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APPREHENSIVE? New to Epoxies? (They can be $$$). Let's talk (603 - 435 - 7199 or EMAIL) and put yourself at ease with a 1 on 1 conversation about your project, which products will work best for you, and how to use them. After purchase "handholding", support, and encouragement are also available anytime. We freely share our 20 plus years of epoxy experience and problem solving experience.  If our owner, Paul Oman, is not available he will return your call quickly. Emails are answered all day long. Without potential customers, repeat customers, and friends like you that want some free, quick advice, New Hampshire based Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc., a Better Business Bureau member, would not exist. Thank you in advance and thank you for visiting epoxyproducts.com. We appreciate you interest in our company.

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EVERYTHING EPOXY

Two Part Epoxy Product Groups:

(EVERYTHING - EPOXY DOT INFO  ---  Intro to basic epoxy resin types )

Marine

Goto: Everything Epoxy Marine Epoxy Resin (epoxy goo or goop) Section

Floor

Goto: Everything Epoxy Floor Epoxy Paint Section

Table Bar Top Pour On Resin

Goto: Everything Epoxy Table Top Bar Top Epoxy Section

Underwater and Repair Epoxies

Goto: Everything Epoxy Thick Epoxy / Underwater Epoxy

 

two part epoxy resin


YOUR HOST

 

Paul Oman - MS. MBA

A.K.A. “Professor E. Poxy”  -- "The Old Goat"  -- "Epoxy Guru"

epoxies since 1994

Pittsfield, NH

Member: NACE (National Assoc. of Corrosion Engineers)

 SSPC (Soc. of Protective Coatings)


MEMBER:  Internet Epoxy Confederation (IEC - CLICK HERE TO VISIT) -- "Where Professionalism Still Matters"


 marine garage floor bar table top resins
learn about the primary epoxy product groups - marine floor table bar BUY LINKS

American Made Epoxy Products

 

American made epoxies - marine floor underwater

    Photo : Drake's Park - Downtown Pittsfield, NH



MARINE EPOXY RESIN

BASIC NO BLUSH EPOXY RESIN

boat building and pebble deck sealer

 

This product is a Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. best selling, favorite product. Visit our FAVORITES web page at: epoxyproducts.com/favorites4u.html                View other popular one-of-a-kind products.

 

Index of marine epoxy online articles - blister repair, barrier coats, underwater fixes, stitch and glue  etc. CLICK HERE

 


 

stitch and glue marine epoxy boat building

-- marine epoxy boat building - "stitch and glue" construction --

Massive marine epoxy boat links site

 

This product as three primary uses. It is a very popular marine epoxy for boat building and repair. It is often used to reseal epoxy/pebble stone decks (coverage 200 square feet per 1.5 gal kit). This formulated epoxy is designed for outdoor use and it is just the right thickness for pebble decks (not too thin - not too thick). Finally, it is used on epoxy covered tables and bars (often using the slower setting summer curing agent and top coated with our India Spar Varnish). Available with slow summer curing agent for application in hot weather and a fast winter curing agent for wintertime boat projects.

 

 

What you need to know about marine epoxies is that some vendors formulate their product using raw resins and curing agents manufactured only by a handful of large chemical companies (including Basic No Blush marine epoxy available from progressive epoxy polymers inc - epoxyusa.com and epoxyproducts.com). The 'low ball' vendors  simply buy a resin and a single curing agent in bulk from those big chemical companies and repackage it to their customers in small units. It is like a restaurant using canned or frozen vegetables or frozen hamburger patties. The formulator vendors use a blend of curing agents and other products to 'create' a marine epoxy with the properties they want.

 

The second thing you need to know about marine epoxies is the outrageous prices/mark ups that the major vendors (who are also formulators) charge. They are probably making their formulated epoxies at $30 - $48 or so per gallon. Packaging, labels etc. can add a few bucks per gallon. An 800 phone number, slick marketing materials and trade show exhibits add some more cost per unit.  Distributors and agents demand a 40-60% discount on list price (which is then marked back up in price and results in the distributors' profit).  Even with the 60% distributor discount the epoxy formulator is making a good profit - providing they make the list price very high. Don't forget these folks also make a great salary - paid for from those high marine epoxy prices. Bottom line, if you can buy your marine epoxy from distributors, you're paying too much.  Look for formulated marine epoxies that are under about $75 a gallon. That means a good profit for the formulator, but not outrageous.

