SUPER SHIPBOTTOM 
HARDER ABLATIVE 62.5% CUPROUS OXIDE (COPPER) ANTI-FOULING BOTTOM PAINT
Not Pretty but Very Effective and the fish really don't care!

Multi-Season, DOESN'T BUILD UP, never has to be removed, DOESN"T die out of water!
MADE IN THE USA
SINCE 1986.
NOT APPROVED FOR WASHINGTON  NOR CALIFORNIA !
(Too much Copper)
3 'SEASONS' per COAT*
3 (Three) 6 Month Seasons Per Coat (6 months in the water - 6 month storage)
X 3, with extra coat on Waterline and High Wear Areas!

800-466-7144

HUGE  order for Ocean Going Tankers Start July 5th thru 19th
Sorry, but can hardly make enough. It's going to be crazy!

Supershipbottom@gmail.com supershipbottom@aol.com
CALL 800-466-7144 or 239-466-5670

06/20/2016


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Harder Ablative Anti-fouling Bottom Paint
Cuprous Oxide
(Copper) Doesn't Make Bottom Paint Thick!!!!
We don't add very much Talc but we have a lot of Copper!
Don't over-load the roller cover, shed excess paint on the pan's shelf
and roll away in one direction.

HOW MUCH PAINT WILL YOU NEED?
Length X Beam = Sq. Footage divided by 375 = Amount of paint needed per coat.
Example; 38 X 12 = 456 sq ft. divided by 375 = 1.26 per coat 
The depth of the keel might add a little more. 
A second or third coat on the water line  will add a little more. 
We find a 38' X 12' vessel will take nearly 3 gallons

 Click  Application Tools to see the common tools needed to apply this paint!
CAUTION
When painting with our Blue or Green do not go back over tacky paint with a dry roller or you'll pick off the color and the surface will appear blotchy because you'll see the maroon colored copper. We have nearly 11 lbs of Copper and 4 oz. of color and the color is designed to float to the surface. This ain't wall paint!!!

'Super' SHIPBOTTOM "prefers" temperatures between 50 degrees and 
90 degrees but we understand if you have to paint at a lower temperature
just remember it will dry slower but please no painting over ice or snow!.


Applying 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM over unpainted bare gelcoat requires removing the mold release wax! This wax was applied to the female mold at the factory and some of the wax is transferred to the boat when separation occurs. This mold release wax must be removed by pushing the wax in one direction. Use old rags and Lacquer Thinner and push the wax from the waterline down to the keel before cleaning keel in one direction. Do not swirl the rag and change rag often to prevent wax from building up on the rag and moving away from rag but not in the direction you intended. The wax on a sanded and lightly washed surface makes it easier to see where the wax has been moved because the dust is gone, too.

HINT;
If old paint comes off down to the gelcoat in spots or sheets, the mold release wax is still present! Repeat steps on areas!

Applying 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM over properly prepared bare gelcoat is okay because the paint has it's own primer. An additional primer or a barrier coat of epoxy may be used if desired and 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM will not react to these primers or barrier coats but must be applied during the window of opportunity or additional sanding may be necessary. This includes Skip-Sand or No-Sand primers which are notorious for hardening early and not allowing the paint to stick.

HINT;
In warm weather always err on the side of early rather than later. If instructions say; apply bottom paint 2 to 4 hours after final coat of primer, apply paint between 1 1/2 hours and 2 hours after final coat of primer.

Painting 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM over old bottom paint is easy. We have a different solvent base than anyone else so we don't lift there paint and they don't lift ours. You won't even have to sand if the bottom paint is a dull finish but if the old paint has a hard, semi-gloss look to it, it's probably a hard vinyl paint and it has to be lightly sanded.

Use a short Nap roller or solvent resistant foam roller to apply paint to large areas and throw away brushes to small areas of your boat. Always roll and brush in one direction to avoid picking up the color. Extended use masking tape is recommended to save labor.

HINT;
Become especially pleasant with your spouse, children, your neighbors and your boating guests just prior to spring outfitting and they may even help. Next year you can be your old nasty self because you won't have to paint!

Over coating 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM in cooler weather, below 75 degrees, will take an overnight dry. Above 75 degrees, you may be able to paint within 6 hours but do a test patch to determine if the paint is dry without coming off on the brush.

Launching requires overnight drying. Yes, I mean a complete 8 hours or more! No you can't hurry it by bringing in a jet engine and......

