TotalBoat Thixo is a thickened epoxy adhesive that gives you the reliability and strength of a modern 2:1 epoxy system in an easy to use 185ml cartridge. This convenient point and shoot system is ideal for bonding wood, metal and fiberglass above or below the waterline.
Thixo cartridges fit standard caulking guns. Lay a bead of this non-sagging adhesive to vertical or overhead surfaces. TotalBoat Thixo cures to a hard, translucent surface that can be drilled, painted, or sanded. This no-mess, no-hassle versatile 2:1 epoxy system comes equipped with two free static mixing tips to ensure accurate mix ratio upon application every time. Ideal working temperatures range from 50-80 degrees F.
Cartridges are available individually and in contractor packs of (6) cartridges. Additional mixing tips are sold separately.
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NOTE: 185 mL coverage is 15 linear feet at a 1/4 in. diameter bead.
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Thixotropic Index, 1/10 RPM
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WARNING: This product 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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Greetings, Can this product be injected between fiberglass decking to reinforce and repair soft spots? Can it be used to fill holes? Thank You.. Thom
Yes you can use it to fill holes but once you open a cartridge yourcommitted to using the entire cartridge. As far as injecting it into softspots for reinforcing and repairing this is not what you are looking for.This is a Thick epoxy and will not flow into cavities. I know where yourthinking is going as far as "Soft Spots" goes and there are no shortcutshere. Sorry for that but in the real world the only solution is to removethe rotten core and replace the core with new wood or fiberglass orsimilar. Yes it seems like a daunting task but if your handy and committedit can be done or take it to a professional$$$. I replaced the Transom corein my O'Day 22 and it took 2 afternoons but the outcome was indeed worthit. There are lots of how to videos on various procedures for rotten coresfrom Decks to Transoms to Cabin floors and Cabin Roofs but be aware thatthese projects have a way of increasing in scope faster than we like. Thereare products that advertise they soak into rotted wood and reinforce itbut I can't recommend them because of all the unknowns.*RSA CORPORATION **| Roy Palinkas*36 Old Sherman Turnpike *Facilities Manager*Danbury, CT 06810
I have used it to fill up to 1/2" holes below the water line. Worked finewith the proper prep and curing.Mark
I've used the low viscosity Thixo for core reinforcement; worked well. The thickened stuff might be better for thru holes.Good luck, ThomPete G.
This epoxy is quite thick, it would require large holes and would not flow far beyond the hole you made. It is an excellent product and stays put, if you inject the underside of something it won't run or fall out. Generally, I use West Systems and a syringe to inject epoxy through numerous small holes to repair soft decks from the top.
Yes, you can use it to inject between decking layers. Unsure if the spacebetween layers will be enough room to accept it? Holes can be filled aslong as they are small holes.
I am replacing a transom on a 17 foot wooden lapstrake. Thinking of laminating two sheets of marine plywood each 3/4 inch (one monogamy for outside, Douglas fir for inside for 1.5 inch thick transom. I have used Thixo on a stitch/glue small boat, but not for lamination and as big as the transom will be. Is Thixo the product? How applied? How tightly should sheets be clamped while Curing?
You could use Thixo but would require a few tubes. I'd recommend using the Totalboat 5:1 Epoxy kit, mix in some Silica to a mayonnaise consistency spread it on the surface and use a notched spreader to spread it out evenly. Clamp she sheets enough so that some resin squirts out but not so tight that it squirts most of it out.
JD Tech Team
I would think not. My preference would be a straight epoxy mixture withoutany thickening agents, such as West System 105/205 or the Totalboatequivalent. The West System site has a lot of useful information about howto use epoxy glues.
Can't give you all the details you ask for but it's by far the best epoxy I've ever used!
can you use this without the tips and mix on a piece of card board for vey small jobs
Yes you can, make sure you have 50:50 mix.
Yes you can. I actually prefer to do it without the tips because I've had issues with the mixing tips clogging. The tube has a cap that holds a 2 sided stopper. It can easily be taken out, pump out what you need and put the stopper back in to keep the 2parts from drying out.
