Bottom paint for trailered boat

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  1. The Mitten

    The Mitten Well-Known Member

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    I am having my Mack soda blasted in the spring. I hope to barrier coat and paint the bottom myself. The boat is going to be trailered. I read that harder paint is more desirable for trailered boats.

    I thought two coats of Pettit Protect epoxy barrier coat (recommended coats per manufacturer) and two coats of Vivid would be adequate for a trailer boat. I would love to bring the boat back to original, no bottom paint, however, that would be too much work I'm afraid. Has anyone here used Pettit Vivid?

    Thanks, Kurt
     
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    You should talk to other boaters in your area what they've been using and successful countering conditions unique to your waters. I've had good luck with Micron CSC and leave it in the water all summer and pull it in the off season but it may not be the ticket for your area.
     
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    I used Vivid on mine.It has always been on a trailer in the summer months for storage and hung on davits fall through spring. Left in water only a couple of times overnight- once in fresh water for a week. What are you looking to find out? Personally thinking of white for next color
    Freshly painted in fall of 2014-

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    We had our boat soda blasted and redone with barrier coat and 2 coats of petit vivid white. It is a trailer queen on lake Erie and has stood up for 3 seasons so far.
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    Looks like its holding up well.
     
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    I don't remember them tinting it. The underlying bottom paint is a different color and the petit dried to a very slight looking tint that matches up very well. A yard in Maryland did the work. I can try to find the record, I believe the paperwork detailed the paints used.
     
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    OK, found the receipt.
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    Thanks. Those are the products I'm leaning towards. The local marina suggested them as well. I an happy to hear its holding up well. I think I will do white, it looks clean.
     
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