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WEST MARINE WBA Dual-Biocide Water-Based Ablative Antifouling Paint

Professional-grade antifouling paint that is effective against hard and soft growth, WBA’s innovative formula replaces harmful solvents found in most bottom paints with water, for easier application and cleanup, with low VOCs and no heavy solvent smell. WBA’s surface wears away with use, which exposes fresh biocides and eliminates paint buildup—along with the need for heavy sanding at haulout. WBA stands up to trailering, beaching, and launching—and with unlimited dry time to launch, you can paint at a time convenient to you.

  • Type: Dual-biocide, water-based ablative
  • Recommended Usage: All fouling waters
  • Biocide: 25.25% Cuprous oxide
  • Additives: Irgarol
  • Number of Coats Recommended: 2-3
  • Coverage: 400sq.ft./gal.
  • Drying Time: To overcoat: 2hrs.; To launch: 16hrs. @ 70°F
  • Thinner: Water
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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
WBA Dual-Biocide Water-Based Ablative Antifouling Paint, Gallon, Black 14131809 14131809
Limited availability.

$149.88

WBA Dual-Biocide Water-Based Ablative Antifouling Paint, Gallon, Red 14131825 14131825
Limited availability.

$147.88

Product Description

Professional-grade antifouling paint that is effective against hard and soft growth, WBA’s innovative formula replaces harmful solvents found in most bottom paints with water, for easier application and cleanup, with low VOCs and no heavy solvent smell. WBA’s surface wears away with use, which exposes fresh biocides and eliminates paint buildup—along with the need for heavy sanding at haulout. WBA stands up to trailering, beaching, and launching—and with unlimited dry time to launch, you can paint at a time convenient to you.

  • Type: Dual-biocide, water-based ablative
  • Recommended Usage: All fouling waters
  • Biocide: 25.25% Cuprous oxide
  • Additives: Irgarol
  • Number of Coats Recommended: 2-3
  • Coverage: 400sq.ft./gal.
  • Drying Time: To overcoat: 2hrs.; To launch: 16hrs. @ 70°F
  • Thinner: Water

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West Marine Wba Dual-biocide Water-based Ablative Antifouling Paint, Gallon, Black
 
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4.0

So far, seems good!

By Captrichie12

from Ridge, MD

About Me Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Adheres well
  • Easy clean up
  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Compatibility Unknown

Best Uses

  • Fiberglass boat

Comments about West Marine Wba Dual-biocide Water-based Ablative Antifouling Paint, Gallon, Black:

This is 2nd year I've used, (last years did not have slime blocker). I like that can use on transducer, (Airmar recommends this formula) for my multi-frequency chirp side view + enhanced down-view. Previously , I used the traditional water-base transducer paint. They still don't add slime block! I was cleaning it 2/3 week internals.
I'm pleased. It's very good and much less toxic to me!
West discontinued it, so next year will look at another water based with slime block. NOTE: Does NOT work well with stainless, and I always paint trim tabs, and other stainless below water level with traditional solvent type paints.

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5.0

Great Product

By Coveyfinder

from Southwest Florida

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Protects Well
  • Visually Pleasing

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      Comments about West Marine Wba Dual-biocide Water-based Ablative Antifouling Paint, Gallon, Black:

      Great instructions, easy to use and clean up, is holding up very well.

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