Inexpensive shaft and prop treatment that works
I hauled today and one of the first things I wanted to check was the growth on my submerged metal. I WAS IMPRESSED!!!!!!
Last spring I painted...... with a brush.... all my exposed metal with Rustolium paint purchased from one of the popular big box stores along with a cheap paint brush. No the paint didnít have zinc chromate anywhere on the label and from my results I feel zinc chromate is unnecessary.
Before painting what I will call the primer....Rustolium of course, I did my best to get the metals clean but I certainly was not too fussy. I forgot if I added more than one coat, most likely I did not.
The next day after letting the paint dry overnight, I painted over the primer with a hard bottom paint that I purchased from Defender. As I type, I donít remember who the manufacturer was and later Iíll try to find the can if I still have it. My point, I donít believe it is important other than it must be a hard bottom paint and not ablative.
My shafts and props have never, ever looked so great since I have owned the boat. And no, I am not trying to push a product other than common, inexpensive off the shelf paints. But OK, enough bragging. Take a look at the attached pictures and see for yourselves and yes, the boat was in continuously in the water from around the first week in May until today. I have read so many posts about expensive prop/shaft treatments that may or may not work. So judge for yourselves.