Discussion in 'Downeast Boat General Discussion' started by 05bill, Jul 9, 2018.
Is there a clear anti fowling bottom paint ?
I personally haven’t heard of an actual clear anti fouling paint to date.
I know of a clear wax like anti fouling product that is for fresh water and or temporary protection.
Petit makes a line of colored ant fouling paints that match most boats or can be mixed to create hull colors so it’s not as obvious the hull is protected with ant fouling paint.
Sorry. A buddy at work showed me this
I have used a clear anti foul paint made for aluminum out drives, and it doesn't work well at all. It comes in a spray can and I used it for the aluminum struts on my swim platform with no success.
Copper is not clear. So if there is one, it would have to be copper free. Other than the out drive paint mentioned by junkman, I have not seen anything clear in the world of aluminum bottom paint. And even if there was, would it retain the clear color throughout the season? My guess is no way unless you constantly scrub the bottom to remove slime. But then who needs bottom paint if that is the case?
Back in the olden days International Paint made a Micron Clear 25 for "splash zone" use. It was a TBT paint that worked very well, and the "splash zone" designation was a kind of work around from using it below the waterline. My father-in -law used for years that it was available on the legs of his Yamaha O/B's. Been regulated out for many years now.
It must have worked good if regulations now forbid manufacturing of it.