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TotalBoat TableTop Epoxy Customer Questions and Answers

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What is the total working time, after thorough mixing?

Asked on 05/18/2018 by Kim from Fairport NY

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This is a a factor of ambient temperature, temperature of the product, and the volume of epoxy that was mixed. Under most circumstances you should have 30 minutes of working time @ 77 deg. F if you do not keep it sitting in a mixing cup, and you have applied it to a substrate. If you just leave it in a mixing pot, you may only have 10-15 minutes or less (from my experience).

Answered on 06/13/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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Pot time about 10 min @ 75 degrees Working time 20 – 25 min the warmer the temp the less working time *Sent:* Friday, May 18, 2018 10:46 AM *Subject:* Can you help a fellow shopper?

Answered on 05/18/2018 by leroy

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I'd say about 10 mins. But that is based on only one use. I would not plan on more than 10 mins.

Answered on 05/18/2018 by choppichoochoo

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Depends on temperature, but I would guess it's over 1/2 hour.

Answered on 05/18/2018 by cozycom

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I did not have very good success with this product. However I am positive that was my fault. All I can say is make sure your mix is correct and don't go to thick right off. Mine never hardened all the way and had to sand it all off. I refinished with a product called waterlox which is an amazing product.

Answered on 05/18/2018 by danielpate1345

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The ambient temperature is the biggest factor concerning working time. If it is 95 degrees, you have about 10 minutes. If it is 60, you have an hour. You can gain more working time by refrigerating the mixture and by keeping the substrate cool. Also, the larger the batch, the quicker it will start to set, so pore it out as soon as possible to avoid premature setting. If you are poring a large area you will need to make small batches and keep them coming. You will need an assistant. Do not reuse the same mixing tools and mixing container because that will shorten the working time. Bruce

Answered on 05/18/2018 by ogc
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What is the cure time on this?

Asked on 12/22/2015 by Undisclosed

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I used this product and was very pleased with the results. I found it cured completely in about 36 hours.

Answered on 12/22/2015 by MARK JENSEN
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I haven't used the TableTop epoxy yet, so I can't tell you the cure time from my experience. I would check the data sheets on the product for the cure times at different temperatures.

Answered on 12/22/2015 by DAVID LEES

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I mixed the two epoxy late in the afternoon, by the next day it was cured. So the exacted amount of time it took i am not sure of. I used a router that next day to round the edges off. I am sure over night is plenty of time for it to cure.

Answered on 12/23/2015 by THOMAS COGGINS

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As best as I can recall I let it dry/cure for 24 hours. I probably touched some inconspicuous spots periodically while waiting. Hope this helps.

Answered on 12/22/2015 by GEORGE MARZUK

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In my experience it is tack free in 4-6 hours but 12 hours to cure. The warmer the weather the faster it cures but should be at 70 degrees F or higher in any event

Answered on 12/22/2015 by ALLEN JOHNSON

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I'd say about three hours to the touch depending on humidity

Answered on 12/22/2015 by gus p
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I've used this product on a birch wood counter top and just have one question. What have I done incorrectly to cause sticky spots on the surface??

Asked on 03/27/2018 by Chuck from AZ

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Hi Chuck, the main cause of sticky spots is not stirring thoroughly enough. Generally what we notice is the bottom corners of the mixing pail does not get stirred enough, and what we have been recommending is to mix in one mixing pot, then pour into a second mixing pot and stir for another 3-4 minutes. This makes it so that any material that was on the bottom of the first pot is now mixed in evenly.

Answered on 05/31/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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If they are just a few spots, then most likely incomplete mixing of the two components. They do mix poorly and the recommended mixing of (I think ) 3 minutes is absolutely required.

Answered on 03/27/2018 by karlseder

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Would say two possible reasons:1.. did you mix it fully? 2. Was there any resin spots in the birch? Sent from my iPad. Tom swayne

Answered on 03/27/2018 by swayne.tom

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Most likely you didn't mix thoroughly enough. My recommendation is wipe as much of it off as possible, clean up the area with acetone, sand and try another pour. Epoxy is one of those things that you really cannot skimp on mixing with.

Answered on 03/27/2018 by avi
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Can it be used over a painted surface (single part epoxy)?

Asked on 01/12/2017 by DON SUTER

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I've never tried that specifically but as long as the paint is well adhered and roughed up a little with 220 sand paper I dont see why not.

Answered on 01/13/2017 by jeffrey voss
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Yes, as long as the paint is firm.

Answered on 01/21/2017 by Richard Kellogg

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Sorry, can't help with this question.

Answered on 01/13/2017 by GEORGE MARZUK

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I can't answer your question with 100% confidence, but I personally wouldn't hesitate to use it over a painted surface if I knew the paint was solidly attached to the underlying surface.

Answered on 01/13/2017 by DAVID LEES
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can this product be used on a glass table top?

Asked on 07/31/2016 by Brandy Wood-Iler

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Yes.

