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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
|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|
InterProtect Primer Features:
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.
Curing agent - WARNING: Cancer - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Base - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
January 5, 2023
The product is great. I like Interlux products. I was most impressed with the packaging that the distributor used. I will certainly order from this company again.
November 17, 2022
Base needs to be well mixed prior to combining with hardener. Will have a strong odor - we used a respirator. No application issues. Boat has not seen the water yet - so can't comment on in use performance.
October 26, 2022
I purchased an extra gallon just in case of a problem. Sure enough one gallon did not completely mix and had to be discarded.
September 29, 2022
Works great all over the boat.
April 7, 2022
The kit's are simple to use and apply. I would definitely purchase these supplies from Jamestown. They processed and shipped this order the same day! In todays world that is saying something!
April 5, 2022
This paint made our fleet look like new. Awesome product.
March 11, 2022
We have used this product for years. Multiple substrates including steel, wood and fiberglass. We have used it in Marine and Industrial settings and it has proven itself over and over. Durable, quick cure and forgiving. Great choice for projects requiring the best protection.
October 21, 2021
First time for a project like this for me. Was told about Jamestown from a mechanic at a marina. I'm a cabinet maker so details are important to me. I sanded down the bottom on an 84 Tiara all the way to gelcoat and started from there. Very happy with finished results. Hoping/planning on not having to do this again for a very long time. 4 coats barrier coat and 3 coats of VC Performance for my finish because I trailer the boat to where I want to fish.
January 8, 2021
Spend the money and do it right! Not a job you wanna halfass. Use the good stuff and save in the long run.
April 1, 2020
Easy to use. Flows out smooth
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