Probably not. You could allow parts to inadvertently mix and may have difficulty getting a proper mix.
yes, you can squeeze out a little bit of Thixo and mix it with a putty knife or flat mixing stick. If it the first use of the tube, you often don't get both parts flowing out at exactly the same time, so discard anything that comes out before both parts are flowing evenly. This is typically about as much toothpaste as you brush your teeth with.Put the plug in the end of the tube when you're done, and wipe off anything that squeezed out on the plug or end of the tube with a paper towel.
I would say yes. You would want to pump just a bit out (maybe 1/2" and wipe the nozzle flush) then lay out the squeeze or two needed, mix for 1 minute and use. Make sure that you wipe the nozzle flush in a fashion that least cross contaminates part A with part B before reinstalling the storage cap.
Yes. Just ensure that both components are coming out of the cartridge at the same time. Mix very thoroughly for 1-2 minutes on the cardboard before using.
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Never tried it but I don't see why you can't do that. It is a 2:1 mix ratio so as long a you mix it in that ratio and get it mixed well it should work. Keep in mind it is thicker than the usual epoxy so mixing may be a bit more difficult to achieve so mix well.
Yup. Do it all the time. Sent from my iPhone
What sort of coverage can you get from a single tube - say for a 1/8" or 1/4" bead?
A 1/4" bead will do about 15 lineal feet, 1/8" will be 30 Lin Ft.
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I am filling some drilled holes (above the waterline) and some small scratches/gouges (below the waterline) on a fiberglass boat. Are there any disadvantages to using TB Thixo as opposed to TB Total fair? Is Thixo harder to work into holes/scratches, or is Thixo harder to sand?
You could use either, the Thixo is a thickened epoxy and a bit harder to sand than Total Fair.
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Can this be used to reattach rv delamination
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I want to use thixo to bond solid wood to a beveled plywood face, so some end-grain in the ply. Usually, I wet out the ply with neat epoxy, then add my thickened epoxy. Should I still do the neat epoxy to avoid a starved joint with the Thixo?Thanks.
It would help the bond but will still work with just Thixo if you are using some mechanical fasteners also.
I am restoring a 9"diam. exterior wood column that had a rot from the base up about 42" x 4 1'2" wide between two iron straps. I have routed out the reachable rot areas to a 1/12" depth. The areas I could not reach with the router, I treated with Git-Rot. Some routed areas are uneven and before installing new wood pieces I want to prepare the surface to be flat and even to recieve the new.Q. What filler type epoxy do you recommend for applying with a putty knife to true and smooth the substrate?
If it were mine I would cut the wood repair to fit as tight as possible. Use a similar wood species. There will be voids in the rotted area remaining. I would then use an epoxy like the Thixo and coat the surface liberally prior to installing the wood patch. use enough that it fills all voids and oozes out at the edges. Wipe off the excess. I use Thixo instead of epoxy because it seems to flex with the wood better.
THANK YOU JOHN, good advise. Roy
Since Thixo works well on vertical sections, I would imagine it should be ideal for your application. Read the "working time" and i'd wait until it begins to set up before you begin smoothing with a putty knife. Almost certainly, you will have to sand the surface to make it smooth enough to look smooth enough to paint. But my applications, while vertical, have not required smoothing so my suggestion springs only from observing the material curing. Good product, though.
Thank you Daniel H. Good to have backup in thinking as I thought Thixo might be the best for what I am doing.
I would use any regular epoxy mix thickened with something like micro spheres or fine wood sanding dust...not looking for strength in this case, but easy sanding. It helps to add a little silica thickener to impart thixotropic properties, but this does add to slower sanding. Your posting says "1/12" depth, but if this means 1-1/2" you should partially fill it and let it harden and then fill to final depth. Use a medium fast hardener to avoid a scorching exotherm. When applying the final coat, cover the patch with any clear glossy polyethylene plastic sheet and then do the final smoothing by hand before it hardens.Pop any trapped bubbles with a pin and express the air. Might wrap some duct tape over the plastic and around the post. Really cuts out a lot of sanding. Poly film pulls off easily when resin is cured. Good Luck
Thixo is the product you want. Its think and will not run.
