TotalBoat Finishing Resin is a high-quality polyester, with wax, used for repairs and rebuilding. This topcoat material cures to a clear, sandable & non-sagging surface, tack-free over fiberglass, wood, and metal. Each package includes MEKP (methyl ethyl ketone peroxide) catalyst. Polyester finishing resin is sometimes also called surfboard resin.
Available in Quart and Gallon Kits, and a 5-Gallon size (resin and catalyst only).
Each Kit order includes: 1 Qt. size plastic mixing pot, 1 10" wooden stir stick, 1 pr. of large latex gloves, and 2 plastic pipettes for transferring the MEKP catalyst.
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The plastic pipettes that come with it are labeled with .5 - 1.0 - 1.5 - etc.What unit is it measuring?Would the "1" equal one teaspoon?
The 1 mark is 20 drops. There are 76 drops to a teaspoon.
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Can I use this product to wet out fiberglass?Thanks,David
We have a corvette with sundamaged gelcoat...it is full of fine spider like cracks...what is the best way to repair and restore this body?
Yes, use totalboat ployester finishing resin.It is easy to sand and paint finish comes out sweet
I have spider cracks in my gel coat on a 20-year old canoe.structurally the canoe is solid, there are two placer where it was impacted causing a spider webbing in the gel-coat.is this finnishing resin suitable for this repair?
No, this product is for laminating layers of cloth and because it has wax is not ideal for multiple layers of application in that use - wax is used to seal the reaction from air to allow for curing.I used the white gel coat from total boat to clean up the gel coat from an old kayak - it worked well for that though removing the wax was a hassle.
yes you can use that product.but there are reasons why spider cracks happen.to correct the issue the top resin should be sanded away and check the structure of the vessel in question.lay a fiber mesh and coat it with fiberglass and sand.then coat it with finish coat.
Hello - My business casts polyester resin keepsakes for customers using their dried flowers. Occasionally, I have to apply a recoat over the back of the finished piece after it has been removed from the mold.I need a clear tack free coating that will bond to hardened polyester resin. Will this product work for this purpose? Thanks - Mike.
Yes, the finishing resin has wax in it and will air cure.
So if I use this for a thin coat - perhaps an 1/8 inch , it would appear clear? Rick - thanks for your input, you have been a great help.Mike.
Thanks Rick for the quick reply. Is this a water clear finish? How thick of a coating do you recommend applying?
It dries clear to a little opaque in color. Thickness depends on what you need it to be. Just understand that polyester alone is not very strong alone, it's britle, it needs fiberglass or some type of filler to get it's strength.
between coats, what is the best way to remove the wax?
What is the shelf life on the Polyester finishing resin?
first I did not buypolyester finishing resin second that is a question that should be addressed to the manufacture
what is coverage per gal.?
About 80 Sq. Ft/ Gal
I purchased a gallon of polyester resin,(laminating), and used about 2/3 of the gallon. next morning I found the remaining portion had jelled, and couldn't be used. There was no hardner or anything in it. Has that happen to anyone else?
It happened with me. It appears that after the container is opened, the shelf life is very short like few days not one day. May be the storage temperature has to do with the shed life
As a artist/crafter I am wondering if this product is the same as some use to fill in table tops with items in the shadowbox of the table?How thich can one pour this product and still maintain it being clear?Can one add, acrylic or oil paints to it to tint the product? Thank you.With kind regards,LauraG
This item is not the product you would want for those uses. This resin dries a brownish color and is not UV stable. The type of products you would want for those type of products would be clear coating resins such as systems three clear coat epoxy or mirror coat. -Matt
Dear Matt...Thank you very much for getting back to me Matt. I do so appreciate your knowledge, fore this will save me a lot of time and error :) With kind regards,LauraG
Further info... what I am preparing to do, is sculpt some minitures and I want to be able to use a clear poly (?) to fill the natural shells so they appear to be a small pond where my sculpture may be submerged in it... I'm looking for a quality product that will not shrink, yellow and I could possibly add color it tint it to look like tropical waters, etc. Better too, if it would hold up outdoors.Thank you.With kind regards,LauraG
Easy to use
Easy to mix and sets up well.
I'm sold, works great
mixing times are accurite , dont add a little more hardner [just in case]