MARINE EPOXY Pages (part 1 of 3)
THIS IS PAGE ONE OF A THREE PART WEB 'PACKAGE'
COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF BOAT REPAIR
Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc.
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Things go better with Fiberglass Cloth
We sell 9 oz fiberglass cloth in 50 yard rolls.
Three inch or four inch wide fiberglass "tape". The
"tape" is easier for beginners to work with than big
sheets of fiberglass - (saturate with epoxy and
apply like strips of duct tape). Use for
boat-building and/or repair, epoxy pipe wrap
projects, and basement leak repair (sort of a
dry-wall tape system but using fiberglass cloth and
epoxy. Note that when using epoxy and fiberglass
cloth, the strength comes from the fiberglass cloth
and not the epoxy. - Order the 3 inch or 4 inch
fiberglass rolls at either of our on-line stores or
call to order your epoxy and cloth - 603 - 435
Things go better with Fiberglass Cloth
We sell 9 oz fiberglass cloth in 50 yard rolls. Three inch or four inch wide fiberglass "tape". The "tape" is easier for beginners to work with than big sheets of fiberglass - (saturate with epoxy and apply like strips of duct tape). Use for boat-building and/or repair, epoxy pipe wrap projects, and basement leak repair (sort of a dry-wall tape system but using fiberglass cloth and epoxy. Note that when using epoxy and fiberglass cloth, the strength comes from the fiberglass cloth and not the epoxy. - Order the 3 inch or 4 inch fiberglass rolls at either of our on-line stores or call to order your epoxy and cloth - 603 - 435 -7199.
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THREE MUST READ WEB PAGES
MPRICES - 2 part marine epoxy pricing issues - CLICK HERE -
MEPOXIES - comparing 2 part clear marine epoxies - CLICK HERE -
EVAL4U - how to evaluate your marine/non marine epoxy vendor - CLICK HERE -
Nearly all boat projects require multiple products: structural repair putties, fairing compounds, barrier coats, primers and sealers, laminating resins with fiberglass cloth and fillers. Generally people need help with product selection, amounts and application. No web site can give all this support, especially when so many things are involved. Our customers call 24/7 including nights, weekends and holidays for that kind of pre-purchase advice and application help. It is the only way to get a two way conversation to happen. 603.435.7199 EST
"Salvaged 45' sailboat. Purchased all my epoxy from you. I've been in the water two years and time to redo the bottom. Very happy with all the advise and delighted with how good the bottom held up. Started with 155, epoxy cream, `155 and three coats of Cm15 for barrier coat." MASON 11/16
AMINE BLUSH WITH MARINE EPOXIES
blush4u.html - amine blush is a waxy film (sometimes visible/sometimes not) that can form on epoxy resins as they cure. It needs to be removed or it could affect the adhesion of anything applied over the epoxy. Most vendor's standard epoxy is a blushing epoxy, althought they may also offer a NO BLUSH or NON BLUSHING marine epoxy, which we recommend. However non blushing epoxies will cost a bit more. When comparing epoxies, be sure to compare 2 blushing or 2 non blushing "Professional Grade / Commercial Grade / Industrial Grade" epoxy resin systems. Our primary epoxy is non-blushing - Basic No Blush (tm) marie epoxy.
MARINE EPOXY MIX RATIOS
mixratio.html - why do some epoxies have a 5:1 mix ratio, but others have a 2:1 ratio? What happens if you use extra part B?
CREATING NON-SLIP SURFACES
nonslip.html - issues and different methods to create an non slip surface (ROUGH COAT) epoxy with grit already in it
MARINE EPOXY PRICING
prices4u.html - what drives epoxy prices? How much should you pay?
WHEN YOUR EPOXY GETS HARD IN ITS CONTAINER
crystal.html - like honey, epoxy resin and crystallize and harden in its container. What should you do?
OSMOTIC BLISTERS ON FIBERGLASS HULLS
blister4u.html - what to do if (options) if your hull fiberglass hull as blisters. Also, 3rd party article on boat blisters - blisterart.html .
EPOXY BARRIER COATS FOR FIBERGLASS HULLS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
barrier4u.html - barrier coats are used to slow or stop water from penetrating fiberglass hulls and forming blisters
PAINTING EPOXY WITH ENAMEL - A WARNING
enamel.html - sometimes old fashion enamel paint will not dry over epoxy. Learn why
bagging.html - products, info an links to vacuum resin infusion
FLEXIBLE COATINGS AND EPOXIES
flex.html - epoxies are generally hard and brittle, but sometimes you need an epoxy that can move and give...
SURFACE PREP AND DEGREASING
prep.html - they say that preparation is 90% of any project. Certainly it is with epoxy related projects
Everyone gets Distributor Pricing for our Top Rated Basic No Blush ™ epoxy - details .
One of our marine epoxy competitors (now a mere impersonal, product line sub-division within a big industrial corporation) claims a 30% savings in time using non blushing marine epoxies. Non blushing marine epoxies do not require washing or sanding between epoxy coats or top coating with other paints. Note that we offer Basic No Blush marine epoxy with fast, slow and regular curing agents (and it also includes bubble breakers for a more perfect finish). Our Premium No Bush epoxy is Nonyl free and uses an special curing agent is can be air shipped (shipped without restrictions).
Epoxy Crazing Notice/Warning
There are two types of Marine Epoxy Vendors: 1) discount, bulk, REPACKAGERS who simple buy drums of raw resin and raw curing agent(s) from the big chemical companies and fill plastic jugs for resale; 2) FORMULATORS take the raw epoxy chemicals add to them to enhance and improve the raw "moonshine" into a "fine whiskey". Learn more repackagers/formulators.
Our Basic No Blush (tm) is a formulated non blushing epoxy by Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. (homepage). that includes additions for reduced brittleness and exclusive (only we have it) bubble breakers for a more perfect looking finish. Basic No Blush is the least expensive of the formulated epoxies and considered the best marine epoxy by many ex-users of the other formulated epoxies.
REPACKAGED EPOXY WARNING: Over the years I have seen and had reports of non-formulated, raw resin/cure epoxies (which are extremely hard and brittle) becoming crazed with millions of cracks (like shattered safety glass) in outdoor settings that experience big changes in temperature. Formulated epoxies all seem to be 'fixed' to allow for this expansion and contraction without cracking by making them less brittle and better able to handle internal stresses.
"I've been using the Basic No Blush epoxy on all my own stuff, and using up all the West epoxy on most customers boats. When the West is finally gone I'll only be using your epoxies. Good stuff. I'm rebuilding an old Rybovich so a big order in the future..." Patrick (comment with on-line order 9/4/07) ---- Order No Blush online
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