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Baitwell/Livewell Paint

Post by Reid » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:48 pm

Hello everyone,

One of our customers had a question about paint for his Baitwell/Livewell. Does anyone use (or not use) any particular paint or type of paint for the inside of their baitwell/livewell.

Thank you in advance!
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Re: Baitwell/Livewell Paint

Post by TomW1 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:07 pm

Reid I prefer an epoxy coating tinted a light to medium blue. The blue keeps them calm and the epoxy does not leach any type of chemicals that a paint might. The paint has to hold up to continuos moving water and contact with fish and depending on size pretty good size fish jostling for space. Using epoxy would make it more similar to the polymer tanks on commercial boats.

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Re: Baitwell/Livewell Paint

Post by Reid » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:17 pm

TomW1 wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:07 pm
Reid I prefer an epoxy coating tinted a light to medium blue. The blue keeps them calm and the epoxy does not leach any type of chemicals that a paint might. The paint has to hold up to continuos moving water and contact with fish and depending on size pretty good size fish jostling for space.

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Tom,
Good points!
Thanks, Reid
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Re: Baitwell/Livewell Paint

Post by Aripeka Angler » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:37 pm

Epoxy makes a fine baitwell coating.
Any marine paint that is approved for use below the waterline will work also. Once marine grade paint is fully cured, it's not going to kill bait.
BTW, I have had bait in 15 different colors of buckets and livewells. I have never noticed a difference in bait being jumpy in red, white, blue or purple storage buckets or livewells. Unless you have your hand or a net in the well...
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Re: Baitwell/Livewell Paint

Post by Jeff » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:05 pm

Thanks guys!! Guidance much appreciated!! Jeff

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Re: Baitwell/Livewell Paint

Post by BarraMan » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:12 am

Blue coloured epoxy!

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Re: Baitwell/Livewell Paint

Post by Freaknreakn » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:44 am

Thanks to all. I didn't know if I needed something like EMC for the live wells. Seemed like over kill. I will be ready to paint next weekend. Was planning on just primer inside hull and framework and pigmented epoxy for hatches and wells.

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Re: Baitwell/Livewell Paint

Post by Evan_Gatehouse » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:44 pm

Either a true 2 part epoxy paint or tinted epoxy resin.

EMC 2 part polyurethane paint will eventually blister if kept immersed in water (weeks)
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Re: Baitwell/Livewell Paint

Post by silentneko » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:52 am

I agree a good 2 part, or tintend epoxy is best. On my last build I used just rustoleum. I've been able to keep bait alive and well for up to 3 days in there. It does get some little bubbles forming after that much time. On my next build I'll probably use some light blue tinted epoxy.
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Re: Baitwell/Livewell Paint

Post by cvincent » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:07 pm

I am using the durabak smooth product in all of my compartments and live well.
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