See colors on bottom of G2 & G4 pages. 
    our graphite color now appears almost black in the G2, all colors appear much much lighter in G4. For this reason i dont like the G4
          All orders are made to order, once made the color cannot be changed... good thing it's on the bottom!


 


GatorGlide G4 

Higher Abrasion Resistance High Slip Boat Bottom Paint -

APPLICATION GUIDE AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Meets EPA, USDA, And FDA 21 CFR 175.300 Requirements

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 After sanding with 100 - 150 grit and wiping thoroughly with acetone. New aluminum I recommend degreasing with a degreasing agent. it also I advise applying the slick bottom in multiple thin coats using a 6" inch X  3/8" to 1/2" nap roller (see pic below, I also like working out of a 2 gal bucket with a paint grid, get both at Home depot ) see video

Five coats are ideal, First mix part "A" thoroughly with a high shear mixer. Then you can mix as much as you want. (Example: if you are using 1/4 or 1/2 of Part "A" then use 1/4 or 1/2 of Part "B"). When you open the bucket mark the outside at the top level then mark half, quarter and so on and do the same with the catalyst.

The drying time between coats will vary depending on humidity but typically takes 20-30 minutes between coats. Throw your roller in the pot and throw a rag over it between coat (Do Not apply while it raining even in your shop.) This is a water born product and needs to dry between coats. You have about a 70 min pot life, so mix accordingly.

GatorGlide will fish eye or separate when you are applying the first coat. It's going to fisheye like you're painting a waxed hood. That's just how it is, after you roll the second section and before dipping your roller for the third go back and dry-roll the first section. You will see it start to tighten up; you may have to go back again. This is completely normal! It will tighten up on the second and third coat. I know it looks weird but its how the stuff works.  Depending on how porous the surface is will determine how much it fisheyes. Wait for it to dry (about 20-30 min) to the touch and start your next coat. "THIN TO WIN" I can't stress this enough THIN COATS if you can put the same amount on in 3 coats or 5 coats go 5 it will be a better job. All coats should be done back to back so the integrate. Takes two hrs. to complete the job!

 
Please never hesitate to call me to discuss the application, mixing tips or if you just want to bounce idea off of me. The longer it sits before you run it the harder it gets.


We ship most of all orders within two business day from the date received. Most orders in the 48 states are received by our customers in 4 to 6 business days via standard delivery. ALL PROCESSING AND DELIVERY TIMES ARE BASED ON BUSINESS DAYS, THIS EXCLUDES WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS.

Application and Recoating 
Roll or spray GatorGlide G4 for a 3 to 4 mil dry or 6 to 8 wet mil coating. Roll or spray in two or three increments to avoid sagging if a heavier deposit is required. Apply the last coat as a thin 2 to 3 mil dry coating to obtain the best smoothness and abrasion resistance. If poor wetting occurs while applying GatorGlide coatings, then lightly roughen the dry GatorGlide surface with 400 grit sandpaper prior to top-coating. Make sure the surface temperature is above 40°F and the relative humidity is below 90% before coating. Allow at least 48 hours and ideally one week of curing before putting into service. Post heating at elevated temperatures will speed up curing and improve the abrasion resistance. Do not use harsh chemicals for cleaning GatorGlide surfaces, a simple hand wipe or a light scrape is adequate for removing marine growth. If the GatorGlide surface has become damaged or has excessive wear, then an occasional touch up may be required. This can be achieved by simply spraying 1 to 3 mils of the GatorGlide G4 over the existing GatorGlide surface and allowing it to cure for at least 24 hours prior to putting it back in service.

Caution - Extremely Slippery -care must be followed when walking on this surface to prevent slipping. .

Coating Type
Silicone/epoxy Waterbased Color: Various Pot life: 60 min. @ 68°F Induction Time: None Solids: by Weight 49%Coverage Rate: Approx. 200 sq. ft. @ 3-4 mil DFT (85% Yield)

Tensile Strength:>1750psi Elongation: ASTM 2370>5% Adhesion: ASTM D451>1000psi

Cure Time: Complete in 5 days. Dry to the touch in 2 hours. Force cure 300°F for 30 min. Many applications can be returned to service the next day. Abrasion: (CS 17/Kg/1000 cycles) <4 mg loss

VOC: ASTM 3960-1.0#/gl. Heat Resistance: Do not exceed 275°F continuous service

To the best of our knowledge the technical data contained herein is true and accurate at the date of this issuance and is subject to change without prior notice. User must contact GatorHeads distributor/representative to verify correctness before specifying or ordering. No guarantee of accuracy is given or implied. GatorHeads guarantees its products to conform to GatorHeads quality control. GatorHeads assumes no responsibility for coverage, performance, or injuries resulting from use. Liability, if any, is limited to replacement of products. NO OTHER WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND IS MADE BY GatorHeads, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, BY OPERATION OF THE LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR OR CALL GATORHEADS AT 863-633-8300.

 GatorGlide G4, Rev. 1 GatorGlide_G4_Rev1 / August 2010 Page 1 of 1

The colors depicted here are photographs and do not show the true color. Colors also will vary from batch to batch. Once you have chosen a color it is yours. If a color selection is not placed under "special instructions" it will come in Graphite color which sometimes appears almost black.

The G4 will be lighter in color then the G2 due to the additional mica in it

Q: What the difference between G2 and G4?

A: G2 is about 10% slicker and the G4 is about 10% more abrasion resident! I recommend G2 for most mud and outboard boats,  G4 for airboats that run a lot of dry ground. (I run the G2 on my airboat)

“FR” or “Fouling Release” is for boats that stay in the water more than out. It is easier to clean than the “Standard”. However if you trailer your boat you will want the Standard (IMO) as it is slicker!