Will this work on polypropylene?
I think it will try a small area first I know this is not a 100 percent answer but given the product very good chance it will. Mike.
You will need to rough it up with heavy grit sand paper first. 60 or 80 grit will work.
Not sure most Likely yes It's a good product dries quick to and strong
I do not think so. Epoxy does not stick to most plastics.
are the thixo tube tips cleanable?
I have never tried to clean the tip I bought extras it would be very messy to try to clean. The tip is what mixes the two components. I would suggest using a new tip
No.You need to plan your work well and/or have additional tips available. I have also dispensed both parts from cartridge without the tip and then mixed the 2 together with an applicator spatula with good results.
Short answer: No. Longer answer: It might be theoretically possible to use compressed air or solvent to force the residual epoxy out of the tip, then flush it with solvent. But it would be a huge hassle. Basically you need a new mixing tip every time you use a cartridge.
No not really.. You might be able to play with some acetone -- but the time/cost make it a waste. You need to by extra tips for each use.
No. They are disposable.
No , which is why you get 2 when you buy it. If you were stranded on Gilligan's Island and had no other option it may be possible by submerging it and purging it with Acetone . I wouldn't try that unless Gilligan was driving you nuts
Not to my knowledge. The tips purpose is to mix the 2 parts of Thixo epoxy so that they can begin to cure, consequently the mix hardens in the tip. I'm not aware of any method that would efficiently dissolve the mix before it begins to harden.
boat repair epoxy
I have not used this item yet. It was bought to seal leaks in the bottom of my alum boat, but the weather has been so cold and rainy that I have not been inclined to use the boat.
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san diego, ca
These Epoxies are good
I've used the Thixo, Thixo 2.0 and the Thixo LV products, as well as many other epoxies and polyester resins for over 30 years on boats and other projects. I've found the Thixo products very easy to use, and the tensile and shear strengths of these products are better than any other products I've used so far. The automatic mixing is time saving, and these cartridges will fit any standard gun. I used the Thixo LV to tongue and groove joint some wide railing pieces for my deck. I figured that the low viscosity would help the epoxy penetrate the pores of the wood for the joints. I used the Thixo 2.0 wood colored formula to fill huge cracks in the 8"x8" timbers used for the deck columns. It was easy to sand them after curing, as others' comments have indicated. I recently used the original Thixo formula to seal anchor bolts I installed in my basement block walls to support shelves and rails for my new 23' long workbench. For the workbench, the ambient basement temperature was around 55Â°F, and I didn't have any problems with the adhesive being too thick. I chose the Thixo over Red Head's anchor epoxies because of the superior tensile strength. All three products will clean up with acetone. The results have been good in all 3 applications.
Cutler, IN and Limestone, TN
This stuff worked just fine.
I saw Louis use it to glue a rope on a rubrail so I tried it on my fishing boat. Worked great. Two tubes went all the way around my 22 footer.
Logan Martin lake, Cropwell, Al.
I used this to put some ribs In my sailboat that will be used for head enclosure. I have to say, I am impressed with the ease of use, the strength, and everything about it. This stuff works like nothing I have used before!
Best value in cartridge 2:1 epoxy systems
Works great. Rehabbing a teak garden bench that needed a little strengthening . This fit the bill
Good seal on my bolt on keel hull interface....
Used on a small furniture project, eliminated all mechanical fasteners.
Great stuff although pricey
Makes building glued lapstrake hulls easier.
Love this stuff....
I'm testing different glues for my Haven 12 Â½ strip of planking. Thixo is simple to apply and holds better than anything I've ever used. It stays put without sagging and is easy to reseal for further applications. Be sure to buy extra mixing tips.