TotalBoat Thixo Wood 2.0 is a thickened epoxy adhesive that provides the same strength, convenience, and reliability of the original Thixo 2:1 epoxy system, but cures to a dark brown, wood-colored finish. It is ideal for filleting as well as stitch & glue bonding for wooden boat construction and restoration.
Thixo Wood 2.0 can be used both above and below the waterline on all types of wood. Once cured, the hardened epoxy is 100% waterproof, sandable & paintable.
This convenient point and shoot system comes in an easy to use 185ml adhesive cartridge that fits all standard caulking guns. Optimal working temperatures range from 55-80°F.
Made with over 25% renewable materials!
Each cartridge of Thixo Wood 2.0 includes two free static mixing tips. Additional tips sold separately.
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New Thixo Wood 2.0 features a revised formulation that is easier to dispense. Our customers loved the original Thixo Wood concept, but found it challenging to dispense easily, especially in cooler weather. Thixo Wood 2.0 is the result of months of testing in the TotalBoat workshop and in the lab. Same great wood-colored 2:1 epoxy, but now much easier to use.
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Very convenient but difficult to apply under 60 degrees
My first use of Thixo was in about 55 degrees and it was very difficult to run a clean bead because of difficulty squeezing the trigger. Second application at 65 degrees went much more smoothly. (1) Buy more tips than you think you'll need. (2) Use a high quality gun, 8x or higher leverage. (3) Thixo Wood is medium tan and glossy when cured.
After writing my first review ("Not quite ready for prime-time"), I contacted JD and talked to Tom. He recommended that I heat the cartridge before using (to about 90 deg F). This improved things immensely, I was able complete the filleting that had come to a halt when I couldn't force the glue through the mixing tube. It is still necessary to use a powerful caulking gun, but other than that the stuff seems to work well: applies smoothly and is a pleasant wood color. However, it may be helpful to be aware that the cartridges are only about 1/3rd full, so you get a lot less for your money than you might expect.
Not quite ready for prime time
I planned to use this product to fillet around frames and chines in the interior of a plywood bass boat (new construction). I used it with a powerful caulking gun (18:1 thrust ratio). The stuff is basically impossible to use. I used two hands plus an assist by forcing the push rod against a hard surface. I could barely squeeze the epoxy out. The problem seems to be that one component (the resin, I assume) is so thick it can't get through the mixing tube without tremendous force. I tried heating the tube, but this seemed to have very little effect.I bought the product about a year ago and have only just gotten the chance to use it. So, I'm guessing that my difficulties may be due to a rather short shelf life.
A really great product
I have used Thix on several occasions now. I have used the application tip as well as placing a small amount on a mixing board and mixing it with a epoxy stick. I love the colored Thix as it blends with much of the work I do. I just completed a hexagon butcher block cutting board from a walnut blank and it blends perfectly. It is a fairly slow cure so be sure to jig it up and let it cure overnight. The viscosity is perfect as it spreads like a creamy peanut butter. Stays put once spread but is very smooth and easy to spread.
Grass Valley Ca
Works well for filling gaps.
After removing my metal rubrails to finish the wood,I saw that some screw holes were very close to the wood edge. I used Thixo wood to fill 2 inches of a small void above the wood edge(not visible under the rubrails).This fortified the wood edge where new holes would be drilled when rubrails were replaced. NOTE: If thixo is too cool it is VERY difficult to squeeze out of the mixing tips. I heated mine by laying it in the sun or in front of a heater for a few minutes.Warm weather use should be no problem.