SS Rudder Paint are leave bare

Robert M

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Got a ss rudder, was going to wire wheel it clean, whats the idea about painting ? See some that are and some that aren't.
 

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You could also wax it, just an idea
Wax? Boat gets used twice a week in the summer , I guess its not that importaint , just didnt want to get it all shinny with the wire wheel and then slap paint on it, if I didnt have to.
 

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Robert,Pettit zinc barrier coat....in a spray can...works great
 
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ill probable get it nice and clean and give her a spray. Thank you
 

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I wish they still made that clear anti critter spray paint I used for years on my outboards. Dont know why interlux stopped making clear?
 

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I plan on trying prop speed this season. My rudder gets worms and barnacles, not to much on my wheel though.
 

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Prop speed is a pita to reapply, and you do need to reapply.

I use the petit zinc paint on my metal running gear. Seems to work well.

Don't use a copper based paint though, it will not be happy against a dissimilar metal.
 

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I plan on trying prop speed this season. My rudder gets worms and barnacles, not to much on my wheel though.

I think you will be very happy with the results of the prop speed but as stated it is a PIA to apply and expensive. I have had good luck with the Pettit zinc spray on the rudder. For 15 bucks it is well worth it.
 

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I had similar questions. Is there any downsideto using the paint on the prop? It seems much easier than propspeed which requires you to get the metal up to a warm temp.
 

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I had similar questions. Is there any downsideto using the paint on the prop? It seems much easier than propspeed which requires you to get the metal up to a warm temp.

I use wax on the prop and use the boat enough not to get any growth, based on your use I would think you would be fine too. But if you do use it on the prop just give it a light spray.
 

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I have never heard of waxing a prop before. Regular hull wax or something different?
 

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I have never heard of waxing a prop before. Regular hull wax or something different?
I use the same Collinite that i use on the hull.
 

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To paint or not to paint I am not sure, however make sure it well bonded into your system to protect your propeller. I do agree that if you do paint copper base is not a good idea.
 

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