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Example 1) Thickened epoxy - Part Marine Epoxy Boat Repair

Example 2) Fairing the Chipped/Peeled/Damaged Spot

Example 3) Replacing rotten wood - sailboat bowsprit

Example 4) Submerged wood damage - marine railway

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DIY fiberglass boat  epoxy repair - wooden boat epoxy repair

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Epoxy Wooden Boat Repair examples - Marine Epoxy Putty
Epoxy wood / wooden Boat Hull Repair method using thickened marine epoxy examples
 


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Kevlar (tm) feldspar ceramic reinforced epoxy. About wall mud or cake icing thick. One of our most popular products. Can be applied underwater with or without fiberglass cloth. Has saved leaking boats/pools. Often carried by boats going offshore. Color is off-white but quickly ambers to a golden color.

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SLIDES OFF PUTTY KNIFE SMOOTHLY

Creamy yellow epoxy used for non structural fairing and filling of holes and voids. Unlike other thick epoxies it slides off a putty knife like a hot knife through butter without pulling or tugging the epoxy behind it. Stays somewhat soft for several days.

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Dark Gray smooth and slick epoxy. About as thick as toothpaste. Uniquely flexible and will bend and move. Use on surfaces that need some "give" due to expansion and contraction, vibration, etc. Good for 'bedding' objects down. Can be applied on damp surfaces.

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The 'Granddaddy' of thick epoxies and underwater epoxies. About chewing gum thick - so thick it needs temps over about 60 degrees to even come out of the can.

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Example 1) Thickened Marine Epoxy DIY Repair


The Problem:


A 5 inch section of the wooden railing on my dinghy (made from quarter round trim wood) had rotted away and needed repair.




Materials Needed:


wood scraps; plastic bag (or wax paper); 2 clamps; thickened epoxy (either an epoxy with thickeners or a pre-thickened epoxy - epoxy used here was our Wet-Dry 700 Kevlar ™ reinforced epoxy paste pigmented with a rust colored powder pigment for easy viewing).

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Epoxy Repair 'Trick'/notes:


Thickened marine epoxies are a pain to work with. They are sticky like taffy and they often droop and sag (like tar) with gravity. When using a putty knife (or your finger!), it drags the epoxy when you attempt to pull your putty knife away from the surface. The best you can do is an uneven repair with a lumpy surface and way too much epoxy to compensate for the epoxy that is dripping or sagging away from the repair site.


Covering the epoxy with thick plastic or wax paper and shaping/forming the epoxy through the plastic is an insider trick. No more epoxy sticking to your fingers/putty knife. Little or no epoxy sagging (use a lot less epoxy!), an epoxy surface as smooth as plastic!



The Epoxy Boat Repair:

wooden boat repair thickened marine epoxy


I used a piece of wood wrapped in plastic (so the epoxy would not stick to it) under the overhanging lip of the railing and held it in place with the clamps. This provided the 'bottom surface' of the repair.


Next I filled a large portion of the missing railing void space with a small piece of wood (so as to use less epoxy, provide a wood 'core' etc. and just to make things easier to work with).


Then I filled the 'hole' in, around, over, and under the wood insert mentioned above with the thickened epoxy. I just pushed it around filling in all the spaces.


Next I draped plastic over the messy epoxy and smoothed it all out with my hand through the plastic.


I left until the epoxy got hard (cured).

marine epoxy  boat repair thicken epoxy paste


When the epoxy was hard, I peeled off the plastic, clamps and wooden base. What was left is shown in the picture above. Notice how smooth and even the surface is. It is almost a perfect match to the existing surface.

rub rail boat repair with thickened marine epoxy putty


Using a right angle grinder and then a sander I quickly (within about five minutes) removed excess epoxy and got down to a nicely faired surface. A bit of non epoxy exterior putty filled two small blemishes (voids) where there wasn't quite enough epoxy.


Now, its ready for painting!


Thicken our two part Basic No Blush marine epoxy or use our Kevlar (tm) re-inforced epoxy paste - Wet Dry 700 (tm)

Basic No Blush epoxy has its own web page - click here (marine epoxy info site).

