Due to their material, propellers and Z-drives require a special type of antifouling, which must be able to withstand high rotational speeds and abrasion caused by heavy water flow. High-quality propeller and Z-drive antifouling can be found here in our Antifouling Shop.
Learn more about Propeller & Z-Drive Antifouling...
Spray or paint?
Antifouling for your Z-drive is available as a spray or paint. With the spray can, the antifouling is applied evenly and it is easier to get to hard-to-reach areas.
When painting, the antifouling paint is first applied with a spatula, then spread with a brush.
What type of antifouling?
There are also two different types antifouling for your propeller and drive: self-polishing antifouling and hard antifouling.
Self-polishing antifouling rubs off by itself when the propeller moves. Due to this unique action there is always a fresh biocide layer on the surface.
Hard antifouling, on the other hand, hardens after application and forms a binding agent structure containing the biocides.
After the biocides have been "used up", an empty binding agent structure remains.
Find out more about the various propeller and Z-drive antifouling products. Choosing the right antifouling depends on the conditions in the area, so no antifouling paint is universally suitable for each propeller / drive.
The existing surface also plays a major role. When taking over a boat, for example, be sure to consider which antifouling was previously used.