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Product Details

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.

Tech Specs
Technical Specifications TotalBoat Polyester Fairing Compound
Color White
Consistency Creamy, thixotropic paste
Application Temperature 60-90°F
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).
Info & Guides
BONUS! Each Quart and Gallon size Kit order includes 1 Plastic Spreader

Great for Filling, Fairing, and Repairing Composite Surfaces

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.

IMPORTANT!

TotalBoat Polyester Fairing Compound is for use above the waterline only, and can be overcoated with gelcoat or paint. If used below the waterline, it must be overcoated with TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Barrier Coat Primer, to prevent water damage.

Technical Information

TotalBoat Polyester Fairing Compound Features

  • Optimal strength with excellent sanding ability.
  • Sets up quickly.
  • Easy to sand and feather to your existing gelcoat.
  • Low styrene content results in minimal shrinkage.
  • Less styrene means less odor!
  • Creamy consistency is easy to spread.
  • Easy to apply with a putty knife, spatula, or spreader.
  • High-viscosity putty won't sag on vertical surfaces.
  • Bonds chemically in polyester resin layups for best adhesion.
  • Catalyze with 1-2% MEKP to easily control working time.
  • Can be tinted for a more exact match with gelcoat.
  • Reduces the time between application and sanding, for quick turnaround.

Uses for TotalBoat Polyester Fairing Compound

  • Cosmetic filling on composite surfaces to repair minor cracks and dings.
  • Filling porosity or print-through on composite surfaces.
  • Repairing fiberglass molds and parts
  • Plug finishing

Important Safety Information

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including styrene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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.

Shelf Life

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.

Reviews for TotalBoat Polyester Fairing Compound

10 of 10 Reviews

July 14, 2021

Polyester Fairing Compound
By Lee from Cleveland Ohio

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Extremely happy with the shipping and fairing compound was easy to work with.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 17, 2021

would buy again
By Big Glenn from Plymouth ,Ma.

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fairing compound worked great filled gouge in my hull . repair looks great!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 5, 2021

Easy To Apply, but Will Gum Up Your Sandpaper!
By Dinghy Dan from Mount Prospect, IL

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This product was relatively easy to apply, but a bit messy. Even when cured, it was fairly soft and tacky. I understood it should still be tacky, but compared to the laminating polyseter resin, it was *very* tacky and soft. I definitely went through a lot of sandpaper removing the excess. If using this product, try to get as much excess with the scraper as you can to minimize your sanding.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 7, 2021

Very statisfied
By Woody from Rehoboth Beach. Delaware

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Used this product to repair fiberglass dock boxes. Product works well. Sets quickly. Sands fairly easily.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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March 17, 2021

Product was not appropriate for the use I bought it for
By Chiz from washington dc

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Product comes out bright white and does not take wood stain. It can be sanded readily as advertised but make sure you are wearing a mask while doing so as the fumes are noxious.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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August 28, 2020

Going to continue using is product
By Steve A from Los Fresnos,Tx

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Very easy to apply, drys hard but sands easy. Awesome product.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 27, 2020

i would buy this product again and will most likely
By pattiman from lakebay,wa

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very easy to work with !!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 1, 2018

Yes
By Bib from Long Beach CA

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Easy to work.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 29, 2018

I would buy this again.
By Mike from Boot Key Harbor

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Very easy to use

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 27, 2018

Still a fan of Total Boat products
By Tom from Apache Junction Arizona

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Got too hot here before I had a chance to use it. Today's high will probably be about 100 decrees. It might cool down for a short time before summer really hits. But it may be October before I can finish this project. Notwithstanding that, I am totally sold on Jamestown and Total Boat products.


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