TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy Kits include everything you need to tackle epoxy repairs and fiberglass projects. The complete project-ready epoxy kit includes: TotalBoat 5:1 epoxy resin; your choice of either fast or slow TotalBoat hardener; a set of metered mixing pumps, 2 stir sticks, 2 mixing pails, and a pair of latex gloves.
For convenience, pumps are color-coded to match the resin or hardener cap, and calibrated at a precise 5:1 ratio for a perfect 5:1 mix every time. All you do is mix ONE full pump of hardener to every ONE full pump of resin.
System Group Sizes: A - Quart Kit; B - Gallon Kit; C - 4.5 Gallon Kit.
Note: Don't need the pumps, gloves, stir sticks, or mixing cups? Gallon size kits are also available with just resin & hardener included. This 'no frills' version makes sense if you already have TotalBoat pumps and just need more epoxy.
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TotalBoat Traditional Resin mixed with TotalBoat Fast or Slow Hardeners cures to an amber color, and is not suitable for clear-coating applications.
For clear-coating applications, use TotalBoat Crystal Clear Epoxy Kits (sold separately)
Tip: Wash cured epoxy with water, scrubbing lightly with a Scotch-Brite pad to remove any amine blush prior to overcoating or painting.
Mix Ratio by Weight
100A (Resin) : 18B (Hardener)
100A (Resin) : 17B (Hardener)
Mix Ratio by Volume
5A (Resin) : 1B (Hardener)
5A (Resin) : 1B (Hardener)
Initial Mixed Viscosity at 75°F, cP
Pot Life at 75°F, 150g mass, min.
Work Life at 75°F, Thin Film, min.
Cure Time at 75°F, Thin Film, hrs.
Tensile Strength, psi
Tensile Modulus, psi
Tensile Elongation, %
Heat Deflection Temperature
Compressive Strength, psi
Flexural Strength, psi
Flexural Modulus, psi
Cured Density, g/cm3
Volumetric Yield in3/lb.
Volumetric Shrinkage, %
Hardness, Shore D
Should I use this for clear-coating applications?
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Is this suitable for mixing with fillers, like the West system can so you can do fairing work? Also, is it ok for below waterline use?
Yes, this works the same as West System Resins. It can be used with all the West fillers like the 410 for fairing. It can be used above and below the waterline.
JD Tech Team
Is this styrofoam friendly and how much area will the west system epoxy resin kit will cover 105 qt size with hardener will lay some fiberglass on section
If it is closed cell foam it should be OK, the coverage depends on the weight of the fiberglass cloth. 1 gallon will cover 10 sq yds of 6 oz cloth.
JD Tech Team
How much epoxy would I need to cover 25 sqft of surface to a film thickness of 4-5 thousandths of an inch? I am intending to coat the inside surface of a plywood laminate subwoofer box to provide extra insurance against delamination of the individual plywood layers. Thanks in advance!
A quart kit should do it.
JD Tech Team
I purchased the Total Boat 5-1 epoxy. I will be using it to fill in some knots and other imperfections on a tabletop. I am hoping that it is quite liquid when first mixed so that it will readily fill in the cracks and other voids that need to be. In watching a video where West Systems epoxy was used it did exactly what I want it to do. I chose the Total Boat because of the cheaper price. Hopefully The Total Boat is just as good.
It works the same as West System Epoxy.
JD Tech Team
Attn: Jack (question on products to purchase for fiberglass reinforcement work to bow of jet ski)An approx 2 inch by 3 inch section on the bow of my in-laws 2003 Polaris Virage Jet Ski appears to be loosing strength. I.e. the section is not broken, but I am able to push in on it and the section slightly depresses before eventually returning to normal shape. Can I reinforce this section without cutting it out which would involve emptying and removing fuel bladder underneath bow hull? Jet ski is at in laws lake house 4 hrs from my home, so understanding of preferred reinforcement method, plus a list of all supplies to order for this early season weekend project would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
You will need to remove the section so you can sand the area on the inside, I'd go a few inches larger than the weak area. Clean with acetone. Apply two layers of 1708 biaxial cloth and the Totalboat 5:1 epoxy resin, squeege off any excess resin and let cure.
JD Tech Team
what quantity of material does a one full pump mix produce ?
I don't have an exact measurement but we estimate close to an ounce for a pump of resin and hardener.
I'm building a new plywood wooden boat and want to seal the wood/waterproof the boat. Should I use the penetrating epoxy or the 5:1 traditional epoxy?
