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Painting shaft strut

Can I paint the shaft strut with bottom paint? Right now it is just bare metal.
Do I need to use a metal primer or can I just apply bottom paint.
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Paint it, and bond it to the common bond ground. It's still going to get covered with marine growth anyway but at least you will have slowed the barnacles down a little.

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Sail268, there is a product called propspeed, made for what you are doing. It is very expensive but also very effective. Info about it is here:
http://www.propspeedusa.com/faqs.htm

If you do elect to use it, instruct the divers who clean your bottom to never use anything more abrasive than a diaper to wipe of any growth that may accumulate (there won't be much)

I applied this 8 months ago to the monster running gear on the big motor yacht I work on and the diver who cleans the bottom only ever wipes off a bit of slime once in a while.
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