 

Another trick is to email the epoxy vendor with a question and see how long it takes for them to reply back. This gives you an idea how much they care about customers and potential customers. You might also ask them, or look for product MSDS sheets or product data pages. MSDS are required by law and must be made available, but are often not (this situation is improving).

 

Marine epoxies are all similar - coffee is coffee - right?. Differences include things like blushing or non blushing (you want non blushing but most folks sell the cheaper blushing marine epoxy); slightly different working times, viscosity, and brittleness.

 

India spar varnish

 Cedar strip canoe using Marine Epoxy and India Spar Varnish

User Comments:

"Paul - My little company in upstate XX 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 ZZZZ. Brand. On a warm day with ZZZZ you almost can't finish mixing before it starts to get hot hot hot."

 

User Comments -  resealing pebble decks

Jack and Kathleen 7/16: "A few years ago we had a contractor install 450 sq. ft. of pebble stone and after a couple years it needed re-coating in the areas affected by the Sun. I researched different products and picked one that I thought sounded good and ordered it. Well that product didn't last very long so I continued researching online and found Paul's website. After reading all the great information I ordered the No Blush product and some of the recommended split rollers. We waited for a 3-day no rain forecast and even though it was a warm 72-degree morning I had my wife mix small batches while I applied the No Blush without any hardening problems and we finished the job in a couple of hours. The finished job looks better than when first installed by the contractor.

Many thanks"

 


User Comments:


"I'm in the process of starting a boat school in Portland, OR (
http://wind-and-oar-boatschool.org/). We are working on our first boat, which is a St Ayles skiff, with a group of 10 completely novice women doing the build. Its the first all women build and the first on the west coast. The St Ayles Skiff is a Iain Oughtred design done for the Scottish Fisheries Museum and now the cornerstone of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Project (http://scottishcoastalrowing.org/). Last fall WoodenBoat Publications picked up the concept and got 5 high schools in Maine to start the boat and I am mirroring the idea for high schools in Portland. The first youth boat will start this fall but in the mean time a group of women approached me about building one too.

When it came time to decide about epoxies, I turned to Michael Bogoger (Dory-man) for advice. He suggested your Basic No Blush marine epoxy  and we've been extremely happy with it. The forgiving nature of the basic no-blush has been ideal for a school situation where many people are mixing and consistency is not necessarily high. Michael has covered our build on his blog several times and this link (
http://dory-man.blogspot.com/2011/06/wind-and-oar-boat-building-school.html) is to one of his posts where you can see us using your product. His first post about us was on the occasion of his first visit to Portland when I had him give a little seminar on epoxies."

 

The least expensive FORMULATED  marine epoxy available - And NON BLUSHING too!  Cheaper than even some of the 'repackaged' resins sold as marine epoxy (which you don't want to use)

Order this EPOXY product NOW

 

"JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I HAVE COMPLETED MY REBUILD ON THE 1975 SKI NAUTIQUE. I AM MORE THAN IMPRESSED WITH YOUR PRODUCTS AND EVEN MORE SO WITH YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE. A + COMPANY." - Bob 10/14

 


FLOOR EPOXY PAINT

 

Index of floor epoxy online articles - prep, products, issues etc. CLICK HERE

 

two part garage floor epoxy paint

-- floor epoxy paint application --

Massive floor epoxy paint links site

Quick Start to Understanding Epoxy Floors

The most simple epoxy floor 'system' has you clean and sweep your floor, roll down the epoxy and perhaps throw down some colored chips on top (or some non-skid grit).  Most box store and internet epoxy floor  web sites fall into this category. The system generally works, but it is not how a professional contractor would do an epoxy floor.

At the other end of the extreme is the following:  renting a floor grinder to grind 'open' the floor and remove old coatings, or a shot-blast machine for the same thing. Other prep methods might include acid etching, high pressure water etc. These do nothing for grease and oil stains which you might never get clean enough for the epoxy to stick over them.

