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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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Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol, Black, Gallon 7585367 411189806
Limited availability.

$199.99

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
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Protects well (21)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Visually pleasing (15)
  • Weather proof (5)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (16), Casual/ recreational (9)

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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5.0

Best bottom paint.

By Doug

from Lk St Clair, MI, USA

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Last A Long Time
  • Protects Well
  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Slime Control

    Comments about West Marine PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol:

    I have been boating for 36 years and painted a lot of bottoms with various manufactures and types of bottom paints. I was not sure of the outcome of the PCA GOLD I bought 3 years ago. The paint lasted all that time and it will get a recoating this spring. I take the boat out on the lake and run it wide open for about 10 minutes before haul out and the yard guys are always suprised how clean the bottom is. The slime control on the sides is good also.

     
    5.0

    Awesome paint.

    By Scubaguy

    from Redondo Beach, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Protects Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about West Marine PCA Gold Antifouling Paint with Irgarol:

        Grat paint. Very good anti fouling properties.

         
        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......

                (4 of 4 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

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