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TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy Kits include everything you need to tackle epoxy repairs and fiberglass projects. Complete project-ready epoxy kits includes: TotalBoat 5:1 epoxy resin; your choice of either fast or slow TotalBoat hardener; 2 stir sticks, and 2 mixing pails.
System Group Sizes: A - Quart Kit; B - Gallon Kit; C - 4.5 Gallon Kit.
Note: Don't need the stir sticks or mixing cups? Gallon size kits are also available with just resin & hardener included. This 'no frills' version makes sense if you just need more epoxy.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 Emergency, we are currently experiencing a shortage of epoxy pumps. We have temporarily removed pumps from 5:1 Epoxy Kits and are offering kits at a special reduced price.
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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, or where an ultra clear cure is important, we recommend TotalBoat High Performance 2:1 Epoxy. TotalBoat Crystal Clear 3:1 Epoxy may also be used for such applications.
For extra long pot life and working time, use TotalBoat Tropical Epoxy.
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?
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.
WARNING: The TotalBoat 5:1 Epoxy Slow Hardener can expose you to chemicals including bisphenol A, which is known to the State of California to cause female reproductive toxicity. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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Im trying to pour just under 1/2" epoxy over mirror. What product would have the clearest result viewing the mirror through the epoxy? Is there a specific technique to maintain a clear image in the mirror?
TotalBoat Thickset epoxy or TotalBoat High Performance epoxy are clear epoxies that would work well for that application. Review the tech sheets and videos on the product pages for more information and tips.
When do you expect to have 5-1 pumps in stock?
The pump manufacturer has shifted their production to items required to help fight the current pandemic. It is not known how soon pumps will be available.
Can a high gloss clear and metal flake combo be applied over a repaired area where Total Boat Epoxy was used?
Geoff, why don't you give us a call and talk w/one of our techs 1-800-497-0010 so we can better understand your project. We are opened 8:00-5:00. You can put epoxy over epoxy but we maybe able to help you out more if we understood the project better. Thanks
What is the Minimum temperature suggested for working with this product?
Minimum temperature with the fast hardener is 40 degrees.
I have 44 square feet of brand new marine grade plywood to coat. It will be used for inflatable floor boards. How much product do I need and which product should I use?
A gallon kit should be enough for a couple coats.
JD Tech Team
What reducer can be used with 5:1 ? Is it up to 10% reducer?
It's not recommended to thin epoxy. If you need a little thinner epoxy use the 2:1 epoxy kit.
JD Tech Team
what is the aprox cure time for the slow and fast epoxy at aprox 70 dgrees temp
6 hours on the fast, 10 hours on the slow.
JD Tech Team
The fast cure will take about 35 minutes and the slow cure 45 to 60 minutes to cure at 70 F.Â This has been my experience working with both products on the Lobster Boat I'm restoring.
i used the 5 to 1 epoxy and in three days it is still gummy
Please call one of our tech associates and we will quickly figure track down the issue at (800) 497-0010
JD Tech Associate
Is this product compatible with a polyester fiberglass resin if I let them completely cure in between layers? (Will it stick if I do one layer over the other if I need to use up the poly resin?) I have more than a half gallon from a previous project and would like to use it up so I don't have to buy another full gallon of epoxy for the project I am working on. Just trying to save a few bucks.
Epoxy will adhere very well to previous (completely) cured polyester resin if it is properly prepared. Any wax must be removed from the polyester resin and it should be roughed up for the best bond strength.
JD Tech Associate
I am laminating a bowsprit. I have a Total Boat Epoxy Resin kit, Traditional 5:1 I purchased it last year and the date is 03/23/2017. Its never been opened and has been stored in a cool dry place the whole time. Question #1, is this the correct product for laminating?Question #2, is the epoxy within its usable shelf life? Thanks!
Brian,I am not an epoxy engineer, but epoxies have a long shelf life. I have used epoxies that are years old with perfect results. Not that I think your even close on it's life, but imho, the hardener will go first if ever anything. I've heard of people mixing epoxies that have been laying around the shop for years (many years!)To your question of "is it right?" I use epoxies for boat repair work exclusively, not that many task require it's strength ultimately, but that I don't know what resins the original glass layup schedule called for. If I am unsure, laying up to existing parts, etc., epoxy bonds to all. The different type of ~~esters can be fussy bonding to other type substrates.If in doubt further, mix a small batch and do a test piece of scrap biax layers. Check that it kicks properly and hardens within a timeframe that seems normal. There is a controlled test amount that can be mixed and timed if you really have too, but imho, your fine!
Brian, I would say yes to both questions. Wet out one piece as a test end when it cures....see if it gives you the results you want. My guess is you will be pleased. Good luck.
Yes, this epoxy would be more than sufficient for this purpose. If for some reason your hardener has started to crystallize (feel the material with gloves for any tiny crystals--they will be apparent and feel like sand or rough in texture), you can simply put it in a hot water bath and restore it to its original condition. Please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our techs at (800) 497-0010 if you have any further questions that we can help you with.
JD Tech Associate
I would buy again
Great products and customer service but, i didn't get the measuring pumps for the epoxy. Maybe i clicked on the wrong kit! Idk
I really enjoy working with the TotalBoat 5:1 resin.
This product delivers every time. Even if I miscount the pumps or the pumps spurts a bit and the mix is off a bit, it will cure and harden. I have not had any issues after ordering this kit 4 or 5 times to build my boat.
Long Island, NY
Easy to use
First timer here and this product worked great! I wish the pumps were available, it would've made the job a breeze.
I would but this product again. Great quality
The picture is misleading. Dosent come with pumps. The resin and hardener is great.
Worked just as advertised with the micro balloons
Works Great with the slow hardener
I'm glad i chose the slow hardener, the ability to work the product with reduced fear of the epoxy kicking off too fast.. remember to measure properly.. In lieu of the Pump Mfg. being transitioned into making ventilator parts for the "effort" These products have always had the ability to be measured by Weight or by Volume..so single push pumps just make it easy..you can utilize the measured cups provided by Jamestown to correctly & efficiently measure the correct parts. Super strong holding as shown on my Instagram Strength & flexibilty test bubbas_tango18
Good workability. It didn't come with pumps or stir sticks. But the containers it comes with make it easy to measure the amounts.
Best epoxy available in the price range, great value !
I have used other epoxies that are more expensive, but why pay more for the same result? This is my go to epoxy. I use it for glass wet out, glueing and build up. It does it all to perfection!
SV Arc of Solitude
The epoxy is great, works as advertisedThe gloves you throw in with a kit are not great, pretty flimsy.