For the past eighteen months we have been refurbishing out 1945 built steel tug Sea Champ. One of the first jobs we performed at the shipyard was to chip and de-scale the steering flats. We then painted a coat of Ship to Shore industrial onto the bare steel. After a few weeks the steel in this damp unventilated location appeared unchanged by moisture. No Rust.

433 W, 17th Ave
Vancouver BC
V5Y 2A1

To Terry Laing
Ship-2-Shore
November 23, 2004

Dear Terry,

For the past eighteen months we have been refurbishing out 1945 built steel tug Sea Champ. One of the first jobs we performed at the shipyard was to chip and de-scale the steering flats. We then painted a coat of Ship to Shore industrial onto the bare steel. After a few weeks the steel in this damp unventilated location appeared unchanged by moisture. No Rust.

We were sufficiently encouraged to consider replacing the badly rusted deck and frames of the lazarette immediately forward of the steering flats. We did this with unprimed mild steel and when the job was done we painted it with one coat of aluminum paint and one coat of Ship to Shore. Whereas one coat of aluminum paint on bare steel will start bleeding rust within a couple of days, the aluminum painted steels in the lazarette today looks exactly as it did 6 months ago when the job was done. The predominant color is silver, with a waxy pink tinge from the Ship to Shore. The surfaces constantly drip moisture in this unventilated part of the boat, yet there is no indication of rust anywhere.

SeaChamp

The ability of Ship to Shore and PLID to neutralize the action of rust in difficult to paint and inaccessible areas present new possibilities for extending the life of steel vessels.

We are still working through our five gallon pail of industrial, but we will need another case of the spray cans of PLID. We find more and more uses for this versatile product.Yours truly,
Simon Bancroft

Addendum to this testimonial:

January 2009, I spoke to Simon and he took a look in this compartment: He reported everything looks exactly like the day he did it in April 2004. No rust anywhere and lots of Ship-2-Shore present.

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