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Protecting Outdrives from fouling and pitting.


Greg Jackson asked:

Which of your products should we be using to protect our out-drive/lower unit. Please let me know what we need & the process to follow.


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If you need to clean your outdrive and prop, use Algex . If the paint is damaged, you will have to sand the surface, I wet sanded mine, and then repaint. There are special paints in spray cans by the manufacturer of the outdrive that will give you the best performance. If your paint is in good shape, you can skip this part.

You need to make sure that the outdrive is clean and free of pollutants and wax otherwise the VS721 Bottom Coat will not adhere. Paint is linear so if the finish on your drives is in good condition, a good cleaning with Boat Clean Plus should be adequate to get the wax and pollutants off. If there are any stains or scuffs use a bit of Boat Scrub in these areas. Then apply the VS721 Bottom Coat, but do not put this on the prop. It’s so slippery it will cause props to slip. See “Can I protect my props with VS721”

Thanks for your question,

Captain Aurora
Richard Kittar

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