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Copper Epoxy Bottom Paint

Anti Fouling Protection

 

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Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc.

Pittsfield, NH 03263 

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Copper Epoxy Bottom Paint

Anti Fouling Protection

 

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Copper powder can be added to epoxy to give a anti fouling bottom paint/coating surface on boat hulls. Over the past 30 years or so, this practice has remained in place. It is not 'wildly popular", nor discredited. It remains sort of experimental.
 
There are some companies that sell an copper epoxy mixture, but they make wild claims about their product and 'funny math' about how much copper their product contains.
 
We sell a low viscosity epoxy that you add copper powder to and 'make your own bottom paint." The thin epoxy is called Low V. This product is the best epoxy for this application because it is solvent free and thin. Low Viscocity means you can add more copper powder to it before it turns into putty. It is a balancing act between 'too thick' and "too thin - not enough copper powder."
 
Generally 5 pounds of copper powder at added to a 1.5 gal kit of the epoxy. Five pounds of copper powder fills about 70% of a one gallon paint can. Note that this is not 'regular' mass-market copper powder but "Leaf" copper powder - meaning the tiny copper units (they are so fine they 'float in the air') are flat like leaves so that they lay flat and expose the max amount of copper 'plating." Also note the copper powder is classified as an 'environmental hazard' and cannot be 'freely shipped." We ship you the epoxy coating and have our approved metallic powder company drop ship to you 5 or 10 pound units of leafing copper powder.
 
After the epoxy and copper mixture is applied to the hull, the hull is sanded to expose the top layer of copper.
 
One 1.5 gal unit of Low V epoxy and 5 pounds of copper (1 kit) is used for boats in the 28 ft range. For boats in the low 30 foot range - 2 kits. Upper 30s - 3 kits. In the low 40s - 4 kits.

"I bought this copper powder from you in 2003 while in New Zealand and put it on my 45' Trimaran with W@@t Epoxy. Will be in NZ this October and plan to do it again as it has worked quit well. Also put it on my AB dingy bottom." -- J 2013

 

copper epoxy bottom paint

leafing copper powder - epoxy boat bottom

https://youtu.be/NfoKBL37BuA?t=5m26s

with a "Two Years Later" follow-up at:

https://youtu.be/q8yPbjRTajw?t=3m2s

 


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