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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, 3/16 in. nap solvent-safe roller cover, metal tray, stir stick, paint suit, 2-inch chip brush, and one roll of 1-inch painter's tape. Each Quart order includes a free stir stick and a 2-inch chip brush.
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Note: Do not use TotalProtect over 1-part paints.
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
Easy to apply by brushing, rolling, or spraying
May be thinned up 10% with TotalBoat Epoxy Primer Thinner 200
Durable, flexible epoxy barrier
Comparable to other high-build marine epoxy barrier coat products
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
Number of Components: 2
Coverage: 225 sq. ft. (at 7 mils wet, not accounting for waste)
Application Method: Brush, Roll (3/16" - 3/8'' nap or foam solvent-safe roller cover), or Spray (airless, conventional, or HVLP)
Recommended Number of Coats: See Tech Data. It's more important to ensure 8-12 mils dry film thickness than focus on a certain number of coats. Based on application thickness, more than 3 c
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 15-minute induction period before reduction and application
Reducing: Reduce up to 10% with TotalBoat Epoxy Primer Thinner 200
Cleanup: TotalBoat Epoxy Primer Thinner 200 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep
Application Temperature: 50°F to 90°F (0-85% RH)
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
Can Total Protect be tinted?
Yes, it can be tinted with gelcoat pigment: https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=2078
Would like to know if this is suitable for the underwater parts of steel hull?Have typically used Interprotect for touch ups, but willing to try a more locally sourced product.
Yes. Click the tech sheet link on the product page for complete instructions for various substrates.
What should be used to clean the surface prior to application.?Does this product need to be thinned to spray (HVLP) ? if so with what thinner
Instructions vary depending on the substrate and application method. Follow this link to complete application instructions: https://doc.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/pdfs/TotalBoat/TotalBoat_TotalProtect_TDS_4.15.2020.pdf
Bare lead is showing on small areas of my keel. Will Total Protect adhere to the exposed lead, or would another primer work better? Would it make sense to coat the exposed lead with epoxy, followed by Total Protect?
I would put a coat of epoxy first, let that cure, sand 80 grit then apply the Total Protect. Be sure the lead is clean and bright first.
How many gallons needed for a 28' full keel sailboat?
Estimated coverage @ 2 mils dry thickness per coat is 400 sq. ft. per gallon. Your best option is to measure your boat to estimate total square feet you need to cover. One rule of thumb that can be used to estimate the area below the waterline is to take the length, multiply by the beam, then multiply that number by .85
What are the differences in TotalBoat Epoxy Primer and this Epoxy Barrier Coat. Are they interchangeable? This would be for a 13' Whaler bottom that was taken down to bare glass, added on to with another layer of matt, then faired, and epoxy primed with 3 coats before bottom paint.
The Totalboat Total Protect Epoxy Barrier Coat is a two part primer designed to keep water out from penetrating the gel coat. The Two Part Epoxy Primer is a surfacing and high build primer designed for above the waterline. It will sand out smoother than the Barrier Coat primer. Both can be used above the waterline.
Doing the exterior of a 17" Whaler. I plan on spraying the product. How much should I order?
Figure about 100 sq ft per quart and 400 per gallon coverage. If spraying thin with Xylene.
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.
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
Over priced and dose not work
I am restoring a 13' Boston Whaler. put three new lawyers of 6 oz fiberglass to the entire bottom and up the sides. This is my first attempt at using gelcoat so I called JT to ask what would be the best primer to use with the air dryer gelcoat they have. I was told to use the total boat total protect epoxy so I pushed a gallon kit with the gel coat. First off they add in a roller that is for epoxy paints it is one of the cheapest rollers ever made if you know and thing about paint don't use a roller that has lint that you can pluck out of it. I used a vacuum to remove the lint thinking this roller should work it is included with the primer. The boat is upside down and I was repairing the bottom so I rolled it out right away the paint dose not flow but I figured it would flatted out after a little bit. Not the case the entire bottom and sides of the boat looked like a 1960s popcorn ceiling I had to sand the entire boat down to the new fiber glass. Think I made a bad choice using a roller I ordered one more gallon with some thinner and sprayed the boat with a spray gut with a 2.5 nozzle the stuff is very thick and needs to be miked with a paint mixer before using a paint stick will not do it. spraying it went good and was happy with the results. I let it set for a couple of days and sanded it by hand with 80 grit as recommended.Now i was going to attempt the gelcoat spraying it with the same 2.5 nozzle but thought to do a small test run first so I taped off a 12" x12" spot on the bottom of the boat. to set the spray on my gut I had a small sheet of PVC trim stock used for houses I adjusted my spray and sprayed the small spot. I let cure over night and to fine out gelcoat will not cure over this primer the scrap piece I used to adjust my spry was stuck to the PVC like it was made like that the gelcoat on the boat was as wet as if I just sprayed it on.This stuff might work if you are slapping on bottom paint but do not use it if it is something you will see above water
I purchased the primer and was sent the kit they included a Rollie for epoxy paint do not use it it is a cheap full of lint roller. Order the thinner for the primer it dose not flow at all when rolled on I'm going to order thinner and spray on the next coat Automotive paint would have been a better choice. I have used in the past with better results
Differently would buy again
Product works Welland easy to handle
Great product cover good and thick
Nice kit. Comes with everything you need.
Grand Blanc, MI
I would use total protect again
Total protect was easy to use
Worked well and looks great
Went on thick and filled in where it needed to. Looks good! Hope I don't have to do this again for 10 years!
I used on smaller boat to test for my 23' and I'll use it
I used it on bottom of a sunfish to get practice with it before using in my 1978 23' O'day. It rolled on well and sanded well. It dries quick, this is a small boat and by the time I got finished with the first coat it was dry enough to go back and put second coat. I sanded because I used the wet edge for the bottom since it will be trailered and not left in the water. I'm going to use it again on my O'day but put on a bottom paint.
Easy application, time will tell on quality
I used 4 gallons, alternating white/grey to barrier coat a 35' Pro-Line Express. One coat per gallon worked out just about perfectly. As some others have noted the white seems thinner and does not cover as well as the grey, if I were to do it again I would do more of the grey maybe even all 4 coats due to the better coverage. I used West System 800 7" foam roller covers and they worked very well and applied very smoothly. They do start to degrade after about an hour. With 4 guys rolling at the same time it took about 30-45 minutes per coat and I switched out roller covers on every coat. Overall very easy to apply and was able to achieve a smooth finish with each coat. Only comment again would be the white being a little thinner and not covering as well.
It'll burn off
I have used many epoxy coating systems. This by far the worst. At what seems a 90 percent solids properties coating, and using the supplied roller left a popcorn ceiling look that was unable to be tipped. Tipping produced clumps or product dragged to the side. Brushing left huge brush marks. Does it build thick, yes. Can you sand it? No. Not well. The can says 8 to 12 coats preferably but that is because you need to sand off 75% of that to get the finish flat enough to paint. Maybe i got an old can that was on the shelf for 10 years, i dont know. But this product i wouldnt use on a doghouse. This is the white barrier coat I am speaking of. The picture shows the pile of pits to fill after much time spent with 40 grit longboarding.