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!
|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.|
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.
TotalBoat Tropical Epoxy Kits Features
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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.
September 26, 2019
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.
September 25, 2019
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.