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    Posted: 12 Jan 2015 at 12:44pm
I am getting ready to do a bottom job and using Interlux 2000E for the barrier coats.  A friend said he used Interlux 2000 (not sure if 2000E or not) and said "The best I could get was a kind of orange-peel ripple. You won’t like it. The first coat goes on great and you think, “This is easy!”  Then subsequent coats build on the high points and skip the lows and the ripple starts to form. Very frustrating."  

Any ideas on what happened and how to avoid his experience?  I told him the 2000E does not require sanding.
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  I mean Interprotect 
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The main focus of Interprotect (2000E, HS, or VOC) is to provide water barrier protection, act as a stable platform for antifouling paints, and to act as a "tie coat" to antifouling paints. It achieves the first two by having a high film build, otherwise it would take far too many coats than practicality allows to be used as a barrier coat. As such, it does not apply smooth like a finish primer - in fact, it cannot apply that smooth because the filler package in it will prohibit it from flowing very much (it is high viscosity by design).
If one were attempting to use it as a finish primer (for, say, a primer for Perfection), the results would be disappointing. As a  barrier coat or underwater primer, I would say the small amount of orange peel would be acceptable to the majority of boaters (and history with the product has borne this out). If the orange peel in the surface were found to be unacceptable, there are options: it can be sprayed, which allows for a more even coat and eliminates some of the orange-peel effect, or it could be sanded with 80 grit prior to the last coat to smooth the underlying surface.
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