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Product Details

TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin is suitable for a wide range of boatbuilding and repair projects. This versatile epoxy resin is designed for use with our TotalBoat Fast, Slow, Tropical, and Crystal Clear Hardeners, but is also 100% compatible with all leading traditional marine 5:1 epoxy systems.

Traditional epoxy resin bonds with fiberglass, reinforcing fabrics, wood, and metals. When combined with any additional fillers, TotalBoat resin creates an excellent adhesive, filleting, and fairing compound. It cures to a high-strength, plastic solid with excellent moisture resistance. Once cured, it can be sanded and shaped.

Wets-out and bonds easily with fiberglass & other fabrics. It has excellent thin-film characteristics to easily flow out and self-level, making any laminating job easy.

NOTE: Resin ONLY. Hardeners must be purchased separately.

Tech Specs
Properties (Admixed) Fast Hardener Slow Hardener Tropical Extra Slow Hardener Crystal Clear Hardener
Color Clear Amber Clear Amber Clear Amber Clear (use for clear-coating applications)
Mix Ratio by Volume (Resin:Hardener) 5:1 5:1 3:1 3:1
Mix Ratio by Weight (Resin:Hardener) 100:18 100:18 100:28 100:27
Pot Life at 75°F 12 min. 20 min. 46 min. 20 min.
Work Life at 75°F (Thin Film) 60 min. 90 min. 3-4 hrs. 3-4 hrs.
Set Time at 75°F (Thin Film) 6 hrs. 10 hrs. 20-24 hrs. 10-15 hrs.
Cure Time at 75°F (Thin Film) 1-4 days 1-4 days 4-7 days 3-5 days
Minimum Recommended Temperature 40°F 60°F 70°F 60°F
Tensile Strength 8,000 psi 7,500 psi 6,800 psi 9,500 psi
Tensile Modulus 410,000 psi 460,000 psi 390,000 psi 450,000 psi
Tensile Elongation 3.5% 4.5% 6.6% 7.8%
Flexural Strength 14,400 psi 12,000 psi 13,800 psi 14,800 psi
Flexural Modulus 460,000 psi 450,000 psi 406,000 psi 425,000 psi
Compressive Strength 11,500 psi 11,500 psi 11,900 psi 12,000 psi
Hardness, Shore D 84 83 85 88
Intended for Clear Coating Applications? NO NO NO YES
Info & Guides
TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin can be combined with any of our TotalBoat Hardeners (Fast, Slow, Tropical Extra Slow, or Crystal Clear) for exceptional results.

TotalBoat epoxy resin and hardeners are packaged and labeled according to group sizes (A, B, C) to ensure you have enough material for your project at the best value.

Clear-coating applications: The Traditional Epoxy Resin itself is clear, but when mixed with Fast, Slow, or Tropical Extra Slow Hardeners, it's amber in color and is not suitable for clear-coating applications. For clear-coating applications, use TotalBoat Crystal Clear Epoxy Hardener with TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin.

TotalBoat epoxy resin and hardeners can be measured either by pouring or by using the calibrated TotalBoat pumps. TotalBoat dispensing pumps are specific to the type of TotalBoat Hardener you are using with TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin (see details below).

For your safety, please be sure to wear protective gloves and eye, face, and clothing protection when working with epoxy resin and hardeners. Also, be sure your work area has adequate ventilation.


USING THE TOTALBOAT PUMPS FOR DISPENSING TOTALBOAT RESIN AND HARDENER

The procedure for dispensing TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin and any of the TotalBoat Hardeners properly is ALWAYS ONE full pump of resin to ONE full pump of hardener. TotalBoat pump sets are calibrated to dispense the accurate mix ratio automatically.

IMPORTANT! Proper mix ratios are critical when working with epoxy resin and hardeners in order to achieve a proper cure.

★ TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin used with either TotalBoat Fast Hardener or TotalBoat Slow Hardener are mixed at a ratio of 5 parts resin to 1 part hardener by volume.

★ TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin used with either TotalBoat Tropical Hardener or TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener are mixed at a ratio of 3 parts resin to 1 part hardener by volume.

TotalBoat Epoxy Pump Sets are specific to the type of TotalBoat Hardener you are using with TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin. The pumps are calibrated to dispense the proper mix ratio automatically.

  • Use the TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy Pump Set when using TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin with:
    • TotalBoat 5:1 Fast Hardener
    • TotalBoat 5:1 Slow Hardener
The TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy Pump Set has a white pump for the resin, and a black pump for the hardener. These colors correspond to the cap colors for the resin and hardener.

Remember, the procedure for dispensing TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin and Hardener properly is always ONE full pump of resin to ONE full pump of hardener.

When using the pump dispensing method for measuring TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin and TotalBoat Fast Hardener or TotalBoat Slow Hardener, use ONLY the TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy Pump Set. The TotalBoat 5:1 pumps are calibrated to dispense the accurate 5:1 mix ratio automatically. DO NOT use pumps from any other manufacturer; DO NOT use the TotalBoat 3:1 Epoxy Pump Set.

