106
In stock online.

Reg. $259.99

Save $20.00

$239.99

ViViD Antifouling Paint, Gallon, Black 5917703 1186106
In stock online.

Reg. $259.99

Save $20.00

$239.99

ViViD Antifouling Paint, Quart, Black 6886154 1186108
In stock online.

$99.99

Product Description

Brighten your boat with multi-season protection that lasts!

Neither an ablative, nor a hard-epoxy paint, this bright-colored, hybrid combines the qualities of both to provide excellent multi-season protection against marine growth. Unlike a hard epoxy paint, it can be hauled and re-launched without loss of effectiveness. Attractive colors and abrasion resistance make it a great choice for trailered boats whose owners want to look sharp while not having to worry about their trailer bunks rubbing the paint off. Sailboat racers appreciate the fact that it can be burnished ultra smooth and it is also excellent for antifouling outdrives and underwater metals.

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

  • Colors: Blue, Black, Red, Green, White, Yellow
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Recommended Usage: Fiberglass, aluminum, steel and wood boats, trailered and dry stored boats
  • Biocide: 25% Copper Thiocyanate
  • Additives: Zinc omidine
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Two
  • Coverage: 440 sq. ft./gal.
  • Drying Time: Overcoat 2-6hrs; launch 8-24hrs
  • Thinner: Pettit 120, Model 249961

Specs

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3.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Protects well (6)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Advanced (5), Casual/ recreational (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The Best Product I've Ever used!!!

      This is the best product I've ever used, goes on nice, has clean bright colors and works great for my trailered boat. Its a hard surface that slickens up in the water making...Read complete review

      This is the best product I've ever used, goes on nice, has clean bright colors and works great for my trailered boat. Its a hard surface that slickens up in the water making it faster and more fuel efficient. I use it on both my Sea Ray and Catalina. Here's a tip, put it on with a 3/16" nap roller. Looks great!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      The Jury's still out

      I put this on my sailboat as year ago; it applied easy and looked great. The boat has been in fresh water the whole time. But....I recently noticed that the paint...Read complete review

      I put this on my sailboat as year ago; it applied easy and looked great. The boat has been in fresh water the whole time. But....I recently noticed that the paint has worn thin at the waterline, and I can see the old paint coming through. I admit that I like to keep the waterline clean, so I do brush it regularly, and that may have caused the paint to wear off too quick, but either way, I'm not happy about it. I'm going to haul it out next week and repaint. If the rest of the bottom still looks good (no growth, and not excessively worn) then I will use it again and just be careful about scrubbing the waterline too much. I hate to switch paints, as you never know how they will react, or if the new paint will adhere properly to the different brand. But if the rest of the bottom looks like the waterline, then I will not be using it again. So for now, my review is not good, I've never had a bottom paint wear off so quick, and I've always been one to scrub the waterline a lot.

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      5.0

      Terrific for Lake Erie.

      By Dave

      from Grosse Ile MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Only a little touch up at the water line was required every year. A major whole bottom paint was required about every three years. The White is truly white, which appealed to me.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          use another paint

          By Anga Lynn

          from Va Beach VA

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Stopped Barnacle Growth

          Cons

          • Allowed Algae Growth
          • Allowed Slime Growth
          • Hard To Clean
          • Ineffective
          • White Easily Stained

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pettit Paints Vivid Antifouling Paint, Gallon, White:

            looked great when I had it professionally applied in April/May...but in a few months, the algae and slime were all over it, and even after a power wash, the paint is stained. I'll be starting all over in the spring. Waste of money.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Pooduct

            By Al S

            from Wyandotte, Mi

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor

              Comments about Pettit Paints Vivid Antifouling Paint, Gallon, Black:

              Great product. Deliver to store in a flash!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Petite vivid

              By Mb

              from Cape cod

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Protects Well
              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pettit Paints Vivid Antifouling Paint, Gallon, White:

                  Great for my trailer ski boat you can hardly tell its painted which is moored. And I hate painting bottoms so it's easy as its done every other year.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic product

                  By Sporter

                  from Dayton Ohio

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Protects Well
                  • Visually Pleasing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pettit Paints Vivid Antifouling Paint, Gallon, White:

                      I have owned a fiberglass boat for 10 years. I keep it in the water at a lake all summer. Each year, I would have the marina winterized the boat and power clean the bottom. Then in the spying, I would bring the boat home and spend a week cleaning the bottom. Last year, I became desperate and decided to use the Pettit vivid to do the bottom. I left the boat in the lake from March to Nov. when I pulled it out, I was amazed at the condition. The only fouling I had was at the waterline. I did not pay to have the bottom power cleaned and it took me less tha three hours to clean the water line. I intend to spend some time recoating the bottom this year because I will take no chance on the three coats I put on last year.wearing down. In past years, the boat performance suffered badly by fall. Last year there was no appreciable degradation .

                      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      The Jury's still out

                      By Gj

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Visually Pleasing

                      Cons

                      • Not Durable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pettit Paints Vivid Antifouling Paint, Gallon, White:

                        I put this on my sailboat as year ago; it applied easy and looked great. The boat has been in fresh water the whole time. But....I recently noticed that the paint has worn thin at the waterline, and I can see the old paint coming through. I admit that I like to keep the waterline clean, so I do brush it regularly, and that may have caused the paint to wear off too quick, but either way, I'm not happy about it. I'm going to haul it out next week and repaint. If the rest of the bottom still looks good (no growth, and not excessively worn) then I will use it again and just be careful about scrubbing the waterline too much. I hate to switch paints, as you never know how they will react, or if the new paint will adhere properly to the different brand. But if the rest of the bottom looks like the waterline, then I will not be using it again. So for now, my review is not good, I've never had a bottom paint wear off so quick, and I've always been one to scrub the waterline a lot.

                        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best paint I have used in 32 years!

                        By Quick Draw

                        from Toledo Ohio

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great vivid color
                        • Minimum yearly touch up
                        • Protects Well
                        • Visually Pleasing
                        • Weather Proof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Pettit Paints Vivid Antifouling Paint, Gallon, White:

                            Product used in western Lake Erie and has proven to be the best paint I have used in 32 years of boating these waters. Four years since first application and has only required water line touch up. Vivid White has remained just that!

                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Looks and works wonderful!

                            By M & S

                            from Bridgeport C.T.

                            About Me Advanced

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Protects Well
                            • Visually Pleasing

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Pettit Paints Vivid Antifouling Paint, Gallon, White:

                                I read a review in a sailing blog about Vivid's performance and looks, so I bought a couple gallons and put it on my boat. I used the blogs' tip about applying it with a 3/16" nap roller and it came out awesome! It looks great and keeps my bottom clean!

                                (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                The Best Product I've Ever used!!!

                                By Happy Blow Boater

                                from Maryland

                                About Me Perfectionist

                                Pros

                                • Antifouling properties
                                • Clean Bright Color
                                • Color retention
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Fiberglas Surfaces
                                  • Heavy fouling areas
                                  • Improve speed/slickness
                                  • Metal Surfaces

                                  Comments about Pettit Paints Vivid Antifouling Paint, Gallon, White:

                                  This is the best product I've ever used, goes on nice, has clean bright colors and works great for my trailered boat. Its a hard surface that slickens up in the water making it faster and more fuel efficient. I use it on both my Sea Ray and Catalina. Here's a tip, put it on with a 3/16" nap roller. Looks great!

                                  (4 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  forget it not worth the time

                                  By Capt Gary

                                  from Stroudsburg,Pa

                                  About Me Trailerboater/Angler

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Didn't last long

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Pettit Paints Vivid Antifouling Paint, Gallon, White:

                                      I would never use this product!!! [...]

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