Interlux Interprotect 2000E primer
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Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer

InterProtect 2000E is a two-part self priming epoxy designed to protect fiberglass boat hulls from water absorption and reduce the likelihood of gelcoat blisters.

Interlux's Micro-Plate formula creates an effective barrier against water permeation. 2000E may be used above and below the waterline as a universal primer for all surfaces. It is also an excellent primer for all metals and can be used as part of a no sand system.

2.25 Gallon containers do not include 2001E Cure. Each 2.25 Gallon container requires the separate purchase of one INT-Y2001EG

 
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InterProtect Primer Features:

  • Two-part epoxy water barrier with Micro-Plates
  • Up to two weeks is allowed between coats of 2000E
  • Now available in two colors, Gray and White
  • Fast drying, easy application
  • Sag resistance to insure the elimination of sags and runs during application

    Technically, InterProtect Micro-Plates provide millions of overlapping microscopic plates that create a barrier similar to shingles on a roof. These overlapping Micro-Plates eliminate any direct path for water migration and also improve the sag resistance of the epoxy making application easier.

    What is Gelcoat Blistering?

    Osmosis is caused by a chemical reaction between water and unreacted substances remaining in the manufactured hull. Water breaches the exterior gelcoat and reacts with the chemical components creating acidic substances. These substances create pressure behind the gelcoat which causes blisters and eventually cracking. Once the gelcoat is breached in this manner, the underlying laminate is capable of absorbing water like a sponge.

    Use the Interlux InterProtect system to treat and help prevent this serious problem.

    This formula helps you calculate how much paint is necessary for wetted surface area (i.e. under antifoulant paint). Calculate surface area as follows: Wetted Surface Area (WSA) = LOA x Beam x 0.85, then divide the WSA by 60 when brushing/rollering or 45 when spraying to determine the number of gallons necessary to reach 10 mils. For complete hull coverage calculate total surface area to be covered, then follow the division step.

  • Theoretical coverage (Sq feet)  135 sq ft/gal by airless spray; 240 sq ft/gal by brush 
    Number of coats  1 to 5 
    Substrates  Aluminum, Fiberglass, Steel 
    Application Method  Airless Spray, Brush, Conventional Spray * Roller 
    Below Water Line (yes/no): Yes
    BRAND: Interlux
    Material: Epoxy
    Number Of Parts: Two Part
    Type: Barrier Coat Primer
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    Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer
     
    4.2

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Even paint distribution (7)

    Cons

    • Messy (6)

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (9)
    • Small areas (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (13), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good stuff

    This is the stuff if you want to prevent osmotic blisters. I was very happy that I got 3 thick coats out of a gallon on a 17' skiff. Read the warning label...Read complete review

    This is the stuff if you want to prevent osmotic blisters. I was very happy that I got 3 thick coats out of a gallon on a 17' skiff. Read the warning label - get a respirator, tvek suit, gloves etc... Read the directions carefully for bottom prep & application. There are precise (and different) windows for overcoating with itself and overcoating with the first coat of paint. These windows change with heat & humidity. There's also a pot life - so make sure you'll use what you mix before it goes bad.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't use on deck

    WE were advised to use this product on the deck since the prime coat did not cover crazing. the technical support said put perfection on top. LOOKED AWFUL. Next call to technical support...Read complete review

    WE were advised to use this product on the deck since the prime coat did not cover crazing. the technical support said put perfection on top. LOOKED AWFUL. Next call to technical support said oh no never use perfection on top of inter protect. Must use prime coat. First tech said should never have used prime coat to cover crazing . Next call to tech support said I should have contacted tech support. Wish they would get story straight. Just spent 4 hours sanding (non) perfection off. I cannot recommend products or technical support. Don't know what to do with this mess now.

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    1.0

    Not a fan

    By Gringo

    from Annapolis, MD

    About Me Professional

    Pros

      Cons

      • Messy
      • Odor
      • Runny
      • Too Many Coats

      Best Uses

        Comments about Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer:

        The product does its job. That said, after I finished my project, I found that other manufacturers have better products. Pettit and Sea Hawk both have products that claim to require 2-3 coats, whearas Interprotect 2000E requires 5-6. For my next job, I will try the alternatives.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Stuff

        By DAVIDH

        from CANON CITY , CO

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer
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        Pros

        • Even Paint Distribution
        • Went On Easy

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer:

