A boat should be launched within 60 days after applying VC-17 or it could oxidize and require re-coating.
In addition, Interlux confirmed that (as printed on the Interprotect 2000e data sheet) you should NOT hot-coat VC-17. The Interprotect needs to dry for 24-36 hours, then be scuff-sanded with 180-220 grit paper, then cleaned. This is contrary to many sources of information I have seen on-line. VC is not an ablative paint, and should not be treated as one.
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