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TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Kits Customer Questions and Answers

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Do you have to wear a "gasmask", or, is it recommended that you use a gasmask when using this product in a "river" table?

Asked on 06/06/2018 by ronwiltx from Kingsville, TX, 78363

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A respirator should not be needed for this application unless you have a specific severe respiratory issue. Being an epoxy, it does off-gas from the reaction, you will see tiny little bubbles that work their way up through the epoxy and pop at the surface, and it is bad to breathe those fumes, but having a little ventilation will be more than sufficient to be safe.

Answered on 06/21/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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I don't know if this will help but I will tell you what I use the product for and where.I use the product on small trays and apply it in an enclosed garage.I have never used a mask and I have had no problems physically and I will be 75 in two weeks.Hope this helps,John

Answered on 06/06/2018 by janthonydc

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I'm not a Chemist or Scientist, but with my own experience, the answer would be No. it has nearly ZERO odor or fumes.

Answered on 06/06/2018 by southernsawdustinc

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No need for a gas mask. There is an exothermic reaction though so it is best to complete your project in a well ventilated area.

Answered on 06/06/2018 by bluelinewoodworksnc

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I would say no. This excellent epoxy does not have a lot of volatiles and hardly smells. It is great stuff. I prefer the medium cure time hardener. Foolproof.

Answered on 06/06/2018 by afsaint61

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I usually mix in small amounts and I never wear a respirator.

Answered on 06/06/2018 by doc5089

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Have used 3 quarts of this epoxy on a variety of boat repairs, some indoor, some outdoor. No odor, good product, easy to measure with pumps, I am a big fan of this product.

Answered on 06/06/2018 by sanches

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I do wear a 3M mask when using epoxy. The fumes or smell is not bad at all but it is recommended that you use one when dealing with chemicals like this.

Answered on 06/13/2018 by penaltyboxwoodshop
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I have a 5 x 3 foot table top i need to use the epoxy on and wanted to know if one quart would be sufficient for a 1/4 finish?

Asked on 08/27/2018 by John from VA

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You could use this product but don't pour a 1/4 at a time because it will get too hot during curing. We have a Table Top Epoxy that you can pour up to 1/8" at a time. If I did the math right it would take 9 quarts for 5' X 3' at 1/4".

Answered on 08/28/2018 by JD Tech Team
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Probably not. Do the math: 1 (liquid) US quart is 57.75 cu in, whereas 5ft x 3ft x 0.25in = 60in x 36in x 0.25in = 540 cu in A quart would only cover an area of 231 sq in at 0.25in, which is more like 12in x 19.25in x 0.25in... Good luck!

Answered on 08/27/2018 by olyerickson

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There is about 58 cubic inches in a quart. A 60" X 36" X 1/4" coating is 540 cubic inches. Would take more than 2 gallons for the bench....

Answered on 08/27/2018 by sanches

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Mathematically, yes.  Would I trust math?  No.  I would have some more mix in waiting...but, that's me.

Answered on 08/27/2018 by 7638rwilliams
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Hi, What would be the best prep to get this epoxy ready for primer after sanding ? Can denatured alcohol be used for final wipe down before tack cloth ?....thank you

Asked on 08/25/2018 by jinxjx from md

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After the epoxy has cured, wash with water just in case there is an amine blush, sand smooth and clean with acetone or denatured alcohol.

Answered on 08/27/2018 by JD Tech Team
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You should scrub it first with hot soapy water to get rid of amine blush THEN sand. It will be easier to sand and will clog the paper less if you wash away the amine blush first.

Answered on 08/26/2018 by pmullen503

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Hello, I've had a lot of problems with orange peel and fish eye do to residue produced from the curing process of epoxy even after sanding. What has worked for me is a wash down with a soap and water solution to remove all oily contaminants, dawn works great. After drying with a clean lint free rag you can follow up with denatured alcohol. Hope this helps!

Answered on 08/27/2018 by aureliomartnz

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Denatured alcohol works fine. I had good results just painting over the epoxy without using primer.

Answered on 08/27/2018 by bentonja
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What is the recoat time of High Performance Epoxy Resin 2:1 Medium

Asked on 08/15/2018 by Dale from New England

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You can recoat once it tacks up a little about 25 minutes at 77 degrees.

Answered on 08/16/2018 by JD Tech Team
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Full cure time is 3-5 days.

