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Interlux Handy Antifouling Painting Guide






The following charts are a quick reference guide to Interlux bottom painting systems. Three different processes are illustrated. Choose the level of blister protection based on your waters and boat type.

CONVENTIONAL ONE PART PRODUCTS


This system provides a good level of protection

STAGE

PRODUCT

 ALUMINUM 

STEEL

 WOOD

CLEAN

Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 or Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601 or Special Thinner 216 YES YES 202 or 216

SAND

grind or sandblast

grind or sandblast Sand with 80
grit sandpaper

SURFACE PRIMER

Viny-Lux Primewash 353/354 1 Coat 1 Coat DO NOT USE

PRIMER

Primocon® 1 Coat 1 Coat 1 Coat(THINNED 10-15%)

FILLER

Watertite as needed as needed as needed

PRIMER

Primocon® 2–3 Coats 2–3 Coats 1–2 Coats

ANTIFOULING

Interlux® Antifouling 2–3 Coats 2–3 Coats 2–3 Coats


HIGH PERFORMANCE TWO – PART PRODUCTS


This system provides the maximum level of antifouling and blister protection

STAGE

PRODUCT

 ALUMINUM 

STEEL

WOOD

CLEAN

Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202
Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601
or Special Thinner 216
YES YES 202 or 216

SAND

 

grind or sandblast

grind or sandblast Sand with 80
grit sandpaper

SURFACE PRIMER

Viny-Lux Primewash 353/354 1 Coat 1 Coat DO NOT USE

PRIMER

Interprotect® 2000E 1 Coat 1 Coat 1 Coat (THINNED 10-15%)

FILLER

Watertite as needed as needed as needed

PRIMER

Interprotect® 2000E 2–3 Coats 2–3 Coats 1–2 Coats

ANTIFOULING

Interlux® Antifouling 2–3 Coats 2–3 Coats 2–3 Coats


VC 17M® & VC 17M® EXTRA


This system provides the maximum level of antifouling and blister protection

STAGE

PRODUCT

 FIBERGLASS 

WOOD

STEEL

CLEAN

Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202
Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601
or Special Thinner 216
YES 202 or 216 202 or 216

SAND

 

80 grit sandpaper

80 grit sandpaper grind or
sandblast

SURFACE PRIMER

Viny-Lux Primewash 353/354 DO NOT USE DO NOT USE 1 Coat

FILLER

Watertite as needed as needed as needed xx

PRIMER

VC® Tar2 4-5 Coats 4-5 Coats 4-5 Coats

ANTIFOULING

VC 17m® & VC 17m® Extra 2–3 Coats 2–3 Coats 2–3 Coats

xx   If fairing is necessary on underwater metal surfaces apply 1 coat of InterProtect® 2000E/2001E after blasting or sanding, wait 4 hours and apply Interfill® or Watertite Epoxy Fairing Compound, then apply 4-5 coat of VC Tar2.


If gelcoat blister protection is not needed the antifouling paint can be applied directly to bare fiberglass. See Interlux article Bare Fiberglass Bottom Paint Guide

For maximum fiberglass protection system when finishing with antifoulants other than VC17, See Protect Against Gelcoat Blisters with Interlux Interprotect



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BOAT PAINTING GUIDE
Bottom                          Antifouling
     Blister Repair & Prevention

Interlux Antifouling Basics
How Antifouling Paint Works
Interlux Antifoulant Selection Guide
Painting Bare Fiberglass Bottoms
Antifouling Paint Systems for Various Substrates
Handy Specifications
How To Paint Previously Painted Bottoms
Interlux Applying Antifouling Advice
Antifouling Paint Calculator
Antifoulant on Aluminum Hulls
Interlux Antifoulant on Metal Outdrives, Keels and Centerboards
Hints for the Perfect Bottom Finish
Interlux Antifoulant FAQ
 
What is Osmosis Gelcoat Blistering
How to Recognize and Treat Osmosis Gelcoat Blisters
Protect Against Gelcoat Blisters with Interlux Interprotect
Interlux Gelcoat Blister Repair FAQ
 
 



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