HINT;
You may paint spots and use a hair dryer to accelerate drying. Don't
listen to your neighbor who thinks our paint smells like old Navy paint and they used to launch it while it was still wet! You'll be sorry!

Winter storage of 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM is easy. Just haul boat and LIGHTLY pressure wash any scum. I said LIGHTLY, OKAY! If the yard gorilla is used to blowing off the paint with his 10,000 psi. machine, you might want to tip him a $20.00 bill and save yourself a lot of work.

Spring launching of 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM doesn't require anything except putting the boat in the water no matter how streaked by dried rain water it is. It hurts me to tell you this because I'd love to sell you paint every year and if you are one of those who WANTS to paint annually, it won't hurt anything!

HINT;
If you are happy with 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM, tell a friend, Please!

Innovative Marine Coatings, Inc
15770 Lake Candlewood Dr.
Fort Myers, Fl. 33908
Tel: 239-466-5670  or 800-466-7144
FAX: 239-466-7661
E-mail: supershipbottom@aol.com

'Super' SHIPBOTTOM

Application Instructions

NOT THICK PAINT DON'T OVERLOAD ROLLER USE SHELF TO RID EXCESS PAINT

NEVER MIND ROLLER MARKS SELF SMOOTHING

Applying 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM over unpainted bare gel-coat requires removing the mold release

wax which is applied during manufacturing to the female mold at the factory. Some of the wax is transferred to

the boat when separation occurs. This mold release wax must be removed. See video on our web site. Lightly

sand entire boat bottom, hose off bottom and let dry. Push the wax in one direction using old rags and Lacquer

Thinner. 'Push' (don't swirl) the wax from the waterline down to the keel before cleaning keel in one direction.

Change rag often to prevent wax from building up on the rag. Removing the mold release wax is easier this way

because wherever the surface is shiny, you missed sanding and wherever the surface is dusty the wax hasn't been

removed.

You may apply 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM over properly prepared bare gel-coat because our paint has it's

own primer. An additional primer or a barrier coat of epoxy may be used if desired for blister protection. 'Super'

SHIPBOTTOM will not react to these primers or barrier coats but must be applied during the window of

opportunity listed on label or additional sanding will be necessary. This includes Skip-Sand or No-Sand primers

which are notorious for hardening early and not allowing the paint to stick. In warm weather always err on the

side of early rather than later.

PAINTING PREVIOUSLY PAINTED BOATS

Painting 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM over old bottom paint is easy. Our solvent is different so we don't lift

their paint and they don't lift ours. You won't even have to sand if the bottom paint is a dull finish. If the old paint

has a hard, semi-gloss look to it, it's probably a hard vinyl paint and it should be lightly sanded.

Just haul the boat, pressure wash, scrape and let dry overnight. Mask the waterline and roll our paint on

using a short Nap roller (3/8) or solvent resistant foam roller. Always roll and brush in one direction to avoid

picking up the color. DO NOT OVERLOAD ROLLER! Use roller pan shelf to remove excess paint! SS goes

on like other high Copper paint. Don't sweat the roller marks, the surface will smooth itself out! 'Extended

use' masking tape is recommended to save labor. If old paint comes off down to the gel coat in spots or sheets,

the mold release wax is still present! Sand, wash & de-wax! Over-coating 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM in cooler

weather, below 75 degrees, will take an overnight dry. Above 75 degrees, you may be able to paint within 6

hours but do a test patch to determine if the paint is dry without coming off on the brush. Launching requires

overnight drying.

You may paint spots beneath stands shortly before launch by using a hair dryer to accelerate drying of wet paint.

MAINTANING 'SUPER' SHIPBOTTOM

After winter storage of 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM,In the Fall at haul-out just clean or LIGHTLY

pressure wash off any scum. Tell the storage facility that your paint is an ablative and you WON'T

be painting in the Spring. When it's time to go back in the water, just launch it, no matter how

streaked paint is by dried rain water. If you wish you can wash off the calcium along the waterline but

be careful with the pressure washer. 'Super' Shipbottom is best applied between 50 and 90 degrees. If applied under 50 it may take a

whole 24 hours to dry. Never over ice or show.

WATCH PAINTING 'NEW BOAT' OR 'PREVIOUSLY PAINTED BOAT'

VIDEOS ON.... www.supershipbottom.com

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

CALL 800-466-7144 OR 239-466-5670

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