            Used a 3/8 roller

             
            5.0

            Great for coating, fairing, protecting

            By GT Sailor

            from ROSWELL, GA

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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            Pros

            • Easy application
            • Very Durable
            • Very hard finish

            Cons

            • Leaves Slight Orange Peal
            • Very Hard

            Best Uses

            • Hull Sealing
            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas
            • Underwater Coating

            Comments about Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer:

            Used the Interlux 2002E to paint the bottom of a J/24 after significant blister repair. It is a 2 part epoxy based paint, so be sure to mix the paint very thoroughly prior to application. Also added N2333 reducer (10% by volume) to help the paint to flow. Used a 6" foam roller to apply, but had to change out the roller regularly, to keep it from gumming up or falling apart. Be sure to roll it on thick and to get good coverage. I have found it is better to go slowly, with very gentle pressure to reduce orange peal and roller lines. Work with small amounts and be sure to get is rolled on evenly. We put 4 coats on the J/24 with 2 Gallons of 2002E. Final sanding for a smooth finish is required. Can be over coated with a compatible anti-fouling paint or finish epoxy paint.

             
            5.0

            easy to apply

            By Stuck in VT

            from Lake Champlain

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to apply
            • Even Paint Distribution

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer:

            I used this to reseal the bottom of an old Seafarer 26. Wasn't sure if it had ever been done in the past. Bought two colors so I could see the different coats. Didn't need to do that, it drys flat and you can see the overcoats easily. Covers well, a little more than I expected. Stinky to work with, make sure to wear a respirator. Turn the cans over and let them sit for a while before you use them. There is a lot of heavy material in this paint, can be a chore to mix the base layer. Also hard to be sure about the mix if you aren't mixing the full gallon at once.

             
            4.0

            Interprotect 2000e

            By ROBERTF

            from ROCHESTER, NY

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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            Pros

            • White Is Slightly Thinner
            • White Rolls Out Smoother

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer:

                The white Interprotect 2000e rolls out smoother than the gray. Be sure to use the recommended thinner, start with a little thinner,test, add more if needed.

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By SkipperP21

                from Syracuse, NY

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                Pros

                • Does the Job
                • Easy to apply
                • Long Recoat Time
                • Tough Primer

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Prevention Osmosis
                • Repair Osmosis

                Comments about Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer:

                I am using this product to repair and prevent further osmosis blistering on my fiberglass sailboat.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Not just for hulls & under water

                By oceanic64

                from Pa.

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Multiple Coats Same Day

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer:

                  Great for treating aluminum prior to paint. sand first then wipe or blow off dust, etch, then 2 coats
                  of interprotect thin first coat, using fingerprint test recoat full strenth,sand, coat with epoxy primecoat to creat a fairing surface. read instructions on recoat times.Great product!
                  With Microplates!!!! Sounds like scrubbing bubbles!

                   
                  5.0

                  Interprotect 2000

                  By Peter

                  from Grosse Pointe, Mi

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Even Paint Distribution
                  • Excellent Product
                  • Two Colors Help

                  Cons

                  • Orange Peel Stipple
                  • Plan On Extra Layers

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer:

                    This was a second boat I applied Interprotect 2000 to. This one is 32' 1964 fibeglass sloop with blister problem.
                    Ground the previous coats down to bare gelcoat during winter to let the hull dry.
                    Applied 5 coats Interprotect 2000 alternating gray and white. Since the hull temperature was about 44 deg F, thinned the product up to 10% with 2333N solvent. Used 3/8" nap roller. Had to sand most of the last coat off since the stipple (orange peel) was pronounced. After sanding overcoated with VC17 - we sail in "sweet" water - Great Lakes.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Don't use on deck

                    By Tech says stupid

                    from Tallahasse fl

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer:

                          WE were advised to use this product on the deck since the prime coat did not cover crazing. the technical support said put perfection on top. LOOKED AWFUL. Next call to technical support said oh no never use perfection on top of inter protect. Must use prime coat. First tech said should never have used prime coat to cover crazing . Next call to tech support said I should have contacted tech support. Wish they would get story straight. Just spent 4 hours sanding (non) perfection off. I cannot recommend products or technical support. Don't know what to do with this mess now.

                           
                          4.0

                          Seems to work great

                          By John the boatnut

                          from Ridgway pa

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Interlux InterProtect 2000E Epoxy Primer:

                              I used this to prime the bottom of my catalina 22 and the keel prior to applying bottom paint

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