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Interprotect 2000e Painting Help (ASAP!!)
Friendly weather has finally hit Chicago which means I can finally apply my barrier coating to my Catalina 28.
Ive sanded her down, acetone washed her, and gotten the bottom completely ready for the new Interprotect 2000e.
My question is, since the boat is currently in the cradle, how do you apply the barrier paint underneath the pads.
Yes, I know to use a jack stand to lower the stand of the cradle, but since Interprotect needs the 5 coats, how do you ensure that you get the 5 coats under the pads while maintaining the barrier protection with the other coats on the rest of the hull?
My concern is that Interlux states that the maximum drying time between the final coat of interprotect and antifouling paint is 7 hours (at 70 degrees).
This means that either I resand and then apply the anti fouling (im very sick of sanding, id like to skip this step), or attempt to get the 5 layers of interprotect on within 7 hours of the rest of the boat being finished... (Impossible).
How are you supposed to build up all 5 layers (or 10 mils thickness) under the pads, and then get the anti-fouling paint on within 7 hours?
I had originally figured on painting the visible hull, but then i realized that this becomes problematic when trying to get the anti fouling paint on as well.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!