Next in the 'extremely professional' approach is  an optional concrete internal sealer to help control moisture in the concrete, followed by an optional epoxy primer (either a water based epoxy or a solvent thinned epoxy). Then the working coat of water or solvent free epoxy paint. Colored chips are added into a middle clear coat of either clear epoxy or clear polyurethane. Then a sealing coat of clear polyurethane (The best are 2 part polys with massive uv blockers to keep the epoxy (clear and pigmented) from yellowing in the UV light (these special 2 part polys - like our acrylic poly uv plus - are similar to auto clear coat and have uv blockers). Our acrylic poly UV plus cannot be sold in Calf . 99.9% of clear 1 and 2 part polyurethanes do not have substantial UV blockers.

Issues you have to consider include:

1) how much surface prep you are willing to do.

2) how much money and time (and layers of coatings) you are willing to deal with?

3) which kind of epoxy you want to use - water based, solvent free, (we offer the only epoxy floor coating with non skid grit mixed in). It may be too hot to apply some types in summer.

4) the amount, size, and colors of the colored paint chips if you go this route. (we are the only ones that send you to the 2 paint chip manufacturers to buy direct). How much of the floor do  you want covered in chips? 5%, 25 % 100%??? There are DIY alternatives to the chips such as flicking paint droplets onto the floor.

5) do you put the chips directly upon the colored epoxy or do you put them into a clear epoxy middle coat, or a 2 part poly middle coat? Clear epoxies will yellow so if you put paint chips into a thick clear epoxy middle coat )you need special uv protection on top. Using the clear epoxy puts the chips into a thick middle coat instead of thin middle coat giving a different look and texture.

6) many concrete surfaces are full of air and if you apply the epoxy at the wrong time the epoxy  will be covered with bubbles and popped bubbles with razor sharp edges. (usually only an issue when the cement was poured NOT by a professional concrete vendor who uses special machines to get the air out of the wet concrete).

7) the often used clear top coat is an issue too. Good ones cost too much for use in mass market floor kits and the 'auto clear coat' grade is hard to find and $$. Do you really need one?

8) hard working floors with forklifts and other heavy tools need an epoxy floor fully saturated with sand or aluminum oxide so that the quartz sand grains, and not the much softer epoxy resin, is supporting the load and drag of the heavy equipment. - this is the other extreme from an epoxy floor just to keep dust and dirt down and hide a few cracks.

All these issues, solutions, options, (prep issues, type of epoxies, quartz epoxy floors, where to get the paint chips, clear coat options etc) are all addressed with links to them in our EPOXY FLOOR LINKS PAGE.  Better still, just call us at 603-435-7199 anytime  for immediate answers and suggestions. A suggestion is to order a 48 oz test unit of our solvent free Industrial Floor epoxy (our most popular commercial grade floor epoxy available in light gray or beige) to test and play with in advance of your big project and climb a bit of the learning curve. (order at our simple web store - www.epoxyusa.com).  You may decide to skip then entire paint chip complication and just use the monochrome one color epoxy. Also be sure to see our floor epoxy section of our online epoxy catalog.

 

 

First thing to know is that epoxy floor paints are either water based or solvent based. The water based ones are thin and roll on easily and quick. They are very thin and don't fill or hide cracks or defects. In fact they can make these things stand out more.

 

Solvent free (or almost solvent free) epoxy floor paints are honey thick and apply as one thick coating usually applied by a short nap roller. They hide surface defects and cracks (wet thickness equals dry thickness). Coverage is about 100-150 sf per gallon, compared to about 250 sf per gallon for the water based floor epoxies.

 

Typical DIY vendors tend to "trick" consumers with water based vs solvent free epoxy floor coatings. Those pushing water based epoxies will brag about how much coverage their product has vs the other guy (who sells a solvent free epoxy). The solvent free epoxy vendor will brag about how one coat of  their product equals 5 or so coatings of the other guy's product (water based). This is unfair comparisons between very different kinds of floor epoxies designed to make their product stand out and to get you to buy their epoxy. Sneaky at best!

