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WEST MARINE BottomShield Antifouling Paint

Now formulated with CCT-Composite Copper Technology-our best selling antifouling paint just got better! Less harmful to the environment than traditional copper-heavy formulations, this paint packages its copper biocide around inert pellets for identical antifouling with 25% less copper released into the environment. And just like the original, BottomShield CCT will keep your hull clean with out cleaning out your wallet!

Not for sale in States where prohibited by law.

  • Type: Modified epoxy
  • Recommended Usage: Low-to-moderate fouling waters; year-round immersion of fiberglass, wood, steel hulls
  • Biocide: 28%
  • Cuprous Oxide Additives: None
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Two
  • Coverage: 100sq.ft./qt.; 400sq.ft./gal.
  • Drying Time: To overcoat: 2-6 hrs.; to launch: 8-24 hrs.
  • Thinner: Thinner-Dewaxer, Model 5437207
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
BottomShield Antifouling Paint, Blue, Gallon 10175149 411126606
In stock online.

$139.99

BottomShield Antifouling Paint, Blue, Quart 10175180 411126608
In stock online.

$57.99

BottomShield Antifouling Paint, Green, Gallon 10175172 411136606
In stock online.

$139.99

BottomShield Antifouling Paint, Green, Quart 10175214 411136608
In stock online.

$57.99

BottomShield Antifouling Paint, Red, Gallon 10175164 411166606
In stock online.

$139.99

BottomShield Antifouling Paint, Red, Quart 10175206 411166608
In stock online.

$57.99

BottomShield Antifouling Paint, Black, Gallon 10175156 411186606
In stock online.

$139.99

BottomShield Antifouling Paint, Black, Quart 10175198 411186608
In stock online.

$57.99

Product Description

Now formulated with CCT-Composite Copper Technology-our best selling antifouling paint just got better! Less harmful to the environment than traditional copper-heavy formulations, this paint packages its copper biocide around inert pellets for identical antifouling with 25% less copper released into the environment. And just like the original, BottomShield CCT will keep your hull clean with out cleaning out your wallet!

Not for sale in States where prohibited by law.

  • Type: Modified epoxy
  • Recommended Usage: Low-to-moderate fouling waters; year-round immersion of fiberglass, wood, steel hulls
  • Biocide: 28%
  • Cuprous Oxide Additives: None
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Two
  • Coverage: 100sq.ft./qt.; 400sq.ft./gal.
  • Drying Time: To overcoat: 2-6 hrs.; to launch: 8-24 hrs.
  • Thinner: Thinner-Dewaxer, Model 5437207

Specs

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3.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Protects well (12)
  • Visually pleasing (9)
  • Weather proof (7)

Cons

  • Messy (5)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (10), Casual/ recreational (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Goes on easy and dries fast and hard

This paint went on much easier than I expected and dried smoother than I thought it would. I have done bottom jobs before with other paints. This one is the best so far.

This paint went on much easier than I expected and dried smoother than I thought it would. I have done bottom jobs before with other paints. This one is the best so far.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doest work ever since CuO down to 28%

I have used Bottom Shield for 10 years, every year the Copper Oxide content is lower and lower, yet the price increases. Now that its down to only 28% Cuprous it doesnt work...Read complete review

I have used Bottom Shield for 10 years, every year the Copper Oxide content is lower and lower, yet the price increases. Now that its down to only 28% Cuprous it doesnt work well in Lake Michigan anymore. Slime, growth and scum in a short time. Never had to really power wash at end of season, but now growth is horrible as the paint doesnt work. West Marine needs to boost the CuO percentage as it simply doesn work any more.

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1.0

Not for me

By Captain Tony

from Port Canaveral Fl

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

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      Best Uses

        I tried this bottom paint because my friends were using the same paint on thier boats and told me that for the cost it was as good as the paints that I was paying more for. I tried it, bad choice. I had to re lift my boat and paint again. the bottom fouled within the 1st month. So to save a hundred a gallon it cost me an extra 500 for the Marina to pull me again. My friends ave to repaint also.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        bad paint

        By CAPTAIN

        from WILMINGTON N.C.

