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75% cuprous oxide makes Tropikote extremely effective against marine growth.
With 75% cuprous oxide, Tropikote Hard Antifouling paint is one of the most potent paints around; and it is a great choice for multi-season protection against marine fouling in tropical waters or any waters where fouling is heavy. Along with providing outstanding protection against all types of marine fouling, Tropikote's hard, epoxy-based formula gives it excellent durability and abrasion resistance. Tropicote adheres well to fiberglass, wood and steel substrates, making a great choice for any type of boat. Not for sale in States where prohibited by law.
- 75.8% is the Highest Copper Content Available on the Market
- May use on fast or slow moving vessels
- Colors consistent in every gallon
- May be applied over most modified epoxy antifoulants
- Type: Modified epoxy
- Finish: Semi-gloss
- Available Colors: Dark Blue, Blue, Black
- Components: 1
- Solids by Volume: 60% +/- X%
- VOC: 288g/l
- Active Ingredients: 75.8% cuprous oxide
- Flash Point: 100°F
- Application Method: Brush, roller, airless or conventional spray
- Number of Coats Recommended: 2 minimum, with additional coat(s) on leading edges and waterline recommended
- Coverage: 320sq.ft/gal.
- Wet Film Thickness/coat: Recreational Boats: 5mil.
- Dry Film Thickness/coat: Recreational Boats: 3mil.
- Wet Film Thickness/coat: Commercial Boats: 6.7-8mil.
- Dry Film Thickness/coat: Commercial Boats: 4-5mil.
- Thinner: Sea Hawk 2033, 2035
|Drying||73°F (23°C)||95°F (35°C)|
|To touch||2 hr.||1 hr.|
|To overcoat (min.)||1 hr.||1 hr.|
|To overcoat (max.)||N/A||N/A|
|To launch (min.)||12 hr.||12 hr.|
*The above dry times are minimums. May be recoated after the minimum time shown. Boat must be launched within 30 days to avoid loss of antifouling effectiveness.
Get the right amount of paint:
Note: The following recommendations are for two coats of paint. All values are approximate.
|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.
For detailed application instructions, see the Tropikote Data Sheet. NOTE: Manufacturer data sheets are subject to revision. Linked data sheets are believed to be accurate at the time of publication.
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