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TotalBoat Tropical Epoxy Kits are ideal when you need extra slow cure time in normal temperature conditions to complete large-scale or intricate laminating, layup, coating, & bonding projects. These convenient kits also provide the required working time in extremely warm & humid conditions.

Project-ready kits contain TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin & TotalBoat Tropical Hardener, plus everything you need for accurate measuring and mixing: instructions, mixing pots, and stir sticks.

Kits are available in Group Size A (Quart Kit) and Group Size B (Gallon Kit), and are packaged to save money and reduce waste.

Note: The calibrated 3:1 Epoxy Pump set (sold separately), makes it easy to dispense the exact ratio of resin and hardener. There's no guessing and no mess - just a reliable cure, every time!

Tech Specs
Mix Ratio by VOLUME 3 Parts Epoxy Resin to 1 Part Hardener
Mix Ratio by WEIGHT 100A (Resin) to 28B (Hardener)
Pot life at 75°F 46 minutes (150g mass, minimum)
Work life at 75°F, thin film 3-4 hours
Set time at 75°F, thin film 20-24 hours
Full Cure at 75°F, thin film 4 to 7 days
Minimum recommended temperature 70°F
Tropical Hardener Sizes Size A: 10 fl. oz; Size B: 42.3 fl.oz.
Traditional Epoxy Resin Sizes Size A: 30 fl. oz; Size B: 127 fl. oz.
Info & Guides

Directions: TotalBoat Tropical Extra Slow Hardener and TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin can be dispensed by pouring or using 3:1 Epoxy Pumps (sold separately).

IMPORTANT: If using the pumps, ONE PUMP of TotalBoat Epoxy Resin is calibrated to mix with ONE PUMP of TotalBoat Tropical Extra Slow Hardener. Prime the pumps by pumping until a steady flow of hardener comes out. THESE PUMPS ARE FOR USE WITH TOTALBOAT TROPICAL, AND THICKSET EPOXY KITS ONLY.

Surface Preparation: All surfaces must be clean, dry, and free of any surface contamination. Light sanding is recommended, followed by an oil-free solvent wipe, or a lint-free rag dampened with isopropyl alcohol or plain water to remove dust.

MEASURING: NOTE: THE MIX RATIO IS DIFFERENT THAN TRADITIONAL TOTALBOAT FAST AND SLOW HARDENERS. There are two easy ways to measure: (1) BY VOLUME: Measure THREE parts TotalBoat Epoxy RESIN to ONE part TotalBoat Tropical Hardener, or (2) BY WEIGHT: Measure 100A:28B.

MIXING: Mix for 1-2 minutes, then add any desired fillers, if needed. The catalyzing of TotalBoat Epoxy is an exothermic (heat-producing) reaction. The peak exotherm will vary according to ambient temperature and choice of hardener.

Eye/Skin Protection: Wear protective eye wear, suitable gloves, and protective clothing.

NOTE: This container will not come filled to the top. It contains the calibrated amount of product to work in conjunction with the same size resin container.

Technical Information

  • Compare TotalBoat Tropical Extra Slow Hardener paired with TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin to West System 209 Extra Slow Hardener when paired with West System 105 Epoxy Resin.

TotalBoat Tropical Epoxy Kits Features

  • Get a lot more working time in normal conditions, and adequate working time in warm, humid conditions.
  • Longer open time gives you more time to complete large-scale or more intricate layups, laminating, & coating jobs.
  • Provides twice as much working time as TotalBoat Slow Epoxy at room temperature
  • Viscosity ensures smooth flow-out and self-leveling.
  • Ideal for wetting out fiberglass and other reinforcement fabrics.
  • Good moisture resistance for barrier coating.
  • Can be combined with fillers for a strong adhesive/filleting material.
  • Easy to measure by weight or by volume.
  • Convenient kits come with tools for measuring & mixing.

Epoxy Kit Contents

  • TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin (Group Size A or Size B). Group Size A is the Quart Kit; Group Size B is the Gallon Kit
  • 1 TotalBoat Tropical Hardener (Group Size A or Group Size B)
  • 2 qt. size plastic mixing pots
  • 2 10" wooden mixing sticks

Important Safety Information

Always wear protective clothing and equipment to protect your eyes, skin, and lungs when working with TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin and Hardeners. Personal protective clothing should include appropriate gloves, safety glasses or goggles, a proper respirator, and a proper apron or similar protective clothing.

Reviews for TotalBoat Tropical Epoxy Kits

3 of 3 Reviews

January 23, 2024

Quality Product
By Tim from South Florida

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I used this to fill a rotten engine mount. I mixed it with shredded fiberglass to fill the void after cleaning out all the rotten wood. I was able to cut the top of the mount out and power the mixture in till level then cap it with glass mat. I purchased the Tropic mix thinking it would react slower than regular epoxy so it would bond deeper into the existing good wood. The reaction time in 70 degree weather was not much slower than slow hardner when used in this manner but still worked to my satisfaction.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 26, 2019

Great for high heat and humidity areas
By BullHippo from Ozark, Al

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In southern Al the heat and humidity are terrible ! Trying to lay glass and make repairs can be a challenge. The sun shinning on the layup will heat it and reduce the working time. If the project is very big or has multiple steps, such as ( wet out, apply thickened epoxy, apply glass and wet it out, apply thickened epoxy on top of the glass, wet out the core and apply peel ply on it). All of those steps take time, the tropical kit allows you that time without racing the clock. It is joy to use. If you have ever had a layup start to harden before you are through you will know what I mean. The epoxy takes longer to harden to full strength, I don't bother the layup for a day or two no matter what it is. I don't want to run the risk of damage, I usually weight the cores down with lead and want a thorough bond.

Many steps involved in repair, extended working time is great
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 25, 2019

Tropical works great in 90+ degrees
By Salty from WPB Florida

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I used this to lay up multiple vertical layers of 1708, I got 15-20 minutes working time starting early in the morning. Set supper hard every time the pumps make batching easy.

6-8 layers of 1708 done 3-4 layers at a time
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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