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What kind of bottom paint do I have?

I bought a boat but don''t know what type of bottom paint is on it (ablative vs hard).Is there a way to tell?

Owner is gone and bought it out of state so backtracking is a challenge.

I looked thru the archives but can''t find the answer.

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What kind of bottom paint do I have?

Rub your hand vigorusly over the paint. If lots of it comes off on your fingers it probably an ablative paint (although I have seen sprayed-on epoxy paints slough very much like ablatives.)
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What kind of bottom paint do I have?

A week ago I brushed the bottom with a scotchbrite type pad. I got a cloud of paint in the water. Does this sound like ablative paint or would a hard finish do the same when cleaning?
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If you got lots of paint in the wayer and paint residue on the scrubber, it''s an ablative.
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