TotalProtect is a universal high-build epoxy primer & barrier coat. Use above and below the waterline to prevent & repair gelcoat blistering. It eliminates the possibility of water absorption & migration, the major cause of fiberglass hull blisters.
TotalProtect is also an excellent anticorrosive primer for all underwater metals including aluminum, steel, lead, cast iron, stainless & bronze & is compatible with all antifouling paints. This 2-part 3:1 ratio system is easy to mix, dries quickly & requires no sanding.
Available in Quart & Gallon kits in White and Gray colors.
Bonus: Each Gallon order includes a free paint roller frame, 3/8-in. nap solvent-safe roller cover, metal tray, stir stick, paint suit, 2-in. chip brush, roll 1-in. painter's tape & 1 pr. latex gloves. Each Quart order includes: free stir stick, 2-in. chip brush, and 1 pr. latex gloves.
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Universal epoxy primer & barrier coat for above and below the waterline
Prevents and repairs gelcoat blistering issues on fiberglass boats
Eliminates water absorption
Excellent for corrosion prevention on all underwater metals
Apply by roller or spray
May be thinned up 10%
Durable, flexible epoxy barrier
Compare to Interlux Interprotect 2000E, Pettit Protect, and other high-build marine epoxy barrier coatings
Specifications & Instructions
Quart Size Kit Includes: 3/4 quart base component & 1/2 pint activator (makes 1 quart of mixed product). Note: Containers will not come filled completely.
Gallon Size Kit Includes 3/4 gallon base component & 1 quart of activator. Note: Base container will not be completely filled so you can pour the activator into it and mix.
Color: Gray or White
Vehicle Type: Epoxy Resin
Number of Components: 2
Coverage: Estimated coverage 2 mils dry thickness per coat is 400 sq per gallon.
Application Method: Brush, solvent-safe roller (# of coats depends on roller cover—see below), or spray equipment
Average Dry Time: At 75°F, TotalProtect dries to the touch in about 2 hours.
Recoat Time (TP over TP): 3-48 hours @ 75°F
Overcoat Time (Antifoulant over TP): 5-7 hours @ 75°F
Note: Sand with 80 grit and recoat if you miss these windows
Induction Period: Allow a 20-minute induction period before reduction and application
Reducing: Reduce up to 10% with TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100
Cleanup: TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
Application Temperature: Not for use where air, material, or substrate temperature is below 50°F or above 90°F.
Pot Life: 5 hours
Recommended Dry Film Thickness: 10 mils, typically 4 to 5 coats (depends on application, see below)
Recommended Brush: Chip brush (4-5 coats)
1/8-in. Nap Roller Cover: 6-7 coats
1/4-in. Nap Roller Cover: 5 coats
3/8-in. Nap Roller Cover: 4 coats
Spray: 4-5 coats
Shelf Life: 24 months or more
Note: Do not use over 1-part paints.
How To Apply Marine Barrier Coating
Surface Preparation Guidelines:
Bare fiberglass should be thoroughly wiped down with TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep, followed by sanding with 80-grit sandpaper. Always remove sanding residue and then wipe again with TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep.
Bare metal should be blasted to a bright appearance. All residue must be removed. Sweep with a clean brush or broom and use an air line and or vacuum. Apply TotalProtect within 1 hour. If this is not possible, sand with emery cloth and wipe down with TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep before priming.
If applying over TotalProtect, wash with soap and water and let dry. Sand with 80-grit sandpaper and remove any sanding residue. Wipe with TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep.
Combine base and activator components in a 3:1 ratio. If you are mixing the entire contents, this means mixing the whole can of activator with the whole can of base.
Wear protective gloves, clothing protection, eye/face protection, and a proper respirator when applying or sanding TotalBoat TotalProtect.
Below Water Line (yes/no):
Number Of Parts:
Barrier Coat Primer
For the Epoxy Barrier Coat SystemHow many gallons and coats are needed to do a 34ft Sportfish with an 12ft beam? Thanks
What exactly are you covering? I did from the rub rail down to the keel andback to the other rub rail. I have a 26' hull with a 9' beam and draw 18"from the waterline. I used 2 gallons total. Rolled one coat on, sanded highspots, faired where needed then applied a second coat. I hope that helps.
That will take about a gallon per coat, 4 to 5 coats are recommended.
JD Tech Team
Can I directly apply paint after applying this or do I need to sand and wipe with acetone or use your dewaxer & surface prep?
if you put it on with a roller it will dry slightly rough. I would knock itdown with 80 grit wipe down with acetone and apply paint.
This product description mentions using bottom paint. Can it be used on top of self etching primer on an aluminum boat and then painted with yacht enamel?
I have an 11 ft skiff with a 40" beam and the sides are about 16" on average. Is 1 quart enough to do both the inside and outside if I want to do 2 coats and not use any top coat paint?
Yes, a quart should do two thin coats.
JD Tech Team
Can this be applied over vc-17 ?
Hello,Unfortunately no you cannot use the two-part epoxy barrier system over thevc17 because vc17 is a one part and you can't put a two-part over any onepart and needs to be sanded down first.
No, you will need to remove the VC-17 first.
JD Tech Team
Is Total Protect compatible with all 1or 2 part polyurethane and enamel topside paints including Awlgrip paints?
