Tony Grimes

Liquid Copper Antifoul: Ultimate Marine Protection

C-Guard 'the marine antifoul experts', welcome you to the C-Guard section of our website.

C-Guard may still be a new name to you, but our experience and expertise in copper antifoul and resin-based repair and protection systems goes back more than 60 years.

MD Tony Grimes began developing solvent-free coatings for the marine industry supplying P&O, Cunard and BP Oil Tankers. The company went on to supply resin products to Souters, the builders of award-winning offshore racing powerboats, and to Camper & Nicholson, builders of Gipsy Moth IV, which Sir Francis Chichester sailed around the world with a resin-bonded hull.

"As Managing Director I hold the Royal Warrant for the supply of synthetic resin products to HM the Queen. Now you can benefit from that heritage, and use tried and tested marine protection products and systems to maximise the life of your boat. I look forward to meeting all your marine protection needs." ....Tony Grimes.

C-Guard can also provide everything you need to keep your boat in tip top repair, contact us for more information.

C-Guard riding high with Gipsy Moth IV

Tony Grimes, formulator and manufacturer of C-Guard Liquid Copper, the resin which offers up to 10-years anti-foul protection, supplied adhesives to restore Sir Francis Chichester's famous yacht Gipsy Moth IV. After his initial involvement in the original constuction in 1968, for which he supplied adhesive for cold moulding the hull, restorers of the record-breaking boat asked him to supply the same adhesive to keep the restoration as close to the original blueprint as possible.

Tony Grimes at the relaunch of Gipsy Moth IV on 20 June 2005.

As the only Royal Warrant Holder for epoxy resins and with over fifty years experience in the industry at the time, supplying not only the boating but also the building and conservation industries, the Gipsy Moth project brought Tony's career full circle, as he says....

Gipsy Moth saw me me supplying an authentic older product which Sir Francis reported stood up well to the rigours of the trip. C-Guard Liquid Copper, my latest product has brought me bang-up-to-date, combining everything that I have learnt into an innovative product which will bring to an end the need for annual re-coating which is such a chore for the modern boat owner".

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