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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
4.9 15

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BoatLIFE GIT-Rot
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Weather proof (9)
  • Protects well (7)
  • Visually pleasing (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (9)
  • Wood trim (6)
  • Quick fix (5)
  • Indoor (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (7), Advanced (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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5.0

great product ..I would buy again!!

By ck paint

from L.A. Cal

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Protects Well
  • Weather Proof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor
    • Wood Trim

    Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

    Easy to use

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Works great

    By Strat Man

    from Aberdeen Maryland

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Protects Well
    • Weather Proof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor

      Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

      Repair porch

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      If you have dry rot problems this is the product to use

      By Randy

      from Detroit Lakes, MN

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Protects Well
      • Weather Proof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor
        • Quick Fix

        Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

        I used Git-Rot to repair a 150yr old wooden cross. I was able to repair large dry rot problems and still keep the cross in uses.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Good product

        By Home owner

        from Virginia

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Penitration
        • Weather Proof

        Cons

        • Hazmat Handeling Fee

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Outdoor
        • Quick Fix
        • Wood Trim

        Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

        The product is great and simple to mix and use. However the hazmat handeling fee was a surprise and something that I was not charged when I reordered more of the product from another company.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        makes my wood hard

        By WILLIAMG

        from OCONOMOWOC, WI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

        I use it around my house to keep window frames, fences, and anything wood from rotting away. I have even added sawdust with Git-rot as a filler and that works great too - see Git-Rot directions. I had a decretive fence that a small piece had rotted away, but it left the painted outside. Kind of like a mold but there was still rotten wood at the end. I added Git-Rot to the end and then I filled it with saw dust and Git-Rot and it hardened like fiberglass - it was hard to sand out any drips! That's how hard it became.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Repaired camper floor

        By Doug

        from New Jersey

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Engine
          • Outdoor
          • Quick Fix

          Comments about BoatLIFE GIT-Rot:

          Had floor damage in Camper bath. Floor was damaged by water. Rotten wood was treated rather then removed. Worked out great. Easy to use, follow directions.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          works great

          By lildanny

          from irvington al

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          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

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best product of its kind on the market

              By JDL

              from Lafayette Hill, PA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              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

                  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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

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