Propspeed DIY – Foul Release Coating Kit
200ml & 500ml Kits
The trusted foul release coating for business and pleasure boat owners and operators.
Propspeed is a coating system designed and proven to increase vessels’ speed and fuel efﬁciency and greatly reduce marine growth from bonding to metal surfaces below the waterline. Propspeed works because it’s slick, not because it’s toxic.
The Propspeed system can be applied to any metal surface below the waterline, including propellers, shafts, bow thrusters, rudders, trim tabs, struts, stabilizers, sea chests, sea strainers, keel coolers and through hull ﬁttings. The Clear Top Coat without the use of the etching primer can be used on plastic based items such as underwater lights, composite propellers and plastic bow thrusters.
Fouling of running gear is a constant headache for boat owners, requiring expensive and timeconsuming grinding and sanding to remove marine growth at every haul-out. Take control with Propspeed – the cost-effective way to keep your marine vessel performing at its peak. Propspeed is the most inexpensive upgrade a boat owner can implement to increase speed and performance. Thousands of boat owners around the world have reaped the benefits of Propspeed:
• Reduces drag and fuel consumption
• Extends the life of sacrificial anodes
• Protects all underwater metals from erosion and stray currents
• Lasts longer than standard antifouling
The Propspeed 200ml DIY kit includes:
• 1 x 96ml Etching Primer Base
• 1 x 80ml Clear Coat
• 1 x 24ml Etching Primer Hardener
• 1 x Propclean wipes
• 1 x Propprep wipes
• 1 x stirring sticks
The Propspeed DIY 500ml kit includes:
• 1 x 240ml Etching Primer Base
• 1 x 200ml Clear Coat
• 1 x 60ml Etching Primer Hardener
• 2 x Propclean wipes
• 1 x Propprep wipes
• 1 x stirring stick
What size Propspeed kit do I need?
The right kit for your needs will depend on the size of the area you’re coating. Our three kit sizes correspond to the following coverage areas:
200ml: up to 0.4m2 or 4.3ft2
500ml: up to 1m2 or 10.75ft2
How does Propspeed work?
Propspeed is a foul release coating, not an anti-foul, so it doesn’t harm marine life. The top coat on the Propspeed system is an ultra-slick surface that marine growth can’t grip. Propspeed’s effectiveness does depend on movement of your boat – the more you use it, the better Propspeed performs. Propspeed sets itself apart from the competition with the exceptionally strong chemical and physical bond between the metal substrate, the primer and the top coat – this ensures that the Propspeed coating actually stays on your running gear.
Is Propspeed environmentally friendly?
Yes. Propspeed contains no copper, tin or any other toxic substances harmful to marine life.
How long does Propspeed last?
Propspeed will last at least a year, but many customers report another one or even two years service life. This depends on what sort of marine environment your boat is moored in, the water temperature, and how often you use it.
Will Propspeed lose its effectiveness if my boat is out on the water for a period of time?
No, provided the only maintenance given to the parts with Propspeed applied is a light wiping with a non-abrasive cloth, the boat can be hauled and launched multiple times, or left out for long periods without affecting the performance of Propspeed. If you are having the bottom of the boat high pressure washed ensure that any Propspeed coated parts are covered to prevent damage.
What parts on the bottom of the boat can be coated with Propspeed?
Propspeed can be applied to any metal part below the waterline, including propellers, shafts, struts, rudders, trim tabs and through hull fittings. You can also use the clear coat directly on plastic bow-thrusters and underwater lights.
What sort of maintenance does Propspeed need?
None. The foul release formulation is self-cleaning as soon as the propeller starts up. If required, a light wipe with a non-abrasive cloth will remove any marine growth. When hauling out, ensure the Propspeed is wiped down with a non-abrasive cloth before any marine growth on the surface can dry. Water-blasting, scraping and other abrasive cleaning will damage the Propspeed and eliminate its effectiveness.
How long after application of Propspeed until I can launch my boat?
A minimum of eight hours drying time is required after the final coat. This is based on an average air temperature of 15 deg C, or 59 deg F. If the air temperature is colder than this, a minimum of 24 hour curing time is recommended.