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Old 07-03-2015, 16:02   #16
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Re: Alternatives to propspeed.

I'm in the rustoleum zinc spray paint camp. Current coat is about 2 yrs old. Still clean. We've been in the Bahamas the last couple months and i really didn't expect such good results. Be sure to put several (5-8) thin coats on.


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Old 07-03-2015, 16:08   #17
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I'm in the rustoleum zinc spray paint camp. Current coat is about 2 yrs old. Still clean. We've been in the Bahamas the last couple months and i really didn't expect such good results. Be sure to put several (5-8) thin coats on.


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I used the Pettit spray for 2 years with good results. But last year the store was out and I couldn't wait and used a standard zinc spray paint, the barnacles LOVED it!
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As for myself I recently applied Velox Plus to the prop and shaft.
Huh. I put that on toast.

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Re: Alternatives to propspeed.

Going with the Vegemite idea, some US replacements would be "American cheese" you know that stuff put on fast food hamburgers. Has noting at all to do with anything animal or vegetable, made from some kind of oil apparently. Also called "Cheese Food", who knew you had to feed cheese?
Or how about margarine? I've honestly left both outside as an experiment, insects bothered neither, I guess they don't recognize them as food?


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Old 07-03-2015, 16:33   #20
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Re: Alternatives to propspeed.

Mark colemj your a true gourmet, do you also add jam/jelly to the toast?
I still think the Velox Plus is better on the prop.
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Going with the Vegemite idea, some US replacements would be "American cheese" you know that stuff put on fast food hamburgers. Has noting at all to do with anything animal or vegetable, made from some kind of oil apparently. Also called "Cheese Food", who knew you had to feed cheese?
Or how about margarine? I've honestly left both outside as an experiment, insects bothered neither, I guess they don't recognize them as food?
Actually, that is "processed cheese food".

In the US, you probably can't beat Velveeta, Fluff and whatever they put inside Twinkies (a mixture of Velveeta and Fluff?) for antifouling. I know my bowels stop dead with them!

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Re: Alternatives to propspeed.

I used Vegemite to lube coolant hose. Never considered using it on my shaft. The stuff is truly versatile. What will they think of next?
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Re: Alternatives to propspeed.

I've not known anyone that has had much success with PropSpeed, including myself. We had a "certified" yard apply it and most of it pealed and the rest fouled. It took me forever to get a refund from the manufacturer and got nothing from the yard. Chuck
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I've not known anyone that has had much success with PropSpeed, including myself. We had a "certified" yard apply it and most of it pealed and the rest fouled. It took me forever to get a refund from the manufacturer and got nothing from the yard. Chuck
Well, of course you don't know me, but I have successfully used it twice, and each time it has been good for two years. I applied it myself the second time and neither time did it peel. By the end of the second year the "rubbery" nature of the finish was mostly gone, but what growth did occur came off easily with a wipe.

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