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TotalBoat Polyester Fairing compound is a lightweight cosmetic filler ideal for repairing minor dents, dings, and scratches in fiberglass and gelcoat. Fill pinholes, print-through, low spots, grinding/sanding marks & other surface defects. This high quality fairing material chemically bonds with polyester resins for stronger layups and maximum gelcoat adhesion.
It's creamy consistency is easy to spread smoothly, and won't sag on vertical surfaces. Low styrene content means less odor and minimal shrinkage. Best of all, it sets up quickly and sands easily.
For use above the waterline only, unless overcoating with TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Barrier Coat primer. Available in Quart and Gallon sizes. MEKP hardener included.
|Technical Specifications||TotalBoat Polyester Fairing Compound|
|Consistency||Creamy, thixotropic paste|
|Working/Cure Times||Variable. At 77°F, adding 14-16 drops of MEKP to one ounce of TotalBoat Polyester Fairing Compound will provide a working time of 10-15 minutes, and will cure in 20-30 minutes.|
|Dry Time to Sand||Dependent on temperature, catalyst amount, and mass of Polyester Fairing Compound. Example: 20-30 minutes for a 100g mass catalyzed with 1% MEKP @ 77°F|
|Weight||5.6 - 6.2 lbs./gal.|
|Tinting||Tint a maximum of 5% with coloring agents that are safe for use with polyester resins.|
|Storage Temperature||Store in a cool, well-ventilated place (below 75°F).|
TotalBoat Polyester Fairing Compound is easy to work with, easy to sand, and provides optimal strength. It's ideal for making quick and easy cosmetic repairs to fiberglass and gelcoat surfaces. Just mix with MEKP catalyst, apply easily with a putty knife, wait while it sets up quickly, then sand. No need to worry about measuring the exact amounts of resin, filler, and wax—we've done it for you!
This lightweight polyester cosmetic filler is primarily for use in tooling and repair applications as a fairing material only, and is not designed for high-strength repairs. For structural repairs requiring strength and dimensional stability, you can use TotalBoat Polyester Structural Repair Putty, a high-strength, fibrous polyester putty for filling larger cracks & voids. After it cures, apply TotalBoat Polyester Fairing Compound over the repaired area, let it cure, then sand to achieve an extremely smooth surface ready for gelcoat or paint.
TotalBoat Polyester Fairing Compound Features
Uses for TotalBoat Polyester Fairing Compound
Always wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection, and face protection when working with TotalBoat Polyester Fairing Compound. Personal protective clothing should include appropriate gloves, safety glasses or goggles, a proper respirator, and a proper apron or similar protective clothing. Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames, and other ignition sources. No smoking. Only use outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Store in a cool, well-ventilated place (below 75°F). Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
Polyester resins have a limited shelf life and will, over time, harden in the container without the addition of catalyst. Shelf life is dependent on a number of factors such as product formulation and storage conditions. As a general rule, the shelf life for uncatalyzed polyester resins should be up to 6 months when stored in dry, cool conditions below 70°F. Warm to above 60°F before use.