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    Default Black Widow by Pettit

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    We applied Black Widow to the 1D35. The finish is amazing. Performance wise, it should be great. The bottom was sprayed verses rolled.

    Here pettit recommends rolling with 1/8 at least twice.



    I am considering using it on my wooden boat when I haul out in a few weeks. I would to apply 2 to 3 coats with burnishing.

    anyone have experience with the paint on their hulls which sit year around in water?

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    Default Black Widow by Pettit

    I've been using it for three years. The fouling performance is good, for my profile, which is a planing powerboat hull used several times per week over an 8 month season.

    I burnished it as well, though I started using it after I stripped the hull of years of old antifoul, faired the bottom, sealed it with epoxy and applied Black Widow. I have noticed about a 5 percent decrease in fuel burn, though I suspect that may be the sum of the bottom job, not just the burnished paint.

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    Default Re: Black Widow by Pettit

    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    I've been using it for three years. The fouling performance is good, for my profile, which is a planing powerboat hull used several times per week over an 8 month season.

    I burnished it as well, though I started using it after I stripped the hull of years of old antifoul, faired the bottom, sealed it with epoxy and applied Black Widow. I have noticed about a 5 percent decrease in fuel burn, though I suspect that may be the sum of the bottom job, not just the burnished paint.

    Kevin


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    Thanks Kevin. that sounds promising. The paint runs higher than average. I was thinking of adding a little additional copper oxide which some may frown upon. I haul out every 2 years. three coats would give me enough to spread the cost over time. The burnished part is quite intriguing as the compound makes it shiny.

    I have a cup of the BW paint to test as I work towards the haul out next month.

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