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Self-Polishing Antifouling

Self-polishing antifouling, also called SPC (Self Polishing Copolymer), has the special property that it is a self-abrading material. Nowadays this is considered the most modern material. This type of antifouling is water-soluble and becomes thinner as you pass through the water, so there is always a fresh coating of biocide on the surface. Learn more about Self-Polishing Antifouling...

Find the right self-polishing antifouling for your boat in our Antifouling Shop. You will find antifouling products from renowned manufacturers such as International, Hempel and Seatec. The antifouling paints are also available in different antifouling colours.

Self-polishing antifouling: a unique system
Self-polishing antifouling is based on a copolymer binding agent. This triggers a controlled and slow chemical reaction on the paint surface in the water. The biocides combined with the copolymers form a unique system that protects your sports boat from fouling. The rate at which the biocides are released is kept constant and low by the slow chemical reaction.
As the self-polishing antifouling always carries an active biocide layer on the surface, no thick layers build up over the years.

How to apply: brush or roller?
Antifouling can be applied with a brush or roller. The advantage of using a roller for the underwater paint is that the antifouling is spread more evenly over a larger area. The brush is ideal for areas that are difficult to access, such as the bow thruster. However, there is a risk that individual fibres may come loose, making the antifouling more permeable. When applying a new coat, an antifouling product of equal quality can be applied directly to the surface of the previous antifouling layer. It is recommended that the existing surface is dust and grease-free.
Suitable brushes and rollers can be found here.

Which antifouling is right for my boat?
When choosing the appropriate hull antifouling, ask your trusted dealer or find out more for yourself at your home marina. Due to different territorial conditions, no antifouling coating is available that is universally suitable for any surface.
Please be mindful of this when buying used boats and find out which underwater paint was used by the previous owner. When taking over the boat, be sure to enquire about the type of antifouling that has been used.
Since antifouling contains biocides, the application and use of some types of antifouling is prohibited in some countries. 

Find further useful information in our Antifouling Guide.

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David B. on 05.05.2020

zeer te Vreden van jullie diensten top

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Ben S. on 24.02.2020

Zoals altijd heeft ook deze keer SVB goede kwaliteit producten tegen een redelijke prijs geleverd. Ook de verzendkosten blijven binnen de perken. Ook als er wat mis gaat is SVB steeds met een oplossing. Zonder meer aanbevelingswaardig.

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Ben S. on 13.11.2019

No comments. Excellent as usual.

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