Experiments carried out in the flow laboratories of New Zealand’s Otago University have shown that surfaces treated with Durepox have a 15% lower friction coefficient than conventional finishes.
Durepox can be applied, directly or after suitable preparation, to steel, galvanised iron and aluminium, wood, gelcoat, fibreglass and carbon fibre.
Also available is Durepox High Performance Clear, ideal for adding lustre to surfaces already treated with Durepox of any colour, or directly on all exposed carbon components.
It is lighter in weight than other primers in the nautical sector. Originally available only in black, white, red and grey, Durepox can be produced in most colours by request.
Applied wet-on-wet, and quick to dry, Durepox can significantly improve the speed of treated boats.
It forms an excellent and long-lasting barrier to water penetration.
Dureprox has been applied to the hulls of some of the most prestigious racing vessels and cruise ships. It has protected winning teams, from the first Team NZ boat onward, and is currently in the AC72 specification for the America’s Cup Challenges.
"Durepox is one of the very few primers that we use as a finish able to withstand the conditions that our masts have to face. All Southern Spars race equipment is painted with Durepox. We have done the same with carbon fibre, where Durepox stands out from other primers. It doesn’t have to be applied thickly for good results... Southern Spars uses Durepox in many other ways, but client confidentiality agreements prevent us from saying more."
"Durepox 2K Primer is the best thing since sliced bread! It's the only high-performance marine application product that can finish a bare component with minimum weight. Durepox is easy to apply, sand and revive, and is the number one choice for the Volvo Ocean Race and the America's Cup. Durepox is the only system I recommend and use on racing vessels."
Construction Manager di:
SWE63 & SWE73
Victory Challenge Sweden (AC2203)
ESP88 Desafio Espanol (AC2007)
- Superb performance in combination with Durepox High Performance Clear
- Superior adhesion on a range of components
- Excellent levelling properties
- Wide range of colours in stock
- Special colours by request
- Stable 2-pack primer with anti-fouling properties