 

More basics: 1) All epoxies yellow (the water based ones no so much). 2) Grease and oil in the cement often cannot be completely removed and might/cause the epoxy to peel up in the future. No way to tell if you've been able to really degrease the cement well enough until after the fact. 3) Moisture in the concrete from the ground (was there a vapor barrier under the cement slab?) can also prevent epoxy ( or any coating) from bonding well. There are a few things you can try, but success can still be iffy. 4) Some concrete surfaces contain lots of air and if you apply a thick epoxy (solvent free or low solvent) in the morning when temperatures are increasing, the air in the concrete will expand and 'get stuck' in the thick epoxy - resulting in bubbles and creators  (popped bubbles). These are the 'cons' of an epoxy floor - or issues to consider. All the vendors will boost about the great things about epoxy floors, but few tell you about the cons and possible issues. If they do it tends to be AFTER you gave them your money.

 

It is trendy today to have colored chips applied to a solid color epoxy floor. The most 'rude and crude' way is to just sprinkle then on top of the epoxy. A more professional approach is to apply the into a middle or top coat of clear epoxy and or clear polyurethane - a multi coat system.

 

Finally any vendors sell a clear poly top coat to apply over the epoxy. High quality polyurethanes are two part and both expensive and not very user friendly. Almost none of them have any UV protection to keep the epoxy from yellowing. Generally, even if the DIY vendor is selling a decent epoxy, they almost always offer a low end clear top coat - if only to stay price competitive with their other dishonest competitors.

 

 

WATER BASED (WATERBORNE)

EPOXY FLOOR PAINTS

 

SOLVENT FREE (or low solvent)

EPOXY FLOOR PAINTS

(comparison table)

Water Bond Epoxy  (tm)

med. gray only

(comparison table)

Industrial Floor Epoxy (tm)

light gray or beige only

 

* actually contains voc solvents plus water (restricted in some locations)

* slight odor

* very long pot life

* water clean-up

* large coverage per gallon

* good color stability

* very thin coating - will not hide flaws (may highlight them)

* somewhat breathable and some penetration into concrete (good adhesion)

* generally less used than solvent free epoxy floor paints

* can be primer /sealer under other epoxy (non epoxy) floor systems

 

 

 

* no solvents or VOC issues (solvent free only)

* generally odorless

* wet thickness equals dry thickness (no shrinking)

* thick coating hides flaws and imperfections

* can trap air bubbles from expanding air in concrete

* shows epoxy yellowing in UV

* coverage about 150 sf per gallon

* creates vapor seal (radon etc)

* can have adhesion issues on damp moisture rich surfaces

* tough and durable

* standard commercial - professional floor solution

* short pot life - working time

* use with colored chips or colored sands

* works with chips - sands - multi-coat systems

 

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FLOOR EPOXY INTRO GUIDE


PROGRESSIVE EPOXY POLYMERS, INC (SINCE 1992)

 

 

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FLOOR EPOXY INTRO GUIDE


PROGRESSIVE EPOXY POLYMERS, INC (SINCE 1992)

 

Industrial Floor Epoxy (tm) THE BEST COMMERCIAL

GRADE SOLVENT FREE FLOOR EPOXY


This is a top-of-the-line  (best) professional contractor grade product - Industrial Floor Epoxy (tm), repackaged in smaller units for a larger market. Perfect for use over vinyl asbestos tile (VAT), vinyl composite tile (VCT), wood or concrete. Application by short nap roller or squeegee and short nap roller. A top quality, solvent-free, general epoxy floor paint. Not for use on vertical surfaces. Coverage is approximately 175 squ feet per 1.5 gallon unit. Easy 2:1 mix by vol (1: 0.39 by weight). Colors: Beige, Light Gray.

User Comments:

Subject: Thanks
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 18:38:01 -0400
From: "Martha & Mark" <xxxxxx@comcast.net>

Hi,

Just wanted to say Thanks for the great product (Industrial Floor Epoxy) and service on my Garage floor project. It set up great and once I got the knack for Pot Life times, I was off and running laying down the mixture!!

I should have taken before and after photos but it really came out great and most important, I can see the strength of the Epoxy as a protective barrier. I look forward to winter now with all it's wrath! This time I'm ready!

Hope to be in touch soon for other projects.

Mark

 

A COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL - PROFESSIONAL  PRODUCT

You won't find this product, or products like it, in a general purpose, mass market, consumer, DIY, box store or flashy marketing company website.

