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Marine-Tex® Epoxy Putty Repair Kit

An epoxy putty that's so easy to work with, you'll be asking to repair OTHER people's boats!

(Did you notice how many reviewers rated this product 5 out of 5 stars?)

Let's face it, unless your boat is only sitting in your driveway or a dry dock, damage is going to happen. Do you want to spend all your time fixing it, or would you rather spend your time sailing, cruising, fishing, skiing or simply enjoying being on the water? Just make all of your repairs with Marine-Tex Epoxy Putty (well actually not ALL of your repairs, but you'll be amazed how many you really can make).

Marine-Tex is a heavy-duty structural epoxy that should be part of every boat owner's arsenal of repair essentials. Have an aluminum, fiberglass or wooden boat? With Marine-Tex, you can repair a damaged hull, reinstall loose or stripped fasteners, permanently bond dissimilar metals without galvanic corrosion, fix leaks in fuel tanks, water tanks (it's not rated for potable water repairs), piping and engine blocks, plus fill gouges in wood, metal, fiberglass and gelcoat. The repaired areas are actually stronger than before they were damaged! Marine-Tex is also an excellent choice for repairing problem areas located below the waterline.

This high-strength compound is designed to fill, bond and rebuild wood, fiberglass, ceramic, glass, metal, masonry and even many plastics. The harsh demands of marine and industrial environments are no match for Marine-Tex, and once you discover how easy it is to make repairs, you'll probably find a lot more uses for it around your home, your vehicles and a wide range of hobbies. Handles like putty. Hardens like steel. Sands like wood.

Since it has a creamy paste consistency, you can apply Marine-Tex on vertical or horizontal surfaces, easily fill gaps, and even shape it to rebuild damaged components. Waterproof repairs can be made with fiberglass tape or cloth to bridge holes and reinforce structural repairs as needed. This simple two-part epoxy repair kit can make emergency or permanent repairs to machinery and equipment so you can stay on the water and out of the shop. Marine-Tex can be sanded or ground to shape, tapped and drilled, and finished with most common paints and coatings. Plus, it is resistant to water, gasoline, diesel and many chemicals like common acids, alkalies and hydrocarbons.

Color Choices

  • Gray is recommended for machinery repairs
  • White can be tinted with coloring agents for fiberglass and wood applications

Coverage

  • 2oz. kit: 17 square inches at 1/8" thick
  • 14oz. kit: 124 square inches at 1/8" thick
  • Maximum applied thickness: 1 1/2"

Consistency

When mixed, Marine-Tex is a thick, creamy, no-sag putty that is easily applied to most surfaces.

Pot Life (working time)

Marine-Tex is workable for 30 minutes at 72°F if mixed and spread thin across mixing board. (A lump of material, or higher temperatures, may generate a 15- to 20-minute working time due to the heat the epoxy creates within itself.)

Cure Time

The cure time is 24 hours at a constant temperature of 72°F. Lower temperatures will create longer cure times. It is not recommended to apply the product in temperatures below 55°F. Epoxies need heat in order to cure. If your application temperature is not at least 60°F you must apply heat to the area before, during and after the application in order for it to cure. Travaco recommends you place a shop lamp approximately 12" to 18" in front of the application. The lamp will provide heat at a constant rate so that the material's temperature is always constant. Do not apply a heat gun or hair dryer to the area, these types of heat will heat the area too much.

Mixing Ratio

Mix 5 parts epoxy resin to 1 part hardener by volume. (When mixing by weight, the ratio is 6.3 grams of resin to 1 gram of hardener.) Excess hardener will not accelerate cure time and it can reduce the strength of the cured epoxy. 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 should be discarded.

Mixing Hints

  • Before starting your project, store Marine-Tex at 70°F for ease of mixing and application.
  • 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.
  • Do not use thinner with Marine-Tex. It will change the physical properties of the epoxy.
  • Work in a well-ventilated area and avoid contact with skin and eyes.
  • Wear rubber or vinyl gloves and eye protection.
  • Wash hands immediately after use.

Surface Preparation

This 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.

Bonds/Adheres

  • Fiberglass
  • Hard/Soft Wood
  • Metal
  • Masonry
  • Plastics
  • PVC
  • Glass
  • Ceramic

Does Not Bond/Adhere

  • Plastics like polyethylene and polypropylene
  • Unclean, oily, greasy or otherwise contaminated surface

Specifications

  • Compressive Strength*: Gray is 13,000psi, White is 8,700psi
  • Adhesion Shear Strength*: Gray is 1,800psi, White is 2,300psi
  • Tensile Strength*: Both White and Gray are 4,000psi
  • Working Temperature Range: -40° to 250°F
  • Maximum Temperature Rating: Spikes up to 325°F

             *All strengths are dependent upon make-up of substrate and surface preparation.

Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Marine-Tex Putty, Gray, 2oz. 153700 RM301K
In stock online.

$21.99

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Marine-Tex Putty, Gray, 14oz. 153718 RM302K
In stock online.

$44.99

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Marine-Tex Putty, Gray, Quart 386575 RM303K
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$119.99

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Marine-Tex Putty, White, 2oz. 133884 RM305K
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$21.99

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Marine-Tex Putty, White, 14oz. 133876 RM306K
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$44.99

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Marine-Tex Putty, White, Quart 381618 RM307K
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$124.99

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Marine-Tex Putty, White, Gallon 10967719 RM308K
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$419.99

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An epoxy putty that's so easy to work with, you'll be asking to repair OTHER people's boats!

(Did you notice how many reviewers rated this product 5 out of 5 stars?)

Let's face it, unless your boat is only sitting in your driveway or a dry dock, damage is going to happen. Do you want to spend all your time fixing it, or would you rather spend your time sailing, cruising, fishing, skiing or simply enjoying being on the water? Just make all of your repairs with Marine-Tex Epoxy Putty (well actually not ALL of your repairs, but you'll be amazed how many you really can make).

Marine-Tex is a heavy-duty structural epoxy that should be part of every boat owner's arsenal of repair essentials. Have an aluminum, fiberglass or wooden boat? With Marine-Tex, you can repair a damaged hull, reinstall loose or stripped fasteners, permanently bond dissimilar metals without galvanic corrosion, fix leaks in fuel tanks, water tanks (it's not rated for potable water repairs), piping and engine blocks, plus fill gouges in wood, metal, fiberglass and gelcoat. The repaired areas are actually stronger than before they were damaged! Marine-Tex is also an excellent choice for repairing problem areas located below the waterline.

This high-strength compound is designed to fill, bond and rebuild wood, fiberglass, ceramic, glass, metal, masonry and even many plastics. The harsh demands of marine and industrial environments are no match for Marine-Tex, and once you discover how easy it is to make repairs, you'll probably find a lot more uses for it around your home, your vehicles and a wide range of hobbies. Handles like putty. Hardens like steel. Sands like wood.

Since it has a creamy paste consistency, you can apply Marine-Tex on vertical or horizontal surfaces, easily fill gaps, and even shape it to rebuild damaged components. Waterproof repairs can be made with fiberglass tape or cloth to bridge holes and reinforce structural repairs as needed. This simple two-part epoxy repair kit can make emergency or permanent repairs to machinery and equipment so you can stay on the water and out of the shop. Marine-Tex can be sanded or ground to shape, tapped and drilled, and finished with most common paints and coatings. Plus, it is resistant to water, gasoline, diesel and many chemicals like common acids, alkalies and hydrocarbons.

Color Choices

  • Gray is recommended for machinery repairs
  • White can be tinted with coloring agents for fiberglass and wood applications

Coverage

  • 2oz. kit: 17 square inches at 1/8" thick
  • 14oz. kit: 124 square inches at 1/8" thick
  • Maximum applied thickness: 1 1/2"

Consistency

When mixed, Marine-Tex is a thick, creamy, no-sag putty that is easily applied to most surfaces.

Pot Life (working time)

Marine-Tex is workable for 30 minutes at 72°F if mixed and spread thin across mixing board. (A lump of material, or higher temperatures, may generate a 15- to 20-minute working time due to the heat the epoxy creates within itself.)

Cure Time

The cure time is 24 hours at a constant temperature of 72°F. Lower temperatures will create longer cure times. It is not recommended to apply the product in temperatures below 55°F. Epoxies need heat in order to cure. If your application temperature is not at least 60°F you must apply heat to the area before, during and after the application in order for it to cure. Travaco recommends you place a shop lamp approximately 12" to 18" in front of the application. The lamp will provide heat at a constant rate so that the material's temperature is always constant. Do not apply a heat gun or hair dryer to the area, these types of heat will heat the area too much.

Mixing Ratio

Mix 5 parts epoxy resin to 1 part hardener by volume. (When mixing by weight, the ratio is 6.3 grams of resin to 1 gram of hardener.) Excess hardener will not accelerate cure time and it can reduce the strength of the cured epoxy. 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 should be discarded.

Mixing Hints

  • Before starting your project, store Marine-Tex at 70°F for ease of mixing and application.
  • 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.
  • Do not use thinner with Marine-Tex. It will change the physical properties of the epoxy.
  • Work in a well-ventilated area and avoid contact with skin and eyes.
  • Wear rubber or vinyl gloves and eye protection.
  • Wash hands immediately after use.

