PROPFX is a two component coating that is supplied in separate containers. Part A which is the resin component, appears as a clear and viscous liquid. Part B, which is the curing agent, also commonly referred to as the ‘hardener’ is a dark beige viscous liquid with a slight odor.
Part A & B components of PROPFX may be mixed by adding all of the supplied Part B to Part A, or by mixing a portion of the material by combining three (3) parts of Part A to one (1) part of Part B. Any convenient method of measuring may be used provided the same size measuring cup/vessel is used to measure both components. Under no circumstance should Part B measure less than recommended amount, else the optimum chemical reaction with Part A will be decreased. For maximum NFST action it is extremely important to stir Part B thoroughly before measuring it out for mixing into Part A. Without this essential step the key ingredients in Part B will not be homogenously distributed and the overall performance of PROPFX will be diminished.
While there are no fumes or odors associated with PROPFX it is very important to maintain good ventilation in the work area. Smoking or exposure to any source of flame should be strictly prohibited. The combined mix will have a useable life (referred to as ‘potlife’) of about 3 hours after which it will start thickening, become difficult to apply and will not provide an even and uniform coating layer. Potlife dictates the amount of material that should be mixed for proper and safe application.
Prior to application make sure that the target area of the running gear has been sanded clean of all marine contaminants. Mechanical sanding with #40 or #50 grit sandpaper is recomended. Once the target surfaces are cleared of barnacles and other fouling agents, a thorough cleaning using Liquiguard EZKleanz, a water based powerful degreaser and soil remover, is highly recommended. Rinse the cleaned surface with fresh clean water and allow it to thoroughly dry before application of PROPFX.