 

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TABLE TOP BAR TOP EPOXY

table top bar top epoxy resin

-- table top - bar top clear epoxy resin --

Best Table Top Epoxy site

 

 

In A Nutshell.... 
You pour Bio Clear 810 two  part epoxy into a table top that is level, leak proof,  and has  edges to keep the epoxy from running out over the sides. One gallon of anything poured 1/4 inch thick covers 6 square feet. Bio Clear 810 is a very high end commercial grade bar top epoxy. Note that all epoxies will yellow in UV sunlight. Bio Clear 810 has very low yellowing compared to other epoxies. Contains anti bubble - surface tension agents. It comes in 1.5 and 3 gal kits (48 oz test kits too). It needs to be poured about 1/4 inch thick or slightly thicker per pour/layer. Order the Bio Clear 810 epoxy at www.epoxyusa.com or call 603-435-7199 to order or for questions.

"You provide outstanding products, and Fantastic Support. Thank You." Brian S.

"Thanks for all your advice, tips & moral support concerning my project. It turned out beautiful. Quality people backing a quality product is the only way to go!" Joe


There are other epoxy options for your tables and bars besides Bio Clear 810. Often a poured epoxy is not your best option (and certainly not your least expensive option)

 

Lots of folks love the look of a table or bar top containing 'trinkets' buried under a thick layer of epoxy. Well, here is the low down on epoxy bar / table tops.

 

One gallon of any liquid will only cover 6.2 sf of surface at 1/4 inch thick and a gallon of epoxy can run from about $50 to $100 per gallon. And if you screw up or something goes wrong, you're out hundreds of dollars worth of epoxy and perhaps the un-replaceable trinkets you buried in the epoxy.

 

Beware - like with the floor epoxies mentioned above, DIY vendors are often less then completely up-front about their product. Just because they have a clear epoxy to sell, doesn't make it a good epoxy for a table or bar top.

 

All epoxies will yellow in sunlight and over time (best not to place  an epoxy poured table outdoors). Some epoxies yellow quicker and more than others. For a bar top  you want low yellowing. You also want a thin epoxy so that mixing and pouring it doesn't result in lots of bubbles. Note you can get bubbles from the wood you poured the epoxy over or from the things you poured the epoxy over. Epoxies generate a big 'rush' of heat when the first 'gel'. Some epoxies generate more  heat than others. Too much heat (from pouring the epoxy too thick - depending upon the brand of epoxy) will result in a distorted surface - i.e. heat waves or ripples in the epoxy surface (or worst case - a bubbling and foaming disaster).

 

Note that when you pour an epoxy you need an edge or dam around the surface, or else the epoxy will just drain off onto the floor. Importantly, it needs to be leak proof too. Better test with water than watch $300 of epoxy drip onto the floor....  And to get an good surface you need a perfectly level surface. You want your 1/4 inch thick epoxy pour to be 1/4 thick at both ends of the table. It is not uncommon to find that one end of the bar is 1/4 inch higher than the other end and the epoxy is thus much thicker at the deep end.


User Comments:

"I just wanted to thank you for such a great product (Bio Clear 810). I completed my first bar top table and gave it as a wedding gift to my niece and her new husband. They absolutely loved it.


I read and reread all the information regarding the usage of the Bio Clear 810, including all the input from the other customers. Their right and you are right about reviewing all the information. Thank you again on a great product."

 

Quick Buy -- DIY BIO CLEAR 810 (tm) BAR TOP EPOXY --

(under "Special Purpose Epoxies")

one 3-gal kit will cover 18 sf at 1/4 inch thick

 


THICK EPOXY / UNDERWATER EPOXY

underwater epoxy putty paint

-- divers apply underwater epoxy --

Epoxy putty site --  Massive Epoxy Repair Links site

 

EMERGENCY YACHT  UNDERWATER REPAIR

A Case Study Using Progressive Epoxy Polymer's  Underwater Epoxy - WET DRY 700 Underwater Epoxy  and Corro Coat FC2100A (BUY NOW) read how our epoxies and customer service saved the day over a decade ago (2003).  Read more (click here). Those products and service still available to you - call 603 435 7199 anytime and ask for Paul Oman.

