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Re: What do you add (to improve) your bottom paint?
My ex-mooring neighbour used to make his own bottom paint with epoxy resin and copper filings (copper oxide?). He claimed to get about 10 years with it. The thing is though, he used to dive about every month to scrub his hull to "activate" the copper again. I'm going on my third year with my bottom paint and I also have to dive every month to scrub the bottom. Go figure...
I think adding more copper to the paint might help. In the rich waters where I moor, you really only get 6 months from bottom paint before you have to start manually cleaning your hull.
Last edited by copacabana; 01-29-2013 at 10:37 AM.