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FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint

FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint is an ultra-thin, super-slick, low-friction film for boat bottoms.  It is the ideal racing finish for fresh water or cold salt-water boats.  FW-21 combines copper powder, Moly-Disulfide and PTFE to produce a super-slick paint film that reduces surface friction, allowing the hull to slide through the water.  FW-21 is recommended for use on fiber-glass, wood and properly primed steel boats.  It is easy to apply and dries in 15 minutes. Color changes upon immersion.   

  • Type: Thin-film Solid Lubricant
  • Recommended Usage: Freshwater and cold saltwater
  • Number of Coats Recommended: 3
  • Coverage: 80 sq.ft./qt. kit
  • Drying Time: To overcoat: 5-20min.; To launch: 30-120min.
  • Recommended Thinner: None required
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint, Qt, BLue 15024011 411122122W
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FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint, Qt, Bronze 15024003 411192122W
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Product Description

FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint is an ultra-thin, super-slick, low-friction film for boat bottoms.  It is the ideal racing finish for fresh water or cold salt-water boats.  FW-21 combines copper powder, Moly-Disulfide and PTFE to produce a super-slick paint film that reduces surface friction, allowing the hull to slide through the water.  FW-21 is recommended for use on fiber-glass, wood and properly primed steel boats.  It is easy to apply and dries in 15 minutes. Color changes upon immersion.   

  • Type: Thin-film Solid Lubricant
  • Recommended Usage: Freshwater and cold saltwater
  • Number of Coats Recommended: 3
  • Coverage: 80 sq.ft./qt. kit
  • Drying Time: To overcoat: 5-20min.; To launch: 30-120min.
  • Recommended Thinner: None required

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West MarineFW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Protects well (3)

Cons

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5.0

As good or better than VC-17

By cygnus

from Alto, Michigan

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Protects Well

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint:

      West Marine FW-21 seems to have the same formulation as VC-17 with the possible exception of having more of the copper powder, which would be good thing!

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      4.0

      VC17 or FW-21

      By Marco Polo

      from Saugatuck, MI

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint:

      This will be the first year that I try this product. I am a little anxious about changing from the tried and true VC-17 But, saving a little money might be worth it.

       
      5.0

      I would purchase this product again

      By Scott

      from Michigan

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Protects Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Great fresh water bottom paint

        Comments about FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint:

        Changed from VC 17 to this year's back. Very similar results, less cost. Dries very quickly. After several coats over years no build up. Glad WM brought back several years ago. When you apply only pour out what roller can use because it evaporates very quickly.

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        4.0

        Biocide or not...

        By i Brutus

        from Midwest

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        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Protects Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor

          Comments about FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint:

          FW-21 is a great cost effective alternative to VC-17. I think the "21" refers to the 21% Copper Oxide that is in the top can and then added to the liquid just before application. This works great for me on my boat in fresh water (L.Mich) Be aware this NO LONGER has Irgarol in it. Irgarol is a biocide that stops photosynthesis (plant growth). Pettit makes SR-21 which is similar, and SR-21 which contained Irgarol, but also is no longer available. Review date 3/2016

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