Use 5:1. Penetrating is good for spots of dry rot and hard to get at seams that were not glued well at the outset.
Depends - you may use both. are you planning to cover the hull with cloth or just seal the plywood? if using cloth over the plywood just go with the 5:1. if sealingonly I would use the penetrating - then a strip of 4" cloth on any seams under water with the 5:1 on the strip and rest of the hull. at least 2 coats
I am laminating a hollow wood surfboard. Can the TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy be used when the temperature is approaching 90 degrees with a heat index up to 110? Any downside?
I built a dingy out of luan and total boat 2 years ago and it sees a lot of sun. no delamanation yet
Be careful Epoxy cures faster in the extreme heat , and don't sweat in your work
is this a water clean up like the penetrating epoxy?
NO. But I have used vinegar to clean my tools and hands.
What ratio silica thickener should i use with the 5:1 epoxy to create a strong glue?
Don't go by volume, go by consistency. Like the WEST people say, use the four basic food groups: syrup; ketchup, mayonnaise, peanut butter. For bonding, use ketchup. Good idea to wet-out by pre-coating with syrup.
It depends whether you mean strong as adhesion or compression or another quality. However, you usually mix in other components based on your application. I made a mixture with the consistency of peanut butter when I used it for bedding wood backing plates for my stations. The more silica you add, the thicker it gets. If you specify more info about your application we might be able to answer more specifically. I hope that helps.
Use the silica to make the epoxy stiffer so it will not sag. Use it to fill voids or to back up hardware. It is very strong but it does not make it stronger. I would use glass fiber to make it stronger and the silica to make it not sag.
The desired thickness will determine the quantity of silica to add. I typically add a spoonful, stir it in and then add another spoonful and stir again. I continue to add the thickener until I get the desired consistency of the epoxy I want. I recently had to repair a door frame - I wanted it very thick. For other applications I add just enough thickener to keep the epoxy from running and creating drips.
Great Price and Great Results!
I have built 3 wood boats and repaired many others using this product. Works every time to weld wood together,repair fiberglass or create leak proof seams. Works well with fiberglass cloth and fillers to create a long lasting waterproof bond.
Seaside Heights NJ
I was really pleased, great product.
Fantastic value, amber hardener makes it easy to ensure good mixing, the pumps and kit are nice and work well but still the 5:1 requires a little care, It was better than many at wetting out glass over plywood. I liked the hardness of the finish. If I liked it so much, why only 4 stars? It has noticeable solvents in it and formaldehyde and this made it stinkier and more irritating than others I have used. If you mess up on the 5:1 there is little wiggle room.
Tri in the Yard
I cant tell the difference between Total Boat and West System epoxy. When I started building my boat I didn't know about Total boat and did the main hull with West System, when i did the amas i used Total Boat because it was a lot cheaper and I had used Total Boat fairing on the main hull with good results. It has done everything I had hoped for and I will only know years from now if there is any difference at all
I would sure purchase this item again.
The product performed as promised.
Seems to work well, used as directed produces a lot of heat
I am familiar with the exothermic reaction of curing epoxy. I was somewhat surprised by the fact that Jamestown's mixing cup, kindly included with my order, melted once the epoxy residue in the cup kicked. It might be advisable to use some other container for mixing this epoxy.
Why buy anything else ?
I used this product to replace the deck core and bond a 1/2 inch piece of g-10 fiberglass sheet on top and bottom of deck repair area to create a hard point mount for a Samson Post . The 1/2 inch g-10 was faired with Total Boat Fairing epoxy , both products are great, why buy anything else? I did use West System 404 to bond the post and hardware to the deck. The other fillers were Total Boat products and are equivalent to West System ,but cheaper.
Ozark , Al
Excellent epoxy for boat repair. Great price.
Repaired a large impact area in the bottom of the my bass boat. Required complete removal of a 2sf area. Used the totalboat epoxy along with fiberglass mesh to build up the area to original configuration. Looks nearly as good as new.
SAM RAYBURN, TX
Resin pump would not tighten to bottle of resin.
So far so good. I've only used it for a touch up job, but it seems that totalboat epoxy will work well on other projects. Although i couldn't get the pump secured to the bottle of resin.
Easy to use
Easy to use. Works well with west thickening agent and bonding agent.
No difficulty in using. The hand pumps make mixing very easy. Sets and cures well, scarphed plywood for 1/4" planking, with sawdust filler, over a 2" wide joint surface. Used on humid, 80F days. No data on long term durability, but will be painted and varnished over so not expecting UV issues, etc.