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Paint Is No Good In Salt

          Best Uses

            Comments about BottomShield Antifouling Paint:

            I PUT 2 COATS ON MY BOAT IN MAY I HAD IT CLEANED IN JULY,I JUST HAD A DIVER TO CHECK IT THIS WEAK HE SAID IT IS COVERED IN BARNICALS THIS BOAT IS IN SALT WATER. IT IS A 34 FT MAIN SHIP I WOULD NOT USE THIS PAINT AGAIN. NOT HAPPY AT ALL.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I have used this product for 10 years!

            By Eyes Ready

            from Mentor, Ohio

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Goes on easy
            • Protects Well
            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BottomShield Antifouling Paint:

                I have used this product for painting the entire bottom and touch ups.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good bottom paint

                By Sunfish B

                from Jersey Shore, NJ

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Protects Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BottomShield Antifouling Paint:

                    Decent paint for the price. Two layers lasted two years in brackish barnegate bay. Bouught it again this year.

                    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Doest work ever since CuO down to 28%

                    By Chris

                    from Northpoint Marina, IL

                    About Me Advanced

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • Doesnt Work

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BottomShield Antifouling Paint:

                      I have used Bottom Shield for 10 years, every year the Copper Oxide content is lower and lower, yet the price increases. Now that its down to only 28% Cuprous it doesnt work well in Lake Michigan anymore. Slime, growth and scum in a short time. Never had to really power wash at end of season, but now growth is horrible as the paint doesnt work. West Marine needs to boost the CuO percentage as it simply doesn work any more.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Paint

                      By Sailboat Brad

                      from Jersey Shore

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Protects Well
                      • Visually Pleasing

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bottom paint

                        Comments about BottomShield Antifouling Paint:

                        Bought and used this two years ago. Used as directed. Couldnt repaint last year so cleaned and relaunched. After hauled out this winter and power washed, it barely looks like it had been in the water! Great Paint! and side note the listed Con about this product is "messy"? Its paint. Why wouldnt it be messy?

                         
                        5.0

                        Great bottom paint.

                        By Lunasea

                        from Point Pleasant,NJ

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about BottomShield Antifouling Paint:

                            Used this every year (6) since boat was new. Had great success with it. I boat average once a month. Not many barnacles. Slime was minimal. I will use this for many more years.... Great product!

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Final approval

                            By TIM

                            from Cortez, Florida

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Pros

                            • Makes my wife happy
                            • Protects Well
                            • Visually Pleasing
                            • Weather Proof

                            Cons

                            • Messy

                            Best Uses

                            • Bottom paint

                            Comments about BottomShield Antifouling Paint:

                            My original review was posted 2/25/12. After four months continually in salt water, I was amazed at the absence of barnacles. They were there, but not like the tens of thousands in the past. I forsee only half a days work next October to do a little touch up where paint did not adhere quite so well then back into the water. The growth that was present, came off with minimal scraping. Was relecutant to give it 5 stars, but should be better than 4....

                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            It works, not too much $$

                            By Sailor

                            from Boulder, CO

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Weather Proof

                            Cons

                            • Messy

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about BottomShield Antifouling Paint:

                              Its messy, it smells...its bottom paint

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Goes on easy and dries fast and hard

                              By BilloftheWoods

                              from Colorado Springs, CO

                              About Me Advanced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Dried very hard
                              • Dried very smooth
                              • Easy to Apply
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Protects Well

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Bottom paint fresh water
                                • Bottom paint trailerable

                                Comments about BottomShield Antifouling Paint:

                                This paint went on much easier than I expected and dried smoother than I thought it would. I have done bottom jobs before with other paints. This one is the best so far.

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