TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Kits include the resin, hardener, and mixing tools needed for glassing projects and epoxy repairs where a crystal-clear cure is essential. Our High Performance Epoxy is ideal for clear coating, laminating, sealing, & vacuum bagging. Its flex properties are ideal for wooden boats.
Project-ready kits include TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Resin; your choice of slow, medium, or fast non-blushing High Performance Hardener; a set of metered mixing pumps, 2 stir sticks, 2 mixing pails, and a pair of latex gloves.
Pumps are color-coded to match the resin or hardener cap, and calibrated at a precise 2:1 ratio for a perfect 2:1 mix every time. Just mix ONE full pump of hardener to every ONE full pump of resin.
Group Sizes: A - Quart Kit; B - Gallon Kit; C - 2 Gallon Kit. Choose group size and select Slow, Medium, or Fast Kit.
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TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Resin and High Performance Non-Blushing Hardeners cure to an ultra-clear, glossy, blush-free finish that produces exceptional results for hand layups, laminating, and clear coating.
Compare to MAS Low-Viscosity Epoxy and System Three Epoxy. You'll find our High Performance epoxy system combines the best characteristics of each: its low-viscosity is incredibly user-friendly for wetting out fiberglass cloth in layups, it cures clear to showcase the natural beauty of wood and has greater flexibility than 5:1 systems, which makes it a perfect fit for wooden boat, canoe, or kayak builds.
High Performance Epoxy Resin and Hardeners can be measured in one of three ways:
Using the TotalBoat 2:1 Epoxy Pumps
High Performance Epoxy Resin System Benefits
Low Viscosity Resin: This low-viscosity epoxy resin saturates fiberglass fibers quickly, easily, and completely to reduce the amount of material, time, and labor needed for layups, laminating, and vacuum bagging.
Three Hardener Speeds to Control Cure Time: Fast, Medium, and Slow High Performance Hardeners allow you to control the pot life and cure times to suit your particular working conditions. For example, the High Performance Fast Hardener cures the fastest at room temperature, and can even cure overnight in low temperatures (minimum 55°F). Even better, you can craft your ideal working properties and pot life by combining the different hardeners with each other, but always remember to maintain the proper ratio of 2 parts resin to 1 part hardener by volume.
More Flexible Cure: The High Performance Epoxy System cures to a more flexible finish than traditional resins, too, making it a better choice for wooden boats and kayaks that typically flex during use, as well as expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity.
Blush-Free: This non-blushing system eliminates the time consuming washdowns between coats typically needed when using traditional 5:1 resin systems.
Low Odor, Low VOC Content—Better for You and the Environment: Low-VOC, low-odor formula is better for use indoors or outdoors. The low VOC content is especially good for use in areas with environmental restrictions.
How to Use TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Resin
TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Resin can be combined with any of our TotalBoat High Performance Hardeners (Fast, Medium, and Slow) 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:High Performance Resin and Hardeners are clear in color and are ideally suited for clear-coating applications.
Resin and Hardeners can be measured either by pouring or by using the calibrated TotalBoat 2:1 Epoxy Pumps.
Personal Safety: 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 2:1 PUMPS FOR DISPENSING TOTALBOAT HIGH PERFORMANCE EPOXY RESIN AND HARDENERS
The procedure for dispensing TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Resin and any of the High Performance 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 High Performance Epoxy Resin used with TotalBoat High Performance Fast Hardener, TotalBoat High Performance Medium Hardener, or TotalBoat High Performance Slow Hardener is mixed at a ratio of 2 parts resin to 1 part hardener by volume.
TotalBoat 2:1 Epoxy Pumps are calibrated to dispense the proper mix ratio of TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Resin and TotalBoat High Performance Hardener automatically.
Use the TotalBoat 2:1 Epoxy Pump Set when using TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Resin with:
TotalBoat High Performance Fast Hardener
TotalBoat High Performance Medium Hardener
TotalBoat High Performance Slow Hardener
This pump set has a blue dot on the resin pump, and a red dot on the hardener pump. These colors correspond to the cap colors for the resin and hardener.
Remember, the procedure for dispensing TotalBoat High Performance Resin and High Performance Hardener properly is always ONE full pump of resin to ONE full pump of hardener.