Surface Preparation

This 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.

Bonds/Adheres

  • Fiberglass
  • Hard/Soft Wood
  • Metal
  • Masonry
  • Plastics
  • PVC
  • Glass
  • Ceramic

Does Not Bond/Adhere

  • Plastics like polyethylene and polypropylene
  • Unclean, oily, greasy or otherwise contaminated surface

Specifications

  • Compressive Strength*: Gray is 13,000psi, White is 8,700psi
  • Adhesion Shear Strength*: Gray is 1,800psi, White is 2,300psi
  • Tensile Strength*: Both White and Gray are 4,000psi
  • Working Temperature Range: -40° to 250°F
  • Maximum Temperature Rating: Spikes up to 325°F

             *All strengths are dependent upon make-up of substrate and surface preparation.

Specs

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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TravacoMarine-Tex Repair Kit
 
4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (40)
  • Protects well (33)
  • Weather proof (33)
  • Visually pleasing (21)

Cons

  • Messy (8)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (25)
  • Quick fix (20)
  • Indoor (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (25), Advanced (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

Reviewed by 44 customers

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5.0

Saved 2,3,$4,000 for a rear differential

By Ken

from Marstons Mills, MA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Protects Well
  • Weather Proof

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

    Comments about Marine-Tex Repair Kit:

    I covered several rusted through spots on 1/8 inch thick cover on differential of a 2000 vehicle. It took several hours of grinding to prepare surface from rust. No leaks. I did have to spray-paint white epoxy black. Very pleased with the outcome.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Easy to use boat repair.

    By Bluerbbn

    from Sunrise Beach, MO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Protects Well
    • Visually Pleasing
    • Weather Proof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor

      Comments about Marine-Tex Repair Kit:

      I bought this to repair some cover snap buttons that had come loose on my boat. It was easy to use and worked great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I've been a user of Marine Tex for many years

      By Doryman

      from Oregon

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Protects Well
      • Weather Proof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor

        Comments about Marine-Tex Repair Kit:

        ratio of paste to hardener is important.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Works good very easy to apply

        By Bob

        from Florida

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Protects Well
        • Visually Pleasing
        • Weather Proof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Quick Fix

          Comments about Marine-Tex Repair Kit:

          Like of

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Excellent product. Bulletproof for Opti bow repair.

          By Ted

          from Massachusetts

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well
          • Weather Proof

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Marine-Tex Repair Kit:

            Mixed it, spread it originally using putty knife, but took to molding it with my fingers. Wore latex gloves. Created a nice repair that is holding up to a 10 year olds punishment on her Opti.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I will buy and use this product again

            By Ellis

            from Apopka Florida

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Protects Well
            • Visually Pleasing
            • Weather Proof

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Marine-Tex Repair Kit:

                Prep the area with alcohol, use 3M shipping packaging tape four inches around affected area. then blue painters tape around the area. Use a putty knife and apply over the area, scrap of excess.Keep Marine Tex thin to the blue tape. After dry wet sand with sand paper and sanding block on blue tape, when smooth to blue tape remove tape and sand to clear tape. The clear tape is thin enough to wet sand untill smooth. Remove tape.....

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                Marine Tex is a must have

                By Boatman

                from Long Island NY

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Protects Well
                • Visually Pleasing
                • Weather Proof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Marine-Tex Repair Kit:

                    Marine Tex happens to very closely match my gelcoat. After it dries I wet sand it and it blends in very well for a permanent repair. I use it on spider cracks, filling old bolt holes etc.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome product

                    By Gambler

                    from Antioch, Ca.

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Protects Well
                    • Weather Proof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoor
                      • Quick Fix

                      Comments about Marine-Tex Repair Kit:

                      Very easy to use. Long working time. Performance well worth the price.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Good Product

                      By Forrest Gump

                      from Mobile, Al

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to mix up
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Protects Well

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Old screw holes
                        • Outdoor
                        • Quick Fix

                        Comments about Marine-Tex Repair Kit:

                        Make sure you prepare the area as directed and have all the tools handy. Have a disposable scraper to apply and for mixing. A little goes along way!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great product. I will use this again.

                        By The Idahoan

                        from Long Beach, CA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Protects Well
                        • Visually Pleasing
                        • Weather Proof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoor

                          Comments about Marine-Tex Repair Kit:

                          I used this product to fill holes below the water line where I removed old transducers and electronic equipment. Pay close attention to mixing ratios and allow for curing before sanding. Product was easy to apply and sand.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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