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As I said above, its a teflon-based paint... doesn't have a biocide in it AFAIK. It is designed to be too slippery for marine life to grab a good hold of.
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Thanks Dog. Is there a downside to it? (hard to apply? expensive? both maybe?)

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No idea... AFAIK, it isn't available in the USA... so that'd be the first downside to it. IIRC, it is made by JOTUN.
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After reading a rudder thread here, I checked with Foss Foam and they insist that any boat out of the water, with dark bottom paint, cover the rudder. They suggest white bottom paint. I didn't think to ask them what white bottom paint.
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If the Foss Foam rudders are made of epoxy-resin, requiring the rudder being painted white makes sense. Epoxy has a fairly low thermal distortion temperature, and if painted a dark color and exposed to sunlight, can heat up to the point where they will start to deform.
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After reading a rudder thread here, I checked with Foss Foam and they insist that any boat out of the water, with dark bottom paint, cover the rudder. They suggest white bottom paint. I didn't think to ask them what white bottom paint.
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I have an email into Jotun US. I'm wondering how much more the teflon paint is than regular bottom paint, and if it lasts longer and therefore still cost effective.

I'll post the results when I get them.
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I found white VC-17 for E39.99 on the internet. You just cant buy it here. Just looking, the good go-fast paint in the US does not come in white. I have found negative comments on the Vivid and the E-paint both. What I have not heard is how the white VC epoxy works in fresh water. I have heard it is not so easy to apply, but does make a good hard finish that will last. However it is not anitifouling paint, it is made for dry sailing. Maybe just have to stick with the VC-17 bronze. Oh well........ Thanks for all the feedback!!
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