The objective of this project was to continue a series of exterior test performance studies which began in 1978 and 1980 as portions of other projects. For a nominal investment, the program has continued for over six years and is now beginning to provide meaningful test results. For the first time, shipyards have access to data which can be used to evaluate the various generic coating systems presently on the market. Even though the state- of-the-art has progressed since the program was initiated, many of the products are still available as originally formulated or with improved formulations. Stated another way, shipyards now have data which can be used to predict actual coatings performance. As an added benefit, accelerated test methods are presented which can be used to screen candidate coating systems.