ALEXSEAL, August 18, 2021—The Acrylic Topcoat X is the newest addition to the ALEXSEAL coating portfolio. Using the latest acrylic resin technologies combined with decades of yacht coatings knowledge, the topcoat will redefine the marine acrylic coating market with brilliant paintwork results and simple, time-saving application.
Faster to Finish
A successful application result on a yacht depends not only on the quality of the material but also on the application process. That is why the Alexseal team focused on all aspects of the yacht coatings market to develop a new generation of acrylic topcoat that delivers excellent results in a wide variety of application conditions.
The resin technology used in the new X Series allows for a higher pigment load in the coating, which offers excellent coverage per square foot and full hide in two coats with most colors, which saves both time and money. The industry standard for Acrylics, 2:1 mixing ratio, provides for a user-friendly and consistent application every time.
The different application conditions around the world (temperature, humidity, dust, etc.) were also considered during development to ensure that the product always delivers reliable performance. Whether you are painting one boat per year or 100 boats per year – the fast-drying properties of the X series will help reduce dust inclusions in the coating layer and minimizes time-consuming rework. If still dust inclusions do occur, the excellent buffing properties will allow for a fast and straightforward repair when needed. Less corrective work, fewer coats, easy handling, and proven application parameters provide a quick and smooth path to a high-gloss finish.
Brilliance meets functionality
The Alexseal’s full range of colors is available for the X Series, allowing various individual hull, deck, and stripe combinations. The finish is above the level of existing acrylics in the yacht market and equals polyester topcoats. The product has been successfully applied in several North American new-build and refit projects and has delivered great results in terms of functionality and distinction of image
(DOI). The close coordination between applicators and product developers brings theory and practice together in an outstanding surface.
Robust surface, proven performance
In formulating the X Series, Alexseal’s laboratory experts from the USA and Germany relied on a balanced mixture of innovative and proven raw materials that provide a flexible binder matrix along with proven pigments to achieve the color brilliance typical of Alexseal. All of this results in an extremely glossy finish with exceptional DOI. Along with high abrasion resistance that helps protect from fender rub and scratching, an excellent UV protection for a long-lasting finish will let the boat owner enjoy high surface quality for years to come.
A unique advantage of the Acrylic Topcoat X is the possibility to apply it by brush and roller which offers great opportunities for all applicators that do not have a professional spray cabin set-up. The use of the roll additive is possible as well as the combination with all the other auxiliary products of the proven ALEXSEAL Premium Topcoat 501 – for example non-skid and flattening additives ensure an extremely large processing variety.
Excellent finish remains your choice
No matter whether with spray gun, brush or roller: A strong application performance and outstanding distinction of image results make Acrylic Topcoat X interesting for a variety of applications. Picnic or sportsfish boat, sailing or motor yacht – Alexseal has created an all-rounder that makes the path to the brilliant finish easy.