Ablative Antifouling Paint Recommendations

JPO

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I have been using Pettit Ultima SSA for the last 4 years and it has been discontinued.
Worked well and have just touch up the waterline and spots that are warn thru.
Do not want to go with a hard paint that builds up.
What do your guys recommend?
 

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Hydrocoat by Pettit has been great if you use a foam roller (short nap) and go thin coats.
 

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Can I use the Micron CSC over the Pettit Ultima, Both solvent base.
I am going to sand lightly to clean it up but not going to take it all off.

Edit: Interlux site shows it is compatible, just wash and apply.
Going with Micron CSC.
 
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Thanks for all of the suggestions and info, really appreciate it.
 

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I have had good results with Micron Extra.
I use a very short nap roller and I thin it with Brush Ease.

Buy up what you can now. Mircon Extra is going away. The Biolux Interlux is using is NLA and they have to get a new EPA registration for the new soft/slime protection agent (Biolux) they are going to be using which will take a little time.

Also we have been warned by most all of the paint companies the color Green is going to be like toilet paper in the beginning of the pandemic!!
 

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Had our hull powder blasted down to the barrier coat. In past used Micron CSC. Switched to Pettit Hydrocoat. Don't miss the solvent fumes given off by Micron. Definitely use 3/16" roller brushes. The Micron takes a bit less effort to roll on (thin nape on the roller?) Overall, good coverage -- two coats black on red. Will see how it performs -- how clean is boat in fall haul-out and how much retouch is needed before 2022 spring launch. It is not cheap.
 

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I never thought Micron CSC had bad fumes. Micron Extra....oh boy is that bado_O
 

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Have had good luck with hydrocoat sr, friends use micron csc/extra with good results
 

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I use CSC, where I am, good current, I thin +/- 1/2 to 3/4 cup to a gallon. Light sand every year, 80% percent of the surface, almost no build in last three seasons.
 

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