What color code is the copper color on the bottom and what is the best type of paint to use? I want something good so I don't have to do it every year. Will be docked on the Mississippi River so there's plenty of algae.

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Directly from Sandusky, part # 960. Looks like they have the color chip mixed up.

http://www.sanpaco.com/Bottom%20Paints

Why don't you call them ? 419-626-2461

I will. Thanks! 

I am on the Mississippi River as well... upper, just between the Quad Cities and Dubuque.  I have done two boats now... removing years of other layers of paint, and going with the original copper.  We purchased a number of years ago, 6 gallons of Interlux Bottomkote - Y999 is the designation.  Not sure if you can find it, but I recall it was about $125 or $150 a gallon.  

At any rate... The BottomKote is a very thin paint... I usually do the whole underside every 4 years, but in between I can easily get away with sanding the bow, the sides, and the transom and rolling a coat on.  I sand down where the water line is to remove any scumline that might be there after they do a hot powerwash in fall.  I have zero complaints, and many compliments on how the boat looks.  

Chris
1967 42 Commander

I've seen the Petit version of copper on a boat, but it doesn't have the shine that the Interlux has.  

Sharp!!

Chris Orphal said:

I am on the Mississippi River as well... upper, just between the Quad Cities and Dubuque.  I have done two boats now... removing years of other layers of paint, and going with the original copper.  We purchased a number of years ago, 6 gallons of Interlux Bottomkote - Y999 is the designation.  Not sure if you can find it, but I recall it was about $125 or $150 a gallon.  

At any rate... The BottomKote is a very thin paint... I usually do the whole underside every 4 years, but in between I can easily get away with sanding the bow, the sides, and the transom and rolling a coat on.  I sand down where the water line is to remove any scumline that might be there after they do a hot powerwash in fall.  I have zero complaints, and many compliments on how the boat looks.  

Chris
1967 42 Commander

I've seen the Petit version of copper on a boat, but it doesn't have the shine that the Interlux has.  

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