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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 411122122
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$59.99

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FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint, Qt, Bronze 15024003 411192122
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$59.99

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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 11 reviews)

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    (6)

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    (4)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Protects well (4)
  • Visually pleasing (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Advanced (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Biocide or not...

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Is there a difference?

OK, the product is a less expensive alternative to VC-17.

OK, the product is a less expensive alternative to VC-17.

Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

Good Alternative

By Erie Sailor

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Fast Drying

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint:

      Most boaters believe this product is only used for sailboats. After owning both types of vessels, I recommend it for both.
      Fastest maintenance bottom paint on the market for fresh water boats. After changing to this paint, it's only necessary to scuff it with Scotchbrite then roll on a new coat. It's incredibly thin and doesn't build up like other bottom paints.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      i would buy this again

      By todd

      from toledo,ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint:

          cheaper than vc17 with same results

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Just like VC-17 at a discount

          By Doc of the Bay

          from Sandusky, Ohio

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • below the water line

            Comments about FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint:

            I have used a similar product for years. This West Marine product mixed, applied and dried exactly like VC-17 at a lower price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            This is the 1st time I have used this particular product.

            By Ccaptain

            from Sandusky, Ohio

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint:

                It applies the same as VC17

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Purchased based on West advise and went on well

                By Expressway

                from Bay City

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Visually Pleasing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint:

                    Bottom paint satisfaction will be determined based on performance this season

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Great alternative to VC17

                    By Pablo

                    from Dayton, OH

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily thinned with denatured alcohol.
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint:

                        Great product. Holds up well. Less expensive than other similar products.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        3.0

                        Is there a difference?

                        By Hunter30g

                        from St. Clair Shores MI

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoor

                          Comments about FW-21 Slick Coat Racing Paint:

                          OK, the product is a less expensive alternative to VC-17.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          As good or better than VC-17

                          By cygnus

                          from Alto, Michigan

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          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!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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

                              About Me Advanced

                              Verified Buyer

                              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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