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Epoxy Putty
'White or Gray'
the Mighty Repair Kit

Marine-Tex® Epoxy Putty 'White or Gray' the mighty repair kit

Marine-Tex is the legendary high-strength repair compound designed for filling, bonding and rebuilding wood, Fiberglass, ceramic, glass, metal, masonry and many plastics.

Marine-Tex is manufactured to the highest standards to meet the harsh demands of the marine and industrial environments, and solve many problems for home, auto and hobby applications.

Marine-Tex® FlexSet™
Non-sagging, Non-shrinking, Permanently Flexible Adhesive

Marine-Tex® FlexSet™ Non-sagging, non-shrinking, permanently flexible adhesive

Marine-Tex FlexSet is a non-sagging, non-shrinking, permanently flexible epoxy adhesive.

Sandable and paintable, FlexSet resists vibration and bending failures by curing to a tough, flexible consistency that creates an air and watertight seal between mating surfaces.

Marine-Tex®
Rapid-Set
Fast Cure Epoxy
Marine-Tex® Rapid-Set Fast cure epoxy

Rapid-Set Marine-Tex is a waterproof epoxy in a convenient 1:1 mix for emergency and permanent repairs. It cures in one hour at 72°F. This 1:1 epoxy paste provides a good bond to fill cracks and voids in Fiberglass, steel, aluminum, wood, cast iron and many hard plastics.

Marine-Tex®
Gluvit
Waterproof Epoxy Sealer
Marine-Tex® Gluvit™ Waterproof epoxy sealer

Gluvit barrier coat seals and protects hulls and decks. Provides superior protection for Fiberglass, wood, aluminum, and steel. Seals leaky seams and rivets in aluminum hulls, and leaks around Fiberglass cabins or decks. Hard protective coating flexes with hull movements to bridge and seal hairline cracks.

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TE-KA
Scrubless Teak Cleaner
Marine-Tex® TE-KA™ Scrub-less teak cleaner

TE-KA takes the work out of teak care. Cleans and brightens heavily soiled teak and other fine-wood decks and trim without scrubbing or bronze wool. Removes gray oxidation, oil, fish blood stains, and residue by a two-step chemical process that is fast, easy — and scrubless. No sanding required to achieve a beautiful golden teak color. TE-KA cleans fast!

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Marine-Tex Marine-Tex® Epoxy Putty
Marine-Tex is the legendary high-strength repair compound designed for filling, bonding and rebuilding wood, Fiberglass, ceramic, glass, metal, masonry and many plastics. Marine-Tex is manufactured to the highest standards to meet the harsh demands of the marine and industrial environments, and solve many problems for home, auto and hobby applications.

Marine-Tex Epoxy Putty is a creamy paste consistency that can be applied on vertical or horizontal surfaces, easily fills gaps, and can be shaped to rebuild damaged components. Marine-Tex paste provides waterproof repairs that can be used with Fiberglass tape or cloth to bridge holes and reinforce structural repairs as needed. Emergency and permanent repairs to machinery and equipment, hulls, decks, stripped fasteners, piping and tanks are all easily accomplished with the mighty repair kit. Marine-Tex can be sanded or ground to shape, tapped and drilled, and finished with most common paints and coatings.

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Marine-Tex has set the standard for dependable repairs, Just ask any of the thousands of satisfied, experienced users who know Marine-Tex works.

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Marine Tex White Resin
Marine Tex Grey Resin

Marine Tex Catalyst Jelly

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Marine-Tex is a heavy-duty structural epoxy, used to repair aluminum, Fiberglass and wooden boats, reinstall loose or stripped fasteners, permanently bond dissimilar metals without galvanic corrosion, and fill gouges in wood, metal and Fiberglass, making repaired areas stronger than before.

Marine-Tex is an excellent choice for repairing problem areas located below the waterline. Marine-Tex is resistant to water and many chemicals.

COLORS: White and Gray. Marine-Tex Gray is recommended for machinery repairs. Marine-Tex White can be tinted with ITW Fibre-Glass Evercoat's coloring agents for Fiberglass and wood applications. Be sure to use only a small amount of coloring agent (no more than 5% of the total volume of epoxy.)

