Join Date: Sep 2003
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Re: Bottom paint on prop
So just an update on the cost of Propspeed in New Zealand.
I have just have my boat out for its bi-annual birthday and went the Propseed route on the underwater gear.
I prepped the prop with a 320 grit flexible polishing pad on a small hand grinder, polished it till it gleamed, took me about 20 minutes. Then I used 200 grit water paper on the shaft, leaving the old acorn anode in place.
The Propspeed applicator guy came along, checked my work and was obviously satisfied, removed the anode, buffed the part of the shaft under the anode and masked it off. Then he washed the whole thing down with a Propspeed product (like thinners), applied a yellow primer in two coats and finally a clear top coat. The whole process took him about 45 minutes (not counting time between coats).
Total cost to me including local sales tax was NZ$127.50 so about US$100. That includes labour and cleaning materials, the products themselves.
For that kind of money, if it last two years as it has generally come to expected to, it's worth every cent (at least it is to me).
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