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S2S wet films are all from the same
PLID family & work the same way.
PLID is an acronym for…

Inhibit Rust

S2S Products Polar Bonding to Metal

S2S products polar bond to metal, forming an even, dripless, self-healing layer

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.

S2S Products Better Deielectric and Penetration

S2S PLID displaces oxygen and water to form a dielectric barrier, protecting metal from rust and corrosion

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.

SHIP 2 SHORE PRODUCT GUIDE - S2S - Made for Industry

Download our product guide for more information on PLID Thin Film, PLID Industrial Thick Film, PLID Heavy Duty Film, PLID Float Coat and PLID Wrap - the ultimate products for prevention of rusting and anti-corrosion.

Ship-2-Shore Product Guide for PLID Thin Film, Industrial Thick Film, PLID HD, Float Coat and PLID Wrap for protection against rust and corrosion for maritime, military & security, agricultural, farming equipment, food processing, public utilities, plant & equipment, transport, heavy vehicles, recreational, sailing boats, motor vehicles


Measure & Pour S2S Float Coat

Ship-2-Shore Float Coat protection from corrosion and rust for tight and confined spaces, measure and pour

Calculate product requirement: Each gallon will coat 200 sq feet. Add 20% to final calculation. A pail coats 1000 sq feet; a drum coats 10,000 sq feet.

Gently & slowly pump in water

Ship-2-Shore Float Coat protection from corrosion and rust for tight and confined spaces, pump in water

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

Fill void area to the top of space

Ship-2-Shore Float Coat protection from corrosion and rust for tight and confined spaces, fill to top of space

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.

Gently & slowly pump water out

Ship-2-Shore Float Coat protection from corrosion and rust for tight and confined spaces, pump water out

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.

Guide for Estimating Required Amounts for S2S Products

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 FilmPLID IndustrialPLID HDPLID Float Coat
Coverage M2 per Litre6.53.524.6
Thickness in Microns0.025 to 0.050.20 to 0.250.45 to 0.500.025 to 0.05
Salt Spray Test Hours/Years lasting100/1300/31000/10500/5

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.

For further advice about the range of Thin Film, Industrial Thick Film, Thick Film, Float Coat or PLID Wrap, give us a call on (03) 9587 6022 or drop us a line!