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Old 08-29-2018, 02:03 PM
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Anyone have any experience with Mussel Buster Propeller Protection on props and runing gear? The current application of Propspeed has not lasted as long as the previous one, probably due to the yard work and I have no interest in trying it myself.
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Old 08-29-2018, 02:06 PM
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Sounds/looks like a bunch of marketing non-sense to me. "Saves 7% on fuel efficiency....". Yea right! About 15 minutes after you drop the boat in the water and start running, all that "special" paint is long gone!
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:04 AM
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I can testify that mussel buster works great! We have been seeing two plus years out of the coating on most applications. Work way better then prop speed. I highly recommend Mussel Buster
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:09 AM
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Nice necro post��
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:20 AM
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Thanks for posting real world experience. Thats what I wanted to hear. I'm getting ready to haul and paint.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:33 AM
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If you don't use the boat you need to get in the water and clean it...........no Shift..........so in other words it does not prohibit growth.

5-7% increase in efficiency??? I am not too bright, so say it slowly for me, but please explain the science behind this kind of gain.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:46 AM
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bluevein The coating actually makes the prop smoother then being un coated because it fills in the peaks and valleys in the metal. This cause less friction and drag which will then increase your fuel mileage. Im sure everyone gets different percentage gains on the fuel mileage. But the stuff definitely works and keeps the props clean. If you run the boat often it will prevent marine growth, but if boat sits then yes it will eventually start growing on the prop, but with whats in the coating the growth cant actually stick to the prop, so when you run the boat after it sitting a couple week or months the build up comes off. Believe me this stuff does work.
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Old 03-01-2019, 03:42 PM
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Good stuff, Had it on 23X23 inboard props for about 3 years. It's at the end of it's life, but still works pretty good on inner hub area. The stuff is hard and you can scrape off growth without damaging it if you are careful. I get it done again.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:02 PM
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I just had my props treated with it. Stuff is slippery! I'll get them installed and tested and I am hopeful. Very different to propspeed.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:14 PM
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I've used Prop Glide for 5 seasons now, and finds it works quite well. Less expensive than Prop Speed......Aplication is easy and the kit includes everything you need.

https://www.bottompaintstore.com/Pro...g-Gear-Coating​​​​​​
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