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How to Apply Stripspeed

Removing old Propspeed applications is a time-consuming process that also increases overall re-application cost. Grinding is labour intensive, loud, and messy, creating dust and airborne particles. Some areas, such as swim platform arms, can also be very difficult to sand.

Stripspeed makes Propspeed removal easy and harmless and can be done in three easy steps:

  1. Surface preparation
  2. Application
  3. Removal


Before you begin, it is crucial to shake the Stripspeed bottle vigorously for 90 seconds or until you achieve a thick consistency that effortlessly adheres to vertical surfaces.

How much do I need?

Stripspeed coverage guide

1 Large Kit = 2L / 0.52 gal Stripspeed

Stripspeed coverage guide

1 Medium Kit = 1L / 0.26 gal Stripspeed

Stripspeed coverage guide

1 Small Kit = 0.5L / 0.13 gal Stripspeed

Tools You Need:

  • Safety glasses
  • Full length PVC gloves
  • Face mask
  • Overalls
  • Brushes
  • Mixing cups/trays
  • Drop sheet
  • Putty knives/metal scrapers
  • Brass wire brushes only
  • Abrasive pads
  • Rags
  • Propclean wipes

1 Surface Preparation

Remove any fouling and hard-shell growth from the metal substrate with a putty knife. Ensure the floor area where you will be working is covered; this will help with easy clean-up and contain any residue.

Next, ensure the surface to be treated is completely dry. Wipe with a clean rag or leave to dry before proceeding. 

Shaking Stripspeed vigorously until you achieve a thick consistency is a key step in the process.

Before you start, open the bottle to let some air in – ensuring enough space for the product to move around. Shake for a minimum of 90 seconds and check that the consistency is thick; this indicates that the ingredients have been activated. If not, repeat the process. Once you have reached the required thickness, you’re ready to get stripping! 


  • Shake the bottle vigorously until you achieve a thick consistency
  • Please ensure you are wearing correct PPE – safety glasses, full length PVC gloves, face mask and overalls. If good ventilation is not available, we recommend wearing a solvent respirator.

2 Application

After shaking, pour Stripspeed into a paint mixing cup or tray for ease of use. Brush a generous layer of Stripspeed (≥ 2mm) onto the coating for removal. Avoid Stripspeed encountering any area of the hull or anode. If it does make contact, immediately wipe with a clean cloth, and wash the contact surface with water.

Once applied, leave Stripspeed to work for 20 – 30 minutes*. Over time, there will be a slight colour change, however the product will not look too different.

Before stripping, do a test patch to see if it is ready for removal by scraping a small area with a putty knife. If the coating comes away easily, Stripspeed is ready to be removed. If it’s not quite ready, re-apply Stripspeed to the test patch.

Application Tip

  • Apply Stripspeed generously (≥ 2mm).
  • Do not let Stripspeed dry out. It will not be as effective at removing the coating if it is left to dry.
  • *Timing is subject to atmospheric conditions. Ideal application temperature is between 15-27°C (60-80°F).

3 Removal

Following a successful test patch, remove Stripspeed using a metal scraper or putty knife. For any tricky or hard to reach areas, use a brass wire brush or abrasive pad.

Once all of the coating has been removed and you are ready to clean up, wash away any residue using water with an abrasive pad or rag.

Propclean is a fast and effective way to clean up the surface after using Stripspeed. Once all the Clear Coat and Etching Primer has been removed, a Propclean wipe will easily remove any stubborn areas with minimal effort required. Propclean will also remove any residue left on the substrate.

Stripspeed can be re-applied if required by following the same instructions above.

Removal Tip

  • Use an abrasive pad or brass wire brush in tricky areas, such as the propeller hub.
  • Propclean is a great way to remove stubborn Etching Primer and remaining residue.

Suitable for use on:

All metal surfaces where Propspeed, or similar running gear coatings, have been applied.

Do not use on:

• Transducers• Foulfree™
• Underwater lights• Lightspeed™
• Hull• Powder coat


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