Interlux InterProtect 2000E Barrier Coat Epoxy Primer

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Interlux InterProtect 2000E Primer barrier coat to prevent osmotic blistering of gelcoat

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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 36 Reviews

    September 29, 2022

    I love this stuff!
    By The Gray Fox from Gulf coast

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    Works great all over the boat.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    April 7, 2022

    Great product
    By Ricardo from Maryland

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    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!

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    April 5, 2022

    Love this paint
    By CaptCam from Woodbridge, VA

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    This paint made our fleet look like new. Awesome product.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    March 11, 2022

    Awesome stuff
    By Steve from Michigan

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    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.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    October 21, 2021

    Very happy
    By Salmon from Great Lakes

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    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.

    Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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    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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