S2S wet films are all from the same
PLID family & work the same way.
PLID is an acronym for…
Ship-2-Shore products work by polar bonding to the metal, displacing oxygen and water, forming an even, dripless dielectric barrier over the metal.
The products are all self-healing and will remain wet on the metal. You cannot paint over the products, however you can apply over paint.
The only way to remove the product, is to break the polar bond with a high PH soap.
Applying our products is simple. No surface preparation is required, also no training or certification is needed.
If the metal has a visible wet coating, the product is on and is working. It is either on and working or gone and no longer working.
The differences between the products is their thickness; the thicker the product, the longer it will last, the better lubricant it will be.
Thinner products have better dielectric and penetration capabilities.
Thicker versions also have less coverage and cost more for an initial application but are much more economical over the long term.
All products are non-toxic and non-hazardous. All products use kerosene as a solvent, which quickly flashes off after application. The warning symbols listed on the labels refer to the small percentage of kerosene contained in the products.
Gloves are recommended during application.
Download our product guide for more information on PLID Thin Film, PLID Industrial Thick Film, PLID HD Thick Film, PLID Float Coat and PLID Wrap - the ultimate products for prevention of rusting and anti-corrosion.
gallon will coat 200
sq feet. Add 20% to
final calculation. A
pail coats 1000 sq
feet; a drum coats
10,000 sq feet.
Place pump hose
at floor of tank and
slowly fill with water.
Note: S2S Float Coat
is lighter than water
and will float on top
and polar bond to the
metal as it rises
When the water and
Float Coat reach
the top, turn off
the pump and let
the water settle for
24hours. This will
allow the Float Coat
to clearly separate
from the water.
Slowly pump the
water out from
the bottom. Use a
screen to filter out
rust flakes. The last
portion of the water
should be recaptured
so the product is not
pumped into ocean.
Whilst there are a range of factors that will determine the amount of S2S product required for any given surface (the most significant being, if already corroded, coverage will be reduced) the following can be used as a guide to calculate the required volumes.
|PLID Thin Film||PLID Industrial||PLID HD||PLID Float Coat|
|Coverage M2 per Litre||6.5||3.5||2||4.6|
|Thickness in Microns||0.025 to 0.05||0.20 to 0.25||0.45 to 0.50||0.025 to 0.05|
|Salt Spray Test Hours/Years lasting||100/1||300/3||1000/10||500/5|
N.B. To convert the coverage of Square Feet per US Gallon to Square Metres per Litre multiply by 0.024 e.g. 200 Square Feet per US Gallon (multiply 0.024) = 4.8 Square Metres per Litre
When deciding on product choice there are a range of factors that will need to be considered but when determining the real costs of protecting a given surface one has to consider the cost for a given period of time and so this requires both material costs and the application costs to be factored in as well as the frequency of repetition of applying the protection.