 Underwater epoxy for Emergency hull repair - sinking yacht Case Study - now  in book form at Amazon

http://www.bansheeboat.com/files/testimonials.html

"I feel that any person taking a boat to sea anywhere, anytime, should carry your product aboard and know how to apply it. If I can assist you in distributing or advertising your product, I am more than happy to do so." (Wet Dry 700 and/or Corro Coat FC 2100 A - keep 1 - 2 gallons onboard if you venture offshore)

Joy S. and Leslie B., US Yacht Banshee
Authors: Escape From Hermit Island

Goto: Purchase Epoxy Link

Goto: Epoxy Questions? Email Us


 

 

 

Some epoxy formulations create products that can be applied to wet or damp surfaces, even underwater. This is useful with leaking swimming pools, sinking boats and damp basements. In the picture above divers are applying epoxy in a commercial aquarium. These epoxies can also be used in normal dry conditions.  Note that certain electrical (cathodic issues) can prevent epoxies from bonding underwater. These 'stray electrical currents' can come from dissimilar metals in a saltwater environment (setting up a tiny electrical cell). Sometimes additives are mixed into cement to promote hardening and curing (often in commercial pools etc.) and th these too will prevent epoxy bonding.

 

Always test an underwater epoxy in advance before starting a large job. The issues above do happen from time to time, usually to the surprise of everyone involved.

 

Epoxies  and epoxy paints are generally thick to start with. There are many thickeners (powders) that can be added to epoxies to make them thicker and more paste like (or buy already thickened epoxy).

 

Thickened epoxy finds it way into many 'rot repair' projects, gap filling in construction and boat building/repair, and for epoxy gluing together of objects. When gluing with thickened epoxy, be careful not to clamp the parts too tightly or you will squeeze out all the epoxy and the joint will fail.

UNDERWATER

EPOXY COATINGS

underwater epoxy

"Protecting surfaces under the

water sounds challenging, but

Paul Oman reveals the secrets

of third generation epoxy paints

that can be used and

applied underwater."

 

Asia/Pacific Coatings Journal

April 2004

uderwater epoxy paint
 

Read this underwater epoxy article 


WET DRY 700 epoxy

 

A COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL - PROFESSIONAL  PRODUCT

You won't find this product, or products like it, in a general purpose, mass market, consumer, DIY, box store or flashy marketing company website.

 

 

(customers often buy additional units after their initial project "just to keep on hand.")

 

The only Epoxy Putty reinforced with Kevlar (tm) microfibers and feldspar ceramic for an incredible hard and tough product. Can be applied Underwater too! (it has saved lots of boats, leaking swimming pools and sinking floating homes) - Nothing else like it in the market.

 

This product is a Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. best selling, favorite product. Visit our FAVORITES web page at: epoxyproducts.com/favorites4u.html                View other popular one-of-a-kind products.

 

EMERGENCY YACHT  UNDERWATER REPAIR

A Case Study Using Progressive Epoxy Polymer's  Underwater Epoxy - WET DRY 700 Underwater Epoxy  and Corro Coat FC2100A (BUY NOW) read how our epoxies and customer service saved the day over a decade ago (2003).  Read more (click here). Those products and service still available to you - call 603 435 7199 anytime and ask for Paul Oman.

 Underwater epoxy for Emergency hull repair - sinking yacht Case Study - now  in book form at Amazon

http://www.bansheeboat.com/files/testimonials.html

 

Order this EPOXY product NOW

User Comments:

 

Paul,

I have used the Wet Dry 700 epoxy putty as instructed and it is everything you said it was. I have sanded the boat bottom and filled and patched using the Wet Dry 700. Great stuff. I am traveling for work and will fair the hull when I get back. I will wipe down the hull with acetone to remove all the dust and then apply the ESP 155 epoxy sealer. Do I need to wait until it completely cures to begin applying Water Gard 300 epoxy barrier coat paint?

Thank you.

 

Jeff (1/2013)

"I cannot believe how incredible this Wet Dry 700 is. It's revolutionary. The original repair to my storm shelter would have lasted years if the shelter would just stop shifting around in the ground. DON'T STOP SELLING THIS STUFF."

 

This is a commercial product group/type generally not available to the consumer marketplace. Not the epoxy you get at the box stores or the slick homeowner directed web site.

