ANTIFOULING VSE

Antifouling paint

  • Antifouling
  • Water resistant
  • Solvent-borne

Polyvinyl antifouling tixotropic topcoat, tin-free vinyl, containing copper compounds and organic biocide.

Used as antifouling finishing coat for underwater parts of sailboats, vessels, yachts exploited in all climatic zones and also for underwater parts of hydrotechnical, coastal constructions.

ANTIFOULING VSE forms well adhered to the substrate , flexible coating which reduces the hydrodynamic drag of a vessel due to the reduction of friction. Resistant to water and marine atmosphere. Direct contact with a steel surface causes pitting corrosion.

Surface preparation

It is recommended to wash surface with water with addition of OLIVA CLEANER and then rinse with fresh water. Coat of vinyl or epoxy anticorrosive paint, dry and free of any contamination. Glass-polyester laminates, roughened with abrasive paper No. 200, dry and free of any contamination. Old coat of antifouling paint, dry and free of any contamination; corroded areas cleaned and covered with anticorrosive paint to the required film thickness; old coat of antifouling paint in poor condition additionally sealed with suitable anticorrosive paint. Before painting with ANTIFOULING VSE it is recommended to prime the surface with OPTIMAL paint.

Application

Airless spray, brush (beside 018 colour), roller (for small areas only). In order to reach recommended film thickness in one coat airless spray must be used. Airless spray parameter: nozzle size - 0,43 - 0,53 mm, nozzle pressure - 15 - 20 MPa.

Application conditions

Minimum surface temperature: -5°C (surface frost- and ice-free) and at least 3 °C higher than dew point, good ventilation.
Solids abt. 52 % by volume
Volatile organic compound (VOC) abt. 410 g/l
Drying time – dust free after 1 h
Drying time – touch dry after 4 h
Thinner Not recommended. When necessary (for example – thickening product) use TEKNOSOLV 779.
Clean up TEKNOSOLV 779
Packages 0,75 l
Safety markings See Safety Data Sheet. NOTE! Contains biocides. Antifoulings should only be wet sanded. Never dry sand or burn-off old antifoulings.During application and drying of the coating flammable and health threatening substances are emitted. It is important to avoid inhaling the fumes of the product and contact with the eyes and skin. Use only in well ventilated rooms