"Special" vs. "normal" primer for prop? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 05-19-2011
patrickstickler's Avatar
Rhumbunctious
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Espoo, Finland
Posts: 150
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
patrickstickler is on a distinguished road
"Special" vs. "normal" primer for prop?

Does one have to use the special, expensive primer specifically marketed for use on bronze props prior to antifouling, or will any generic primer work OK (not necessarily as well, but acceptably well)?

Hempels and similar is nearly 10x the cost of regular, e.g. automotive anticorrosion primer.

???
__________________
...
If a man speaks at sea where there is no woman to hear, is he still wrong?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

-
Cruising the Baltic in 'Merihiisi', a 1979 Westerly Berwick Ketch
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 05-19-2011
ASA and PSIA Instructor
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,421
Thanks: 6
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 15
sailingfool will become famous soon enough
Y0u don't put bottom paint on props, so don't worry about what primer to use.

Use something like Pettit Zinc Coat Barnacle paint, works just fine.
Spray Paints - Pettit Zinc Coat Barnacle Barrier
__________________
Certified...in several regards...
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 05-20-2011
Catboat
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ossining, NY
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Spyder is on a distinguished road
The boatbuilder-owner of a large marina told me that automotive Zinc Chromate primer works fine if you're using bottom paint. I use the barnacle barrier.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 05-20-2011
T37Chef's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,039
Thanks: 49
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 8
T37Chef will become famous soon enough
2nd the Pettit BB
__________________
Shawn
Tartan 37 - S/V Windgeist

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Photo by Joe McCary
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 05-20-2011
patrickstickler's Avatar
Rhumbunctious
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Espoo, Finland
Posts: 150
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
patrickstickler is on a distinguished road
I've decided to just polish it well, wax it, and see how it goes. Cheers.
__________________
...
If a man speaks at sea where there is no woman to hear, is he still wrong?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

-
Cruising the Baltic in 'Merihiisi', a 1979 Westerly Berwick Ketch
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 05-20-2011
Catboat
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ossining, NY
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Spyder is on a distinguished road
I tried that last year and lost reverse propulsion at the end of the year in only brackish water. I hate barnacles!
Cheers
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Seacock" vs. "ballcock" or "ball valve?" SEMIJim Gear & Maintenance 18 09-02-2013 05:31 PM
"Oily Pollution" and "MARPOL Trash" Placards? SEMIJim Gear & Maintenance 16 11-15-2011 09:39 PM
Tanzer 26 - "Starter" or "Build like a tank" asdf38 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 07-18-2010 10:24 AM
"Blue Water Boats?" "Rescues" snider General Discussion (sailing related) 37 07-01-2007 10:21 PM
C270 Main Sail "stack Pack", Quick Cover", "lazy Bag" Install randy22556 Catalina 1 02-28-2007 11:53 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:53 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012