Nano Protect Antifouling II BOAT is the second (final) of two-stage nanopolymer protection. It is made on the basis of silicon with an admixture of other compounds, which provide basic protection against adhesion, overgrowth and damage by aggressive marine flora and fauna. For proper functionality, it is always necessary to apply it on the first layer of PIKATEC boat protection. Thanks to this II. layer, the surface is smoothed more, there is a reduction in slip and thus an increase in speed and a significant reduction in fuel consumption. At the same time, an ultra-thin, invisible, flexible, oleophobic and hydrophobic layer with protection against subsequent pollution by biological organisms, deposition of mineral, salt and calcium coatings, oxidation is formed on the surface for a long time. Thanks to the higher hardness, it protects layer I, but also the ship itself from mechanical damage.
Benefits of hull nano-protection PIKATEC
- HIGHLY ECONOMIC
- INCREASES SPEED
- REDUCES FUEL CONSUMPTION
- REDUCES THE NUMBER OF ANTIFOULING RESTORE
- DISABLES ADHESION OF MARINE FLORA AND FAUNA
With its unique nanopolymer composition, it protects the treated surface from water, UV radiation, mineral deposition and
salt, greasy and acidic dirt and fouling. Thanks to the extremely smooth and slippery surface, it significantly reduces the costs of running and maintenance of the boat (fuel consumption, reduces subsequent cleaning up to 100%, extreme prolongation of antifouling life, reduces the need to pick up boats to dry docks). Safe on all antifouling coatings and various varnishes.
Package Contents and Consumption
Contains 100 ml of Nano Protect Antifouling II BOAT - Hull protection II. layer. It is sufficient for about 15 m2, the price for 1 m2 is therfore cca 3 EUR (consumption is often even lower) If you were interested in purchasing the products in bulk (wholesale), write to us please at email@example.com.
Salt vs. Fresh Water / On the hull vs. On antifouling varnish
All devices are adapted for extreme and demanding environments of marine conditions (salt water). Therefore, the protection is sufficient even for fresh water. The difference arises mainly in what we will apply the PIKATEC Protection of theHull on. For large boats and yachts that remain in salt water for at least half a season, it is common to protect their hull with anti-fouling paint. In this case, we recommend protecting this coating with PIKATEC protective polish. Thanks to gradual layering, the normal durability of 12 months is extended by a year to two, for a total of three years. During this time, there is no need to pull the boat out of the water, difficuly clean and prepare for a new antifouling coating. For stationary ships, it is enough to clean the hull of the ship once in a while with a washing sponge. Mostly at the beginning and at the end of the season. If the boat sails during the season, it cleans itself. Regular wiping only with a sponge prolongs the life of the PIKATEC protection. For small boats and wessels, antifouling is usually not available and therefore PIKATEC protection is the ideal care for these surfaces. Thanks to it, you will be able to keep the boat significantly cleaner, with less effort. The same applies for fresh water, where PIKATEC protection is applied directly to the hull.
Speaking specifically about the PIKATEC hull protection system, it is always necessary to apply both of the components - the first and this second layer!
The chapter itself is then racing boats, where we apply the protection of the hull in two layers directly on the bare hull. This makes the boat lighter, has better hydrodynamic drag and is therefore faster. In addition, maintenance and preparation before the race is much easier. In such an extreme conditions, where there is fight for every second, it could be beneficial to add one more layer of the II. protective polish half way through the season or to apply more than one layer of the II. protection polish all at the begining.
Right thanks to a significant extension of the durability of the entire hull protection system, the interval for picking up the ship from the sea is extended 2-3 times. This means extreme savings both for anti-fouling coatings and, above all, for the costs associated with handling your ship in ports.
