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Product Details

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

Tech Specs
Theoretical coverage (Sq feet)135 sq ft/gal by airless spray; 240 sq ft/gal by brush
Number of coats1 to 5
SubstratesAluminum, Fiberglass, Steel
Application MethodAirless Spray, Brush, Conventional Spray * Roller
Info & Guides

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.

  • Curing agent - WARNING: Cancer - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    Base - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    Reviews for Interlux InterProtect 2000E Barrier Coat Epoxy Primer

    10 of 31 Reviews

    January 8, 2021

    Perfect!
    By Marker 28 from Athens, Ga

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    Spend the money and do it right! Not a job you wanna halfass. Use the good stuff and save in the long run.

    One gallon kit on a 13 ft Boston Whaler. Change out pans every coat. That prevents goobers.
    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    April 1, 2020

    Great product
    By Daa from Ri

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    Easy to use. Flows out smooth

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    March 29, 2020

    I would use this product again
    By Sal from Island Heights, NJ

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    Mixed and applied easily.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    June 13, 2019

    I used this barrier coat years ago and bought another quart
    By Project Boat from Bear, DE

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    I used this barrier coat years ago and bought another quart to fix a patch. Great stuff, easy to mix and use!

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    May 30, 2019

    Strong stuff
    By Baybird Babe from East Orleans, Mass

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    I brushed on 5 coats, just on the very bottom of an 18' sailboat. A gallon was more than enough. If there's a next time, I'll use thinner to ease up the brushing as this stuff is thick and dries quickly, leaving obvious brushstrokes. It sands nicely though, which I did between the last 3 coats. Smells very strong, fumes are dizzying - good ventilation and/or a respirator is essential. Sticks well, builds up quick, seems like it'll last forever. Very confident in this product.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    August 8, 2018

    Easy to mix and roll
    By JCB2 from Hainesport, NJ

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    I used this on bare aluminum sanded with 80 grit paper. I applied it easily then was amazed at the hard, well-bonded coating. I then sanded with 220 grit the next morning and applied the finish paint.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    May 21, 2016

    good stuff
    By holly from tampa, fl

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    I prime and paint the aluminum pontoons on my boat every year to protect from Salt water. Good product.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    February 11, 2016

    Will use this again and buy it from Jamestown again!!!
    By Skipper Steve from Pass Christian, MS

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    Use outdoors or with respirator!

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    September 10, 2015

    Use this for wood racing boat bottom
    By Jim, Racing Sailor from Chapel Hill, NC

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    Have used on a 50 year old Wayfarer sailboat and this product gives her good protection from moisture and sands well for a fast bottom.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    June 18, 2015

    An excellent product!!
    By Bigpineboy from Big Pine Key, Fl

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    I used 2000e on a world cat that had been previously bottom painted. I soda blasted the bottom, then applied 2000e for an aesthetically pleasing look since I no longer want bottom paint on the boat. I've rolled it and sprayed it. It works well both ways, but if you have the option I would spray it, especially if you are doing large areas. This is a very durable product that dries quickly and sands nicely. FYI: I sanded it slick to attain better fuel mileage, but it didn't help the economy, so I would recommend applying it and letting it dry. Happy boating!

    Boat shown with 2000e below waterline
    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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