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VC Offshore is a hard, vinyl-based antifouling paint formulated for the serious racer. A unique blend of ingredients help to reduce friction and increase performance in both saltwater and freshwater applications. VC Offshore features a hard, smooth, low-friction, burnishable finish.
VC Offshore can be applied to fiberglass, wood and primed underwater metals (not recommended for application over aluminum surfaces without proper barrier coats).
Not for use in California
VC® Offshore is specially formulated for racing, sailing and performance power boats with a fluoro microadditive for a hard, smooth, low friction surface that can be burnished* to a very low profile. When polished, VC Offshore yields a very hard finish for maximum durability and reduced friction for increased performance. Typically (3) coats of VC Offshore should be applied.
BARE FIBERGLASS It is very important that bare fiberglass be properly prepared to prevent delamination of the antifouling paint. Remove mold release wax using one of the following Interlux products, Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601V or Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 following the product label instructions. Fill any surface imperfections with Interlux Watertite following the label instructions. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue.
BARE WOOD Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Apply first coat reduced 10% with Special Thinner 216.
BARE METAL Sandblast, grind with a 36 grit grinding disc, or sand with 40-60 grit sandpaper. Bring the surface to a uniform, clean, bright metal surface. Remove sanding residue. Immediately apply one coat of Interprotect 2000E thinned 15-20%. Apply 3-4 additional coats of Interprotect 2000E, unthinned.
EPOXY COATED WOOD Prime with Interprotect 2000E/2001E.
PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES Remove, unless it is vinyl based. Scrape and sand old vinyl coatings which are not adhering, clean and dry surface. Remove antifouling paint in poor condition with Interstrip Semi-Paste 299E.
*BURNISHING: After the final coat of VC Offshore has cured, wet sand with 400 grade (grit) paper, removing any imperfections in the coat. Burnish with fine bronze wool until a shiny, super smooth finish is obtained. Apply an extra coat of VC Offshore if wet sanding or burnishing.
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VC® Offshore Features & Benefits