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Aluthane (tm) - an MCU sealer/tie coat/color changing sanding base. Use when restoring Wood, Fiberglass, or Metal hulled boats. ALUTHANE.



Example 2) Epoxy Fairing the Chipped/Peeled/Damaged Spot

The Problem:

Peeling blisters of paint coating on old wooden sailboat


Materials Needed:

thinned marine epoxy or Aluthane (tm).

exterior putty or epoxy putty

auto spot repair putty/glaze

coarse and fine or med sand paper


Epoxy Repair 'Trick'/notes:

boat repair 1

1) popped open delaminated blisters in paint



boat repair 2

2) open up the blister, extend to well bonded areas, and sand down the edge of the blisters with grinder



boat patch 3

3) seal the damaged area with either solvent thinned epoxy or 1 part Aluthane (Aluthane used in this example)

Aluthane (tm) - an MCU sealer/tie coat/color changing sanding base. Use when restoring Wood, Fiberglass, or Metal hulled boats. ALUTHANE.

wooden boat repair


4) exterior putty or epoxy putty over damaged area



wood boat repair

5) "Guide Coat" of spray paint on the putty. Used to show low spots when sanding


boat putty repair

6) pic #5 after sanding. Nearly all the yellow spray paint guide coat has been sanded away. Any remaining yellow paint shows 'low spots' that need more filling.



boat putty

7) Low spots, edges etc. filled with Auto Spot Putty which is smoother and denser than the initial putty used above



hull fairing on boat

8) more 'guide coat' yellow on the spot putty prior to sanding



hull fairing 2

9) after sanding - all the guide coat yellow was removed during sanding of the spot putty. Area is now smooth and faired.


guide coat boat repair


10) the finished 'patch' is now sealed with solvent thinned epoxy or more Aluthane. This protects the putty from the elements and provides a good surface for the topcoat of paint. Skip this step and you will see the outline of the patch in the topcoat of paint as the paint will 'absorb' differently into the putty patches than it does on the surrounding unpatched surfaces. This is shown in the pic above.






Example 3) Rotten Wood Epoxy Replacement - Sailboat Bowsprit

The Problem: Wood Rot

Rotten Wood Epoxy Repair - Replacement

Sailboat Bowsprit

Using the Wet Dry 700 ™ reinforced  two part epoxy paste

wet dry 700 boat repair epoxy paste


1) - view of damaged area




thickened epoxy boat repair 2


2) all rot removed (important in this case to remove all the rotten wood)




bowsprit repair with epoxy resin paste

3) - area to be filled - view 1


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WOODEN BOAT REPAIR WITH EPOXY

Epoxy Wooden Boat Repair examples - Marine Epoxy Putty
Epoxy wood / wooden Boat Hull Repair method using thickened marine epoxy examples



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4) area to be filled - view 2



spar repair epoxy 5


5) area/void filled with Wet Dry 700 (tm) epoxy




reinforced epoxy resin boat repair 5


6) hard Wet Dry 700 (tm) epoxy with form removed




rotten wood epoxy repair - 7



7) finished product - repair at other end of spar


Example 4) Marine Railway Underwater Epoxy Repair (8/2011)


The Problem:


Worm/rot damage on the submerged section (13 feet down) of a 300 ton marine railway in New York. Railway is reported to be 100 years old.


The Epoxy Repair:


over 20 gallons of Wet Dry 700 (tm) epoxy mixed with sand and/or small gravel stones applied by divers into the damaged removed voids in the wood.



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Epoxy Bilge Painting Project Click Here.




Yet another rotten plywood boat repair: The Restoration of the famous Leaf blower Powered Dinghy epoxy rot repair project


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Everyone Pays Distributor Prices for our Basic No Blush (tm) Epoxy

First the basics: Four things you need to know about marine epoxies


1) A handful of the giant chemical companies make epoxy resins and curing agents. The major marine epoxy companies - WEST, MAS, SYSTEM THREE, PROGRESSIVE EPOXY (that's us!) purchase these raw materials and then formulate/blend/modify them into their marine epoxy products. The small, discount epoxy sellers buy the bulk raw chemicals from the giant chemical companies and decant them into small units for resale. They do not formulate or modify/blend the raw chemicals. They simply repackage the 'raw' resins.

