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TotalBoat Thixo Gap Control is specifically formulated for structural bonding applications. This two-component, fast-setting thickened epoxy adhesive prevents too much epoxy from squeezing out when clamping pressure is applied.
It contains tiny glass spacer beads that ensure a minimum bond line thickness of .02 inches, controlling the gap to keep material thickness constant while curing. Thixo Gap Control is great for gluing laminates & skins, and ideal for high-strength deck to hull bonding.
Available in a convenient 450 ml cartridge with 2 static mixing tips. Extra tips are available in 2-packs & quantities of 12 or 60.
NOTE: To dispense Thixo Gap, you'll need our PRO Gun (see dropdown menu), a manual, two-component applicator with a powerful 26:1 trigger ratio that lets you lay down a perfect bead exactly where you need it.
|Physical Properties||Value||Test Method|
|Hardness, Shore D||82||ASTM D2240|
|Tensile Strength (psi)||8,500||ASTM D638|
|Tensile Modulus (psi)||372,000||ASTM D638|
|Tensile Elongation (%)||7.4||ASTM D638|
|HDT, Post cured (deg F)||133||ASTM D648|
|Compressive Strength (psi)||9,600||ASTM D695|
|Flexural Strength (psi)||13,200||ASTM D790|
|Flexural Modulus (psi)||393,000||ASTM D790|
|Tensile Adhesion (wood) (psi)||1,380||ASTM D4541|
|Tensile Adhesion (aluminum) (psi)||1,890||ASTM D4541|
|Tensile Adhesion (G10) (psi)||2,030||ASTM D4541|
|Handling Properties||Value||Test Method|
|Minimum Recommended Temperature °F||55||--|
|Resin Density @ 77°F (lb/gal)||9.6||ASTM D1475|
|Hardener Density @ 77°F (lb/gal)||8.6||ASTM D1475|
|Mix Ratio by Weight||100A:46B||Calculated|
|Mix Ratio by Volume||2A:1B||Calculated|
|Gel Time @ 77degF, 150g mass (minutes)||10||ASTM D2471|
|Vertical Sag Resistance (inches)||0.5||Vertical Surface|
|PRO Dual-Cartridge Dispensing Gun||Value|
|Capacity, ml||300 (resin) x 150 (hardener)|
Thixo Gap Control Adhesive is our solution to the problem of glue-starved joints caused when clamping pressure squeezes out too much epoxy during bonding applications.
This large 450 ml dual resin & hardener cartridge gives you more thickened epoxy and no hassle. It's ideal for large structural bonding projects and structural repairs above and below the waterline. The non-sagging formula hangs in place on vertical or overhead surfaces. It cures fast at room temperature to a hard surface that can be sanded, drilled, or painted.
Ideal working temperatures for Thixo Gap range from 55-80°F.
Thixo Gap fits a dual-cartridge 2:1 dispensing gun (resin 300ml + hardener 150ml), such as our PRO Gun (see dropdown menu). Additional tips sold separately.
IMPORTANT! Thixo Gap is not intended for use as a gap filler, and should not be applied with a material thickness over 1/2 inch. For an excellent gap-filling adhesive, use TotalBoat Thixo PRO (450 ml cartridge) or TotalBoat Thixo (185 ml cartridge).
Thixo Gap Features
Before using this product, be sure to read and understand all the information in the Technical Data Sheet and the SDS (safety data sheet). When working with TotalBoat Thixo Gap Control Adhesive, wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection, face protection, skin protection, and an appropriate respirator. Always work outdoors, or in a well-ventilated area.
October 1, 2020
Great product for use in certain situations. Leaving the dispensing tip on the product is an easy way to save the remainder of the cartridge for additional use.....
July 22, 2020
This is a great adhesive and the delivery-mixing scheme cuts way down on the mess. Love this stuff.
April 15, 2020
I used to mix west System with additives to thicken it for repairs but Thixo is so much easier to use. Don't get me wrong, West is good stuff, but the measuring and mixing and thickeners are a pain compared to Thixo in a gun. I buy the "wood" version to repair my glued-up spruce mast seams. This is just as a strong adhesive filler for small cracks that happen, not the gluing up of the mast staves, though that might work too.
April 3, 2020
Definitely going to buy the best (and strongest) caulk gun I can find. When the tube is warm, (I set it on top of the steamer tube when I was steaming white oak ribs) it works like magic. A little harder when tube is cooler. The product itself seems to work fantastic on everything I've tried it on so far.
August 30, 2019
I have used it on my Boston Whaler restoration. Won't sag....ideal for filling old screw holes.
August 29, 2019
While it's a pricey way to go, when you measure it against the time to mix and bag epoxy to squeeze out a fillet, you come out ahead. That's my justification...
July 23, 2019
This stuff is awesome. I use to mix my own but usually had it cure while still in the tube before I finished the job. No worries with the THIXO.
September 27, 2018
use it for cabinet work, holds well fills gaps