MARINE EPOXY

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COMPARING TWO PART CLEAR

MARINE EPOXY RESINS

 

   

Joseph E. Jessop (age 92) and Jack Sutphen (1990's/80's?)

photo by Bob Couarnubias


Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc.

"The Right Epoxy Fixes Darn Near Everything!"

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Paul Oman, MS, MBA - Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. (floor epoxies, marine epoxies, underwater epoxies, repair epoxies)

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INTRODUCTION TO MARINE EPOXIES FROM PROGRESSIVE EPOXY POLYMERS, INC. (homepage link)

 

Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. offers several different "MARINE EPOXIES." - The most popular and best selling is our BASIC NO BLUSH. We also sell PREMIUM NO BLUSH,  ESP 155 (a clear solvent based epoxy sealer, primer and tie coat), and LOW V (a solvent free, low viscosity resin that will bond to wet or damp surfaces.


Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. accepts emails and phone calls (questions, support, orders) on nights, weekends, and holidays. Missed calls are returned quickly even outside of regular working hours (i.e. evening, weekends and holidays).


Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. is run by boating people that are coating professionals belonging to coating professional trade organizations. The company supports its local community with membership in the Local Better Business Bureau. All products are manufactured in the United States.

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BASIC NO BLUSH EPOXY

BASIC NO BLUSH is a formulated marine epoxy available with fast/winter curing agent (good to below freezing work temperatures for "fast setting" at normal temperatures), a normal curing agent (generally used in temps from about 45 to 85 degrees), and a slow/summer curing agent (good for hot weather or when a longer pot life is helpful such as in vacuum injection projects or very large glassing projects at normal temperatures). The different curing agents can be blended together to create different pot life scenarios as long as the 2 parts resin to 1 part curing agent mix ratio is maintained.


BASIC NO BLUSH is a non-blushing (no amine blush) epoxy resin. The competition (some of them) also offer non blushing versions of their epoxy but at a much greater cost than their 'regular' marine epoxy. When doing product comparisons be sure to compare their non blushing versions to our BASIC NO BLUSH.

 

 

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). 

 


BASIC NO BLUSH is the only epoxy in its class that contains "bubble breakers". This stops or reduces unsightly bubbles in the epoxy due to mixing or outgassing from the substrate or fiberglass cloth. It is more useful in non-marine applications of BASIC NO BLUSH such as epoxy table or bar tops.


BASIC NO BLUSH is also used to: 1) create or re-seal pebble stone decks around pools and patios, 2) on epoxy table tops and bar tops, 3) on penny floors, 4) the epoxy resin used with "metallic floors". This link (click here) takes you to another basic no blush web site that explores these non-marine (and marine) applications of basic no blush epoxy in more detail.


BASIC NO BLUSH is a 2:1 mix ratio epoxy (by volume). It is sold in 1.5 gal units packed in plastic one gallon jugs. It is also available in 3 quart units, packed in  metal cans. Both are shipped UPS ground from New Hampshire. The factory in Rhode Island packages and ships 15 gallon units (or any gallon amount larger than 15 gallons) packed in 5 gallon plastic pails. The epoxy can also be picked up, by appointment only, in either the New Hampshire or Rhode Island location.


BASIC NO BLUSH is only shipped by 'ground' and only to addresses in the lower 48 domestic states.




 

PREMIUM NO BLUSH EPOXY

PREMIUM NO BLUSH epoxy is a step up from the basic no blush epoxy. It is a very pure, unaltered resin system. It is a cyclo-aliphatic resin system and contains no "epoxy thinning" nono-phenol. It uses an amber colored curing agent that is non-hazmat to ship (so it can be air shipped unlike the other epoxies). If you want the very best, this is the epoxy to purchase.


PREMIUM NO BLUSH has a 1.5:1 mix ratio by volume. Standard packaging is 2.5 gallon units but it is also available in 40 oz and 80 oz units from our New Hampshire location. The factory in Rhode Island sells it in 25 gallon units (or any gallon amount over 25 gallons) packed in 5 gallon pails.


 

NON MARINE APPLICATIONS OF PREMIUM NO BLUSH EPOXY

 

premium no blush marine epoxy

 

custom spear gun with Premium No Blush protective finish

 

Hi Paul,

Hope this finds you well... Here are some pics. Let me know what you think.

In terms of practical testing your Premium No Blush Epoxy in sea water...it is just Great...it stood against very harsh conditions and still going on very strong. Unlike W@@T Sys@@m Epoxy...it did not blush at all...and actually the yellowish color addition makes the guns even nicer...reacting with teak wood to a golden dark brown color...beat that!

Because of your epoxy, I had to recall most of the guns (coated with W@@T Sys@@m) sold locally and recoat them with your epoxy...just couldn't handle them coated any other way.

Best regards, Ihab - Egypt - Custom Spear Gun manufacturer.


Another customer of ours (5/2013) uses the Premium No blush on parts of custom guitars that he makes. He also reports a superior finish with this epoxy compared to the finishes he gets with other epoxies.




 

ESP 155 EPOXY

ESP 155 is a thin solvent based epoxy sealer, primer, and tie coat. It is approximately 25% solvent and 75% high end epoxy resin. It is a 1:1 mix ratio epoxy sold in 2 quart units (1 quart Part A and 1 quart Part B). Coverage is approximately 150 square feet per 2 quart unit. Sold only from our New Hampshire location.


