With the Teflon® advantage for increased hull performance, VC 17m Low Friction Thin Film Antifouling is Interlux’s world famous innovation in the field of reduced friction, low drag antifouling. The original antifouling with non-stick” technology.
VC17m is a reduced friction, low drag finish antifouling paint for fresh water or cold saltwater. It will prevent build up of marine fouling organisms such as barnacles, zebra mussels, teredos and algae. The friction reducing property of VC17m is a function of its Teflon® base and pigmentation system. When applied, VC17m will immediatly give a thin super smooth “slip” finish that would typically take days of sanding to achieve. VC17m no longer contains Xylene, which means it will dry slower and will improve the flow, giving a smoother finish. When it’s time to recoat VC17m, no sanding is required. Just wash with freshwater, let dry and reapply VC17m.
VC17m goes on eight times thinner than traditional antifouling paint which virtually eliminates film buildup. Can be applied to underwater surfaces on properly prepared fiberglass, wood and metal boat hulls. (except Aluminum)
VC17m is recommended for use in fresh water and low fouling saltwater . Do not use in difficult fouling areas.
Approximate coverage area of 11 square meters with application by Roller. Drying time of between 5 and 10 minutes.
Three coats are recommended for Low Fouling Saltwater areas the first season,with two coats per season after. For Fresh Water applications it’s recommended to apply two coats the first season, with one coat per season in years following.