Propspeed Clear Coat is the super-slick, silicone-based topcoat component of the innovative, long-lasting Propspeed Foul Release Coating System that eliminates marine growth on propellers, running gear, & other metal surfaces below the waterline for up to 2 years.
It provides a smooth surface with low critical surface tension that’s so slick barnacles and weeds simply can’t stick to it. You’ll increase your speed on the water, while spending less on fuel and maintenance. It also contains no copper or other toxic substances so it’s safe for marine life.
In addition to Clear Coat, the Propspeed system includes Propstrip (optional, for removing previous Propspeed coatings), Propclean Wipes, Propprep metal conditioner, and Etching Primer.
Clear Coat Application Tips:Before use, stir the Clear Coat thoroughly until the mixture is smooth and blended completely.Make sure the final coat of Etching Primer is dry to the touch.Apply the Clear Coat using a brush ONLY, do not use a foam roller.
IMPORTANT: Proper timing of the application for each component in the Propspeed system is critical for maximum adhesion, efficacy, and longevity of the cured Propspeed coating. For best results, read all instructions and watch the videos before applying. It’s also recommended to have a second person to help. When applied properly, Propspeed has excellent adhesion to keep underwater metal components clean and corrosion-free for up to 2 years.
Propspeed Foul Release Coating System FeaturesImproves performance and fuel economy.Reduces drag and increases speed.Green alternative to toxic antifouling products; won’t harm marine life.In drive, easily releases any fouling that may have accumulated on running gear while stationary.Eliminates cavitation and vibration, for a smooth, fast ride.Includes instructions for easy, effective application.Available in DIY and Professional Kits.Kits include easy-to-follow instructions.Important! Install all zincs before applying Propspeed.
Prepare the metal surface: Sand to an 80-grit profile or use Propstrip (sold separately) to remove old coatings.Initial cleaning: Use Propclean Wipes to remove grease and other surface contaminants.Metal conditioning: Apply Propprep solution liberally by rag or wipes, working over small areas at a time. Do not allow to dry out. Remove by wiping off thoroughly with a clean rag.Apply Etching Primer (2 coats): Mix 2-part etching primer base and hardener in a 4:1 ratio. Apply 1st coat with a brush or foam roller.Apply Clear Coat (1 coat): Apply Clear Coat topcoat by brush (do not use a foam roller) when the final coat of etching primer is dry to touch. This should be about at 80°F & 85% RH.
Propspeed Application: 5 Easy Steps
|Technical Specifications||Propspeed Clear Coat|
|Application Temperature||40°F to approximately 95°F (max. humidity 85%)|
|Application Method||Brush ONLY|
|Color / Finish||Clear / Glossy|
|Recommended Number of Coats||1|
|Dry Time Between Coats of Etching Primer||Dry to touch (varies by temperature, for example, 3-5 minutes @ 80°F)|
|Dry Time to Overcoat with Clear Coat||Dry to touch (varies by temperature, for example, 3-5 minutes @ 80°F)|
|Pot Life||8 hours at 68 degrees (20°C)|
|Thinning and Cleanup||Acetone|
|Theoretical Coverage||Approximately 489 sq. ft. per gallon (12 m2/L)|
HEALTH AND PERSONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
Be sure that you read and understand the information in the SDS and TDS documents for each of the products in the Propspeed sytem before starting the application process.
Clear Coat: Contains organic solvents including xylene. Do not expose to open flame or high temperature heating equipment. Avoid skin contact. It is recommended that a barrier cream or gloves be used for hands and eye protection. Always ensure adequate ventilation when painting. See SDS for further safety information.
|Below Water Line (yes/no):||Yes|
|Number Of Parts:||One Part|
|Type:||Foul Release Coating|