Yes, but with Awlgrip you will still need to prime with Awlgrip 545 primer before top coating.
JD Tech Team
As of now I don't have all that information, but it seems to be compatiblewith one part poly.
I am redoing a Rebal 16 from the fifties. Will this product fill spider cracks on the deck? Can it be used as primer on all surfaces, including inside and outside of the hull?
Primer for all surfaces, definitely.But filling spider cracks, I'm not sure. I think the buildup would beenough, but I might be a little worried about trapping some air in them.Mike
This product is great as a general epoxy primer, as well as barrier coat inside and outside the hull, but you want more of a filler product for the spider cracks. We recommend using a dremel type tool and creating a V shape, filling it with an epoxy fairing material such as TotalBoat TotalFair (as it will not shrink after curing like polyester/vinylester fillers), sanding it smooth, then priming. Please feel free to call us at (800) 497-0010 and speak with one of our techs about this process.
JD Tech Associate
Can this paint serve as a final coat?
No, it's meant to be a barrier coat to prevent blisters and water absorption. It was very easy to use. You should use a regular antifouling paint for the final coat.Dave
We have a lot of customers who do not overcoat TotalProtect, but keep in mind that it does not have the same UV protection as other topcoats that are designed for UV resilience.
JD Tech Associate
I am building a small wooden boat and want to know if I can use this on the wood in place of the totalboat 5:1 epoxy? Its just a small flat bottom boat for occasional fishing with a trolling motor. I want to apply this totalboat totalprotect as the primer then put marine paint afterwards.
The barrier coat isn't necessary in this application it seems, as its primary function is to stop moisture migration into polyester gelcoat but if you already have it or would still like to use it, I would recommend at least two coats of the 5:1 followed by 4- 5 coats of the epoxy barrier coat. The reason being, the 5:1 does not have fillers and will have better penetration into bare wood.Terry Steller
It really depends on what you are trying to get out of the epoxy product. If you would use the 5 to 1 epoxy for stiffness, this product will not help you. If you are looking to keep water from the wood, and have a great primer, this will work very well. But it will not give stiffness or added structure to the wood.
JD Tech Associate
I have two questions: First, I have a black hull sailboat; can I add black tint (a US Composites color tint designed to be mixed with clear epoxy or gelcoat) to the grey barrier coat to darken the barrier coat to more closely match my black hull? Second, can I apply a speed polish like MCLUBE HULKOTE to the barrier coat after it fully cures?
The barrier coat epoxy is not intended as a finish coat or gelcoat substitute. It is a moisture barrier coat/primer. For a proper repair to a dark finish substrate or gelcoat, you need to repaint or re-gelcoat over the barrier coat. I assume your repair is above the water line since you are attempting to match a color. You should fair the area with an epoxy fairing compound sand it out, and paint or gelcoat to match
Generally speaking, an epoxy tint should not have any adverse effects, but it must NOT be added until the base and activator have been thoroughly mixed and induced. Always test for compatibility using a small amount of epoxy before committing to the bigger project. Do not add more than 10% colorant either. Hullkote should be just fine once cured and sanded to a smooth finish.
JD Tech Associate
An excellent choice!
After spending 18 months using orbital sanders to carefully remove the original gel coat layers down to the fiberglass, you can imagine how nervous we were about making the right decision on barrier coat. This was an excellent choice and we are 100% pleased with the result.
Awesome stuff covers well
it is a little weird at first because it is so thick but after mixing it up it goes on great with a roller and covers really well.
I really liked the coverage of this product.
My 8 year old son and I are restoring our 1963 Grady White Hatteras and wanted to put on a really solid coating after we stripped the hull below the waterline. I found the product easy to work with and I appreciated the high-build quality of it as well. By the way, my son's favorite shows are the boat building series with Lou Sauzedde. We recently received an order of some varnish and thinner and when he opened the box and found the extra goodies that you packed in (foam brushes, gloves, etc.) he remarked how nice it was of Lou to send us those for free! We had the pleasure of meeting Lou at the tent sale back in April and I guess he thinks that Lou runs the place. Anyway, keep up the good work, you guys are great and I hope to bring our boat to the 2019 Tent Sale for the customer boat show!
would buy again
did not explain how to thin it
san jacinto, cal.
yes i will buy again
have not put boat in water yet, but went on and built up as advertised.not an easy job hard to mix very thick requires more effort than bottom paint, but well worth the work if it does the job;
new port richey fl.
looks like it will cure my problem
used product to recoat boat bottom of fiber glass after a very bad blister problem went on well and hid the damage well.
new port richey fl.
So far so good
So far so good. Mixes easily, applies well, and sands easily. I'm not sure how well it wears, I'm most of the way (hopefully) through a two-year boat restore. Has not been in the water yet. Not able to speak of it's performance yet. Seems good.
Battle Creek Mi
Exactly as advertised. Even pot life, which I usually take with a large grain of salt. For those of you that had trouble mixing it, two words: mud mixer. It made short work of getting the solids off the bottom of the can and fully blended. Works great for stirring bottom paint, too.
I would definitely use all Total Boat products again.
Easy to mix and apply. Looks great when dry.
great product but made this old guy hustle
it went on easy and covered well. I found it superior compared to other products I have used. It is the best value I know off. At 73 I had to hustle pretty hard to get it all coats applied before it dried out in bucket.