Ship-2-Shore Wet Films are made for a wide number of industries - maritime, navy, coast guard, military, ships, trains, cars, mining heavy plant and equipment, refrigeration, agriculture, food processing, oil and gas terminals, tanks, sewerage and waste water. See the following testimonials proving high performance long lasting protection from moisture and corrosive contaminants and protection from rust.
Ship-2-Shore PLID and Industrial films are used and proven by Royal Canadian Navy (since 1995) and the Canadian Coast Guard Service (since 1996)
"We had constant corrosion issues with electric connections and panels throughout the marina…nothing seemed to work…in 1998 we did all electrics throughout the marina with Ship-2-Shore…since, we've had absolutely no problems"....."In 2003 we did the same thing at our new marina…not a problem since…we always recommend Ship-2-Shore to our boaters"
Simon Bancroft, False Creek Tugboats, Vancouver, BC
"For the past eighteen months we have been
refurbishing out 1945 built steel tug Sea
Champ. One of the first jobs we performed
at the shipyard was to chip and de-scale the
steering flats. We then painted a coat of Ship
to Shore industrial onto the bare steel. After a
few weeks the steel in this damp unventilated
location appeared unchanged by moisture. No
We were sufficiently encouraged to consider replacing the badly rusted deck and frames of the lazarette immediately forward of the steering flats. We did this with unprimed mild steel and when the job was done we painted it with one coat of aluminium paint and one coat of Ship to Shore. Whereas one coat of aluminium paint on bare steel will start bleeding rust within a couple of days, the aluminium painted steels in the lazarette today looks exactly as it did 6 months ago when the job was done. The predominant colour is silver, with a waxy pink tinge from the Ship to Shore. The surfaces constantly drip moisture in this unventilated part of the boat, yet there is no indication of rust anywhere.
The ability of Ship to Shore and PLID to neutralize the action of rust in difficult to paint and inaccessible areas present new possibilities for extending the life of steel vessels.
We are still working through our five gallon pail of Industrial, but we will need another case of the spray cans of PLID. We find more and more uses for this versatile product.
Addendum to this testimonial:
I spoke to Simon and he took a look in this compartment: He reported everything looks exactly like the day he did it in April 2004. No rust anywhere and lots of Ship-2-Shore present.
"We have been using Ship-2-Shore for several years on the interior of our barges and have found it to be an effective rust inhibitor. VPDL would like to thank LCC for introducing this product to our company".
"We have been using Ship-2-Shore for about four or five years now, and are very pleased with the results. We use it on the tugs and barges in all the void spaces. We also use it on the trucks and forklifts that go on the barges, on all exposed areas. There is no rust period on any of this equipment. If you need any further information, give us a call or email us."
We received this note from one of the largest
Tug and Barge companies on the BC coast
who have been using the Ship-2-Shore rust
inhibitors since 1998. I spoke to Paul and he
says they "are using the PLID in aerosol on
tugboat winch controls (bronze and brass) with
excellent success. No more seized valves.
Regarding preparation of steelwork before
application of Ship to Shore. We basically
needle gun all heavy scale/rust, coat the
affected areas with a Rust Converter, allow
for curing of Converter as per manufacturers
recommendations, overcoat the Converter
with a cheap (Grey) primer and then apply your
product (Ship To Shore).
We have performed this application in the shaft tunnels, bilges (Engine Room & Aft Holds) and chain lockers on 3 vessels up to this date, "success rate is excellent".
"We have been using Ship-2-Shore for about four or five years now, and are very pleased with the results. We use it on the tugs and barges in all the void spaces... We also use it on the trucks and forklifts that go on the barges, on all exposed areas. There is no rust period on any of this equipment".
We applied INDUSTRIAL to a couple of
966 loaders (including all the electrical
connections) used on salt barges, and an
excavator used to load potash.
Another use has surfaced: Ship-2-Shore for valves and piping in manholes that get flooded with water which contains salt and other corrosive substances, running off from city streets.
Here is an inexpensive and permanent cure to the problem of valves and hydraulic hose ends rusting when exposed to severe marine environments.
Apply Ship-2-Shore INDUSTRIAL to the valves. Wrap them with a clear plastic wrap and secure with nylon ties. You can see the valves, so monitoring is easy and the Ship- 2-Shore is enclosed, so it is permanent. You will experience no corrosion and you can still wash the area as often as necessary with no detrimental effect. It costs about $3.00 per valve and maybe 15 minutes of your time. This would also work for flange connections on large pipes on off-shore oil rigs.
This old lube oil barge below is
now used to remove waste water (sewage) from
Below is the hatch. (April 2000)
Preparation and Application Getting started above, we soon found that needle guns work much better than prospector's picks.
The Ship-2-Shore appears white while applying as the photo below shows, but it soon goes clear.
This area had been submerged in waste water for approximately four months, from August to the end of December 2002, when they finally got pumped out and hosed down. But now there is no rusting here, the Ship-2-Shore coating is 100% intact.
With the barge back in service, there was a layer of slime remaining after pumping and hosing out and as far as could be determined the Ship-2-Shore coating was totally intact as there was no sign of rusting. This photo shows the layer of slime coating most of the interior. I ran my finger through it in January 2003.
When this application was done the metal was damp, there were oxides on the surface of the metal. These rust marks are the result of Ship-2-Shore displacing this moisture, containing oxides, away from the metal. The moisture has evaporated off leaving the oxides behind. This is a good thing and a clearly demonstrates Ship-2-Shore's ability to displace moisture.
This photo shows that waste water sat in this compartment for over four months; things are really slimy but no rusting anywhere. Ship-2-Shore has formed a very protective barrier under the slime.
The lazarette, or steering compartment,
under the hatch (indicated by the blue arrow)
in the back of this SeaSpan tug is subjected
to stressed metal (dents), heat and humidity,
wet and cold. This is quite an aggressive
The lazarette had been painted in 1990. When I entered in 1994 there was already a very active rust stain coming from behind this angle iron. Without preparation, although the metal was wet, I painted Ship-2-Shore stain off in two spots.