PACKAGING: Marine-Tex White and Gray are available in convenient kits, 2 oz., 14 oz., quart and gallon.

COVERAGE: For 2 oz. kit, 17 square inches at 1/8" thick. For 14 oz. kit, 124 square inches at 1/8" thick. Maximum applied thickness is 1 1/2 inches.

MIXING RATIO: 5 parts epoxy resin to 1 part hardener — by volume. (When mixing by weight, the ratio is 6.3 parts resin to 1 part hardener.) Always keep the epoxy at room temperature before mixing.

CONSISTENCY OF MIXED EPOXY: Thick, creamy no-sag putty, easily applied.
POT LIFE (WORKING TIME): At 72F, 30 minutes if mixed and spread thin across mixing board. (A lump of material, or higher temperatures, may generate a 15 - 20 minute working time due to the heat the epoxy creates within itself.)

CURE TIME: 24 hours at a constant temperature of 72F. Lower temperatures will create longer cure times. It is not recommended to apply the product in temperatures below 55F.

Mixing Info

Before starting project, store Marine-Tex at 70°F for ease of mixing and application. Read instructions on labels or instruction sheets inserted in packaged kits. The temperature of the work area must be at least 55°F, and this minimum temperature must be maintained for 24 hours while the epoxy cures.

Work in a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wear rubber or vinyl gloves and eye protection. Wash hands immediately after use.

Surface preparation is the key to epoxy adhesion. Remove all contaminants (dirt, oil, grease) with acetone or lacquer thinner. Sand area, then remove grit to improve adhesion.

Marine-Tex is a high-strength structural epoxy, designed for convenient proportioning and mixing — by volume — in a ratio of 5 parts epoxy resin to 1 part catalyst/hardener. Example: 5 level spoonfuls of epoxy resin to 1 level spoonful of hardener. The nominal variation in proportioning the two components is 10 percent. Excess hardener / catalyst will not accelerate cure time, and it can reduce the strength of the cured epoxy. (If this epoxy is mixed by weight, the ratio is 6.3 grams of epoxy to 1 gram of hardener.)

Mix the properly proportioned components with a putty stick or hard plastic squeegee on a broad flat surface, wood, cardboard or plastic. Mix only enough for 15 or 20 minutes of nominal working time. After components are thoroughly mixed, spread your mixture into a long thin line to ensure a streak-free consistency and to provide you with maximum working time. Near the end of its working time, the mixture will become very warm, and it should be discarded.

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Marine-Tex Epoxy Putty available in white and gray
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COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH*:
Gray - 13,000 PSI (910 Kg/Cm2)
White - 8,700 PSI (610 Kg/Cm2)
ADHESION SHEAR STRENGTH*:
Gray - 1,800 PSI (126 Kg/Cm2)
White - 2,300 PSI (160 Kg/Cm2)
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE:
Most common acids, alkalies and hydrocarbons.
TENSILE STRENGTH*:
Both White and Gray - 4,000 PSI (280 Kg/Cm2)
*All strengths are dependent upon make-up of substrate and surface preparation.

Marine-Tex Marine-Tex® FlexSet™ Non-sagging, Non-shrinking, Permanently Flexible Adhesive

Marine-Tex FlexSet is a non-sagging, non-shrinking, permanently flexible epoxy adhesive.

Sandable and paintable, FlexSet resists vibration and bending failures by curing to a tough, flexible consistency that creates an air and watertight seal between mating surfaces.

Bonds to Polyethylene Starboard & Marine Lumber, PVC, Hypalon®, ceramic, rubber, polyurethane, glass, acrylic, steel, Fiberglass, polycarbonate, wood, ABS, aluminum, Lexan® and dissimilar materials.

Apply above or below the waterline, in wet or dry areas.