 


ALUTHANE MCU Paint

 

This product is a Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. best selling, favorite product. Visit our FAVORITES web page at: epoxyproducts.com/favorites4u.html                View other popular one-of-a-kind products.

 

 

What is an MCU Coating? 

 

MCU stands for Moisture Cured Urethane and makes a very superior high performance  coating. These are a unique type of coating much better known in commercial industrial painting circles than within the general public market.  Most MCU coatings use tiny aluminum flake as pigment which gives them their classic silvery/gray color and enhances their remarkable properties.

MCU contain lots of solvents which aids in penetrating tiny cracks and crevices. The coating scavenges moisture from its contact surfaces and the air and undergoes an cross-linking molecular process which 'grips' or grabs onto surfaces for outstanding adhesion, even with poorly prepared surfaces. Removing internal surface moisture removes one of the key components necessary for rust development.

The resulting dry surface (aided by the stacking aluminum pigment platelets) provides a physical barrier to air and oxygen, another necessary component for rust to form.  The result is a thin, hard coating that seals our air, water, salts, minerals etc.  essentially encapsulating the surface  It therefore is one of the best, easy to apply, rust and corrosion control coatings.

Its amazing adhesion results in a versatile coating well suited for use on steel, aluminum, concrete, fiberglass, wood etc. It can be used as a primer/sealer, a middle coat or a exposed as a topcoat. The aluminum pigmented versions have no UV issues, can be applied at low temperatures and operate at temperatures of up to about 400 degrees F. Besides being used as a rust stopper is also has applications on  boats, roofing and flooring applications. In is used a lot in the industrial, automotive, marine and farm marketplaces. The AUTO RESTORATION market is one place these coatings are widely promoted within the 'DIY home' marketplace.

 

Lean more about our Aluthane MCU coating

This is a commercial product group/type generally not available to the consumer marketplace. Not the epoxy you get at the box stores or the slick homeowner directed web site.

 

User Comments:

 

John (2/16/2012 email): A Wonderful Product!! Love Using It For A Little Of Everything!!! Proud To Buy American Products!!

My first experience w/ Aluthane was on my 1966 Starcraft boat....then with the left over quart I did the main door on my garage.....after that....I still had enough to apply a coat onto my rear bumper of my F250. This time around.... I used 1 quart again on: The in and outside panel of a retired U-Haul Truck (33 5/8 in. x 6 1/2 ft).....all the interior wall panels of the box truck (it's a 14 ft. box with grandmas attic)....and a 80# saddle propane tank. It's been an average of 28* up here for a high and it applied beautifully.....drying time is slower (I expected this)....but it coated just as smoothly as if it was 75* and sunny.

I totally agree.....b4 I crack a 1 quart container....I make sure I have enough things to coat so I don't hafta waste it in the garbage. I've been telling as many people as I can about Aluthane (and about you guys and galls).....telling them what I've been using it on and how nice it looks...and how smoothly it helped water proof my 46 year old boat and with a teeny bit of help from Marine Goop. My boat flows so smoothly through the water.....you would have never guessed that it leaked pretty good b4 the Aluthane and Goop.

I just hope and pray that this Economy and World Govt. doesn't shut you guys and gals down. That will be a VERY VERY SAD DAY for all the DIY's and commercial and industrial accounts you deal with on a regular basis.

Keep up the WONDERFUL WORK!!! Love the product so much!!! OMG.....I wanna coat everything exterior with it.... LOL. But seriously... when I get a chance.... I will be using the 1 Gallon Aluthane to do both of my porches. Have a great day and year. And blessed be us all.

John


Hi Paul,

I just finished painting my horse trailer (sided with FRP) with your Aluthane primer and thought I’d send you a 'before' and 'after' pic.

I was so happy with the product, I decided not to even topcoat it, lol! My husband wants me to order LOTS more; after seeing how beautifully it covers, he’s finding lots of projects around the yard that will benefit from this awesome primer. I spent a lot of time sanding, then used your Captain Tully’s crack filler, smoothed all over the fiberglass sides, which were badly checked. One gallon of Aluthane applied by a combination of roller and brush did the whole two-horse trailer very nicely. I would recommend it to anyone and will use it over and over again.

Thanks for your input on the project!

Mary


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