Zyrex bottom coatings

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tleeah, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. tleeah

    tleeah New Member

    84
    May 31, 2010
    Lake Belton
    290 Sundancer 1996
    454 Mercruiser w/BravoII drive
    I just wanted to share with CSR about my new bottom paint I applied to my boat this last fall. I put Zyrex bottom paint on which is an epoxy paint. It has an extremely low surface area (slick as sh#@) so nothing can adhere to it. If slim grows you just go over 10mph to clean the bottom. Zyrex advertised that it would increase your gas mileage and speed. Here are the results so far:
    1.The boat literally jumps out of the hole like I have never seen.
    2. Top speed increased from 31-37mph
    3. Idle speed is faster, I had to retrain myself for maneuvering in marina.
    4. Cruising speed at 3600rpm used to be under 20-21mph, is now 25-26mph.
    Before we splashed the boat, they were moving my trailer/boat in the boat yard and my boat slid on the trailer :wow:. We made sure to strap down really well before splashing. I am still researching so will keep you up-to-date as it sits in the water. So far, no sign of growth (1 month wet). I have been really excited at the performance increase. Here is a picture of the bottom paint.
     

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  2. wavedancer37

    wavedancer37 New Member

    98
    Nov 4, 2010
    St Joe/ lake michigan
    37 dancer / Zodiac Zoom w/9.9
    454 mercs
    Very intresting, I have a few questions maybe you can answer.
    1. Where can it be purchased from
    2. How much is it a gallon
    3. Im wondering if i put that on my boat would i need to strip the existing bottom paint to the hull before the new stuff was applied
     
  3. tleeah

    tleeah New Member

    84
    May 31, 2010
    Lake Belton
    290 Sundancer 1996
    454 Mercruiser w/BravoII drive
    1. I purchased it through our local boat yard. Here is the Zyrex website.
    http://www.zyrexcoatings.com/boat-bottom-coating/

    2. The two gallons that you mix together (two part epoxy) was about $400.00.
    3. It was real important to prep the bottom really well. We stripped all paint off (to my bottom gelcoat) before we painted. That might have been overboard, but it sealed on really well. I do not think it is necessary to remove all the paint, just really good sanding. Call and ask Steve at Zyrex, he was really helpful. You have to remove the tape before the epoxy dries, or you will NOT get the tape off. It is amazing how strong it is.
     
  4. Bugsy24

    Bugsy24 Active Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Freehold, New Jersey
    2008 310 Sundancer
    T-350 Mag,Br3's W/Axius
    EurekaH!!!!!!!!!!!:grin:
     
  5. tleeah

    tleeah New Member

    84
    May 31, 2010
    Lake Belton
    290 Sundancer 1996
    454 Mercruiser w/BravoII drive
    No barrier coat needed. That was hard for me to accept after doing many bottom jobs with barrier coats.
     
  6. tleeah

    tleeah New Member

    84
    May 31, 2010
    Lake Belton
    290 Sundancer 1996
    454 Mercruiser w/BravoII drive
    Gotcha. I had to change my way of thinking. I have always used barrier coats in the past with good ablative or hard coated paints. So far I have been impressed.
     
  7. Carver370

    Carver370 Active Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    New Buffalo Michigan
    1994 Carver 370 Motoryacht
    Twin Crusader 454 - 350 HP Each.
    If this isn't too good to be true this is going on the bottom of my boat in the spring. I wonder if you need to remove the existing paint if you have a hard epoxy paint on your hull like Interlux fiberglass bottomkote?
     
  8. Jdr01930

    Jdr01930 New Member

    115
    Jun 26, 2010
    Gloucester, MA
    2010 Sundeck 220
    5.0 MPI EC Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Any idea if this stuff is suitable for a boat that will be moored in salt water?

    If so I might seriously consider it for my new sundeck. It hasn't even seen water yet, and it's bottom has yet to be painted...
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  9. tleeah

    tleeah New Member

    84
    May 31, 2010
    Lake Belton
    290 Sundancer 1996
    454 Mercruiser w/BravoII drive
    I believe they use it on salt water boats too. I would check with Zyrex.
     
  10. Jdr01930

    Jdr01930 New Member

    115
    Jun 26, 2010
    Gloucester, MA
    2010 Sundeck 220
    5.0 MPI EC Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Yep - Just emailed them via their website...

    I came across a discussion where people were saying it is indeed good in salt water - but can't seem to find it now, just 5 minutes later - duh

    (Need to invent a term for when you google something, get a great article, but then cant seem to find it again.)
     