Bonds dissimilar materials like PVC to copper. FlexSet outperforms PVC Cement! Because of the vibration and shock resistance, FlexSet is highly recommended for PVC pipe repairs. As bonded joints shrink and expand, the FlexSet moves with them. Therefore, it won't crack or break from the surface.

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Marine-Tex Flexset Resin
Marine-Tex Flexset Hardener
Hundreds of Uses
  • Bond and seal deck and hull joints
  • Bond, adhere and repair Polyethylene Starboard and Marine Lumber
  • Make underwater repairs
  • Install thru-hull fittings
  • Attach rub-rails and wood trim
  • Protect electrical insulation from moisture
  • Bond ABS, Lexan® and other "difficult materials"
  • Directly attach PVC fittings to unthreaded metal pipe
  • Repair inflatable boats, wet or dry, made from PVC, Hypalon®, polyurethane
  • Bond wood, metal, plastic, Fiberglass and more to inflatable fabric
  • Fix RV trim, tanks, skylights, roof, drains
  • Repair swimming pool liners and covers, grout leaks, skimmers, stainless filters, plumbing and drains
  • Mend diving suits and gear, spa covers, spa shells or exterior wood
  • Fix camping tents, shoes, tools, ponds, fountains, waterfalls, masonry, landscaping materials

Directions *(also see directions below for bonding polyethylene using flame treating)

1. Please note caution information on dispenser.

2. Clean and roughen all bonding surfaces. Be sure to remove contaminants such as grease, oil and dirt with a strong detergent. MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) works best to clean hard-to-bond to surfaces like Hypalon®. Use acetone or lacquer thinner to clean other surfaces. Sand to bare surface with 80-100 grit sandpaper to ensure adhesion. Remove all grit and dust after sanding. (Wash again to achieve best surface contact.)

3. Remove cap. If the material was not opened previously, cut tips of nozzle ends at groove closest to resin and hardener.

4. Disperse equal parts of resin and hardener. Add pigment if desired. (Fibre-Glass Evercoat's coloring agents work well with our epoxy material.) Do not use more than 5% pigment per total volume of epoxy.

5. Be sure to mix for two to three minutes. The FlexSet should be a uniform color. (Proper mixing time ensures an accurate cure.)

6. Apply to bonding surfaces. Press together leaving sufficient adhesive between joint.

7. Replace cap on nozzle.

8. Clean any uncured epoxy with rubbing alcohol.

Working time is 15-30 minutes. Material will set in 1-2 hours, full cure in 24 hours at 72°F. Expect longer cure times at lower temperatures.

Directions for bonding polyethylene using flame treating:

1. Fit a propane torch with flame spreader.

2. Following the operating cautions of the propane torch, ignite the flame.

bonding polyethylene using flame treating3. Observe the flame in a darkened room, noting the primary (bright blue) and secondary (faint yellow) portions of the flame (see drawing).

4. Adjust the flame so that the primary flame is contained within the spreader, and the secondary flame is 1-1/2" beyond the spreader (see drawing).

5. Treat the polyethylene to be bonded with the tip of the secondary flame by passing it over the polyethylene in 5 gentle strokes. Total exposure to the flame should be 2-3 seconds (.5 second per stroke). This light exposure should not deform or melt the polyethylene in any way.

6. Test the polyethylene for bond readiness by wetting it with water. If the water runs off immediately, the treatment was not effective. If the water sheets on the surface, the surface is ready for bonding. If unsure, compare the water's action on the treated area with the untreated area.

7. Bond joints per the above directions within 1 hour after flame treating. Always prepare test bonds to be certain that flame treating is effective with your material.

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Marine-Tex® FlexSet™ Non-sagging, Non-shrinking, Permanently Flexible Adhesive
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Color: Sand-White
Size: 30 grams

Marine-Tex Marine-Tex® Rapid-Set Fast Cure Epoxy
Rapid-Set Marine-Tex is a waterproof epoxy in a convenient 1:1 mix for emergency and permanent repairs. It cures in one hour at 72°F. This 1:1 epoxy paste provides a good bond to fill cracks and voids in Fiberglass, steel, aluminum, wood, cast iron and many hard plastics.

