Altex No.5 Ablative Antifouling

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Copper Based Ablative Anti-Fouling for boats.

**SHIPPING PRICE IS FOR NORTH ISLAND SHIPPING ONLY, INCLUDING AUCKLAND** Auckland we recommend collection if possible.
SOUTH ISLAND SHIPPING: Please contact the Smart Crew for a shipping quote to your address.
SORRY, THIS ITEM CANNOT BE ORDERED ONLINE TO THE SOUTH ISLAND. The shipping price is for North Island delivery only.


  • No.5 Copper Based Ablative Antifouling is recommended:
  • Where multi-season effective fouling protection is needed.
  • Where regulations ban or restrict the use of organotin compounds.
  • On yachts, tenders, dinghies, trailer yachts and power boats.

No.5 Antifouling is:

  • Compatible over other copper based anti-foulings, where recommended preparation is achieved
  • Not suitable for use on aluminium craft, outboard motors, sail drives or stern legs
  • Suitable and recommended for use on primed GRP, steel, timber and ferro-cement craft


  • Contains No Organotin Compounds
  • Contains high levels of cuprous oxide
  • Self polishing/ablative mechanism inhibits the attachment of fouling organisms
  • Available in four clean colours
  • Organo-tin free
  • Suitable for high speed craft - however, ablation rate will increase when subjected to sustained high speed
  • Excellent static performance
  • Excellent long term performance

Limitations of Use:

Some colour variation between batches may occur, also colours may change during storage. If material from different batches is used, carry out thorough "boxing" to ensure a consistent colour is achieved. Full colour is developed over the first weeks of immersion.


  • Thinner: Do Not Thin Clean up with E10 Thinner
  • Storage: 12 months when stored under cool, dry conditions
  • Theoretical Coverage Rate: 6.7 sq metres per litre at 75 microns dry
  • Recommended Film Thickness Per Coat: 150 microns wet to obtain 75 microns dry, Two coats recommended
  • Application: Spray, brush or roller
  • Dry Times (75 µm DFT / 25oC / 50% RH):
  • To Recoat - Minimum 4 hours - Maximum Not critical
  • To Launch - Minimum 8 hours - Maximum Not critical

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