TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin
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TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin

TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin is suitable for a wide range of boatbuilding and repair projects. This versatile epoxy resin is designed for use with our TotalBoat Fast, Slow, Tropical, and Crystal Clear Hardeners, but is also 100% compatible with all leading traditional marine 5:1 epoxy systems.

Traditional epoxy resin bonds with fiberglass, reinforcing fabrics, wood, and metals. When combined with any additional fillers, TotalBoat resin creates an excellent adhesive, filleting, and fairing compound.

TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin cures to a high-strength, plastic solid with excellent moisture resistance. Once cured, it can be sanded and shaped.

Designed to wet-out and bond easily with fiberglass or other fabrics. It has excellent thin-film characteristics to easily flow out and self-level, making any laminating job easy.

 
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TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin can be combined with any of our TotalBoat Hardeners (Fast, Slow, Tropical Extra Slow, or Crystal Clear) 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: The Traditional Epoxy Resin itself is clear, but when mixed with Fast, Slow, or Tropical Extra Slow Hardeners, it's amber in color and is not suitable for clear-coating applications. For clear-coating applications, use TotalBoat Crystal Clear Epoxy Hardener with TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin.

TotalBoat epoxy resin and hardeners can be measured either by pouring or by using the calibrated TotalBoat pumps. TotalBoat dispensing pumps are specific to the type of TotalBoat Hardener you are using with TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin (see details below).

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 PUMPS FOR DISPENSING TOTALBOAT RESIN AND HARDENER

The procedure for dispensing TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin and any of the TotalBoat 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 Traditional Epoxy Resin used with either TotalBoat Fast Hardener or TotalBoat Slow Hardener are mixed at a ratio of 5 parts resin to 1 part hardener by volume.

★ TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin used with either TotalBoat Tropical Hardener or TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener are mixed at a ratio of 3 parts resin to 1 part hardener by volume.

TotalBoat Epoxy Pump Sets are specific to the type of TotalBoat Hardener you are using with TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin. The pumps are calibrated to dispense the proper mix ratio automatically.

  • Use the TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy Pump Set when using TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin with:
    • TotalBoat 5:1 Fast Hardener
    • TotalBoat 5:1 Slow Hardener
The TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy Pump Set has a white pump for the resin, and a black pump for the hardener. These colors correspond to the cap colors for the resin and hardener.

Remember, the procedure for dispensing TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin and Hardener properly is always ONE full pump of resin to ONE full pump of hardener.

When using the pump dispensing method for measuring TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin and TotalBoat Fast Hardener or TotalBoat Slow Hardener, use ONLY the TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy Pump Set. The TotalBoat 5:1 pumps are calibrated to dispense the accurate 5:1 mix ratio automatically. DO NOT use pumps from any other manufacturer; DO NOT use the TotalBoat 3:1 Epoxy Pump Set.

  • Use the TotalBoat 3:1 Epoxy Pump Set when using TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin with:
    • TotalBoat Tropical Extra Slow Hardener
    • TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener
The TotalBoat 3:1 Epoxy Pump Set has a white pump for the resin, and a black cap with a green "3:1" sticker on top of the pump for the hardener. These colors correspond to the cap colors for the resin and hardener.

Remember, the procedure for dispensing TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin and Hardener properly is always ONE full pump of resin to ONE full pump of hardener.

When using the pump dispensing method for measuring TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin and TotalBoat Tropical Hardener or TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener, use ONLY the TotalBoat 3:1 Epoxy Pump Set. The TotalBoat 3:1 pumps are calibrated to dispense the accurate 3:1 mix ratio automatically. DO NOT use pumps from any other manufacturer; DO NOT use the TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy Pump Set.

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.

MIXING

After dispensing resin and hardener into a plastic mixing pot, use a wooden stir stick to mix thoroughly.

Tip: Wash cured epoxy with water, scrubbing lightly with a Scotch-Brite pad to remove any amine blush prior to overcoating or painting.

Properties (Admixed)  Fast Hardener  Slow Hardener  Tropical Extra Slow Hardener  Crystal Clear Hardener 
Color  Clear Amber  Clear Amber  Clear Amber  Clear (use for clear-coating applications) 
Mix Ratio by Volume (Resin:Hardener)  5:1  5:1  3:1  3:1 
Mix Ratio by Weight (Resin:Hardener)  100:18  100:18  100:28  100:27 
Pot Life at 75°F  12 min.  20 min.  46 min.  20 min. 
Work Life at 75°F (Thin Film)  60 min.  90 min.  3-4 hrs.  3-4 hrs. 
Set Time at 75°F (Thin Film)  6 hrs.  10 hrs.  20-24 hrs.  10-15 hrs. 
Cure Time at 75°F (Thin Film)  1-4 days  1-4 days  4-7 days  3-5 days 
Minimum Recommended Temperature  40°F  60°F  70°F  60°F 
Tensile Strength  8,000 psi  7,500 psi  6,800 psi  9,500 psi 
Tensile Modulus  410,000 psi  460,000 psi  390,000 psi  450,000 psi 
Tensile Elongation  3.5%  4.5%  6.6%  7.8% 
Flexural Strength  14,400 psi  12,000 psi  13,800 psi  14,800 psi 
Flexural Modulus  460,000 psi  450,000 psi  406,000 psi  425,000 psi 
Compressive Strength  11,500 psi  11,500 psi  11,900 psi  12,000 psi 
Hardness, Shore D  84  83  85  88 
Intended for Clear Coating Applications?  NO  NO  NO  YES 

Group Size A

  • TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin - 1 Quart
  • TotalBoat Fast Hardener - 6 oz.
  • TotalBoat Slow Hardener - 6 oz.
  • TotalBoat Extra Slow Tropical Hardener - 10 oz.
  • TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener - 10 oz.

