VC 17m* is VC's world famous innovation in the field of drag reduction antifouling. The original antifouling with "non-stick" technology. Metallic copper powder is added to VC 17m's thin fluoro microadditive film to create a hard, super-smooth antifouling coating. Its fluoro microadditive based film shrugs off marine growth, and the exceptional surface smoothness means boat speeds can actually increase by as much as 10%.
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.
When applied, VC17m will immediately 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 fresh water, 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 80 square feet per quart with application by Roller. Drying time of between 5 and 10 minutes. Not for application by brush or spray.
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.