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Anti Fouling

Anti-fouling on a sailboat

Anti-fouling paint, or bottom paint is a paint applied below the waterline of a vessel to combat marine growth on the vessels hull. Many of the paints or coating systems have historically contained copper or tin that would leech or ablate into the water keeping marine life from adhering to the hull. Environmental concerns have led coating manufacturers to steer away from paints with harmful metals and use more environmentally friendly biocides to combat the growth.

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