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Old 16-12-2012, 06:23   #46
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Re: Covering Prop Blades

Lanolin works fine .
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Old 16-12-2012, 07:34   #47
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I was thinking about Lanocote also, but it is $30 an goes on like grease which did not appeal to me.

The ability to use it underwater is good though.

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Old 16-12-2012, 08:32   #48
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I found that just a supermarket plastic bag worked pretty good for the month I was away:
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: WHAT WORKS: Plastic bag on the prop.
If you plan to be away longer perhaps doubling up or a heavier duty bag might last longer.
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Old 16-12-2012, 16:00   #49
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I was thinking about Lanocote also, but it is $30 an goes on like grease which did not appeal to me.
The product you have pictured is not the Lanocote Prop & Bottom. Here is that product:

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Old 23-12-2012, 07:52   #50
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Lanocote Prop & Bottom product, does it WORK?

Just thought I'd bump this old thread a bit. Does anyone have experience with the Lanocote Prop & Bottom product?

I tried Desitin (yes the stuff for baby's bottoms) a few times and found it didn't work. It contains Zinc Oxide, Lanolin and some other stuff.

Because the Lanocote Prop & Bottom product is also lanolin based, and they say it leaves a white coating, I'm wondering if it's not much different than Desitin with a higher price?

So my question is: "Lanocote Prop & Bottom product, does it WORK?"
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Old 23-12-2012, 08:33   #51
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I tried Desitin (yes the stuff for baby's bottoms) a few times and found it didn't work. It contains Zinc Oxide, Lanolin and some other stuff.

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So my question is: "Lanocote Prop & Bottom product, does it WORK?"
BTW I didn't intend anything negative against the Desitin product. I have no doubt it works well for its intended purpose (protecting baby's bottoms). I meant that it doesn't work effectively against marine growth on props and shafts. (I have read somewhere that it would).
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Does anyone have experience with the Lanocote Prop & Bottom product?
I attemped to apply the LanoCote product to a customer's prop last week. Couldn't get it to adhere. Eventually gave up. I suspect the water temperature is too cold right now (about 50.) May give it another shot in the springtime.
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Old 23-12-2012, 10:26   #53
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I never got it to stick and this was summer in south Florida!
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For over the past 10 years or so, I've used an underwater metal primer on my max prop prior to applying 2 thin coat of hard bottom paint. I can usually go at least 2 years before having to dive and do some scraping here on the brackish water of the Cheaspeake. The downside is the amount of time it takes to remove that paint once on the hard. Plus now that the boat is being stored on the hard for an extended period, the hard bottom paint will lose some of its potency after exposure to air after only a couple of months. Can the Petit Zinc Barnicle Buster be left on the prop for an extended time while on the hard or is it best to coat and launch the boat soon there after?
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We had a report on the forum that said he had poor results after applying the barricle buster over a coat which was not removed back to the bare metal before he applyed the fresh coat. He further mentioned that the original coat worked very well. I am presently trying it now after many terrible results with metal priming and bottom paints.
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The key I found was to get the prop very clean prior to priming the metal. Some sort of etching compound was used per the instructions on the primer.
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Hey the last time I told someone the best way is to get a diver to do it, I got the old " oooh sure a DIVER is telling us that!"
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