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JoeyP posted 04-03-2009 08:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for JoeyP   Send Email to JoeyP  
Which type of anti-fouling paint is best for the Lenco Tabs? I would imagine some type of scuffing/sanding and priming is required before painting. Any recommendations appreciated. Thanks
Treypescatorie posted 04-03-2009 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Treypescatorie  Send Email to Treypescatorie     
I paint mine with ablative paint, but it does not last that long. The correct way to do it is use an epoxy primer, then paint over with your antifowling paint.
JoeyP posted 04-05-2009 09:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
Thanks. At one time you could purchase a spray primer and paint kit. It came in two cans. I don't know if it is available anymore. I didn't paint the tabs last season and they developed a load of marine growth.
TransAm posted 04-05-2009 06:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for TransAm  Send Email to TransAm     
I would try a clear anti-fouling spray paint made for metal outdrives. interlux-introduces-clear-antifouling-paint-for-outdrives.html
JoeyP posted 04-06-2009 09:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
That's just what I'm looking for but I don't see any mention about using on bare Stainless Steel trim tabs. I was wathcing ShipShape TV not long ago and the rep from Bennet Tabs mentions its ok to paint the tabs but did not get into specifics on how to do so.
Feejer posted 04-07-2009 08:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Just don't put any type of paint on the sacrificial anodes

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