Rapid-Set is formulated for quick machinery and mechanical repairs, dockside or at-sea, to get back underway with minimum downtime. It is also used to secure hardware and loose fasteners.

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Marine-Tex Rapid-Set Resin
Marine-Tex Rapid-Set Hardener

Directions for use

1. Mix the two components in equal amounts with a putty stick or hard plastic squeegee on a broad flat surface. Mix only enough for 5 minutes of nominal working time.

2. After components are thoroughly mixed, spread the gray putty into a long thin line to ensure a streak-free consistency and to provide you with maximum working time.

3. Near the end of its working time, the mixture will become very warm, and it should be discarded. (Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wear rubber or vinyl gloves and eye protection. Wash hands immediately after use.)

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Rapid-Set is available in gray 2 oz kits.

Marine-Tex Marine-Tex® Gluvit™ Waterproof Epoxy Sealer

Gluvit barrier coat seals and protects hulls and decks. It provides superior protection for Fiberglass, wood, aluminum and steel. Gluvit seals leaky seams and rivets in aluminum hulls and leaks around Fiberglass cabins or decks. This hard protective coating flexes with hull movements to bridge and seal hairline cracks.

Gluvit fills minor cracks and pinholes. Its long working time allows penetration into cracks to seal and strengthen. It acts as a barrier coat to minimize water absorption and galvanic corrosion. Deteriorated wood can be renewed with a few strokes to penetrate and strengthen stringers, decking and molding.

On wooden hulls, Gluvit seals and protects planks and sheeting against water absorption and damage from marine parasites. On aluminum hulls, Gluvit seals seams and rivets and acts as a barrier coat to minimize galvanic corrosion. On jet skis, rowboats and canoes, Gluvit provides abrasion resistance to protect hull sides and bottoms from damage by grounding on beaches or rocks.

For maximum ultraviolet protection, Gluvit must be painted after full cure. Gluvit can be overcoated with any marine paint or other coating compatible with epoxies. Check with your paint supplier and make sure the coating you are using is epoxy friendly and suitable for your application.

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Gluvit Resin
Gluvit Hardener

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Deteriorated wood can be renewed with a few strokes of Gluvit. It penetrates and strengthens stringers, decking and molding. Gluvit’s excellent impact and abrasion resistant barrier coat minimizes Fiberglass blistering and corrosion. It seals leaky aluminum seams, rivets, and leaks around cabins or decks.

Repairing Leaky Aluminum Hulls:
Leaky seams in aluminum hulls can be difficult to seal. Gluvit is an excellent leak sealer and barrier coat for all types of surfaces. This waterproof epoxy flexes with hull or deck movements to resist the cracking or “checking” associated with typical epoxy systems.

Remove all contaminants from repair area with solvent or a strong detergent cleaner. Sand the area with 80-100 grit sandpaper to provide a profile for adhesion, then wipe with clean, dry rags. Apply a coat of Gluvit with brush or roller at 6-8 mils and lightly tip with a foam brush to smooth surface if desired.

The finely ground fillers in Gluvit offer superior abrasion resistance. For exceptional corrosion resistance, especially in salt water, Gluvit can be applied to rivets or an entire hull. This epoxy has a “work window” of about 60 minutes at 72°F to provide adequate time to complete big jobs.

Renewing Soft or Rotted Wood:
Dry rot is a common problem on boats with wood cabins. Gluvit can help to restore damaged wood and seal it against further deterioration. Gluvit has a long “open time” that allows it to penetrate deep into porous or rotted wood.

Drill small holes in the damaged area and fill with Gluvit. It will be absorbed by the wood, and its hard protective coating will seal against further attack by vermin or weathering.

Gluvit’s protective waterproof coating strengthens stringers, decking and molding, and it flexes with hull movements to maintain effective bridging.

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Directions

1. Remove contaminants* such as grease, oil, dirt with lacquer thinner or strong detergent. Sand to bare surface with 80-100 grit sand paper to ensure adhesion. Remove all grit and dust after sanding with another rinse of solvent. *When cleaning aluminum surfaces an Aluminum Prep Wash can aid in scarifying the surface.

