Q: Can I put HSK on
any kind of boat?
A: Yes. HSK can be used on fiberglass, aluminum, plastic, rubber and varnished
wooden hulls, water skis, surf boards and so on. You can use it on any surface that
touches the water.
Q: Will HSK prevent the growth of algae or barnacles?
A: No. HSK will not prevent the growth of organisms.
Q: How difficult is
HSK to apply?
A: It's a very simple process. Just point and spray a light mist on the surface.
Q: Do I have to do anything special like sand or prime the
bottom of my boat?
A: No. Just clean the surface with soap and water to remove all dirt and grime.
Then wipe the surface with isopropyl alcohol and make
sure the surface is dry before you spray.
Q: Are there any conditions I should avoid when spraying?
A: We recommend that you do not spray your boat on windy days or in direct
Q: Should I apply more that one coat each time I use HSK?
A: No. Please remember that with HSK, more is NOT better. All that's
required for optimum performance is a single fine misting of the hull.
Q: Is HSK easy to see as it's being sprayed?
A: HSK is not easy to see. You need to visually map out the areas you want to spray. Look
closely at the surface you're spraying from various angles and you'll see a light haze on
the coated area.
Q: How long after I apply HSK do I have to wait before I put
my boat in the water?
A: We recommend that you wait one hour before you launch your boat.
Q: What does "wet out" time mean?
A: Wet out time is the time that HSK initially needs to absorb water.
After the first time, wet out occurs almost immediately.
Q: What happens if I
apply HSK and wait two weeks before launching my boat?
A: This will not affect the performance or the "wet out" time of the product.
Q: Do I have to let my boat sit or can I drive it during the
initial wet out period?
A: It makes no difference whether the boat is stationary or moving.
Q: What happens if I put too much HSK on my hull? Does this
change the performance of my vessel?
A: Excessive spray will not affect performance. However, you will notice a light amber
coloration that can be eliminated by wiping sprayed surface with an alcohol moistened soft
Q: Do you guarantee better fuel economy?
A: No. But in tests performed by independent boat owners and manufacturers there has been a
decrease in fuel consumption.
Q: Will an application of HSK make my boat slip
off a trailer or forklift?
A: No. HSK does not make a hull or other underwater surface slippery or slimy.
I wax the bottom of my hull after HSK has been applied?
A: Not necessary. HSK provides far more benefits than does waxing.
Q: Can I wash my boat with the same products I used
before applying HSK?
A: Yes. HSK dries to a hard finish and is water insoluble.
be applied over anti-fouling paint?
A: It can but doing so will limit the paint's
anti-fouling properties since HSK does not shed barnacles.
Q: Does loading and unloading my boat from a trailer remove
Q: Does beaching my boat remove HSK?
A: Excessive beaching will remove HSK as it would any coating.
Q: If HSK holds a layer of water on my hull, will it cause
A: No, it actually creates a barrier between the water and the hull.
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