Group Size B

  • TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin - 1 Gallon
  • TotalBoat Fast Hardener - 25 oz.
  • TotalBoat Slow Hardener - 25 oz.
  • TotalBoat Extra Slow Tropical Hardener - 42.3 oz.
  • TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener - 42.3 oz.

Group Size C

  • TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin - 4.46 Gallons
  • TotalBoat Fast Hardener - 127 oz.
  • TotalBoat Slow Hardener - 127 oz.
  • TotalBoat Extra Slow Tropical Hardener - n/a
  • TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener - n/a

Group Size D

  • TotalBoat Traditional Epoxy Resin - 55 Gallons
  • TotalBoat Fast Hardener - n/a
  • TotalBoat Slow Hardener - n/a
  • TotalBoat Extra Slow Tropical Hardener - n/a
  • TotalBoat Crystal Clear Hardener - n/a

 

BRAND: TotalBoat
Material: Epoxy
Type: Resin
Usage: Laminating
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TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Weather proof (4)
  • Protects well (3)
  • Visually pleasing (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (4), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

TotalBoat Epoxy Rocks

I just rebuilt a 50 year old Herreshoff Sailboat. I used TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy exclusively on the project. I laminated wood, glass. I bonded. I faired. I made extensive fillets. ...Read complete review

I just rebuilt a 50 year old Herreshoff Sailboat. I used TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy exclusively on the project. I laminated wood, glass. I bonded. I faired. I made extensive fillets. The TB product rocked. I used it with the slow and the fast hardener. I also used it with the West System special clear hardener. It worked like a champ. I have no reservations recommending this product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't come with pumps.

Product does not include pump as pictured. You need to order pumps separately.

Product does not include pump as pictured. You need to order pumps separately.

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5.0

First time User of TotalBoat Resin

By SV TomCat

from Chicago, IL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boat Hull
    • Outdoor

    Comments about TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin:

    I have always used West Systems but decided to give TotalBoat a shot - Good Pricing, Free shipping and useful accessories with it (Gloves, Mixer, Etc)

    I was Base Coating for repairing blisters, and then using as "putty" with a 404 Filler.

    The resin mixed well, applied as expected and cured to a good finish.

     
    4.0

    Easy consistent results

    By Popeye

    from SE Idaho

    Comments about TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin:

    More difficult to mix large batches, but slow hardened allows for multiple batches in same glue up

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awsome product!

    By mudmixer

    from Freeport, tx

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Weather Proof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor

      Comments about TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin:

      Product mixed well. Cured well. Worked easy even for the beginner like me. Redecking a portion of my rotted plywood. The product is holding up so far, looks to last for a while.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Epoxy

      By DAVID J

      from GRASS VALLEY, CA

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Protects Well
      • Visually Pleasing
      • Weather Proof

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor

      Comments about TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin:

      Every bit as good as any brand name epoxy.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great stuff!

      By Gary L. Sr.

      from Saint Maries, Idaho

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Protects Well
      • Visually Pleasing
      • Weather Proof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Outdoor
        • Quick Fix
        • Wood Trim

        Comments about TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin:

        All good!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Epoxy

        By DAVID J

        from GRASS VALLEY, CA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Protects Well
        • Visually Pleasing
        • Weather Proof

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor

        Comments about TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin:

        I have been using WEST System epoxy for several years. When I learned I could use any 5 to 1 catalyst with Total Boat resen I switched to
        Total Boat. The only issue I encountered was that WEST System pumps do not fit the Total Boat container. I simply poured the resent into the empty container and all was well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Total Boat epoxy

        By DANM

        from Eliot, ME

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin:

            This product works very well and the price is much better than the more famous brands.

            I use the slow hardner which gives about 20 minutes of pot time. This usually is enough to complete the part that I want, but since I am building my boat alone here in Florida, it doesn't give me a lot of slack time. On one lamination the epoxy kicked before I got tkhe whole piece in place. while the loose ends looked very artistic, the loss of several pieces of spaele laminate was less fun. I now do my laminate lay-ups in two or three stages, which works fine, but takes an extra day to complete. No problem for an amateur like me, but it could be a problem for a commercial shop with a time constraint.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Doesn't come with pumps.

            By W. G.

            from S.C.

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin:

            Product does not include pump as pictured. You need to order pumps separately.

             
            5.0

            holds like the best,costs less than rest

            By 1935 Garwood speedster replica

            from Smith mountain lake, Virginia, USA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Very Compatible With Ws

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor
              • Outdoor
              • Wood Boat Hull Constructi
              • Wood Trim

              Comments about TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin:

              Bought WS first, I can't tell any difference, unless your building a space rocket then the difference in specs is negligible!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              TotalBoat Epoxy Rocks

              By Cap't Z

              from Rhode Island

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Exceptional Bond
              • Interchangeable With West
              • Same Ratios As West

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bonding
                • Laminating

                Comments about TotalBoat Traditional 5:1 Epoxy Resin:

                I just rebuilt a 50 year old Herreshoff Sailboat. I used TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy exclusively on the project. I laminated wood, glass. I bonded. I faired. I made extensive fillets. The TB product rocked. I used it with the slow and the fast hardener. I also used it with the West System special clear hardener. It worked like a champ. I have no reservations recommending this product.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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