2) The 'standard' epoxies will 'blush' produce a waxy surface film during curing. All the vendors offer better, more expensive, non blushing marine epoxies. Progressive Epoxy (that's us) sells only non blushing marine epoxy (Basic No Blush ™ and Premium No Blush™ , our non hazmat to ship version).

3) Most epoxies are sold through agents, resellers and distributors. Distributors usually get the epoxy at 50% (40%-60%) off the list price. They double the price and sell it to end users like you. So most epoxies are sold by the manufacturers at 'half price' or 'distributor pricing' to distributors who mark it up and resell it. PROGRESSIVE EPOXY POLYMERS does not use distributors or resellers. You can only get Basic No Blush epoxy directly from us. Compare and you will find our prices are 50% less than the end user prices our competitors list. Our epoxy is equal or better in quality - our prices are 'distributor prices' for everyone. If we used distributors we would need to vastly increase our prices to our customers to match the 100% markup added by distributors. Call it 'distributor pricing for everyone' or ' half price' epoxy - whatever floats your boat!


4) INDUSTRY PRICING - MAJOR MARINE EPOXY FORMULATORS/MANUFACTURERS (data collected 7/19/2010)

MAS EPOXY (their Flag Non Blushing Epoxy (1.5 gal unit - approx. $178.98) http://www.masepoxies.com/users/0142C6E0-CF1D-CEE2-59ED58C41CE094DA/library/files/2010%20%20retailjan%201%202010.pdf

SYSTEM THREE (their non blushing Silver Tip Epoxy (1.5 gal unit - approx. $175) http://www.systemthree.com/store/pc/SilverTip-Laminating-Resin-c10.htm

WEST (their non blushing epoxy/207 cure (1.31 gal unit - approx. $169.16) http://www.westsystem.com/ss/price-list/

PROGRESSIVE EPOXY POLYMERS (epoxyproducts.com & epoxyusa.com - that's us!) Basic No Blush Epoxy (1.5 gal unit - approx. half the price of our competitors) http://www.epoxyproducts.com/1_marineresins.html ... BUY NOW at our second alternative (simple!) web site: www.epoxyusa.com ... We also have the web's largest floor epoxy site and leading pour-on bar top epoxy.


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RAKA (a low price epoxy seller - resin and 305 non blushing resin (1.5 gal - 6 quart kit - approx. $105) http://www.raka.com/epoxy_kits.html

How to compare marine epoxies

These are several epoxies/products I couldn't imagine not always having on hand...

Wet Dry 700 (tm) - epoxy paste that works underwater. Use to glue/fill/patch - marine epoxy catalog - home/industry epoxy cat. - order/simple web site 2.

ESP 155 (tm) - solvent thinned epoxy sealer, tie coat etc. (not for sale in S. Calif) marine epoxycatalog - home/industry epoxy cat.

Aluthane (tm) - aluminum filled moisture cured urethane - amazing paint product -  Aluthane MCU aluminum paint now as its own web page.

Basic No Blush (tm) marine epoxy - if you work on boats, this is the best epoxy at the best price. marine epoxy  catalog - order/simple web site 2.


 

The Marine Epoxy Everything Guide

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Basic No Blush Marine Epoxy Product Page

Basic No Blush 12 oz Marine Epoxy sampler

Marine Epoxy Catalog page (multiple epoxies)

Basic No Blush Marine Epoxy User Reviews / Feedback

How To Evaluating Marine Epoxy brands and Vendors

Marine Epoxy prices - what it really costs!

Marine Epoxy amine blush - what is epoxy Blush?

Dinghy Marine Epoxy boat repair case study

Stitch and glue Marine Epoxy construction

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