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Introduction: Ship Building

Our ShipProtect peelable coatings are engineered for use on boat molds, gel coats, fiberglass, glass, steel and many other surfaces. It will protect vessels that remain outdoors for the duration of the job or transportation process. Just strip away when the job is complete and the surface will be protected.

Ship Building is composing of various construction phases. The major process is as below:

Shop blasting and primary coating, steel cutting, block assembling, outfitting, sweep blasting and painting, blocks erection and welding, painting and launching, outfitting & testing and delivery.

Description: Ship Building Protection Liquid Peelable Masking Compounds, Boat Building Protection Liquid Masking Film
All these processes can require a construction period of more than 1 year. As a result rework is often required on painted surfaces due to long storage periods and/or mechanical and welding damage, as well as heavy weather conditions.

Main Advantages

Offers cost-effective protection during storage, transport and fitting. A tough weather-resistant film, withstands foot traffic, scratching and solvents overspray. It removes cleanly without leaving residue.

  • Results in a reduction of labor costs.
  • Once cured, it provides an extremely tough, uniform film thickness.
  • Curing time can be cut considerably with the use heat lamps (100°F), circulation of air and other factors.
  • Easily removed…peels off in sheets which eliminates messy hand scrapping
  • Safe…non flammable
  • Suitable for all non porous substrates including polycarbonates, plastic and painted surfaces
  • The results of ShipProtect 1100 films in salt water immersion are: 24 hours exposure – 10 (no effect) 96 hours exposure – 9 (very slight water absorption) 96 hours + 2 hours to dry – 10

Major Application

I. Major Application: Platform Deck, Ship On-Deck, Containership Cargo Area

A. To prevent rust caused by welding and hot work at the block joint area.
B. To protect the first paint coating from heavy weather and any mechanical damage before applying the second coating
C. To protect the first paint coating from contamination caused by grinding dust, cutting spatters and oil spillage.

Application Detail:
• Steel Structure
• On the shop primary or the first coating

II. Pipe (LNGC Cargo Piping and Other Stainless Steel Pipe )

A. To prevent rust caused by long storage and mechanical/handling damage
B. To diminish passivation work caused by contamination grinding dust, cutting spatters and oil spillage.

Application Detail:
• Stainless steel pipe (SUS 304/316 and 304L/316L)
• On the bare stainless steel pipe

III. Equipment’s (Radar Master, Pump Tower, Fore Master etc)

A. To protect the final paint coating from heavy weather and any mechanical damage.
B. To protect the final paint coating from contamination caused by grinding dust, cutting spatters and oil spillage.

Application Detail:
• Steel Structure
• On the final paint coating
Deck Protection:
Prevents damage and rust staining of non skid painted deck surfaces during construction and refit.

The Deck Protection: system operates as a skin tight coating designed to protect the profiled non skid painted deck surfaces against mechanical damage and rust staining caused by the ingress of dirt and metal raisings during the long period of construction.

Supplied as a water borne dispersion the peelable coatings will not damage or leave residue on painted surfaces and are applied by air assisted or airless spray equipment or lambs wool roller. They can remain in place for many months and simply strip away prior to the handover of the vessel saving many hours of costly rework.

Coatings are non flammable, low hazard and skid resistant. They can be used over a multitude of areas requiring temporary protection.

Customer Comments

“I am looking for a strippable coating that will withstand weather and sun for 6-9 months. The coating should be sprayable or preferably brush-on and then peelable. Can a gallon sample be purchased and sent to Virgin Gorda, BVI?”

Our Recommendations: Windocoat 4880 is a water based peelable coating that can be applied by brush, roller or airless spray. This peelable coating will last up to 12 months on outside exposure and peel from glass, metal, ceramic, and many other surfaces. We also manufacture other peelable coatings that can withstand outside exposure for 12 months. If you can tell us the surface you want to protect we might have the product to recommend.


Yes, Paint Shield 4580 was the product we were using and I can tell you it was a great product. After one year on the hull we still had a clean new ship. If you want I can send you some photos when we are taking it off the vessel. That’s why we are using it again. “

BoatProtect 1680Blue peelable coatingTough film, multi purpose, release from variety of substrates
MetalProtect 5000Clear peelable coatingFlexible, water based, corrosion protection, ideal on metal substrates
WindOCoat 4930Clear peelable coatingFlexible, easy release, ideal for use on glass substrate
Woodshield 5980Clear peelable coatingOnly use on finished, sealed surfaces
PlasticMask 7550Translucent peelable coatingRelease from variety of substrates, quick drying, multi purpose

General Chemical has a complete line of Peelable Masks to meet your challenging requirement. If we do not have something to meet your specific requirement, than we will develop it by working with you to meet that need for strippable coating.