When using the pump dispensing method for measuring TotalBoat High Performance Epoxy Resin and TotalBoat High Performance Fast Hardener, TotalBoat High Performance Medium Hardener, or TotalBoat High Performance Slow Hardener, use ONLY the TotalBoat 2:1 Epoxy Pumps. These pumps are calibrated to dispense the accurate 2:1 mix ratio automatically. DO NOT use pumps from any other manufacturer; DO NOT use the TotalBoat 5:1 or 3:1 Epoxy Pumps.
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.
After dispensing resin and hardener into a plastic mixing pot, use a wooden stir stick to mix thoroughly.
Kit Size / Speed
Quart Kit / Slow
Group Size A High Performance Resin (1 Quart) & High Performance Slow Hardener (1 pint), Metered Pumps, Instruction Sheet, 2 Mixing Pots, 2 Stir Sticks, 1 pr. Latex Gloves
Quart Kit / Medium
Group Size A High Performance Resin (1 Quart) & High Performance Medium Hardener(1 pint), Metered Pumps, Instruction Sheet, 2 Mixing Pots, 2 Stir Sticks, 1 pr. Latex Gloves
Quart Kit / Fast
Group Size A High Performance Resin (1 Quart) & High Performance Fast Hardener(1 pint), Metered Pumps, Instruction Sheet, 2 Mixing Pots, 2 Stir Sticks, 1 pr. Latex Gloves
Gallon Kit / Slow
Group Size B High Performance Resin (1 Gallon) & High Performance Slow Hardener (1/2 Gallon), Metered Pumps, Instruction Sheet, 2 Mixing Pots, 2 Stir Sticks, 1 pr. Latex Gloves
Gallon Kit / Medium
Group Size B High Performance Resin (1 Gallon) & High Performance Medium Hardener (1/2 Gallon), Metered Pumps, Instruction Sheet, 2 Mixing Pots, 2 Stir Sticks, 1 pr. Latex Gloves
Gallon Kit / Fast
Group Size B High Performance Resin (1 Gallon) & High Performance Fast Hardener (1/2 Gallon), Metered Pumps, Instruction Sheet, 2 Mixing Pots, 2 Stir Sticks, 1 pr. Latex Gloves
2 Gallon Kit / Slow
Group Size B High Performance Resin (2 Gallons) & High Performance Slow Hardener (1 Gallon), Metered Pumps, Instruction Sheet, 2 Mixing Pots, 2 Stir Sticks, 1 pr. Latex Gloves
2 Gallon Kit / Medium
Group Size B High Performance Resin (2 Gallons) & High Performance Medium Hardener (1 Gallon), Metered Pumps, Instruction Sheet, 2 Mixing Pots, 2 Stir Sticks, 1 pr. Latex Gloves
2 Gallon Kit / Fast
Group Size B High Performance Resin (2 Gallons) & High Performance Fast Hardener (1 Gallon), Metered Pumps, Instruction Sheet, 2 Mixing Pots, 2 Stir Sticks, 1 pr. Latex Gloves
High Performance Fast Hardener
High Performance Medium Hardener
High Performance Slow Hardener
Mix Ratio by Volume (Resin:Hardener)
Mix Ratio by Weight (Resin:Hardener)
Initial Mixed Viscosity at 77°F
Gel Time at 77°F (150g mass)
Tack-Free Time at 77°F
Full Cure at 77°F
Minimum Recommended Temperature
Hardness, Shore D
Intended for Clear Coating Applications?
PERSONAL SAFETY: 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, and that you wear a proper respirator.
Number Of Parts:
With what do I apply this product ? Rush, roller....?
Depends on what your doing. If your are putting on an initial sealer coat, use a roller.If you are applying it to your inhaler flood coat on "glass" use a squeegee, then roll. Additional coats , I use a roller.Good luck
I have a 5 x 3 foot table top i need to use the epoxy on and wanted to know if one quart would be sufficient for a 1/4 finish?
Probably not. Do the math: 1 (liquid) US quart is 57.75 cu in, whereas 5ftx 3ft x 0.25in = 60in x 36in x 0.25in = 540 cu inA quart would only cover an area of 231 sq in at 0.25in, which is more like12in x 19.25in x 0.25in...Good luck!