You can also use this protection polish to protect Gelcoat. We recommend using it especially for hard to reach and difficult to apply surfaces with standard Gelcoat protection PIKATEC. The standard Gelcoat protection PIKATEC has better adhesion, better repellent properties, greater protective effect and also resistance to staining. Its service life is about 1-2 years, however, its application is significantly more laborious. In contrast, the protective II. the layer for the hull of the ship is much easier to apply, it has slightly worse properties and a lower service life, therefore in case of use on Gelcoat we recommend replenishing it every year. This product Nano Protect Antifouling II BOAT, can be used directly on the prepared Gelcoat (we do not apply any first layer above the waterline).
Surface preparation procedure and application of protection polish
Applying the products is not complicated at all. There is just a few steps to folow. The surface must first be thoroughly prepared. Then apply a Nano Protect Antifouling I BOAT, allow to solidify and polymerize for 2 hours, and then you can put the Nano protect Antifouling II BOAT from PIKATEC. Always refer to the current manual included in the package.
A) Bare hull of the boat
Before protection polish application clean the surface as follow: first wash the surface with PIKATEC Shampo for boats. If salt and limescale remained on the surfaces, use Calcium Remover BOAT. The last step is to degrease the surface with product Nano Degreeser and Polisher BOAT. It must be used allways, whenever we have used Calcium Remover in the step before, or we have been maintaining the surface with the help of various oils in the past. If you have been machine -polishing the hull, you need to thoroughly degrease it after the polishing. In this case, to ensure proper degreasing, we recommend degreasing the surface in two steps -first with a strong PIKATEC degreaser and in the second step with a PIKATEC degreaser and polisher. If the surface was sufficiently clean and degreased though, just washing with the shampoo is enough and you can proceed straight to the application. For new boats, we recommend just degreasing the surface with the Nano Degreeser and Polisher BOAT before application. To this way prepared surface you can directly apply athe protective polish - please follow the instructions below.
B) Hull protected by antifouling coating
In case the hull is protected by antifouling, we always recommend you add this antifouling layer so that it looks like new at the first place. Then we can start applying PIKATEC protection. The recommended time between the antifouling coating and the protection application is 12-24 hours. This may vary though, so please follow the instructions of the manufacturer of the antifouling. The preparation is simpler in this case because you apply the Nano Protect Antifouling I BOAT directly to the antifouling coat, wno need to prepare the surface any further. Before application of PIKATEC Nano Protect Antifouling II wait at leas two hours.
Surface maintenance after application
Surfaces treated with Pikatec nanocosmetics are smoother, much more resistant to damage and for their maintenance it is enough to wipe them with a sponge. Moreover sailing itself will clean your boat as well. Otherwise we recommend wiping the hull with a sponge once a month or two. In the case the soiling and adhesion of the dirt increases and the maintenance of the boat becomes more difficult (after aproximetly two years) we recommend re-applying new layers, including antifouling. Otherwise, you only need to repeat the application after 3 years.
Perform subsequent cleaning only with low pressure or medium pressure with clean water. Do not use turbo rotary high pressure cleaning, you may compromise the protection.
Use a fine sanding to remove the layer before applying a new antifouling.
Protective Polishes Application
The product is ready for direct use. It is used onto anti-fouling coating, which is clean and dry, or on a clean and prepared hull. Nano Protect Antifouling I must be polymerized for at least 2 hours (after evaporation of the solvent) before final application of Nano Protect Antifouling II. Surfaces must not be hot or exposed to the sun. Shake before use. Apply by hand with a microfiber cloth, pad, or sponge. Spread evenly on the surface in a "greasy coating" in a circular motion and allow to dry until almost dry, then polish to dryness with the effect of a deep mirror. Wait at least 2 hours. For larger areas, it is possible to spray, roll or paint with a brush. You can see here in the video how to apply the polish.
Due to the wide range of surfaces, especially antifouling coatings, we recommend performing a TEST for the compatibility of the surface treatment before the actual application.
- If you are hesitant about which combination of protection to choose, consult us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- After opening the bottle, use the polish within a month.
- Store out of sunlight and at temperatures between 15 ° C and 25 ° C.
Types of hazards: Flammable liquids with possible eye damage, skin irritation, and specific target body organs toxicity.