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TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Primer & Barrier Coat

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TotalBoat TotalProtect Marine Epoxy Primer Gallon Kit
TotalBoat TotalProtect Free Accessories with Gallon Purchase
TotalBoat TotalProtect Barrier Coat for fiberglass boats

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Product Details

TotalProtect universal high-build epoxy primer & barrier coat prevents & repairs gelcoat blistering. It eliminates water absorption & migration, the major cause of fiberglass hull blisters.

TotalProtect is also an excellent anticorrosive primer for underwater metals such as aluminum, steel, lead, cast iron, stainless & bronze & is compatible with all antifouling paints. Two-part 3:1 ratio system is easy to mix, dries fast & needs no sanding. Use above/below waterline.

Choose Quart or Gallon size in White or Gray.

Bonus: Each Gallon kit includes a roller frame & 3/16 in. nap solvent-safe cover, metal tray, stir stick, paint suit, roll of 1 in. painter's tape & 2 in. chip brush.

For best results, thin with TotalBoat Epoxy Primer Thinner 200 & use a 3/16 in. nap or foam solvent-safe roller cover.

Info & Guides
Application Notes:

THINNING: TotalBoat TotalProtect is a very thick coating that typically needs to be thinned, for best results. TotalBoat Epoxy Primer Thinner 200 is the required thinner for TotalProtect. Do not use any other thinner to reduce.

REQUIRED ROLLER: TotalProtect can be applied by brushing, rolling or spraying. For best results when rolling, use a 3/16" nap or foam solvent-safe roller cover.

Do not apply TotalProtect over 1-part paints.

Technical Information

TotalProtect Features

  • Universal epoxy primer & barrier coat for above and below the waterline
  • Prevents and repairs gelcoat blistering issues on fiberglass boats
  • Eliminates water absorption
  • Excellent for corrosion prevention on all underwater metals
  • Easy to apply by brushing, rolling, or spraying
  • Fast drying
  • May be thinned up 10% with TotalBoat Epoxy Primer Thinner 200
  • Durable, flexible epoxy barrier
  • Comparable to other high-build marine epoxy barrier coat products

Specifications & Instructions

  • Quart Size Kit Includes: 3/4 quart base component & 1/2 pint activator (makes 1 quart of mixed product). Note: Containers will not come filled completely.
  • Gallon Size Kit Includes 3/4 gallon base component & 1 quart of activator. Note: Base container will not be completely filled so you can pour the activator into it and mix.
  • Color: Gray or White
  • Finish: Matte
  • Number of Components: 2
  • Coverage: 225 sq. ft. (at 7 mils wet, not accounting for waste)
  • Application Method: Brush, Roll (3/16" - 3/8'' nap or foam solvent-safe roller cover), or Spray (airless, conventional, or HVLP)
  • Recommended Number of Coats: See Tech Data. It's more important to ensure 8-12 mils dry film thickness than focus on a certain number of coats. Based on application thickness, more than 3 c
  • Recoat Time (TP over TP): 3-48 hours @ 75°F
  • Overcoat Time (Antifoulant over TP): 5-7 hours @ 75°F
  • Note: Sand with 80 grit and recoat if you miss these windows
  • Induction Period: Allow a 15-minute induction period before reduction and application
  • Thinning/reducing: Reduce up to 10% with TotalBoat Epoxy Primer Thinner 200
  • Cleanup: TotalBoat Epoxy Primer Thinner 200 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
  • Application Temperature: 50°F to 90°F (0-85% RH)

PERSONAL SAFETY

Wear protective gloves, clothing protection, eye/face protection, and a proper respirator when applying or sanding TotalBoat TotalProtect.

Reviews for TotalBoat TotalProtect Epoxy Primer & Barrier Coat

10 of 91 Reviews

January 31, 2024

Easy application
By SR38 from Connecticut

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This product is easy to apply! The recoat time should be the fingerprint test suggested As the product set up quickly!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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December 5, 2023

Did what I wanted
By Bottom boy from Milwaukee Wis

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I alternate colors, to show coverage, and if it's ever sanded, you can tell how deep you are

4th coat
3rd coat
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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November 30, 2023

Great product!
By Capt Morgan from Florida

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I used this primer to seal the inside and outside of my 1970 13'Whaler. It filled in all the crazing on my 53 yr old boat. Was easy to sand after non thinned first coat. Awesome product!!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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October 13, 2023

Expectations are high...
By i_taz from Poconos PA

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First time using bottom paint but would recommend alternating white and grey coats even though it cost more than buying the gallon. For some reason I got better coverage with the grey compared to the white

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 31, 2023

Barrier coat, yes. Primer, not so much
By Sanding my life away from Bellingham, WA

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I used Total Protect as a primer / barrier over a deck and bulwarks that had been mostly sanded to bare fiberglass. Applied per instructions with the supplied roller and an equivalent mini roller for the tight spots, I found the product hard to apply smoothly. In dry, 70 degree weather and thinned to maximum recommended, it would only hold a wet edge for 20 or 30 seconds. The resultant finish had a heavy orange peel and lumps where edges lapped. All the areas where a smooth final finish was required needed extensive sanding and two additional coats of a traditional high-build primer. I feel good that the deck is well protected, but it was much more work than I bargained for. Total Protect is good for wide-open areas where orange peel can be tolerated, but a real pain in areas with fine detail that need a smooth, glossy final finish.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 10, 2023

Great product!
By Kat from Savannah

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Definitely recommend the products. Their service is top notch too!!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 3, 2023

Works great on an aluminum pool coping
By JBRal from Raleigh

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I spent a couple of weeks sanding off four or five layers of old paint on a 30 year old pool liner coping. I didn't want to waste my time on questionable products that say they work on aluminum and are good for water. I discovered Total Boat on Amazon and bought the paint and called the Total Boat company to purchase the epoxy primer. The salesman knew exactly what I needed and within a couple of days I received the epoxy paint. The primer went on very well somewhat thick, but it flowed great. Looking back, it was near 90° and I should've used a little more of the thinner. I used a JB Weld epoxy kit to fill in where the aluminum head. And actually been eaten through. The primer went on the JB Weld very well also. I then put the epoxy paint on top and it is a smooth as glass. It looks phenomenal. I hope it lasts as good as it looks. So I have marine grade primer, and paint on my pool coping for a saltwater pool. Currently the water just rolls off the paint. Love this product. It is a bit touchy with the fumes and you must wear gloves and some long sleeves but if I never have to touch this for a few years, it will be well worth it!!!!

Damage exposed after sanding off original paint
JB Weld to prep the holes
Complete
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 28, 2023

Perfect base coat for a stripped aluminum deck.
By Party Barge from Newcomb, NY

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Stirring and mixing was straightforward. Plenty of time to paint the whole deck before the epoxy started to firm up. There was enough paint for three full coats.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 22, 2023

Seems very durable
By Jake from Erie, PA

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I've only put the boat in the water one time since I put this paint on, so I can't comment on the durability yet, but the leftover paint I left in the can I was painting from got very hard, so I don't see anything going wrong with the paint I put on the hull of my boat. The staff at Total Boat was awesome to work with and guided me to all of the materials I needed for this repair.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 17, 2023

Nice product
By BL from Groton, CT

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Easy to mix and apply

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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