Special Maintenance Section: Pettit Trinidad SR Leads a Large Group of Bottom Paints
In our ninth year of bottom paint testing, perennial runner-up Pettit Trinidad SR moves to the forefront. Micron CSC Extra, and two other innovative Interlux coatingsMicron Optima and Veridianalso perform well in salt and freshwater.
When applying a paste cleaner, a toothbrush is useful for buffing tight spots and working into the pores of welds; follow by buffing with a cotton cloth. A green 3M scrubby pad helps for removing more aggressive stains. Continued rusting in welded areas might indicate a developing failure, requiring replacement. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and mild soap when done buffing.