Q. How does it stick on?
A. The Megaware Keel Guard uses an advanced 3M
pressure sensitive adhesive tape already bonded to the KeelGuard. By
simply preparing the keel with the provided tools and primer, the
KeelGuard adheres to the hull creating a permanent bond, giving you
years of protection and performance. Read more
Q. Will the KeelGuard
create drag and reduce the speed of my boat or PWC?
A. No, the KeelGuard is designed with hydrodynamics
in mind. Keel Guard's patented drag reduction design will not slow a
boat or diminish its performance. In fact, on smaller boats and PWC's
it is not uncommon to experience an increase of 1-2 miles per hour on
top end speed.
Does a dealer need to install the KeelGuard or can I do it
A. Many of our dealers can install the Keel Guard for
you or you can do it yourself. Each KeelGuard comes as a kit and has
all the tools and materials for installation (a cleaning agent i.e.
acetone is not supplied due to EPA shipping regulations). By following
the step-by-step instructions, you can install the KeelGuard yourself
in about one hour or less. Read more here
Will the KeelGuard go over strakes or chines?
A. Yes, the Keel Guard material is very pliable and
will easily conform to most hull strakes and angles.
Read more here
What is the KeelGuard made of?
A. The KeelGuard is a composite comprised of a blend
of polymers and urethanes with special plasticizers and UV inhibitors
to provide the very best blending of abrasion resistance and bonding
qualities. This combination of strength and bonding has made it
possible for Megaware KeelGuard to provide the best lifetime warranty
on the market for keel protection. Read more here
Q. Is it possible to
remove the Keel Guard, and if so, will it damage the gel coat?
A. In the unlikely event you need to remove a
Keel Guard, it can be done. The 3M adhesive is designed to shear apart
if enough strength and energy is exerted. Some of the adhesive will
remain on the KeelGuard and some on the boat. The remaining adhesive
can be removed from the boat with a plastic or nylon putty knife or a
decal/pinstripe removal disk. We can provide more detailed
instructions upon request.
Can I apply the KeelGuard over boat bottom paint or
A. The Keel Guard should not be applied over boat
bottom or anti-fouling paint. Often times the paint will fail and pull
away from the boat taking the KeelGuard with it. Anti-fouling paints
are designed to wear off over time, and for obvious reasons are not
conducive for a good bonding surface. If boat bottom or anti-fouling
paint is already on the boat, it should be sanded off the area where
the Keel Guard will be applied. This will insure a permanent bond of
the 3M adhesive. If desired, boat bottom or anti-fouling paint can be
applied over the KeelGuard once it has been installed.
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