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TotalBoat High Performance Fast Hardener is the curing agent for low-viscosity TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Resin for the fastest cure at room temperature, or for overnight cure in low temperatures (minimum 55°F)
At 77°F, this non-blushing hardener has a pot life of 10 minutes, will be tack-free in approximately 2 hours, and reaches full cure in 2 days.
Pairing TotalBoat High Performance Resin with the Fast Hardener results in a moisture-resistant clear finish, ideal for clear coating applications. No blush to remove between coats means no time-consuming washdowns and no worrying about whether you removed all the blush, which could cause improper cure.
This Fast Hardener is available in Group Size A (pint), B (half gallon), and C (gallon), to match the group sizes of TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Resin, which reduces waste and saves money.
|Properties (Admixed)||High Performance Fast Hardener||High Performance Medium Hardener||High Performance Slow Hardener|
|Mix Ratio by Volume (Resin:Hardener)||2:1||2:1||2:1|
|Mix Ratio by Weight (Resin:Hardener)||100A:46B||100A:45B||100A:45B|
|Initial Mixed Viscosity at 77°F||650 cP||600 cP||600 cP|
|Gel Time at 77°F (150g mass)||10 min.||25 min.||40 min.|
|Tack-Free Time at 77°F||2 hrs.||3 hrs.||5 hrs.|
|Full Cure at 77°F||2 days||3.5 days||5 days|
|Minimum Recommended Temperature||55°F||55°F||55°F|
|Tensile Strength||7,700 psi||8,000 psi||7,300 psi|
|Tensile Modulus||380,000 psi||390,000 psi||360,000 psi|
|Flexural Strength||11,600 psi||11,600 psi||10,200 psi|
|Flexural Modulus||330,000 psi||360,000 psi||330,000 psi|
|Compressive Strength||9,500 psi||9,900 psi||8,900 psi|
|Hardness, Shore D||84||83||83|
|Intended for Clear Coating Applications?||YES||YES||YES|
|Maximum Pour Depth, Per Layer (for Flood Coats)||--||--||1/4" per layer|
Three Hardener Speeds Let You Control Pot Life and Cure Time
Fast, Medium, and Slow High Performance Hardeners allow you to control the pot life and cure times to suit your particular working conditions.
Even better, you can craft your ideal working properties and pot life by combining the different hardeners with each other, but always remember to maintain the proper ratio of 2 parts resin to 1 part hardener by volume.
Which High Performance Hardener Should I Use?
IMPORTANT! In order to achieve a proper cure, accurate mix ratios are critical when working with epoxy resin and hardeners.
TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Resin and TotalBoat High Performance Hardeners can be measured either by pouring or by using the calibrated TotalBoat 2:1 Epoxy Pumps (sold separately). If using the pump method for dispensing, USE ONLY TOTALBOAT 2:1 Epoxy Pumps. DO NOT substitute the pumps from any other epoxy system or the material will not cure properly.
NOTE: The procedure for dispensing TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Resin and TotalBoat High Performance Hardener properly is always ONE full pump of resin to ONE full pump of hardener.
Group Size A
Group Size B
Group Size C
PERSONAL SAFETY: For your safety, please be sure to wear protective gloves and eye, face, and clothing protection when working with epoxy resin and hardeners. Also, be sure your work area has adequate ventilation, and that you wear a proper respirator.