2. Fill deep holes (more than 1/8" in depth) with Marine-Tex Epoxy Putty before applying Gluvit.

3. Pre-proportion sufficient resins and hardener in the correct ratio to cover the areas to be sealed and/or repaired. Gluvit can be broken up into separate batches if desired. Mixing ratio by volume for batches is 5 parts resin to 1 part hardener. If you will be using the entire kit at once, add the entire contents of the hardener into the resin and thoroughly mix contents for 3-4 minutes to insure complete mixing. Be sure you can use the entire kit within the pot life or working time period.

4. Apply Gluvit with a brush or roller at 6-8 mils film thickness. Lightly drag a foam brush in long even strokes over the freshly applied coating to smooth the surface. After the first coat cures for 12 hours at 72°F, a second coat can be applied for optimum performance.

5. Gluvit hardens overnight. Allow 48 hours at 72°F for maximum strength. Working time and cure will be longer at lower temperatures, shorter at higher temperatures. Note: If ambient temperature is below 50°F, pre-condition Gluvit and work area to at least 55°F.

Gluvit offers an open time of about 60 minutes at 72°F to provide adequate working time for larger jobs, such as an entire deck or hull. Gluvit cures in 24-30 hours at 72°F. Apply heat to speed cure if necessary or if the temperature will be below 55°F.

Gluvit may be applied over mildly damp (not wet) surfaces. Do not apply Gluvit when rain is pending. In the uncured state, Gluvit will absorb rain water, turn milky white, and take longer to cure - but it will harden in time.

To overcoat Gluvit after cure, wash the surface with warm soapy water or a dilute vinegar solution and a fine abrasive pad, or wet sand, then dry with clean towels or cloth. Frost-sand surface with 80-100 grit sandpaper to remove any gloss. Gluvit can be overcoated with any marine paint or other coating compatible with epoxies.

Polyester resins, like gel-coat, do not adhere well to epoxy material.

All Gluvit containers are slack-filled (they are not full). Materials are packaged in our facility by weight. This leaves enough room for a power mixer to blend the resin and hardener entirely.

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Gluvit Waterproof Epoxy Sealer
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Available in 2 lb and 8 lb kits. Expect a 2 lb unit of Gluvit to cover 25-35 square feet, when applied at 6-8 mils. An 8 lb unit covers 100-130 square feet at the same thickness.

Marine-Tex Marine-Tex® TE-KA Scrub-less Teak Cleaner
TE-KA takes the work out of teak care. It cleans and brightens heavily soiled teak and other fine-wood decks and trim without scrubbing or bronze wool. TE-KA removes gray oxidation, oil, fish blood stains, and residue by a two-step chemical process that is fast, easy, and scrubless. No sanding required to achieve a beautiful golden teak color.

TE-KA cleans fast!

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TE-KA Teak Cleaner Part A
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TE-KA deep cleans without any hard scrubbing.

Wear protective glasses and rubber gloves. Mask adjacent surfaces such as mahogany, metal, Fiberglass and painted areas. Do not allow TE-KA formula A to remain on caulked seams for more than 3-4 minutes before neutralizing with formula B. If formula A spills on Fiberglass, painted or other surfaces, neutralize immediately with formula B, then rinse off with plenty of water.

1. Wet teak deck and surrounding area with water. Apply formula A over wet deck directly from bottle over a 3-4 sq. ft. area. Spread evenly with a rough pad or low-bristled brush. Do not scrub. When area darkens in a few minutes, brush lightly. Mist water over any area that has dried before applying formula B.

2. Pour formula B and spread evenly over dark brown area and gently brush loosened dirt out of the grain. Area will lighten to golden yellow. Thoroughly hose area with plenty of water, including run-off area.

When cleaning teak trim, squirt on a small amount of TE-KA formula A, and spread with a small brush to prevent run-off stains.

After teak has dried, apply a quality teak oil to protect the surface of teak and other fine woods.

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