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VC-17m is a thin film bottom paint for racing sailboats and powerboats that is formulated with Fluoro microadditive to reduce friction and drag. When applied the VC17m will immediately give a hard, super smooth, racing finish that would normally take days of tiresome sanding. VC17m is great for use on inflatables. VC 17m uses metallic copper to achieve complete protection against zebra mussels, teredo worms, weed, algae and slime fouling. This is especially helpful in freshwater or low fouling saltwater. The applied thickness of VC 17m is eight times thinner than traditional paint, which virtually eliminates film build-up. It’s quick drying for fast re-launch.
Pack Size: 1 US Quart Not Available in Gallons.
Colors Available: YBA405 Original Brown, YBA406 Blue, YBA407 Red
Note: VC 17m Extra changes color after several weeks of immersion.
Product Compatibility: Interlux VC 17m is compatible with all antifouling paints but to get the best results from the antifouling and the most drag reduction from fluoro microadditive it is best to remove all soft paints and any paint in poor condition. Hard paints that are in good condition may be overcoated with VC 17m but due to the porosity of hard antifouling paints, it needs to be sanded several times to reach an acceptable surface for application of VC 17m. Begin by sanding with 80-grit sandpaper and work through the sandpaper grades until finally sanding with 320-grit sandpaper.
It is recommended that in low fouling, cold saltwater three coats are applied the first season, then two coats each season after. For boats in freshwater, apply two coats the first season, then one coat each season after.
VC17m Extra can be applied with a short nap roller or 4-6" airless spray gun (full pressure, 60-70 thou. tip). When using a short nap roller for application, you can add up to 10% thinner for ease of application. When rolling, pour only small amounts into a steel roller tray and be sure to roll quickly and in one direction only. When spraying, make sure that the nozzle is not more than 6-8 inches from the hull. Do not use conventional spray equipment as this may result in dry spray.
|Temp||Touch Dry||Overcoating Time||Launch Time|
|59°F||5 mins||10 mins||20 mins|
|73°F||3 mins||10 mins||15 mins|
|95°F||2 mins||10 mins||10 mins|
Surfaces previously painted with VC 17m Extra with Biolux do not need to be sanded.
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