(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — Propspeed, a leading innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, has announced the release of a new product, the Like A Pro toolkit.
The toolkit was developed to elevate confidence, increase accessibility and empower all marine businesses and boaters alike with Propspeed’s foul-release system, support and service. The new Propspeed Coverage Calculator gives confidence in quoting how much product is needed for any-sized application, while the Stripspeed product is specifically designed to remove old foul-release coatings, simplifying the preparation process and saving time. The new Propspeed application kit makes application easy, increases finish quality and significantly reduces total time to complete the job.
Beginning with its all-new online Coverage Calculator, Propspeed helps guide applicators and boaters to estimate how much product is needed to coat the underwater assets of a vessel, no matter the size or configuration. The easy-to-use and navigate solution guides users through selecting either a powerboat or sailboat; monohull or multihull; size of the boat; number of engines and type of propulsion; and between coating bow and stern thrusters, swim platforms, trim tabs and shaft and struts.
It further includes an estimation for the amount of Stripspeed needed for surface preparation, Lightspeed for underwater lights and Foulfree for transducers. The images on the website change to give users a graphical representation of their vessel as each selection is made. The Coverage Calculator removes the guesswork and answers “How much do I need?” in seconds.
Propspeed recently released Stripspeed, which saves applicators time and money on their Propspeed applications by speeding up the prepping process of metal surfaces. The many boatyards applying Propspeed have previously shared comments on the difficulty of removing old coating, particularly when applied to tricky areas like swim platform arms. The thick consistency of Stripspeed easily hangs on vertical and overhead surfaces, making it easy to use on hard-to-reach areas.
The industry reports that using Stripspeed can save them one-third of the removal time. Stripspeed is non-flammable, non-caustic, DCM- and NMP-free, and doesn’t create airborne particles or debris. Unlike grinding or using abrasives, Stripspeed doesn’t cause mechanical wear through multiple refits, increasing the lifetime and performance of the metal.
The final part of the Like A Pro approach is an all-new Propspeed Application Kit and a new application technique. The new application kit includes two paint trays, a roller handle, and two 4-inch Propspeed rollers, one for use with the etch base and one for use with the clear coat. The rollers accomplish a more consistent finish than brushing, whether done by professional applicator or a DIYer. The new application technique is easy to learn and, when done properly, requires less time than the previous application technique. It is also easier than other methods due to the increased surface area coverage rate.
For more information on Propspeed or its premium coatings, visit www.propspeed.com. To view the online Coverage Calculator, visit calculator.propspeed.com.