Apply a new coat of Velox Plus directly over last season's coat.
Unlike "release" coatings, if Velox Plus is scratched or damaged it will not peel off. Simply repaint the bare metal exposed.
Increases time between haul outs, saving you money. Velox Plus also has a 2 pot shelf life, allowing you to save any remaining paint.
Velox Plus can be brushed, rolled or sprayed on. No need to rush due to not having any catalyst added.
Velox Plus is an antifouling paint developed specifically to protect propellers, stern drives, shafts, outdrives, struts, jet pumps and other metallic parts immersed in the water. 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. Save money and time by extending the periods between haulouts to clean your propeller and other metallic parts. This kit 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.
Increases the time between haul outs with Velox Plus, thus saving you money! Velox Plus also has a 2 year pot life, allowing you to save any remaining paint for use at a later time. Increase your fuel economy by preventing marine growth on your propellers, drives and submerged metal to reduce drag. Approximately 60% cost savings compared to "non-stick" or "release" coatings. It's repairable and repaintable! No need to start over each time bare metals become exposed.
Velox Plus works because of the excellent adhesion to metal below the water line. If Velox is scratched or damaged it will not all peel off, unlike "release" coatings. Not degraded by galvanic currents. Galvanic and electrolytic corrosion are the most common cause of paint failure on metal below the water line.
Velox Plus can be brushed, rolled or spray on. No need to rush because Velox Plus does not need a catalyst, allowing for a quality application. Single part primer + single part paint = no rush and no waste. Remaining product can be used during next haul out. There's no maximum time between coats, allowing you to budget your time as needed. Also, no maximum time before launching, allowing you to have a completely flexible application schedule.
Here are common questions we receive about our Velox Plus antifouling paint. If you can't find an answer to your question here please feel free to contact us.
Velox Plus can be applied by a skilled and competent do-it-yourselfer, or a skilled and competent professional. The success of the product relies heavily on a proper application. Please make certain that you read, understand, and follow the application instructions.
Improper sanding before application is the biggest cause of product failure. It is very important that the surface of your propeller or running gear is sanded aggressively with 80 grit sandpaper before applying the primer. We highly recommend using a power sander for the preparation of the metal surface. PYI cannot warrant or guarantee the workmanship performed by any person or firm installing its products, so please be certain that whoever is applying Velox Plus has read and is following the instructions. You should be able to feel the abraded surface when you run your fingernail across the surface. Below are some examples of improperly and properly sanded finishes.
Yes. Velox Plus adheres to stainless steel well. It is important that you immediately and properly apply the Velox Primer after sanding your stainless steel propeller or running gear because stainless steel has the tendency accumulate chromium oxide if not immediately primed after sanding.
Yes. However, aluminum must be protected with an appropriate epoxy coating before the metal primer is applied. This is not necessary when aluminum is already protected with a factory finish (such as new stern drives). For epoxy factory finishes, sand the surface with an abrasive pad (like Scotch-Brite) or fine sandpaper (180-220 grit), removing all gloss or shine before applying Metal Primer.
Please be sure that you read, understand and follow the instructions for applying Velox Plus to your propeller or running gear. The instructions can be found here. Recoat times and the time before launch can be found on page 1. Dry times between coats can vary immensely depending on the weather and the surface temperature of the equipment being painted.
As with any paint, we can only give you an estimate on how much coverage you will get out of Velox Plus. Many variables come into play, like the style of brush used, the thickness of the coats, the weather, the elevation, etc. come into play. With that said, here are some coverage estimates:
Yes! After cleaning and lightly sanding the surface with fine sandpaper or abrasive pad (like Scotch Brite), you can apply Velox Plus up to two times over the previous season of Velox Plus. We suggest removing all the antifouling paint in any case at least every three years. Do not apply Metal Primer or Velox Plus on any other antifouling.
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Due to California’s strict regulations, Velox Plus is not approved for application in California. To ensure that we are in compliance with California’s regulations, PYI will not ship Velox Plus to any address in the state of California.
Typical, a Zeus Drive or an IPS Drive will use about 0.5 liters of Velox Metal Primer and 1 liter of Velox Plus per drive.
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