  • Use the TotalBoat 3:1 Epoxy Pump Set when using TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin with:
    • TotalBoat Tropical Extra Slow Hardener
    • TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener
The TotalBoat 3:1 Epoxy Pump Set has a white pump for the resin, and a black cap with a green "3:1" sticker on top of the pump for the hardener. These colors correspond to the cap colors for the resin and hardener.

Remember, the procedure for dispensing TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin and Hardener properly is always ONE full pump of resin to ONE full pump of hardener.

When using the pump dispensing method for measuring TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin and TotalBoat Tropical Hardener or TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener, use ONLY the TotalBoat 3:1 Epoxy Pump Set. The TotalBoat 3:1 pumps are calibrated to dispense the accurate 3:1 mix ratio automatically. DO NOT use pumps from any other manufacturer; DO NOT use the TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy Pump Set.

NOTE: Adding more hardener does not make the epoxy set faster. It throws off the mix ratio and will not cure properly.

PRIME THE RESIN AND HARDENER PUMPS BEFORE DISPENSING

Push down and release the head of each pump several times until you get a steady stream of liquid without any air pockets.

COLD WEATHER OPERATION: Cold temperatures make the viscosity of resin and hardeners increase and may require more force to pump thicker materials. Excessive force on either one of the plunger heads however, may also cause the pumps to break. Dispensing material in 60-70°F is recommended for optimal pump performance.

In cooler temperatures, warming the containers prior to pumping will decrease the epoxy viscosity, making materials pump more easily.

MIXING

After dispensing resin and hardener into a plastic mixing pot, use a wooden stir stick to mix thoroughly.

Tip: Wash cured epoxy with water, scrubbing lightly with a Scotch-Brite pad to remove any amine blush prior to overcoating or painting.

Technical Information

Group Size A

  • TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin - 1 Quart
  • TotalBoat Fast Hardener - 6 oz.
  • TotalBoat Slow Hardener - 6 oz.
  • TotalBoat Extra Slow Tropical Hardener - 10 oz.
  • TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener - 10 oz.

Group Size B

  • TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin - 1 Gallon
  • TotalBoat Fast Hardener - 25 oz.
  • TotalBoat Slow Hardener - 25 oz.
  • TotalBoat Extra Slow Tropical Hardener - 42.3 oz.
  • TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener - 42.3 oz.

Group Size C

  • TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin - 4.46 Gallons
  • TotalBoat Fast Hardener - 127 oz.
  • TotalBoat Slow Hardener - 127 oz.
  • TotalBoat Extra Slow Tropical Hardener - n/a
  • TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener - n/a

Group Size D

  • TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin - 55 Gallons
  • TotalBoat Fast Hardener - n/a
  • TotalBoat Slow Hardener - n/a
  • TotalBoat Extra Slow Tropical Hardener - n/a
  • TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener - n/a

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 Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin

10 of 17 Reviews

July 11, 2021

Worked great
By Nanook from Central Massachusetts

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This was a small order of resin only. When I opened the package there were 8 color packages. I went to the JD website but couldn't find any information about how to mix them. JD should add a section about this.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 22, 2020

Used on reclaimed wood coffee table
By Kjvbp from Atlantic Beach, FL

I wanted to use an indoor wood coffee table outside in covered patio area. Had no idea what I was doing but followed instructions and watched a few videos and the table turned out great. Going on a year outside with no problems at all. It did take longer to cure than I thought it should but likely just my lack of experience with epoxy.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 28, 2020

Great Epoxy
By TriSailor from Green Bay

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Great Product. Easy to use, and the dispensers work well.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 8, 2020

No Complaints
By Dave from Newport RI

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I use this resin for various repairs and project both on the boat and around my ancient house. It works great.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 5, 2018

Great product
By Nordicboats from Fillmore

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I have had very good sucess with Total Boat product's.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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January 28, 2018

Review
By David from Austin tx

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Great products good shipping times reasonable prices

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 11, 2017

Good for
By Dennis from Houston Tx

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I will try a different product next time

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 24, 2017

First time User of TotalBoat Resin
By SV TomCat from Chicago, IL

I have always used West Systems but decided to give TotalBoat a shot - Good Pricing, Free shipping and useful accessories with it (Gloves, Mixer, Etc) I was Base Coating for repairing blisters, and then using as "putty" with a 404 Filler. The resin mixed well, applied as expected and cured to a good finish.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 18, 2016

Easy consistent results
By Popeye from SE Idaho

More difficult to mix large batches, but slow hardened allows for multiple batches in same glue up

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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November 4, 2015

Awsome product!
By mudmixer from Freeport, tx

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Product mixed well. Cured well. Worked easy even for the beginner like me. Redecking a portion of my rotted plywood. The product is holding up so far, looks to last for a while.

patched deck
torn up deck
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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