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WEST MARINE Boaters Polyester Resin

Final coat resin, cures when exposed to air

An improved, professional-quality surfacing resin for use as a final coat on fiberglass layups. Free flows to fill cracks and gaps. Applies more easily than thick resins. Cures tack free. Hardener included.

  • Formulation: Polyester surfacing resin
  • Recommended Usage: Final coat resin; cures when exposed to air
  • Cure Time: 4 hrs.
  • Recoat Time: 30 minutes
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Boaters Polyester Resin, Quart 1937762 105226
In stock online.

$24.99

Boaters Polyester Resin, Gallon 516237 105227
In stock online.

$59.99

Product Description

Final coat resin, cures when exposed to air

An improved, professional-quality surfacing resin for use as a final coat on fiberglass layups. Free flows to fill cracks and gaps. Applies more easily than thick resins. Cures tack free. Hardener included.

  • Formulation: Polyester surfacing resin
  • Recommended Usage: Final coat resin; cures when exposed to air
  • Cure Time: 4 hrs.
  • Recoat Time: 30 minutes

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West Marine Boaters Polyester Resin, Quart
 
3.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Protects well (3)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6), Beginner (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Product

This product works exactly as advertised. I've used other resins and this performs as expected. In various temps and humidity levels, I've found that using 7-10 mL of hardener per pint of...Read complete review

This product works exactly as advertised. I've used other resins and this performs as expected. In various temps and humidity levels, I've found that using 7-10 mL of hardener per pint of resin givens me about 10 minutes of working time and hardens quickly and evenly. I would recommend erring on the side of using slightly larger batches as it's easier to get the mixture correct.

I'm using this for bedding stringers, bulkheads, deck and transom repair.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good price, horrible mixing ratio.

Ruined my project with this stuff. Dont follow the mixing direction on the can, you have to use your own judgement. My resin cured within 5 minutes after adding hardener. After waisting half...Read complete review

Ruined my project with this stuff. Dont follow the mixing direction on the can, you have to use your own judgement. My resin cured within 5 minutes after adding hardener. After waisting half of a gallon and whole bunch of cussing, i decided to use the directions of my generic BONDO brand resin, which was 10 drops per ounce(4 ounces at a time).After that everything went smooth. So if you buying this product ,beware ,you will have many problems at first untill you figure it out.

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3.0

Wax? surface cures as if wax present.

By polc

from St Aug, FL

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Packaging Makes It Easy

Cons

  • Wax If Present Not Said

Best Uses

  • Must Be Top Coat
  • Wood Trim

Comments about West Marine Boaters Polyester Resin, Quart:

I have a gallon but ,if it has wax, I'm nervous 'bout using it in multiple layup situation. It doesnt say paraffin on the can. but it sure looks like it at cure I could recommend this to friend if I knew more about it

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Product

By Thompson255

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Protects Well
  • Weather Proof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • structural

    Comments about West Marine Boaters Polyester Resin, Quart:

    This product works exactly as advertised. I've used other resins and this performs as expected. In various temps and humidity levels, I've found that using 7-10 mL of hardener per pint of resin givens me about 10 minutes of working time and hardens quickly and evenly. I would recommend erring on the side of using slightly larger batches as it's easier to get the mixture correct.

    I'm using this for bedding stringers, bulkheads, deck and transom repair.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Bought this in-store.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    West Marine Boaters Resin

    By Rick

    from Chester Maryland

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

      Cons

      • Confusing
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about West Marine Boaters Polyester Resin, Quart:

        Used product with fiberglass mat recommended by the local West Marine store. Followed instructions exactly. Temp was 70 air and part fiberglassing. Went on perfectly, scrapped the air bubbles wrinkles out as it said and left it to dry. It has been 24 hours and it's still tacky. Also, the hardner bottle was not filled to the 11cc make as the can says, it was unopened.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best deal around!

        By Zims

        from Auburn,IL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • West Marine Cust Service

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor
        • Quick Fix
        • Wood Trim

        Comments about West Marine Boaters Polyester Resin, Quart:

        I havent had a chance to use this yet but it is as decribed. I'm sure it will work well.

        Service and delivery comments:

        The Resin was delivered a day early, problem was the containers were damaged during transit. How Fed-Ex didn't relize it I will never know. So I came ome to find a leaking box on my front porch. I called West Marine Customer Service and they resolved the issue quick! I should have two new gallons Shortly, Thanks!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        cured?

        By Roughy

        from Carlsbad CA

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about West Marine Boaters Polyester Resin, Quart:

              First time I have used, just filled tiny dings and scratches on an old gel coated Thistle. Both baches cured differently, and now have some patches that are still a little yacky. Is there something to treat with that will make it more sandable?

               
              4.0

              Not bad for my first time using Resin

              By South-40

              from Central Virgina

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Visually Pleasing
              • Weather Proof

              Cons

              • Messy

              Best Uses

                Comments about West Marine Boaters Polyester Resin, Quart:

                The resin worked very well, as long as you have all of the prep work set up when you are ready to mix and apply. Depending upon the weather/temp it would apply smoothly unless you took too long and it started to harden. Pre-cut the fiberglass and individual mixing cups worked out well. Since this was my first time, I was very inpressed with the results. Would use this product again for other repairs.

                (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                should be in different type container

                By bubba

                from Douglasville,Ga.

                About Me Beginner

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Protects Well

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about West Marine Boaters Polyester Resin, Quart:

                  cannot pour from container without it running down the side of can , messy

                   
                  2.0

                  Good price, horrible mixing ratio.

                  By Gariy

                  from Greenwood,IN

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Dries good

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Use
                  • Hardens too fast

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about West Marine Boaters Polyester Resin, Quart:

                    Ruined my project with this stuff. Dont follow the mixing direction on the can, you have to use your own judgement. My resin cured within 5 minutes after adding hardener. After waisting half of a gallon and whole bunch of cussing, i decided to use the directions of my generic BONDO brand resin, which was 10 drops per ounce(4 ounces at a time).After that everything went smooth. So if you buying this product ,beware ,you will have many problems at first untill you figure it out.

                     
                    1.0

                    cures too fast

                    By Mark S

                    from Milwaukee WI

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • 1 minute working time
                      • Difficult to Use

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about West Marine Boaters Polyester Resin, Quart:

                        followed directions and had about one minute working time. I have used other resins in the same way, same temperature and had 30 minutes or more working time.

                         
                        3.0

                        Touchy stuff

                        By Boat lover812

                        from Hillsboro, OR

                        About Me Beginner

                        Pros

                        • Very hard when cured

                        Cons

                        • Difficult to Use

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about West Marine Boaters Polyester Resin, Quart:

                          was working on repairing floor of a double hull boat and had to replace a large piece of wood. Used this epoxy instead of the west system 105. you are suppose to use a specific amount of hardener based on the "air temp" I did as directed and the first time it set up 2 min. Needless to say it is good but hard to judge the amount of hardener. I do not believe it is based on air temp but surface temp. For the price it is fine.

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