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The Marine Epoxy Everything Guide

comparing marine epoxies

 



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Dec 2008 from Doug: "The following is my opinion of a good company. My affiliation is as a DIY end user. No recompense, no funny business: I've been refurbishing our 1973 ketch and have done some epoxy work in that process. I've never worked with epoxy before this. I talked to several local glass workers and researched on line to learn a bit about epoxy. I searched for different vendors and their prices. I settled on a place in New Hampshire called Progressive Epoxy Polymers. (http://www.epoxyproducts.com)

My first thought was, what a mess of a website. I found it very confusing. Since I first came upon it, there have been improvements made to make it more "user friendly". Aside from that, the site is most informative to this beginning DIY's. I was won over by the explanations, descriptions of chemistries, MSDS's , suggested usages, and personal responsiveness of the owner and his wife. I did a calculation of prices per ounce, approximating the match of the different brand's products. I realize that there is no way I can say I'm comparing the same chemistry of different brands. Nevertheless, Progressive Epoxy prices remain the best I have found.

I've used the Premium No Blush (~15 gallons), Low-V (~2 gal), a putty with kevlar, and some elastomeric stuff. In addition I've used the fumed silica, micro balloons, ezy-thick, chopped glass & milled glass.

Progressive Epoxy Polymers is my epoxy source, I recommend them."



 

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.

Marine Catalog  ///// Stitch n Glue ///// Epoxy Only Google Search ///// Epoxy Guru Help Site ///// Marine Boat Epoxy Etc. Links

"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

 



MARINE CATALOG HOMEPAGE

Inside Our Marine Catalog:

Section One TWO PART MARINE EPOXIES- CLEAR EPOXIES

basic no blush epoxy, premium no blush epoxy, esp 155 epoxy,  low v epoxy


Section Two FILLERS THICKENERS ADDITIVES

fumed silica; microsphere/balloons; poly fibers; graphite, wood flour; EZ thick; rock flour


Section Three THICKENED EPOXIES - EPOXY PUTTIES, ETC.

wet/dry 700; splash zone; epoxy cream; splash zone a-788


Section Four TWO PART EPOXY PAINTS (barrier coats)

corro coat FC 2100; water gard 300; CM 15; liqua tile 11 72 potable water; rough coat; water prime


Section Five URETHANES AND NON-EPOXY COATINGS Aluthane (aluminum coating); LPU Marine; india spar varnish; acrylic poly uv plus, polyester poly


Section Six NON-SKID DECK COATINGS

walnut shell,; s15


Section Seven MARINE REPAIR PRODUCTS

pipe wrap; fiberglass tape (cloth); Capt. Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure


Section Eight MISC. MARINE PRODUCTS

short nap rollers; TA 661 (solvent free epoxy clean-up); 1 inch foam brushes; 2 inch bristle brushes; tongue depressors


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GOOGLE SITE SEARCH - Click here Epoxy specific site search


Click here - YouTube video. Learn about Progressive Epoxy Polymers Inc.


Click here - Dozens of boat repair info links across the internet. - (everything is here!)


THREE MUST READ WEB PAGES


MPRICES - 2 part marine epoxy pricing issues - CLICK HERE -


MEPOXIES - comparing 2 part clear marine epoxies - CLICK HERE - (you are here already!)


EVAL4U - how to evaluate your marine/non marine epoxy vendor - CLICK HERE -


 



 

 
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