How to Apply
In the Kit:
1 Abrasive pad
The abrasive pad is used to prepare the transducer face and housing for the Foulfree transducer coating.
XDclean is a transducer safe, pre-treatment cleaner. Having a clean transducer is critical to maximise the performance of Foulfree. The XDclean solution comes pre-packaged with a wipe to make cleaning easy.
XDprime is an adhesion promoter for all transducer faces, providing an especially strong bond to plastic. The XDprime solution comes pre-packaging with a wipe to make conditioning easy.
4 Application brush
A small, high quality brush is included to provide the best result during the application of the Foulfree coating.
5 Clear Coat
This kit contains 15ml of Foulfree Clear Coat, a non-toxic topcoat which forms a super slick outer layer that marine growth cannot adhere to, keeping your transducer performing at its peak.
For better adhesion of Foulfree Transducer Coating on plastic fairing (polyethylene, polypropylene, nylon, etc.), you may need to use a piece of 40 grit sandpaper—NOT included. First, abrade the fairing block with 40 grit sandpaper to achieve a roughened surface, and then remove any residue from sanding. Do NOT sand the transducer housing or face as it will damage the transducer, voiding the manufacturer’s warranty.
Tools You Need
The Foulfree kit comes with tools included in the box, however, you will need some additional materials for the application process:
- Disposable gloves
- Eye protection
- Clean, dry rag
- Fairing blocks only - 40 grit sandpaper
* Surface Preparation
1 Abrasive Pad
Firstly, lightly scuff/abrade plastic housing and face of the transducer. Do not scour or deeply scratch the face of the transducer.
2 Initial Clean - XDclean
Clean the surface to be coated with our specialised cleaning wipe. XDclean is transducer safe and ensures a contaminant-free surface for the Foulfree coating.
- Use a clean and dry rag to remove any residue
- Ensure the surface is 100% clean and dry before proceeding
3 Conditioning - XDprime
Apply XDprime generously using the provided wipe. Once applied, allow 10 minutes to dry.
- Allow 10 minutes to dry before applying Foulfree
- XDprime will turn white once dry
1 Apply Foulfree
Apply a thin layer of the coating on to the transducer. The idea thickness is between 50 and 100 microns. Make sure there are no heavy runs or sags. You will have 5 to 10 minutes to touch these up.
- Use the provided brush to apply Foulfree
- Make sure there are no heavy runs or sags
Downloadable resources just a click away.