Flexdel Armor Antifouling Paint
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Flexdel Armor Antifouling Paint is an advanced copper-free bottom paint that provides excellent antifouling protection for fiberglass, wooden and aluminum boats.
Armor features dual biocide protection, incorporating a potent combination of Econea and Zinc Omadine to repel barnacles and soft growth, offering performance that meets and exceeds that of more expensive traditional copper-based paints. The result is a bottom paint that is better for both boat owners and the environment.
Armor is a multi-season bottom paint and is also great for frequently trailered boats. Armor is compatible over most existing bottom paints except those containing Teflon (e.g. VC-17).
Available in quart and one gallon containers and in various colors.
Features and Benefits:
- Dual biocide action repels barnacles & other growth
- Fast drying
- Great value offering outstanding protection
- Compatible over most existing bottom paints except those that contain Teflon
- Designed for fiberglass, wooden and aluminum boats
- U.S. EPA approved
- Paint Type: Solvent-based, copper-free antifouling paint
- Recommended For: Fiberglass, wooden and aluminum boats
- Colors: Black, Blue, Teal, Red and White
- Sizes: Quart, 1 Gallon containers
- Active Ingredients: Econea and Zinc Pyrithione at 5.6% and 4.0% by weight, respectively
- Compatibility: Safe over most existing bottom paints in good condition that do not contain Teflon
- Coverage: ~400 square feet per gal, ~100 square feet per qt
- Number of Coats: minimum of 2 coats with additional coats for multi-season protection
- Dry-To-Recoat: 4 hours
- Dry-To-Launch: Min: 8-12 hours; Max: not critical
- Manufacturer: Flexdel Corporation
Directions for Use:
These instructions are provided as a guide only. Always follow manufacturers instructions on can label or supplemental technical data sheet for most relevant application instructions.
1A) Surface Preparation: New/Bare Fiberglass Hulls:
Wipe down surface with Aquagard 180 Wash & Dewaxer. Change rags frequently to assure complete removal of wax and mold release agent and contaminants. Sand surface thoroughly with 80 or 100 grit sand paper. Wipe down surface again with Aquagard 180 Wash & Dewaxer to remove sanding residue and immediately apply one (1) coat of Aquagard 181 Primer with a roller or brush. Allow Primer to dry for minimum of two (2) hours.
1B) Surface Preparation: Previously Painted Surface:
To prepare the surface for coating, remove all loose coating and fouling residue by either washing with high pressure water, scraping or by sanding. Apply a small patch of Flexdel Armor Antifouling Bottom Paint to test compatibility with old paint. If Flexdel Armor Antifouling Bottom Paint cracks or lifts, all the old paint will have to be removed. Then follow "New/Bare Fiberglass Hulls" system specified above. If nothing appears to happen when this product is applied, let the test patch dry for several hours and then scrape this product to see if it is adhering to the old paint satisfactorily. If the adhesion looks good, sand the entire surface thoroughly with 80 git sandpaper.
Previously painted surfaces in poor condition (such as chipping, peeling or flaking) should be stripped to bard fiberglass. Then proceed with the "New/Bare Fiberglass Hulls" preparation specified above.
A clean dry surface (free of scale, corrosion, dirt, grease, oil, marine fouling, or other foreign matter) will provide the optimum performance of this coating, when used for either complete coating or touch-up. Wipe down the surface with Aquagard 180 Wash & Dewaxer. Inadequate surface preparation will result in unsatisfactory performance. Mix the coating thoroughly for a minimum of five (5) minutes to insure complete pigment reincorporation. Apply by either brush, roller or spray. Flexdel Armor Antifouling Bottom Paint should be applied above 50F. Apply two (2) coats of Flexdel Armor Antifouling Bottom Paint. Apply additional coats for multi-season protection. Allow four (4) hours drying time between coats. Let the final coat dry eight (8) to twelve (12) hours before launching the boat. The theoretical coverage of this product is approximately 400 square feet per gallon. clean up with water when finished.