There is about 58 cubic inches in a quart. A 60" X 36" X 1/4" coating is 540 cubic inches. Would take more than 2 gallons for the bench....
Mathematically, yes.Â Would I trust math?Â No.Â I would have some more mix in waiting...but, that's me.
You could use this product but don't pour a 1/4 at a time because it will get too hot during curing. We have a Table Top Epoxy that you can pour up to 1/8" at a time.If I did the math right it would take 9 quarts for 5' X 3' at 1/4".
JD Tech Team
Hi, What would be the best prep to get this epoxy ready for primer after sanding ? Can denatured alcohol be used for final wipe down before tack cloth ?....thank you
You should scrub it first with hot soapy water to get rid of amine blush THEN sand. It will be easier to sand and will clog the paper less if you wash away the amine blush first.
Hello,I've had a lot of problems with orange peel and fish eye do to residue produced from the curing process of epoxy even after sanding. What has worked for me is a wash down with a soap and water solution to remove all oily contaminants, dawn works great. After drying with a clean lint free rag you can follow up with denatured alcohol.Hope this helps!
Denatured alcohol works fine. I had good results just painting over the epoxy without using primer.
After the epoxy has cured, wash with water just in case there is an amine blush, sand smooth and clean with acetone or denatured alcohol.
JD Tech Team
What is the recoat time of High Performance Epoxy Resin 2:1 Medium
Full cure time is 3-5 days.
You can recoat once it tacks up a little about 25 minutes at 77 degrees.
JD Tech Team
I hate pumps, get dirty and never last long. Always use scale and disposable mixing cups. What is mix ratio by weight?
It's 2:1 by volume, not sure about weight. I haven't had any issues with the pumps in the two kits that I've had.
Great question. I have also included a link directly to our technical data sheet for this product that has more info as well.When using Fast Hardener: 100A : 46BWhen using Medium Hardener: 100A : 45BWhen using Slow Hardener: 100A : 45Bhttps://doc.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/pdfs/TotalBoat/TotalBoat_High_Perfomance_2to1_Epoxy_Resin_TDB.PDF
JD Tech Associate
I am glassing in a keel that projects 1/2 inch below the hull; the fiberglass will need to make a 90 degree outside bend and then a 90 degree inside bend. Can this be done?
Yes it can be done. There are a number of ways to make a right angle bend,but it depends upon radius of bend and weight of the glass. 4 or 6 ounceglass will be a lot more malleable than 10 or heavier. No glass willconform perfectly to an absolute sharp edge. A radius in the bends makesall the difference in the world.The material limitations can be pushed a bit using forms and molds. If,when you finely apply the layer of glass and find that the the bend is tootight (radius is too small) and the glass pulls away, then you can use aform to help hold the glass tight around the bends as needed. A quick anddirty form is a piece of polyethylene plastic backed by wood blocks. Laythe plastic over the glass and work the bubbles out by hand. Then clampwood strips behind it to hold the glass in place. Epoxy will not bond tothe polyethylene.Another form method is to use shelf paper. Stick the shelf paper to themold. Wax with car wax for the mold release agent. I have used shelfpaper covered molds to make graphite reinforced parts, but used 1/2" radiusin the corner mold for right angle bend.
Absolutely. The most important thing is to select the proper fiberglass cloth material for the job. You can also build somewhat of a makeshift reverse mold to help hold the epoxy and fiberglass in the desired shape from the outside, to help it conform to the hull, or use a vacuum bag method for the tightest end result. Please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our techs at (800) 497-0010 if you would like us to help you find the right materials for the task.
JD Tech Associate
Can I use Total Boat High Performance 2:1 Epoxy to make white oak laminated wood boat frames . I plan on making them out of 4 laminates , 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 12 ft. long. the boat is a 38 ft. Chris Craft Corinthian Sport Fisherman.
Yes I see no reason why you could not do this. Good advice in Gougeonsbooks on laminating with epoxy
Yes. It is recommended sand the white oak to 180- or 220-grit sandpaper with the grain, and wipe it with a clean, cotton, lint-free rag wetted with acetone, then allow the acetone to dry completely and apply the epoxy as soon as the acetone has evaporated. White oak has a tendency of rejecting some coatings, so giving it this little extra bit of prep will give you the best chance for adhesion.
