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I have a three year old volvo penta 2040 sail drive with a 3 bladed fixed propeller. The powdered coating is peeling off leaving bare metal. Have you any advice as to how i can deal with this? Is it important that the coating is reapplied or should i just leave it as bare metal?

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check metal finishing/polishers in the yellow pages..or simmilar, if you take the prop to them they will powder coat it while they are doing a batch...nice and cheap! but colours may vary, unless you're upside down this shouldn't matter!
 
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After suitable preparation of prop surfaces try coating with an appropriate anti- foul coating. White and other colours available. Worked well on my manganese bronze prop.
 

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DON'T use a standard copper based antifouling. It may/will induce galvanic corrosion with your prop and cause dezincification. There are special prop/outboard paints available. For example, Blakes recommends its new formulation for Waterline - better known as a boot topping paint.
 
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I have a sillette outdrive leg with an aluminium bronze prop. i undercoat the prop with epoxy and then put on a two pack poly top coat. i find that this lasts about 3 seasons, by which time it has succumbed to impact damage of some sort

you can get the paint cheaper from an industrial paint supplier
 
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