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Barrier Coating rudder

I am in the process of having my rudder completely rebuilt by the original manufacturer. They recommend applying a barrier coat before the bottom paint. The rudder will be all new gelcoat. Does anybody have any advice and suggestions as to how this is done and what product to use? Thank you.
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Any time I did any repairs to a rudder after removing all the paint I applied 4 to 6 coats of epoxy. After the epoxy dried I would use the same bottom paint that I used on the bottom of the boat.

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The Interprotect 2000E http://www.yachtpaint.com/usa/ epoxy is very easy to apply and I recommend it, much easier to work with than raw epoxy.

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I'd second Sailingfool's recommendation of Interprotect 2000E. If you're in California, you'll probably need to use their 3000E, which is a low VOC emissions version IIRC.

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