JD Tech Associate
Do you have 55 gallon drums
We currently do not stock this system in drums, please inquire with one of our sales team at (800) 497-0010 if you are interested, we always strive to adapt to our customers.
JD Tech Associate
Do you have to wear a "gasmask", or, is it recommended that you use a gasmask when using this product in a "river" table?
I don't know if this will help but I will tell you what I use the product for and where.I use the product on small trays and apply it in an enclosed garage.I have never used a mask and I have had no problems physically and I will be 75 in two weeks.Hope this helps,John
I'm not a Chemist or Scientist, but with my own experience, the answer would be No. it has nearly ZERO odor or fumes.
No need for a gas mask. There is an exothermic reaction though so it is best to complete your project in a well ventilated area.
I would say no. This excellent epoxy does not have a lot of volatiles and hardly smells. It is great stuff. I prefer the medium cure time hardener. Foolproof.
I usually mix in small amounts and I never wear a respirator.
Have used 3 quarts of this epoxy on a variety of boat repairs, some indoor, some outdoor. No odor, good product, easy to measure with pumps, I am a big fan of this product.
I do wear a 3M mask when using epoxy. The fumes or smell is not bad at all but it is recommended that you use one when dealing with chemicals like this.
A respirator should not be needed for this application unless you have a specific severe respiratory issue. Being an epoxy, it does off-gas from the reaction, you will see tiny little bubbles that work their way up through the epoxy and pop at the surface, and it is bad to breathe those fumes, but having a little ventilation will be more than sufficient to be safe.
JD Tech Associate
Does this epoxy turn a amber color or a yellowish tint after curing ?....thanks
No. 2:1 epoxy resin is okay for clear coat. It requires a varnish top coatfor UV protection if you want a varnish appearance.
Most epoxies, even 'clear' ones will amber under UV exposure. This can also be from oxidation over time, but generally this product is very clear for a long time. The Slow and Medium are extremely clear, and the Fast may have a slight amber tone, but in most applications it is not noticeable at all. The resin is very very clear, so even if there is a tiny bit of amber in the hardener, it is diluted once it is mixed, and most applications are not very thick, so there is very little if any color at all.
JD Tech Associate
And again and again
Fast setting. Easy to mix
I would buy this product agaij.
The pumps worked well. Easy to use.
I will continue to use this product
I use the epoxy for almost all my woodworking needs
Third Eye Creations
First Time, Great Results
We had to lap joint 11 frames and a Kreg pocket hole assembled transom with a Cabosil loaded mixture so as to fill all those nooks and crannies you get from using hand tools. Using a 40% load (by volume) of Cabosil to the Epoxy mixture made for a very secure joint in all wood mating surfaces. We also filled various gaps and wood defects with a mixture of wood sanding dust from the frames themselves and the High Performance Epoxy. This mix was about a 30% (by volume) wood dust to epoxy blend and needless to say. . . it was fantastic. Sanding the next day was easy, fast and all the joints looked great. The Total Boat High Performance Epoxy, medium speed cure, worked better than expected. We highly recommend it.
North Port, Florida
A bit difficult to clean up, but worth the effort
Elephant Butte Lake
Yes I would buy this product again...
I have been a bowl turner for many years, and recently starting to use epoxy resins, at 81 years of age I try to keep learning something new ,,,, I will try and post a picture of my first try, using your products and some old chestnut wood that came out of a local distillery that was forced out of business during Prohibition.... I was lucky enough to get some of the chestnut beams...
Excellent product will buy again.
Complete kit from start to finish.
I ordered the Total Boat 2:1 High Performance Epoxy with Medium Hardener based on several recommendations from other Makers and it does not disappoint. I will definitely be buying this product again (and again and again :) )
I like the product
I am building a skiff and wanted a non blush epoxy to work with. I've used the epoxy twice and like the results so far. I bought the slow hardener and have gotten good work time. I would rate 5 stars but when I tried to break the residue out of the plastic pails the pails began to crack. Also the pumps are O K, but it seems like their quality could be a little better. Good resin at a good price. And the free shipping is great. Thanks.
I bought this resin for my jewelry making and am very happy with this product. Mixes well and cures as said ðŸ‘