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BoatLIFE GIT-Rot
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BoatLIFE GIT-Rot

BoatLIFE GIT-Rot penetrates rotted wood and restores it to its original strength. Pour or inject this unique 2 part liquid epoxy into rotten wood fibers. It saturates fibers via capillary action and cures overnight.

Git Rot cures into a resilient adhesive that arrests dry rot by bonding wood membranes together. The result is stronger than when the wood was new. Once cured, it can be sanded, painted, drilled, and fastened. Boatlife formulated it for compatibility with fiberglass resins, epoxy, and most sealants.

Intended for use on dried out, rotted, and weather wood, Git Rot is ideal for repairing stringers, roof rot, and transoms on both fiberglass and wood boats. Non-marine applications include window sashes, gutters, and other exterior repairs.

 
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How to use Git Rot

HOW TO LOCATE DRY ROT Tap questionable areas with a hard instrument and listen for hollow sounding dead spots. Probe suspect areas with an ice pick or sharp knife. Check areas where fresh water is likely to accumulate. Particularly check the following: Spar checks, hatches, deck seams, transom, companion slides, checks in planking, toe rails, exposed end grain, stem, ribs, and stringers.

AMOUNT REQUIRED For complete saturation and ultimate strength, in average type rot, it will require a volume of Git Rot approximately equal to half the volume of the rotted wood.

TIME AND TEMPERATURE The optimum temperature for applying Git Rot is between 50 and 70F (10 and 21 C). Only mix small batches (no more than 4 oz.) since the larger the quantity the greater the reaction and the faster the cure. After adding 1 part "B" to 3 parts of "A", shake vigorously for at least one (1) full minute (TIP: use a watch while shaking the bottle.) Once the two parts have been thoroughly mixed, a thermal reaction will begin to occur. Penetration is best immediately after mixing. When working in temperatures over 70 F (21 C), chill Git Rot overnight. At 70 F, properly applied Git Rot solidifies into a tough resilient mass overnight. Allow one week for ultimate strength. Cold temperatures will slow the cure. When painting, check compatibility with paints.

PROVIDE RESERVOIRS The mechanics of the actual treatment will vary for each case depending upon location and construction. Where rot is deep into a large member it is advisable to drill a staggered series of overlapping holes approximately 1/4" in diameter, 2" apart, slanting downwards. This will expose the necessary end grain and provide reservoirs for the penetration as shown here. In areas where sections of rot contain extensive holes where wood fibers are actually missing, it is recommended to mix sawdust with Git Rot and use it as a fill material. In areas such as transoms, stringers, and balsa core decking, drilling thru the fiberglass surface may be necessary. For transom repairs, you may drill vertically down through the transom, and then pour in Git Rot. For decking, drill thru the surface to treat the wood underneath. Holes left by drilling may be filled with a mixture of dry saw dust and Git Rot or a marine repair epoxy compound.

PENETRATION Capillary action is the principal on which Git Rot works. Therefore, the most expedient way to apply the Git Rot is into the end grain of the wood wherever possible. To avoid trapping air in the middle of the rot always start at one end or on one surface and work progressively along. A considerable amount of patience is required during the actual penetration until complete saturation is achieved. This is determined when the reservoir holes fill and remain filled and the surface remains shiny.

DAMPNESS Git Rot will eventually cure in damp wood. However, Git Rot will not displace water. So wet wood cannot be fully saturated. Any reduction in the amount of Git Rot simply reduces ultimate strength. Dry the affected area as much as possible. Soaking with acetone will assist drying; however, be cautious of fire hazard. CAUTION: Reaction between part A and B will produce heat. Do not use in high temperatures. Avoid all external additional heat sources.

BRAND: BoatLIFE
Type: Adhesive
Usage: Woodrot
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BoatLIFE GIT-Rot
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Weather proof (4)
  • Protects well (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (4)
    • Wood trim (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5), Advanced (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    5.0

    works great

    By lildanny

    from irvington al

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer
    Ensign

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Protects Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

        I would buy this product again it works better then expected

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Best product of its kind on the market

        By JDL

        from Lafayette Hill, PA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer
        Ensign

        Pros

        • Just Follow The Direction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

            Repaired rotten wood on windows

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Received very timely-have not used yet.

            By Chet62

            from Mechanicsville VA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

                  I have not used the product yet but it was real easy to order and arrived timely.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Works well

                  By johey

                  from Annapolis, MD

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Protects Well
                  • Visually Pleasing
                  • Weather Proof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoor
                    • Outdoor
                    • Wood Trim

                    Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

                    Great coverage and absorption, strenghtens wood. Get a custom mixing bowl with 3:1 markings and use a brush to apply. It does take a while to cure fully, especially in colder weather, be prepare to stand up the treated pieces for a week.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    does what it says

                    By John

                    from Ohio

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Weather Proof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Transom

                      Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

                      Had a leaky transom for years,finally found git rot and no more leaks!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Will buy for them again

                      By N/A

                      from Bonita Springs, Fla.

                      About Me Advanced

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

                          If you take pride in restoration rather than replaceing, then this product is for you. If instructions are followed, this product will work every time. Patience is required when using this product.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          This is Great works well for motorhome.

                          By Chuck the RVer

                          from Hemet, Calif.

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Protects Well
                          • Visually Pleasing
                          • Weather Proof

                          Cons

                          • Difficult to Use

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoor
                          • Outdoor
                          • Quick Fix
                          • Wood Trim

                          Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

                          This is the ideal fix for Boats, RV'S and Motorhomes with soft wood that is hard to get too and expensive to fix. This makes it better than new.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Fixes gates as well as boats

                          By Don

                          from Corrales, New Mexico

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Weather Proof

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Outdoor
                            • Wood Trim

                            Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

                            GIT-Rot soaks well into the interior of cracked or rot damaged wood pieces to eliminate the need for replacement.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Fantastic-main spar repaired

                            By JohnD

                            from Discovery Bay, CA

                            About Me Advanced

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Outdoor
                              • Quick Fix
                              • Wood Trim

                              Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

                              Dry rot main keel of our Fishercraft - it passed inspection after use. Solid and strong

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