Belgian corrosion repair expert, Subsea Industries, has a product for filling and building up corrosion damage on rudders, stabiliser fins, thrusters and other underwater gear.

Ecofix is used in combination with Ecoshield, the firm’s rudder protection coating and is suitable for use when the steel needs to be restored to its original shape with a smooth surface prior to recoating.

It can be used as an effective alternative to metal facing or very expensive alternative fillers.

Because it uses the same basic resin as Ecoshield, both products are fully compatible and the coating can be applied just one hour after the filler.

With the launch of this new product, Subsea Industries offers a full package which includes surface restoration and corrosion and cavitation protection.

Subsea Industries said that Ecoshield’s glassflake reinforced coating protects the rudder for the service life of the ship without need for recoating or major repair and comes with a ten-year guarantee.