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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.
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
March 29, 2020
Mixed and applied easily.
June 13, 2019
I used this barrier coat years ago and bought another quart to fix a patch. Great stuff, easy to mix and use!
May 30, 2019
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.
August 8, 2018
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.
May 21, 2016
I prime and paint the aluminum pontoons on my boat every year to protect from Salt water. Good product.
February 11, 2016
Use outdoors or with respirator!
September 10, 2015
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.
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