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It is time folks.. Argo Is sanded and ready for some makeup. Because I had
to sand so heavy to get rid of orange peel epoxy there isn''t much of it
left so I need to put on more..I have been told that 10-12 mils is the
right thickness so I am prepared for that. My question for all of you is
the difference between self leveling and not. Can a self leveling epoxy
even be put on the wetted surfaces of the hull. I have been told it will
drip off??????? If I get a non leveling epoxy will I need to tip it? Would
it be better to have it sprayed?.. If I get orange peel again I''ll
scream...

Jim
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Great Salt Lake Marina
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Jim
I have to do the same thing. Can you tell me what product you are using to barrier coat.

thanks---- Walt
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I''d prefer to see 15 - 20 mils final thickness (not 10 mil), applied in thin (4-5 mil) coats, using a urethane foam roller, then tipping in a cross-hatch pattern, at above 60 degree F temperatures.
Good luck!
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Use the Interlux 2000E, as it is designed for this application and is very easy to work with. Call their 800 number with any specific questions - they''re very helpful. West system epoxy is great as a base for fillers for filling or for brushing on a keel, but I think you''d get into a mess trying to roll it over a bottom...
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Plus, 2000E is cheap, by comparison, to West System.
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On the contrary, West System has an additive for using their epoxy as a barrier coat and it is said to be very effective.
I''ve found West System to be very easy to apply and to self level very well. I coated my keel with it this past spring and the result was very pleasing.
West System may be more expensive but this is a job that you don''t want to do over.
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AJS

The issue is that a hull has probably twenty times the surface area of the keel, and 2000E is easier to mix, easier to apply, has a longer pan life, and is cheaper. We just finished our 36'' with 2000E this Spring and it worked great. I did use West epoxy with microballoon filler for fairing the keel and it worked great for that. To have used West on the entire bottom would have made the job several times more difficult. Just my personal experience.
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Do you have a website on hand for 2000E Epoxy?

Thanks!
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Start Here:

http://www.yachtpaint.com/Images/15_6819.pdf

Be sure to read carefully the preparation requirements of the 2000E to receive your intended Anti-Fouling paint.

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I used West System to do blister repairs and barrier coat my boat. I found the West to be of very high quality and acted just as it was intended to in their booklet on how to.The blister repair was a big job but went off with out a hitch and the barrier coat was a great relief and went on smooth as silk.However I will never do the grinding again that is a job for a crew of labor hands.
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