PCA Gold Premium Ablative Antifouling Paint
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    • Color
      Black
    • Capacity
      1 Gallon

    $219.99

    PCA Gold Ablative Antifouling Paint, Black, Gallon

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    Model #16471658 | Mfg #A411189806

    UPC #725469027671

    • Aluminum Safe: Not Aluminum Safe
    • Anti-Slime Additive: PTFE
    • Biocide: Cuprous Oxide
    • Color: Black
    • Copper Free: Not Copper Free
    • Coverage: 400 Square Feet/Gallon
    • Cure Time: To Overcoat: 3-12 Hours; To Launch: 8-24 Hours
    • Capacity: 1 Gallon
    • Type: Copolymer Ablative with Slime Resistance
    • Color
      Blue
    • Capacity
      1 Gallon

    $219.99

    PCA Gold Ablative Antifouling Paint, Blue, Gallon

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    Model #16471666 | Mfg #A411129806

    UPC #725469027633

    • Aluminum Safe: Not Aluminum Safe
    • Anti-Slime Additive: PTFE
    • Biocide: Cuprous Oxide
    • Color: Blue
    • Copper Free: Not Copper Free
    • Coverage: 400 Square Feet/Gallon
    • Cure Time: To Overcoat: 3-12 Hours; To Launch: 8-24 Hours
    • Capacity: 1 Gallon
    • Type: Copolymer Ablative with Slime Resistance
    • Color
      Red
    • Capacity
      1 Gallon

    $219.99

    PCA Gold Ablative Antifouling Paint, Red, Gallon

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    Model #16471674 | Mfg #A411169806

    UPC #725469027657

    • Aluminum Safe: Not Aluminum Safe
    • Anti-Slime Additive: PTFE
    • Biocide: Cuprous Oxide
    • Color: Red
    • Copper Free: Not Copper Free
    • Coverage: 400 Square Feet/Gallon
    • Cure Time: To Overcoat: 3-12 Hours; To Launch: 8-24 Hours
    • Capacity: 1 Gallon
    • Type: Copolymer Ablative with Slime Resistance
    • Color
      Green
    • Capacity
      1 Gallon

    $219.99

    PCA Gold Ablative Antifouling Paint, Green, Gallon

    In stock online.

    Model #17145111 | Mfg #A411139806

    UPC #725469027916

    • Aluminum Safe: Not Aluminum Safe
    • Anti-Slime Additive: PTFE
    • Biocide: Cuprous Oxide
    • Color: Green
    • Copper Free: Not Copper Free
    • Coverage: 400 Square Feet/Gallon
    • Cure Time: To Overcoat: 3-12 Hours; To Launch: 8-24 Hours
    • Capacity: 1 Gallon
    • Type: Copolymer Ablative with Slime Resistance

Specs

Product Overview

PCA Gold provides multi-season protection against hard and soft growth.

PCA Gold is a premium ablative antifouling coating that provides multi-season protection. The combination of cuprous oxide and an anti-slime additive provides first-rate protection against shell, weed and slime fouling. Apart from keeping hulls free of marine growth, the slow wearing formula reduces paint build-up which means you won’t have to sand as much when the time comes to repaint. And because the antifouling effectiveness of PCA Gold is not affected by exposure to air, on your next haulout, after applying PCA Gold, you’ll have an unlimited window to launch. PCA Gold can be applied on to fiberglass, wood and properly primed steel hulls. Do not apply to aluminum hulls.

Key features

  • Self-polishing finish reduces paint buildup
  • Can be hauled and re-launched without repainting
  • Multi-season protection
  • Suitable for all boats in all waters
  • Not for application to aluminum hulls 

Physical Data

  • Vehicle type: Copolymer ablative with slime resistance
  • Finish: Matte
  • Available colors: Blue, Green, Red, Black, 
  • Components: 1
  • Curing mechanism: Solvent release
  • Coverage: 400sq. ft./gal.
  • VOC: 330 grams/liter
  • Active ingredients: 47.5% Cuprous Oxide

Application

  • Application Method: Brush, roller, airless, or conventional spray
  • Number of coats recommended: 2 coats, 3 on bare wood (first coat thinned) 
  • Wet Film Thickness: 3.6 mils/coat
  • Dry Film Thickness: 2 mils/coat
  • Applicator: High-quality short nap roller (maximum 3/16” nap)
  • Application temperature Min. /Max. Range: 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F.
  • Thinner: West Marine Thinner 5437207, or Pettit 120 brushing thinner 

Drying Times* (Hours)

Drying @50°F @70°F @90°F
To recoat 12 hr. 6 hr. 3 hr.
To launch 24 hr. 16 hr. 8 hr.
 

*The above dry times are minimums. May be recorded after the minimum time shown. There is no maximum dry time before launching.

Get the right amount of paint:

Boat Type Bottom Paint
10' Dinghy 1 qt.
14' Outboard 1-2 qt.
18' Runabout 2 qt.
20' Sailboat 3 qt.
24' Runabout 3-4 qt.
30' Sailboat 1.5 gal.
32' Cruiser 1.5-2 gal.
36' Auxiliary 2 gal.
40' Cruiser 2.5 gal.
45' Sailboat 3-3.5 gal
50' Sportfisher 4+ gal.
 

Another way to determine bottom paint quantity is to estimate the approximate surface area of the hull below the waterline, using the following formula:

Length x Beam x .75 = Approximate underwater surface area in square feet.

Each paint has a “theoretical coverage” area, but most paints require at least two coats, so you can expect actual coverage to be no greater than half of the theoretical value.

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