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
Aluminum, Fiberglass, Steel
Airless Spray, Brush, Conventional Spray * Roller
Below Water Line (yes/no):
Number Of Parts:
Topside Paint Primer
Can this be installed over regular paint or is a primer required?
You cannot apply over a single part paint or a bottom paint, it must be removed first.
JD Tech Team
I've got some gray and white left over. Can I mix them, with the activator added in the appropriate ratio? I don't care about the color because I'm going to be applying anti fouling paint later.
JD Tech Team
Why doesn't JD display the reactor necessary to augment the "3 gallon" kit? I use the number listed and I get the one gallon kit.When spending such large amounts of money, I don't want to have to search around your website for something that should have a link listed for additional needed items. Seems simple enough, no?
The curing agent .75 Gal is listed in the drop down choices on the web page which goes with the 2.25 gal base.
JD Tech Team
Is InterProtect 2000E use on wood plank bottoms an appropriate barrier coat?
If used below the waterline, it will not allow the planks to swell and seal the seam.
What is the coverage for interior of 17' Boston whaler?
My guess would be that you'd need 1 gallon. Two coats are recommended.
How well does west marine bottom shield do over inter protect primer?
went on and covered without any issues
I didn't use this over the primer listed here, I put it on over the clear Mas epoxy that I painted below the waterline first. Having said that, this is a great product. It covers extremely well and using the alternating colors insures you have complete coverage. I ended up with 5 coats of epoxy, 5 coats of 2000E and then 3 coats of VC Offshore. Hopefully no blisters anytime in the foreseeable future! I would use this product again without hesitation.I hope this helps.Good luck with your project!
Does fine. I've used exactly that combo.2000E works under virtually any paint.
My skiff stays in the water all season and has the primer under the soft bottom paint. Works well and holds up.
Not familiar with Bottom Sheild,but I know everyone recommends staying with the same system (in this case Interlux products) once you start with one.-Alex P.
what is the minimum time between 2000e primer and trilux33 application?
I went on line to the Interlux website. Just Google it if u don't have the web link. There was a lot of information there regarding application, time between coats, time between barrier coats and bottom paint, etc. I also called/emailed the regional Interlux support guy. He was very helpful too, although he didn't stray much from what I found in their reference material.
I just waited 24 hours. I primed a fiberglass canoe, had it sitting outside overnight, and then went over it with the top coat. 60-70 degree temps and about 50% humidity.
When its mostly dry to the touch but still leaves a fingerprint.
what is the pot life of this product after mixing the two parts?
I used the paint right after mixing in the hardener and painted a small 18 foot boat with no apparent curing. Interlux should have a help line for this.
Painted my 42 sailboat in about an hour mixing the paint at the beginning without any problem. Temperature in mid 60's. Did add thinner to paint. No problem with paint starting to thicken.Regards,Bob
Several hours, depending on temperature. To extend the pot life, keep the mix covered, and refrigerate. You can get two coats out of it if you're careful.
Depends on the ambient temperature, cooler it is the longer the pot life.
i am refinishing an aluminum boat bracket and i want to use imron as the main finish. i plan to clean the aluminum then coat with dupont etching primer, then apply inter protect over the etching primer and then apply the imron. will this be compatible? then i want to apply interlux antifouling at and below the waterline. will this procedure work?
I have used the 2000E on minor scuffs above the waterline on an aluminum bracket with out any primer 3.5 years ago, and it's still holding on. However due to the fact that the guy who originally painted our boat, used copper based paint, I am now in your exact position and will be refinishing most of the bracket. I had it soda basted from the old bottom paint down (water line), sanded the spots they missed, and will sand again right before painting.I would be afraid of using another makers primer, they usually engineer the components to work as a system, but if it's 2 different brands compatibility is a concern. I am only doing it from the water line down, then covering with Trilux 33, and will not be using the Imron. My research has led me to the interlux forum, and toward using the 2000E thinned with Interlux thinner. There are conflicting directions on the interlux forum about what thinner is correct, ( 1 is for brush/roll, the other for spraying). yachtpaintforumDOTcom then add/primer-wash-on-aluminum_topic588.htmlbelow is cut and pasted from the link1. Sand the aluminum with 80 grit paper to achieve a bright and rough metal profile (Sand filler/fairing compound with 80 grit too)2. Remove all sanding residue with a brush/vacuum/clean air line3. Immediately (within 2 hours of sanding) apply 1 coat of InterProtect 2000E which has been thinned 15% by volume with Reducing Solvent 2316N (aluminum surfaces only)4. Apply an additional 3 coats of InterProtect 2000E (no thinning and across the entire bottom)5. Apply 2-3 coats of Trilux 33 or Pacifica PlusAlso do not hesitate to email or call interlux with your concerns, or post the question on their forum. Good luck. I hope to use the above method this weekend.
What is the pot life ..? Is thinner added as needed or by a specific amount? Thank you
This product us a very easy to use 2-part epoxy. Just mix and paint.
Pot life at 73 degrees is 50 minutes, you can add thinner as you go along if needed.
Pot life is long. Probably 2 hours at least. After mixing the correct ratios you need to wait for a bit to let the reaction start per instructions. Key for me is to not coat too thick or have drips or runs. This stuff mostly gets hard by air drying, then recoat when tack free. To get rid of orange peel from the roller I used a 10" drywall tape knife and a squeeze bottle like you get with ketchup to put a bit on the edge of the knife and fill in the orange peel texture. A racing bottom with little or no sanding..
Pot life is long. Probably 2 hours at least. After mixing the correct ratios you need to wait for a bit to let the reaction start per instructions. Key for me is to not coat too thick or have drips or runs. This stuff mostly gets hard by air drying, then recoat when tack free. To get rid of orange peel from the roller I used a 10" drywall tape knife and a squeeze bottle like you get with ketchup to put a bit on the edge of the knife and fill in the orange peel texture. A racing bottom with little or no sanding.. No need to thin.
I prime and paint the aluminum pontoons on my boat every year to protect from Salt water. Good product.
Will use this again and buy it from Jamestown again!!!
Use outdoors or with respirator!
Pass Christian, MS
Use this for wood racing boat bottom
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.
Jim, Racing Sailor
Chapel Hill, NC
An excellent product!!
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!
Big Pine Key, Fl
I had hundreds of small osmosis holes in a 30yo 8 metre fibre glass yacht hull. I took all old paint and anti foul off. Sanded. I cleaned hull and washed it every other day with clean water for a month. I let it dry for a month. I filled holes with interprotect. Sanded. Filled holes with interprotect. Sanded. Put on four or five coats of interprotect. Put on two coats of anti foul. When it came out eight months later hull was perfect. Now working on iron hull, starting in at two inches at bottom with rust.
Bob of gulf point
Nice stuff, easy coverage
Coating over epiglass on my blistered sailboat hull. I found this to go on easy. The grey over white coats and vice versa made full coverage easy. Tossed the roller covers and brushes after each coat. But acetone cleaned up other stuff well, probably could have saved a few brushes.
CANON CITY , CO
Used a 3/8 roller
CANON CITY , CO
Great for coating, fairing, protecting
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.
easy to apply
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.
Stuck in VT
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.