Review: Petit Hydrocoat Eco Bottom Paint
September 3, 2013
Pettit has launched a new marine anti-fouling paint as part of its Hydrocoat line. Called Hydrocoat Eco, the paint incorporates Pettit’s exclusive self-polishing, water-based, ablative technology with an organic biocide called Econea. By utilizing the highest level available of this metal-free biocide, in combination with a slime-fighting inhibitor, Hydrocoat Eco is designed to provide unprecedented multi-season protection.
Hydrocoat Eco replaces the harsh solvents found in most bottom paints with water, providing the user with an easier application, soap-and-water cleanup, and reduced solvent odor. The paint can be applied with a brush, roller, or spray.
Additionally, Hydrocoat Eco’s self-polishing film wears away with use, eliminating paint buildup and the need for sanding. The formula is also copper-free, making it compatible over almost all bottom paints and safe for use on all substrates, including aluminum. With no copper to cause galvanic corrosion issues, Hydrocoat Eco can be used on bronze IPS and jet drives, outdrives and outboard motors. Also, Hydrocoat Eco will not lose effectiveness when removed from the water.
Hydrocoat Eco is available in white, blue, red, green and black, and is offered in quarts and gallons.