Deciding on the ideal fairing compound can sometimes be an agonizing choice that nonetheless has to be made. ALEXSEAL® helps you to make the right choice.
Taking a yacht out to the open sea is always a little bit like an adventure – despite all modern improvements and amenities. Some might even consider the vast emptiness of the oceans and the forces of nature as some of the last frontiers of the planet. Therefore, it is not surprising that more and more yachts travel to remote regions that can be challenging for man and machine. Whatever the reason for the journey, be it an extended exploration with the family or big game fishing, and whatever the course, the yacht should always be protected as much as possible to maintain its appearance and durability.
The requirements on the right fairing can be as varied as your next journey’s destination. ALEXSEAL has recognized the importance of fairing compounds early on and has spent several years of extensive research and development on this topic. In cooperation with different research institutes e.g. the German Fraunhofer Institute and globally recognized universities, ALEXSEAL has carried out numerous tests, simulations and technical trials. Based on the results and knowledge achieved by these collaborations, ALEXSEAL has managed to create different modified fairing compounds that meet a wide variety of requirements.
ALEXSEAL offers three fairing compounds that are all solvent-free, epoxy-based light-weight fillers that were specifically designed for the yacht market at our state-of-the-art laboratory. They all give the customer the benefits of a reliable application as well as remarkable sanding and anti-sagging properties. However, the products have different features that distinguish themselves from one another.
The ALEXSEAL Fairing Compound 202 has already been established for over a decade. Its main benefit is the broad temperature range. It was designed to be easy to mix and apply. Furthermore, the cured film provides an excellent surface for re-coating with other ALEXSEAL Yacht Coating products.
The ALEXSEAL Super Fair 212 is an all-round product that stands out with its sanding properties. ALEXSEAL Super Fair 212 has a solid temperature range and is recommended when it comes to robustness in cold temperatures. Additionally, Super Fair 212 offers the lowest density compared with the other two ALEXSEAL fairing compounds.
The ALEXSEAL Fairing Compound 242 is the newest member of the group. It has an exceptionally balanced temperature profile. ALEXSEAL Fairing Compound 242 is very good with heat stability and cold resistance. This is especially relevant when being applied on a dark hull or for explorer yachts that travel in hot or cold climates. Just like the others, Fairing Compound 242 can be used for fairing all appropriately prepared surfaces and can be used for surfaces above and below the waterline.
The bottom line is that all three fairing compounds are products giving the customer benefits that offer solutions and help with individual challenges. ALEXSEAL will help you to make the best choice and to admire the appearance of your yacht for years to come – no matter where your next trip leads you to.