Clear Antifoul for Sterndrives

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Willallison, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Willallison
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    Willallison Senior Member

    Does anyone know of an effective clear antifould suitable for use on sterndrive's?
     
  2. yipster
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    yipster designer

    hi Will, no, do know eaten drives can be remodelled as new tho
     
  3. Landlubber
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    There is a product out of New Zealand called Prop Speed, I have used it extensively and it is quite supurb...basically guarantee no growth on props and shafts etc.
     
  4. FAST FRED
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    I Second the recomendation for Prop Speed , its EXPEN$IVE! but it works.

    FF
     
  5. Willallison
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    Yes, have heard of Propspeed. Their tech documents suggest it's suitable for use near sterndrives....any experience using it directly on drives? I've sent an email to them asking for further info on this....
    Being a silicone polymer, I expect it'd be a real b#@%ch to get off if you decided to paint it with something else.....
     

  6. Willallison
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    International are now marketing a 'clear' outdrive antifoul too, though they suggest its better over lightly coloured drives and may appear "milky" on black ones. Quite how they get past the fact that their primer is gold, I don't know.... It also appears to be only available in the US
    There's also another called Aquaguard, which is a water based paint, but there's precious little other info available about it on their website ( http://www.aquagard-boatpaint.com/products.htm#AQUAGARD®_ALUMI-KOAT_CLEAR_SPRAY ) I'm waiting to hear back from them also....
     
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