Velox Plus is an antifouling coating system developed to protect propellers, stern drives, shafts, outdrives, struts, jet pumps and other metallic parts immersed in the water. Velox Plus works because of excellent adhesion to metal below the waterline. A unique feature of Velox Plus is that it is not degraded by galvanic currents that are typically responsible for paint detachment. Using Velox Plus will keep your propeller clean, thus increasing fuel economy and boosting vessel performance. Approximately 60% cost savings compared to "non-stick" or "release" coatings.
Unlike current "release" coatings on the market Velox Plus is repairable, no need to start over each time bare metals are exposed. Due to Velox Plus single part primer and no catalyst, there is absolutely no rush allowing you to take your time giving yourself a quality application. No maximimum time betwen coats or before launching, allowing you to have a flexible schedule for when you paint. There is no waste either, remaining Velox Plus can be used during next haul out, saving you money. Can be used on any size boat, from small yachts to large commercial vessels.
Velox Plus can be applied with a brush or sprayed on. DO NOT APPLY ONTO OTHER ANTIFOULING PAINTS. Velox Plus can be applied over an existing Velox Plus base coat. Two or more coats of Velox Plus are needed. Two sizes available, 0.25 or 0.50 liter cans. Available in white or black.
Below is our recommendation on how much Velox Plus you should get per can of Metal Primer.
|Metal Primer||Velox Plus|
These pictures show some propellers treated with Velox Plus after one year. The pictures were taken in temperate waters. Results may be different depending on type of waters, location and temperatures. Expecially in tropical waters, or in extremely heavy fouling areas.
Prepping your propeller? Check out the Barnacle Dissolver to clean your propeller. It's a safe easy way to clean the barnacles off your propeller.
Download the Velox Plus MSDS here.
Please read the application instructions thoroughly before painting. You can view the Velox Plus application instructions here.
|Coverage Per Coat||Number of Coats||Specific Gravity|
|50 - 100 sq. ft.||2 - 3||1.20 - 1.30|
*Two or more coats of Velox Plus are needed.
Dry Time (Using 68°F, primer & two coats of paint):
|Paint (1st coat)||3 hours|
|Paint (Final coat)||12 hours|
|Total Time||18 hours|
*Additional coats of paint will add 3 hours per coat unless final coat.
Below is a chart on the approximate primer and paint coverage. Please note that these are approximate and actual coverage may vary.
|16" four blade propeller||1/8 liter for each coat|
|30" four blade propeller||1/4 liter for each coat|
|40" four blade propeller||1/2 liter for each coat|