Propspeed launches Like A Pro toolkit


Propspeed, underwater foul-release coating specialist, has launched a new product, technology and technique with its Like A Pro toolkit.

The New Zealand-based firm says the Like a Pro toolkit was developed to ‘elevate confidence, increase accessibility and empower all marine businesses and boaters’ with Propspeed’s foul-release system, support and service.

The new Propspeed Coverage Calculator gives confidence in quoting how much product is needed for any-sized application, while the Stripspeed product is designed to remove old foul-release coatings, simplifying the preparation process and saving time. The new Propspeed application kit is designed to make application easy, increase finish quality, and significantly reduce total time to complete the job.

The new online Coverage Calculator helps guide applicators and boaters to estimate how much product is needed to coat the underwater assets of a vessel. It further includes an estimation for the amount of Stripspeed needed for surface preparation, Lightspeed for underwater lights and Foulfree for transducers.

Propspeed recently released Stripspeed, which, as part of the Like A Pro approach, helps users speed up the prepping process of metal surfaces.

Boatyards applying Propspeed have previously shared comments on the difficulty of removing old coating, particularly when applied to tricky areas, like swim platform arms. The thick consistency of Stripspeed easily hangs on vertical and overhead surfaces, making it easy to use on hard-to-reach areas. Stripspeed, which is said to save yards one-third of the removal time, is non-flammable, non-caustic, DCM- and NMP-free, and doesn’t create airborne particles or debris. Unlike grinding or using abrasives, Stripspeed doesn’t cause mechanical wear through multiple refits, increasing the lifetime and performance of the metal.

The final part of the Like A Pro approach is a new Propspeed application kit and a new application technique. The new kit includes two paint trays, a roller handle, and two four-inch Propspeed rollers, one for use with the etch base and one for use with the clear coat.

The new application technique is said to accomplish a more consistent finish than brushing, in less time.

“The Like A Pro toolkit is the result of our partners, people, and customers sharing with us how we can make Propspeed an even more valuable part of their marine business or boating experience,” says Marcus Hamilton, CEO of Propspeed. “As the industry leader in foul-release coatings, we have a responsibility to solve customer and industry problems, and that means we need to continually evolve and innovate as a business.

“New product releases are important, but we have always been focused on value-creating investments above and beyond product releases, and these new initiatives are a perfect example of that. Paired with our global team of in-field technical and sales professionals, we are confident that our applicators and customers alike have access to the industry-leading foul-release system, support and service they need.”

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