 

LOW V EPOXY

LOW V is sometimes used in combination with the basic no blush (such as in the Thistle Class Sailboat restoration link here). It is low viscosity, solvent free  (2:1 mix ratio) and bonds to wet or damp surfaces. It is the marine epoxy used to inject into rotting, spongy wood / balsa deck cores of fiberglass coats to "firm them up."




 

FORMULATED VS. REPACKAGED RESIN SYSTEMS

 

A very small number 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 (which are usually too brittle for many applications).

 

REPEAT: There are two types of epoxy vendors. The 'serious' professional grade epoxies  are formulated by beginning with  the raw resins manufactured by the giant chemical companies. Call these companies EPOXY FORMULATORS.  Generally the low price epoxy vendors merely repackage these raw bulk resins. Not a good thing!  Call these companies EPOXY REPACKAGERS. Lots of repackagers focus on the marine epoxy marketplace. Repackaged epoxy It is the difference between Moonshine and Jack Daniels. Use only FORMULATED SPECIAL PURPOSE EPOXIES LIKE THOSE SOLD IN THIS WEB SITE. Going cheap can have very $$$ consequences. Our Basic No Blush epoxy is the least expensive formulated epoxy - and sometimes cheaper then the repackaged resins.

 




 

MARINE EPOXY PRICING

 

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 regular or non blushing epoxies sell for. 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!




 

MIX RATIOS


Mix ratios as close to 1:1 or 2:1 are better as they tolerate slight errors in the mix ratio better. Given an error in a 5:1 mix ratio and you can suddenly be mixing it at 4:1 and not knowing it. The result might not be good. More about mix ratio errors -
CLICK HERE (epoxy mix ratios). Most epoxies have a 1:1, 2:1 or 3:1 mix ratio (by volume).

The part B curing agent is much more expensive than the part A resin. By designing their marine epoxies to use less curing agent per amount of part A resin, a company maximizes their profit at your expense.




 

FORMALDEHYDE

 

 At least one of the major epoxy vendors uses formaldehyde in their curing agents! Check the MSDS of your vendor's epoxy for this chemical. Formaldehyde is a nasty chemical that can may be responsible for 'pre-mature' epoxy sensitivity which results in a nasty and the end of one's ability to work with epoxies. Formaldehyde was a common chemical additive in my products in the 60s and 70s, but is now rare.

 

REPEAT: Some people develop a serious skin rash etc. after working with epoxies (skin contact) over a period of years. It has ended more than one 'epoxy career'. It seems to vary slightly from epoxy to epoxy, but there is probably no escape if you develop this sensitivity. Factors that may affect this issue include: formaldehyde in the formulation, nonyl phenol in the formulation, blushing epoxies (because you have to physically 'clean' the not fully cured epoxy). Our Premium No Blush™ epoxy is formaldehyde free, non blushing, nonyl free, and non hazmat to ship.

 

Subject: boat

"Hey there, I finally finished my boat. It is covered one end to other with y'alls epoxy. I really like your Basic No Blush marine epoxy and still no rash!"

Mike (Mike had suffered from Epoxy Sensitivity and skin rashes from other epoxies. He had no rash problem with our epoxy)

 




 

sailing boat

Progressive Epoxy Polymers'  Paul Oman

solo sailing his former Coronado 25, "Temptress "

on Galveston Bay - early 1990s

 


W.B. wrote:

Paul-

My little company in upstate NY produces seaplane pontoons and an occasional racing sailboat. Loved your basic no blush marine epoxy.
you should mention that when mixing large batches (1/2 gallon) it doesn't do the exotherm thing as quickly as west. On a warm
day with west you almost can't finish mixing before it starts to get hot hot hot.


Subject: UV and epoxy colorings...
From: J. A.
To: <pauloman555@yahoo.com>

Excellent web site!!! I have started testing your "Basic No Blush Epoxy". Wow! Good stuff and affordable too. I intentionally incorrectly mixed your product to test its sensitivity to mix ratio variations. Very, very forgiving. The pot life is very consistent even with some variation in ratio and set up is consistent as well. It also does not seem to flash as easily as other epoxies I have worked with. I got by working in the 16 oz. mixing cups without having to pour to a wider flat bottomed container. I usually wait till an epoxy starts to flash or just slightly heats up in the cup before I pour it into an ice cream bucket. That is of course not a summer time practice but my shop can get down to 60 F. in the winter. But your product did not seem to heat a lot. I was even a little nervous about it setting up but it cured like a champ! I am very happy with your Basic No Blush and I'll be back for more.

Sincerely yours -- J.A.


I've been using the basic on all my own stuff, and using up all the west 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




 

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1) Our marine/boating epoxy online catalog site (www.epoxyproducts.com/marine.html) which then links to:



Section One MARINE - CLEAR EPOXIES sometimes called 'goo' ***********



 Section Two FILLERS THICKENERS ADDITIVES ***********



 Section Three THICKENED EPOXIES - EPOXY PUTTIES - sometimes called 'goo', ETC. ***********



 Section Four EPOXY PAINTS (barrier coats) ***********



 Section Five URETHANES AND NON-EPOXY COATINGS ***********



Section Six NON-SKID DECK COATINGS ***********



Section Seven MARINE REPAIR (fiberglass cloth etc) PRODUCTS ***********



Section Eight MISC. MARINE PRODUCTS ***********


 


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