Glen-L's Proprietary Epoxy is
Specially Formulated for Beginning Boat Builders
There are many types of epoxy, designed for a myriad of applications. Poxy-Shield© was designed specifically to meet the needs of boatbuilders. Poxy-Shield© is used for coating (encapsulating), gluing, making fillet putties, and fiberglassing. Poxy-Shield© seals out moisture, reduces
maintenance, and increases resale value. As discussed in WoodenBoat and other magazines, epoxy is THE resin for use on wooden boats.Coating applications - each coat: 300 to 350 square feet per gallon.
Fiberglass sheathing application (includes all coats): 50 to 60 square feet per gallon.
Poxy-Shield© is virtually indispensable in Stitch and Glue construction. This clear, pale amber, low-viscosity resin (used with one of the hardeners) forms a surface that is clear, tough, and mar-resistant. The resin requires no costly thinners, and includes no hazardous diluents such as BGE. For those builders choosing not to use the encapsulation system, Poxy-Shield© is still the resin used for fiberglass application and is our most popular glue, used with or without the addition of fillers, depending on the application.
When using as a glue, for making Stitch and Glue fillets, or for use as a fairing compound, add one or a combination of our fillers. This versatility means that only one resin is required for all aspects of your boatbuilding project. There is no need to buy a variety of costly pre-mixed products--
you make just what you need. Use on all types of woods, most metals, and some plastics. The 100% solids formulation is waterproof upon curing and does not shrink. Heavy clamping pressure is not required, and when mixed with one of the fillers, has gap-filling properties so that precise joints are unnecessary. Poxy-Shield© coverage:
These figures are approximate for estimating materials. Add 10% minimum for waste and variables.
Poxy-Shield© Resin is mixed with Poxy-Shield© Hardeners at a 5:1 ratio (five parts resin to one part hardener by volume or weight). Our 5:1 Pumps make measuring a breeze.
PART B - Poxy-Shield© Hardeners
Use FAST Hardener when quick curing is necessary or for use in lower temperatures (down to about 40° F is possible, although cure time increases as temperature decreases). Use SLOW Hardener where longer cure
time is required or in warmer temperatures. SLOW Hardener is recommended for fiberglass sheathing (although at temperatures below 65° F the resin is
harder to wet out). IMPORTANT NOTE: Hardeners can be mixed together allowing the builder to vary cure time and pot life to better suit the application, as long as the 5 to 1
resin/hardener ratio is maintained.
For further information, please see the Epoxy Technical Manual.
NOTE: Pot life cannot be accurately stated without setting parameters. Heat is the factor that controls cure time, but heat is affected by the volume of resin mixed and the shape of the container. If 8 oz. of resin/hardener is mixed in a wide mouth container at 70° F, the following cure times can be used for comparing the fast and slow hardeners.
FAST HARDENER: Pot life is approx. 10 to 15 minutes, with partial cure in about 5 to 6 hours.
SLOW HARDENER: Pot life is approx. 25 to 30 minutes, with partial cure in approx. 6 to 8 hours.
"Just wanted to let you know I was thoroughly and positively impressed with the ease with which Poxy-Shield can be applied. The directions were super! The results excellent. Thanks."
Dan Crummett, Ponca City, OK
"Overall, this (Glen-L Poxy-Shield) is a tremendous product, and one that I will use in the future." Dan Reardon
"The materials I receive from you are the best.and Poxy-Shield's a miracle. I don't know what I would do without it. So far, I've used about 60 gallons since beginning my 51 foot boat in 2004!" Regards, Larry Wegeman - Sunrise Beach, TX
"I just placed an order for my neighbor for 6 gallons of Poxy Shield. :-) he runs a seafood wholesale business and has several vans that he runs his crawfish around town for delivery. He recently had a new Dodge transport van sprayed with foam and covered with fiberglass and they did a terrible job. I took some of my Glen-L Poxy-Shield and microspheres over and showed him how well your products worked. Within less than an hour in our Texas heat it was set up and he was sold."
"Thank you so much for your great products and the forum has been a huge help in building my confidence and learning great techniques." - Blair, Tomball, TX