  11. wavedancer37

    wavedancer37 New Member

    98
    Nov 4, 2010
    St Joe/ lake michigan
    37 dancer / Zodiac Zoom w/9.9
    454 mercs
    Looks like I will be making a phone call to them and im also hoping it comes in other colors. The black is nice but we like the light blue bottom look because we dont have that pretty deep blue sea/salt water here in the great lakes,lol.
     
  12. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Did you apply the paint yourself or did the boat yard do it? Do they sell to the public or only vendors that have been trained (if you know). I have a message into them since I am having my bottom painted next week. I am interested in using this product.
     
  13. tleeah

    tleeah New Member

    84
    May 31, 2010
    Lake Belton
    290 Sundancer 1996
    454 Mercruiser w/BravoII drive
    The boat yard did the work for me and also purchased the paint/supplies. Call steve at the Zyrex number, he is really helpful. He can get you the paint and is really helpful consulting. I also had the yard wash well with acetone after the sanding. It really helped.
     
  14. Air O'Nautical

    Air O'Nautical Active Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Stamford CT "Ponus Yacht Club"
    1995 400EC. Raymarine E80,4kw dome, Garmin 235 gps,
    2013 7.4L Mercruiser Blue water.
    Hurth straight shaft 630's,
    Westerbeke 7.0 BCG
    Many will watch this thread with great interest.
    Please keep us updated with how well it works.
     
  15. Paulkarlsven

    Paulkarlsven New Member

    436
    Dec 29, 2010
    Port Stephens, Australia
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    Mine will need to be done in the next 6 moths, I looked on the net for this products availability in Australia but came up with nothing. I really hope this becomes available here in Australia as I would use it in a flash.
     
  16. Jdr01930

    Jdr01930 New Member

    115
    Jun 26, 2010
    Gloucester, MA
    2010 Sundeck 220
    5.0 MPI EC Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Just got a response to my email inquiring about usage on a boat moored in salt water 5 months per season. Will give my Sea Ray dealer or boat yard a call next to see if they concurr and can apply it:

    [FONT=&quot]Zy[/FONT]rex works for fiber glass, aluminum, & steel in fresh & salt water.
    It is so slick that it is self cleaning when you take the boat out on the water.

    A new boat would be the best, it has not had a chance to take on any water in the gel coat.

    Zyrex is the best alternative to any other kind of bottom pain. Others are not enviornmentaly friendly and they need to be reapplied every year.

    I attached a copy of our brochure and the going green ad that had been in Trade Only.

    Please contact us if you have further questions, we will be in and out of town next month applying Zyrex to a Coast Guard and showing at the Miami Show. We will be checking messages and e-mails.

    Thank You for Your Interest
    Michelle
    847-395-6452
     
  17. giff1

    giff1 Member

    263
    Feb 9, 2009
    North East River, Upper Chesapeake Bay Maryland
    340 EC 1987
    Repowered 454's MarinePower
    After reading their website,it seems Zyrex can only be applied at their application centers near Texas. If they now have made it DIY easy and are selling it to the retail public. I'm in.
    $400 for two gal. will be very economical compared to the costs of covering a bottom with bearer coating and ablative paint, if coverage is the same. I've planned to sand blast the bottom and re prep this year or next.
    Need to know !. Do they sell to the public?
    2.Price per gal.
    3.Coverage per gal.
    4. Coats required.
    5.testimonials
     
  18. Marcus E

    Marcus E New Member

    97
    Dec 14, 2010
    Chesapeake Bay
    340 Sundancer
    8.1 Mercruisers
    How long does it last? Will it have the same dersired results when applying over existing bottom paint?
     
  19. tleeah

    tleeah New Member

    84
    May 31, 2010
    Lake Belton
    290 Sundancer 1996
    454 Mercruiser w/BravoII drive
    You should be able to buy paint from zyrex or they can point you in the right direction (sales person in your area). My boat has a 30foot hull and it took not quite 4 total gallons. I had 5 coats applied which is the recommendation. The name of technician that did my boat is Andrew Allen at Proptek. His email is Proptek@sbcglobal.net. His phone number is 254-780-3510. He said that he will be glad to answer any questions about the application process.
     
  20. riptide

    riptide New Member

    186
    Sep 24, 2010
    Port St. lucie Florida and all connecting water
    390 ec,Ray marine Radar,Plotter.Watertender 8.8 /Johnson 2.5 motor/ST. Croix davits
    Mercury 7.4 straight drives Westerberke 5.5
    I just e mailed them ,with all the same questions,will post what I find out RIP:huh:
     

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