New Volvo prop preparation

ruvane

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Hi everyone,

I've just bought a new Volvo prop for my 110S saildrive and it's arrived with a shiny black coating - maybe powder coated.

What's the best way to antifoul it using Velox? Should I simply rough it up (maybe 200 grit?) and antifoul or remove altogether down to bare metal and then metal primer before antifouling?

Thanks!
 

TSB240

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Hi everyone,

I've just bought a new Volvo prop for my 110S saildrive and it's arrived with a shiny black coating - maybe powder coated.

What's the best way to antifoul it using Velox? Should I simply rough it up (maybe 200 grit?) and antifoul or remove altogether down to bare metal and then metal primer before antifouling?

Thanks!
I just kept my new one as it was powder coated. It stayed shiny for three seasons gave it a clean off each winter, cleaned any residue off with soap and water, then cleaned with rubbing compound and polished with wax. Sold boat still as new 4 years later. Boat used regularly and Mid season scrub to waterline and prop was routine.
 

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Velox needs preparation back to bare metal. Easy on bronze but not sure I would do it on a new aluminium prop. I used Hempels Ecopower spray which was fairly effective and preserved the original coating which may well be an epoxy.
 

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I once tried SilicOne on my prop but didn't get it to stick. It gave a shiny black surface, leading me to wonder if it is something similar (although unlikely), in which case it should be left alone. I would check with the seller or Volvo before proceeding.
 
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