Answered on 03/07/2017 by
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Sure why not. It can be used to encase anything.

Answered on 08/01/2016 by gus p

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I have no experience with this product on glass-topped tables. With that said, I don't think it would be a good idea.

Answered on 07/31/2016 by DAVID LEES

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I have never tried it. Perhaps if glass were sanded and roughed up a bit it might hold.

Answered on 07/31/2016 by ALLEN JOHNSON
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I don't need 2 gals have small ceramic table. Do they make smaller amounts ?

Asked on 07/02/2016 by Undisclosed

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Yes, order the 2 Quart Kit.

Answered on 03/10/2017 by
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2 quart bottles

Answered on 07/02/2016 by JIM HILSHEIMER

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Sure, you can purchase 2 quarts

Answered on 07/02/2016 by JANET M JARDELL

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yes.

Answered on 08/02/2016 by DAVID LUTKEMEIER
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Is this product suitable to pour over concrete vanity top with shells and glass imbedded in it, to create a smooth level surface?

Asked on 01/20/2017 by Danny Collins

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Yes.

Answered on 03/01/2017 by
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Yes, I would think so.

Answered on 01/21/2017 by Richard Kellogg

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I have used this product three times, all on small table tops. The biggest issue and problem I had was using on a table that had several large cracks. They seemed to hold air and the first time I tried the surface looked perfect, but when I came back 15 minutes later the air had escaped from the wood and the surface was frothy with bubbles. I sanded them out and reapplied several times. Each time I had trouble with air bubbles but I used a hair dryer to break the bubbles to the surface and used a pin to pop tem. My advice would be to use it in the warmest environment you can and watch until the finish has set to eliminate the bubbles.

Answered on 01/21/2017 by MIKE PHILLIPS
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I used tabletop epoxy on my bathroom floor,but I must have done something wrong as it is curing very spotty. Some spot are curing but others are still sticky. I am wondering if there is something that I can do to get it to cure. Maybe putting another very thin coat on top that I will mix a little longer?

Asked on 08/03/2016 by Monika Alfano

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Usually when some spots remain tacky it is due to improper mixing. You can add another coat, be sure to mix well, at least for 3-5 minutes.

Answered on 03/06/2017 by
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You will need to remove the uncured resin and replace it with properly mixed epoxy. You must make sure you mix this thoroughly and for the amount of time as indicated, if not mixed properly you will continue to get areas that will not cure.

Answered on 08/04/2016 by Philippe Houze

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when I did my bartop, the first batch went well. But the second batch started smoking and then dried in about 1 minute was hard in the bucket. I had to sand down the other half of bartop and then applied another coat.probably because it was a very hot day. I would sand down the floor and then apply another coat.

Answered on 08/04/2016 by al vitolo
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If I use this product outside on a high top table, will the UV rays from the sun yellow the acrylic finish? RB

Asked on 07/10/2016 by r b

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Yes, it is an epoxy and would need to be top coated with a varnish type product that has uv protection like Totalboat Envy.

Answered on 03/09/2017 by
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Sorry I can't help you. I used it on serving trays for indoor use. I would imagine that it would degrade like other epoxies without UV protection.

Answered on 07/11/2016 by WILLIAM WYAT

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I have not tried it yet

Answered on 07/11/2016 by SUZANNE C.NAGY
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I have a large project that will need to mix product in 5 gallon bucket, my question is once I have it mixed how much time do I have to work with this product also if letting product drip over the edges will I be able to smooth drip edge later? Tom

Asked on 04/01/2016 by Undisclosed

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Haven't used my epoxy yet for tabletop, so can't be of much help b

Answered on 04/01/2016 by DAVID LEES
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Hey Tom, you should have about 30 minutes but temperature can affect this "kick" time. The hotter the temp the quicker it will kick. A wide shallow bucket is better than a 5 gallon bucket to prolong work time. OK to mix in a 5 gal bucket then pour into shallow pans like a plastic paint roller pan or pans. One nice thing about epoxy is that you can dump it on your project then take your time to smooth it out because then you will have an hour or more work time. As for the drip edge if (mixed)product drips over the edge you can smooth it up until the time it cures which is an hour is my estimate

Answered on 04/01/2016 by ALLEN JOHNSON

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Wow, sounds like a huge project. It is very important to make sure the surface you are applying this product to is absolutely level in all direction. The product is self leveling as advertised. I used painters masking tape on all my edges holding the edge of the tape higher above the desired level of the epoxy. This kept the edges clean. I wouldn't say the tape was easy to peel off after the epoxy cured, but it wasn't a bear either. The epoxy did not stiffen too quickly and I found it easy to work. It was a thicker consistency than I anticipated. I moved the epoxy around on the surface with a wide plastic scraper to get an even application, once it was spread out it started to self level. For the amount you plan on using you probably need something quite larger to spread it out. Hope this helps.

Answered on 04/01/2016 by MARK JENSEN
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