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Old 09 February 2011, 15:31   #1
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Grey Antifoul

I am thinking of having antifoul on the hull for the first time this year and if at all possible would like to have it in a colour that matches the military grey of the Parker. Any recommendations?
I dont think the Blakes Hard Racing is available in grey.
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Old 09 February 2011, 17:02   #2
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international do 2 greys in the hard antifouling
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Don't do it!

Why do you want to antifoul?

You will curse it and then pay a load of money to get it removed and to get the hull repolished!
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Old 09 February 2011, 17:22   #4
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I usEd seajet shogun n grey last year, worked fine and looked ok. They is some photos of it in chewy's sr4 project it did discolour to a greeny grey colour but inert out onto sand or mud.
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Don't do it!

Why do you want to antifoul?

You will curse it and then pay a load of money to get it removed and to get the hull repolished!
Cos the boas on the water for 8 months.... and trailing lettuce everywhere a) dont look professional b) cost a fortune in fuel.
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Try Veneziani Speedy Carbonium if you can get it or Nautix A4 TSpeed. Spray and burnish preferably.
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international trilux comes in loads of colours and grey is one...

also trilux is the only alloy compatable antifoul so you can paint right up to the outboard/leg brackets..

other types need to have a 2 inch gap so to avoid that copper/alloy/steel/zinc mix
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Thanks for the ideas.
I am very reluctant to do this, but as she sits in the water for the whole summer, she does pick up alot of growth. As a result, I had her out for at least 4 lifts and scrub downs last year and they cost over £250 each time!
If I can pull it off in time, would like to have her on aqua-dock and then can leave her clean.
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Why don't you buy a mask and a scouring pad and take her into shell bay once a fortnight for a quick tickle?
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Why don't you buy a mask and a scouring pad and take her into shell bay once a fortnight for a quick tickle?
Hahahahaha - Been there tried that..... I do recall being in the water at 8am one sunny day.... its a lot of hull to tickle.....( dont worry I had a standby diver & weekday shoreside operations manager there to direct me )
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each year (ie now) i think about the antifouling bit as mine stays in 12 months a year and the bleaching bit is a pain but i do have the luxury of being able to lift mine out with the works crane to spray it.

the anti foul idea stalls with me due to the need to sand up the bottom loosing all that nice polished gel...then degrease it, then prime it all up ,then antifoul it..and the biggest bit is getting the waterline straight !!
then the cost at my prices primercon is £30/ 750ml and 2.5 litres trilux is £80+
whereas 2 litres of domestos is £1.50 and an hours spraying

i did my old 5.5 delta and did the sand prime and antifoul and the first year it all fell off
apparently the reason was i didnt degrease the hull so the wax in the moulds threw the paint off.
after the 2nd year though the antifoul stuck fine and also without any more primer.
i used white on the white hull but after a while it goes slightly off white so you do see it.

i have read about clear antifoul but never seen it advertised. but i would imagine you'd still have to key up the hull to put it on.

may end up doing mine yet as she is up for refit at the mo'
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Ok so after spending many a months helping people with antifoul im hoping i can help , from exprience and by speaking to others hempel / blakes is the way to go! If you can stretch a little further then maybe glide speed antifoul is good! Very good! As for colours the darker the colour the less weed you will get on your hull!
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As for colours the darker the colour the less weed you will get on your hull!
How comes?
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I thinks that is something to do with the older recipes where with darker colours they could get away with more copper based compounds to keep the weed at bay.
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