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VC 17M

VC17m Extra with Biolux is a thin film antifouling paint for racing sailboats and powerboats that is formulated with Fluoro microadditive to reduce friction and drag. When applied the VC17m Extra will immediately give a hard, super smooth, racing finish that would normally take days of tiresome sanding. VC17m Extra incorporates the Biolux technology along with the metallic copper to achieve complete protection in freshwater or low fouling saltwater. VC17m Extra is great for use on inflatables.

Thin film antifouling for racing sailboats and powerboats.
With Fluoro microadditive for a low friction surface.
Hard, smooth surface for use in fresh and low fouling salt water.
Great for use on Inflatables.
Quick drying for fast re-launch.

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With the Teflon advantage for increased hull performance, 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 Teflon film to create a hard, super-smooth antifouling coating. Its Teflon-based film shrugs off marine growth, and the exceptional surface smoothness means boat speeds can actually increase by as much as 10%.

Colour V105E-Original, V106E-Blue, V107E-Red
Finish Matte
Specific Gravity 0.813
Volume Solids 8% 
Mix Ratio As supplied
Typical Shelf Life 3 yrs
VOC (As Supplied) 515 g/lt
Unit Size 0.75 US Quart



50F 73F 95F

Touch Dry [ISO] 5mins 3mins 2mins
Immersion 20mins 15mins 10mins

Substrate Temperature
50F 73F 95F
Overcoated By Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max

VC 17m  10mins  -  10mins  -  10mins  -    

Preparation PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: with VC 17m Surface must be clean and dry prior to application of VC 17m. Sand areas that are loose or flaking with 320 grade (grit) paper. Clean with Special Thinner 216. with conventional antifouling paint Removal is best but if this is not possible, start sanding with 80 grade (grit) paper and progressively sand with finer grades until the final sanding with 320 grade (grit). Remove sanding residue.
BARE FIBERGLASS: Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Sand with 320 grade (grit) paper. Wipe clean.
BARE WOOD: Wipe clean. Sand surface, wipe clean. Apply 3-4 coats of VC Tar.
STEEL/LEAD: (Keels & Hulls) Blast to near white metal surface (Sa 2). Apply 3-4 coats of VC Tar.

Method Apply 2-3 coats on the area to be coated per season. Do not sand between coats of VC 17m.

Hints Mixing Pour the powder (stored under the plastic hat) into the can. Stir or shake thoroughly.
Thinner V172
Airless Spray Electric Airless Spray: Pressure: Full. Tip Size: 1.5-1.8 mm/60-70 thou. If spraying in hot, dry conditions or outside with wind, you can add VC 17m Thinner to VC 17m to slow down the dry time during application. Add up to 15% by volume. Spraying too far from the hull will cause dry spraying which will result in poor adhesion and negatively affect the antifouling performance of the product. Spraying of antifouling paints is prohibited in Canada.
Brush Do not brush apply.
Roller Use a short nap roller. Add V172 up to 15% should VC 17m be drying too quickly for application. Put just enough paint to fill the roller in the roller tray and put the lid back on the can.
Other Surfaces previously painted with VC 17m do not need to be sanded. Performance of the paint relies directly on the care taken in surface preparation, the application technique, and the number of coats applied. VC 17m is a copper color at application.

Some Important Points It takes several weeks of immersion to develop final color. It may not change color above the true waterline. Product temperature should be minimum 10C/50F and maximum 32C/90F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 7C/45F and maximum 35C/95F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 7C/45F and maximum 35C/95F.

Compatibility/Substrates Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. Bare surfaces must be sanded. Do not apply VC 17m over graphite antifoulings. Do not apply over soft antifouling paints. Do not apply VC 17m over aluminum.

Number of Coats 2-3

Coverage (Theoretical) - 313.5 (ft/Gal) by roller

Recommended DFT 0.4 mils dry
Recommended WFT 4.9 mils wet

Application Methods Roller, Airless Spray (Electric)
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