Answered on 08/15/2018 by elizaldij
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I hate pumps, get dirty and never last long. Always use scale and disposable mixing cups. What is mix ratio by weight?

Asked on 06/27/2018 by Jim from wi

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Great question. I have also included a link directly to our technical data sheet for this product that has more info as well. When using Fast Hardener: 100A : 46B When using Medium Hardener: 100A : 45B When using Slow Hardener: 100A : 45B https://doc.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/pdfs/TotalBoat/TotalBoat_High_Perfomance_2to1_Epoxy_Resin_TDB.PDF

Answered on 06/29/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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It's 2:1 by volume, not sure about weight. I haven't had any issues with the pumps in the two kits that I've had.

Answered on 06/27/2018 by bluelinewoodworksnc
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I am glassing in a keel that projects 1/2 inch below the hull; the fiberglass will need to make a 90 degree outside bend and then a 90 degree inside bend. Can this be done?

Asked on 06/27/2018 by Doug from PA

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Absolutely. The most important thing is to select the proper fiberglass cloth material for the job. You can also build somewhat of a makeshift reverse mold to help hold the epoxy and fiberglass in the desired shape from the outside, to help it conform to the hull, or use a vacuum bag method for the tightest end result. Please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our techs at (800) 497-0010 if you would like us to help you find the right materials for the task.

Answered on 06/29/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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Yes it can be done. There are a number of ways to make a right angle bend, but it depends upon radius of bend and weight of the glass. 4 or 6 ounce glass will be a lot more malleable than 10 or heavier. No glass will conform perfectly to an absolute sharp edge. A radius in the bends makes all the difference in the world. The material limitations can be pushed a bit using forms and molds. If, when you finely apply the layer of glass and find that the the bend is too tight (radius is too small) and the glass pulls away, then you can use a form to help hold the glass tight around the bends as needed. A quick and dirty form is a piece of polyethylene plastic backed by wood blocks. Lay the plastic over the glass and work the bubbles out by hand. Then clamp wood strips behind it to hold the glass in place. Epoxy will not bond to the polyethylene. Another form method is to use shelf paper. Stick the shelf paper to the mold. Wax with car wax for the mold release agent. I have used shelf paper covered molds to make graphite reinforced parts, but used 1/2" radius in the corner mold for right angle bend.

Answered on 06/28/2018 by njordball
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Can I use Total Boat High Performance 2:1 Epoxy to make white oak laminated wood boat frames . I plan on making them out of 4 laminates , 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 12 ft. long. the boat is a 38 ft. Chris Craft Corinthian Sport Fisherman.

Asked on 06/25/2018 by Willie from Jacksonville Fl.

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Yes. It is recommended sand the white oak to 180- or 220-grit sandpaper with the grain, and wipe it with a clean, cotton, lint-free rag wetted with acetone, then allow the acetone to dry completely and apply the epoxy as soon as the acetone has evaporated. White oak has a tendency of rejecting some coatings, so giving it this little extra bit of prep will give you the best chance for adhesion.

Answered on 06/29/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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Yes I see no reason why you could not do this. Good advice in Gougeons books on laminating with epoxy

Answered on 06/25/2018 by d44sing
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Does this epoxy turn a amber color or a yellowish tint after curing ?....thanks

Asked on 05/25/2018 by jinxjx from easton md

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Most epoxies, even 'clear' ones will amber under UV exposure. This can also be from oxidation over time, but generally this product is very clear for a long time. The Slow and Medium are extremely clear, and the Fast may have a slight amber tone, but in most applications it is not noticeable at all. The resin is very very clear, so even if there is a tiny bit of amber in the hardener, it is diluted once it is mixed, and most applications are not very thick, so there is very little if any color at all.

Answered on 06/18/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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No. 2:1 epoxy resin is okay for clear coat. It requires a varnish top coat for UV protection if you want a varnish appearance.

Answered on 05/30/2018 by njordball
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Can this High Performance TotalBoat epoxy be thickened with West 406 type coloidal spheres or other fillers?

Asked on 03/14/2021 by Doug from GA

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Yes

Answered on 03/16/2021 by Paul
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What can I use to thin TotalBoat Epoxy and by how much.

Asked on 09/30/2020 by Thomas from UT

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Thinning High Performance Epoxy is not recommended. You can use TotalBoat clear penetrating epoxy is good for applications that require a low viscosity, such as sealing wood.

Answered on 10/07/2020 by Paul
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