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TotalBoat Tropical Epoxy Kits are ideal when you need extra slow cure time in normal temperature conditions to complete large-scale or intricate laminating, layup, coating, & bonding projects. These convenient kits also provide the required working time in extremely warm & humid conditions.
Project-ready kits contain TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin & TotalBoat Tropical Hardener, plus everything you need for accurate measuring and mixing: instructions, mixing pots, and stir sticks.
Kits are available in Group Size A (Quart Kit) and Group Size B (Gallon Kit), and are packaged to save money and reduce waste.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 Emergency, we are currently experiencing a shortage of epoxy pumps. We have temporarily removed pumps from Tropcial Epoxy Kits and are offering kits at a special reduced price.
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Compare TotalBoat Tropical Extra Slow Hardener paired with TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin to West System 209 Extra Slow Hardener when paired with West System 105 Epoxy Resin.
TotalBoat Tropical Epoxy Kits Features
Get a lot more working time in normal conditions, and adequate working time in warm, humid conditions.
Longer open time gives you more time to complete large-scale or more intricate layups, laminating, & coating jobs.
Provides twice as much working time as TotalBoat Slow Epoxy at room temperature
Viscosity ensures smooth flow-out and self-leveling.
Ideal for wetting out fiberglass and other reinforcement fabrics.
Good moisture resistance for barrier coating.
Can be combined with fillers for a strong adhesive/filleting material.
Easy to measure using the included color-coded resin & hardener pumps.
Convenient kits come with gloves and tools for accurate measuring & mixing.
Epoxy Kit Contents
TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin (Group Size A or Size B). Group Size A is the Quart Kit; Group Size B is the Gallon Kit
1 TotalBoat Tropical Hardener (Group Size A or Group Size B)
2 qt. size plastic mixing pots
2 10" wooden mixing sticks
Mix Ratio Using Included Pumps
1A:1B (1 Pump of Resin and 1 Pump of Hardener)
Mix Ratio by WEIGHT
100A (Resin) to 28B (Hardener)
Pot life at 75°F
46 minutes (150g mass, minimum)
Work life at 75°F, thin film
Set time at 75°F, thin film
Full Cure at 75°F, thin film
4 to 7 days
Minimum recommended temperature
Tropical Hardener Sizes
Size A: 10 fl. oz; Size B: 42.3 fl.oz.
Traditional Epoxy Resin Sizes
Size A: 30 fl. oz; Size B: 127 fl. oz.
Directions: TotalBoat Tropical Hardener can be dispensed by pouring or using the included pump. This pump is calibrated to work with the TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy System.
IMPORTANT: When using the pumps, ONE PUMP of TotalBoat Epoxy Resin is calibrated to mix with ONE PUMP of TotalBoat Tropical Hardener. Prime this pump by pumping until a steady flow of hardener comes out. DO NOT USE THIS PUMP WITH ANY OTHER HARDENERS.
Surface Preparation: All surfaces must be clean, dry, and free of any surface contamination. Light sanding is recommended, followed by an oil-free solvent wipe, or a lint-free rag dampened with isopropyl alcohol or plain water to remove dust.
MEASURING: NOTE: THE MIX RATIO IS DIFFERENT THAN TRADITIONAL TOTALBOAT FAST AND SLOW HARDENERS. There are three ways to measure: (1) Use the calibrated pumps and the measuring is done automatically, (2) BY VOLUME: Measure THREE parts TotalBoat Epoxy RESIN to ONE part TotalBoat Tropical Hardener, or (3) BY WEIGHT: Measure 100A:28B.
MIXING: Mix for 1-2 minutes, then add any desired fillers, if needed. The catalyzing of TotalBoat Epoxy is an exothermic (heat-producing) reaction. The peak exotherm will vary according to ambient temperature and choice of hardener.
NOTE: This container will not come filled to the top. It contains the calibrated amount of product to work in conjunction with the same size resin container.
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.
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Rate Of Cure:
I am mixing this to peanut butter consistency for bedding a keel on a 32' sailboat. How much time will I have after adding the hardener? (rough guess would be great, I understand there are several variables to consider). I'll be cooling the epoxy in a fridge overnight before mixing. Mixing/applying in about 70Â°F air temp.
About 45 minutes pot life.
JD Tech Team
Great for high heat and humidity areas
In southern Al the heat and humidity are terrible ! Trying to lay glass and make repairs can be a challenge. The sun shinning on the layup will heat it and reduce the working time. If the project is very big or has multiple steps, such as ( wet out, apply thickened epoxy, apply glass and wet it out, apply thickened epoxy on top of the glass, wet out the core and apply peel ply on it). All of those steps take time, the tropical kit allows you that time without racing the clock. It is joy to use. If you have ever had a layup start to harden before you are through you will know what I mean. The epoxy takes longer to harden to full strength, I don't bother the layup for a day or two no matter what it is. I don't want to run the risk of damage, I usually weight the cores down with lead and want a thorough bond.
Tropical works great in 90+ degrees
I used this to lay up multiple vertical layers of 1708, I got 15-20 minutes working time starting early in the morning. Set supper hard every time the pumps make batching easy.