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WEST MARINE PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol

40% Cuprous Oxide, Irgarol added to prevent slime

PCA with Irgarol is a premium ablative antifouling coating that provides multi-season protection for all boats in all waters. The combination of cuprous oxide and Irgarol, an anti-slime additive, provides excellent protection against shell, weed and slime fouling. Ablative properties reduce paint buildup.

  • Type: Copolymer ablative
  • Recommended Usage: Low to high fouling areas. Trailerables, dry-stored, fiberglass, wood and steel hulls
  • Biocide: 40% Cuprous Oxide
  • Additive: Irgarol (anti-slime technology)
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Two/three
  • Coverage: 100sq. ft./qt.; 400sq. ft./gal.
  • Drying Time: To overcoat: 8 to 16hrs.; to launch: overnight
  • Thinner: Thinner/Dewaxer, Model 5437207
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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol, Blue, Gallon 7585326 411129806
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Reg. $199.99

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$169.99

PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol, Blue, Quart 7585334 411129808
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$77.99

PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol, Red, Gallon 7585342 411169806
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Reg. $199.99

Save $30.00

$169.99

PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol, Red, Quart 7585359 411169808
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$77.99

PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol, Black, Gallon 7585367 411189806
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Reg. $199.99

Save $30.00

$169.99

PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol, Black, Quart 7585375 411189808
In stock online.

$77.99

Product Description

40% Cuprous Oxide, Irgarol added to prevent slime

PCA with Irgarol is a premium ablative antifouling coating that provides multi-season protection for all boats in all waters. The combination of cuprous oxide and Irgarol, an anti-slime additive, provides excellent protection against shell, weed and slime fouling. Ablative properties reduce paint buildup.

  • Type: Copolymer ablative
  • Recommended Usage: Low to high fouling areas. Trailerables, dry-stored, fiberglass, wood and steel hulls
  • Biocide: 40% Cuprous Oxide
  • Additive: Irgarol (anti-slime technology)
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Two/three
  • Coverage: 100sq. ft./qt.; 400sq. ft./gal.
  • Drying Time: To overcoat: 8 to 16hrs.; to launch: overnight
  • Thinner: Thinner/Dewaxer, Model 5437207

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West MarinePCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol
 
4.4

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Protects well (19)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Visually pleasing (14)
  • Weather proof (5)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (15), Casual/ recreational (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The way to go!

After scraping 30 years of hard anti foul off my hull off my sailboat hull, I swore "never again."

I love this paint, as it can be power...Read complete review

After scraping 30 years of hard anti foul off my hull off my sailboat hull, I swore "never again."

I love this paint, as it can be power washed right off, leaving a bare hull from which I can start from scratch. With ablatives, I think it's the thickness that determines length of the application as much as anything else. It takes a little under one gallon to apply one coat to my bottom. With the price point of PCA, I can apply three coats full coats and the remaining on the leading edges of the hull for extra build up. It lasts a long time and costs much less than the competition.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

West Marine PCA bottom paint

I applied this paint expecting a long service life. Two seasons later, This bottom paint is falling off in areas about the side of your hand.

I applied this paint expecting a long service life. Two seasons later, This bottom paint is falling off in areas about the side of your hand.

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1.0

West Marine PCA bottom paint

By S/V Sun Dance

from L:ake Lanier Georgia

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective
    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

      Comments about West Marine PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol:

      I applied this paint expecting a long service life. Two seasons later, This bottom paint is falling off in areas about the side of your hand.

       
      1.0

      Barnakle infestación after 2 months

      By Cat man

      from Panama

      About Me Professional

      Pros

        Cons

        • Completly Useless
        • Ineffective
        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

          Comments about West Marine PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol:

          I applied in Honduras,and after 2 months cruise to Panama , the bottom is covered in barnacles .......barnacles on barnacles......

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great ablative for upper chesapeake

          By Sten

          from Magothy River, Chesapeake

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about West Marine PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol:

              When I first applied 3 years ago , I called the 800 number on the back of the label with a question...but to my surprise, Petite answered. I said I was calling West Marine about PCA Gold and the Petite guy says "oh, that's our Ultima SR 40." That was a nice surprise! :) So when it went on sale, I picked up 3 gallons. A marina south of Annapolis advised their tip of using alternating colors for different coats so you can see how much you're wearing, so I alternated red, blue, red.....3 years later I'm still on the first layer.....
              Last year was intense muscle growth in the Chesapeake, and we weren't able to go out as much as we wanted (when do we ever?!), so we got a LOT of muscle growth, but I was AMAZED it ALL sluffed right off with a wide paint scraper with no effort at all.
              Remember before you critisize PCA that ablative won't completely prevent growth, you actually have to SAIL so the growth strips off by water resistance.
              I'll keep using my secret Petite, but since I've got two more coats below this one, I guess I won't be buying anytime soon! :)

               
              5.0

              Affordable and effective bottom paint

              By Chopper

              from Solomons,md

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Application Is Very Easy
              • Easy to Use
              • Protects Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bottom paint

                Comments about West Marine PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol:

                The paint offers protection and is easy to apply.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                not impressed

                By jim

                from Maryland

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective
                  • Not Durable

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor

                  Comments about West Marine PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol:

                  Bottom was fouled after 3 months. The yard wanted to charge a extra fee for a short haul.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Results

                  By Tonic

                  from Mid Chesapeake Bay

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Protects Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about West Marine PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol:

                      27 ft Cruiser, salt water. Boat stays in the water for 9 months. Applied 1 coat over a more expensive ablative paint and then doubled up near the stern where it gets more wear. Stays clean throughout the season. Beginning of the second year I applied touch up where needed, finishing off the gallon. This year will receive a full coat. Very happy with the result. Does wipe off on your hand and scrub brush in the water.
                      Note to West Marine: Please help keep this product cost low.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I would use it again no questions ask.

                      By Bruno

                      from Cape coral

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great
                      • Great Covering
                      • Protects Well
                      • Visually Pleasing

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoor

                        Comments about PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol:

                        Ill use it again for sure

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        so far so good

                        By Mad Hatter

                        from Long Beach

                        About Me Advanced

                        Pros

                        • Protects Well
                        • Visually Pleasing

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol:

                            Been in the waterthree months now and diver said still does not need to be cleaned. Had it put on in Mexico....Baja Naval. They say they use it all the time with excellent results

                             
                            5.0

                            I will be buying this product again

                            By Amish

                            from Tucson, AZ

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol:

                                If you are looking to get this product and do not you are going to miss out. GET it do not second gess it. Very easy to do in a day after proper prep. The best part was it took no time to get it to my house.

                                Service and delivery comments:

                                Great Job!!!!

                                 
                                5.0

                                I would buy this product again.

                                By Tim Fish

                                from Ocean City MD.

                                About Me Advanced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Protects Well
                                • Visually Pleasing

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Outdoor

                                  Comments about PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol:

                                  In the water for about a month so far pleased with the results. No slime build up at all.

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