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#1 Zozza

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:45 AM

Anyone know, or anyone tried?

 

Particular brand is called: Pettit Trinidad SR, basically a cuprous oxide antifoul with PTFE (teflon).  I am pretty sure PTFE is not a banned substance in NZ paints, and I know for sure cuprous oxide isn't.

 

I know there are strict restrictions on importing 'hazardous substances', but if the paint contains none of the additives banned in NZ, which I don't believe it does, then I shouldn't have an issue - right?

 

Here's a data sheet: http://www.go2marine...roductsheet.pdf

 


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#2 erice

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:12 AM

imho

 

probably ok

 

be prepared for gst 

 

no one may want to transport it so you might have to pick it up from wiri?

 

may be a good idea to get the current safety data sheet from the maker's website?

 

and have look through here 

2. Make sure your product is approved for use in New Zealand

ichtm.gifFind out whether your product is approved  

3. Make sure your product has a current safety data sheet

ichtm.gifRead more about the New Zealand requirements for safety data sheets 

4. Make sure your product is correctly labelled

ichtm.gifRead more about labelling hazardous substances in New Zealand

5. Make sure your product is packaged properly

 

http://www.epa.govt....es/default.aspx


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:17 AM

Pettit Trinidad SR, used to contain Irgarol as the Biocide. This has been banned in NZ and many other countries now, hence why the Paint is not sold here. It was a very expensive coating, which could also be why it is not sold here. But it got great reviews years ago.


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:26 AM

office@kop-coat.co.nz

 

The NZ office of the manufacturer.

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#5 Zozza

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 08:54 AM

Pettit Trinidad SR, used to contain Irgarol as the Biocide. This has been banned in NZ and many other countries now, hence why the Paint is not sold here. It was a very expensive coating, which could also be why it is not sold here. But it got great reviews years ago.

 

Hi Wheels, I don't see Igarol on the safety data sheet where it lists the compounds in it - top of pg 3 on link below

http://www.pettitpai...706-sds-pdf.pdf

 

Never heard of this brand for sale in NZ before - and your are right, it consistently gets the best reviews everywhere online on all sailing forums.

 

Edit: Actually, this 2015 report says "Igarol" is the slime resistant forumla they use, and that is what the "SR" stands for:

Bottom paints containing Irgarol are usually marketed as having a boosting agent that enhances the paint’s protection against algae, soft growth, or “slime,” and are priced around $30 higher than similar formulas without Irgarol. Interlux’s Micron Extra with Biolux, Pettit’s slime-resistant “SR” formulas such as Trinidad SR and Ultima SR-40 (and SR-60), and Blue Water’s Copper Pro “SCX” paints such as Copper Pro SCX67 (hard and ablative) are examples of these paints. In our most recent test involving 55 different paints, nearly one-quarter of them contained Irgarol.

http://www.xssailing...rol-shortage-2/

 

Actually, you can get Pettit Trinidad with the SR or without.

Maybe I should try import the one without to be safe.

 

$163 NZD for a gallon (just under 4 litres). Even with customs taxes / GST, that is not bad.

http://1outlets.nz/p...cyOgimsQ8c0SeC/


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#6 native

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 09:01 AM

 

This antifouling paint formulation does not contain Irgarol,

 from the west marine site.

 

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#7 wheels

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 12:14 PM

Is that the SR MB? Because there is a Trinidad and Trinidad SR.

Epiglass/International had one that also used irgarol and had the irgarol removed and the result was that it no longer performed as it used to.

There has been a number of Chemicals that have now been banned or about to be banned for use in NZ.
  3(2H)-Isothiazolone,
4,5-dichloro-2-octyl- (DCOIT)
 Chlorothalonil
 Copper (I) oxide
Copper pyrithione
Copper thiocyanate

Dichlofluanid
 Diuron
 Irgarol 1051
 Mancozeb
 Octhilinone
Thiram
Tolyfluanid
 Zinc pyrithione
 Zineb
 Ziram
If you go to this link location, and then to pages 38 to 44, that gives you a lost of AF's that are allowed and those that have 4yrs approval, which I think expires this year, 10yr approval and Banned.
https://www.google.c...VscLxjml3wFGLOa


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 12:21 PM

Funny i was looking at the exact same paint and wondering if the ptfe would help in NZ waters


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#9 wheels

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 03:39 PM

As I said, this paint was famous overseas many years ago. But I am not sure if that was due to the PTFE or the various biocides used in the stuff. I had never used it, nor in fact even seen it in NZ because the stuff was so seriously expensive back then. And even though it was good, there were just as many OK paints back then at 1/3rd or even a 1/4 of the price. It;s different now that the Biocides are slowly being phased out.
I don't know what the best thinking is. Is it better to keep the Poisons out of the environment completely and have the greater potential of spreading unwanted pests, or to hit the pests and stop the spread, but have toxins in the water column. I have no clue if they have ever been able to measure the toxins in the water or if it has seen to affect life in anyway.


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 05:13 PM

what is the story with importing and when do you have to pay customs/gst?  just imported a full gold sovereign (1902 uncirculated) total cost including post was $980nz   was declared on postage.


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