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An antifouling that is perfect for boats operating mainly in cold waters. Hempel's Classic can reduce fuel consumption by 4%.
The application can cover 11 metres square 2 per litre and will take four hours to dry if applied at 20C. Drying times double at a drop of 10C and halve at a rise of 10C.
You can apply the antifoul via a spray (professional use only), a roller or a paint brush. If you are using a roller or a paint brush more coats may be needed to achieve the correct thickness. Once complete and the antifoul is dry, you can put the vessel back into water straight away, although we recommend you wait 24 hours. This may need to be delayed by two to three days in cold temperatures or up to two weeks in direct sun. The substance will change to its final colour one week after being exposed to water.
How can Hempel Classic antifoul be applied?
Application can take place via an airless spray, a roller or a paint brush. With a roller or paint brush more coats may be needed to achieve the correct thickness. It is recommended that painting via spray is only done by professionals.
How long should I wait in-between coats?
If applied at 10C, eight hours. If applied at 20C, four hours.
How long does Hempel Classic antifoul take to become touch dry?
At 20C, four hours. At 10C, eight hours. Drying times double at a drop of 10C and half at a rise of 10C.
What is Hempel Classic's coverage?
Approximately 11.2 metres square per litre. 2.5 litres – 28 metres square.
At what temperature can Hempel Classic be applied?
It is recommended that the substance is applied at temperatures between 10C and 20C.
What is the length of time between application and launch?
It is recommended that you wait a minimum of 24 hours to launch your boat back into water and do not wait any longer than a month.
What speed of boat is Hempel Classic recommended for?
The Hempel Classic Antifoul is recommended for boats that can reach speeds of up to 15 knots.
What primer should I use?
It will change to its final colour approximately one week after exposure to water.
Secure packaging and went on easy with a small roller on a 1ft arm. A single coat on my 35 foot westerly used about a tin and a half (2.5L per tin). I wont be able to comment on how good it is at keeping the bottom clean until a year from now. It will be interesting to see how well all the new paints (adhering to new EU regs) work.
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