ART's Flexible Marine Epoxy Step by step instructions

Wood Repair - Application 1

step 1

Remove all paint near the area to be repaired by sanding or scraping till bare wood


step 2


Remove all decayed wood material to sound, bright, unaffected wood using a chisel, router, die grinder, or flexible shaft router. Wood should be of even color without red-brown and/or gray spots and should not be soft and/or brittle

step 3

Sand to bare wood and thoroughly remove loose wood fibers, paint, saw dust and dirt.


step 4

Check that wood moisture content is below 18% using a moisture meter.


step 5

Drill holes in effected area to receive borate gel. Follow manufacturer’s dose recommendations for dimensional lumber.


step 6

Inject recommended dose of borate gel. Gel should not come in contact with exposed wood surface.


step 7

“ Wet-out” the bare and sanded wood with Prime-A-Trate using a disposable brush. Mix 2 parts of A component to 1 part of B component. Allow 10 minutes for penetration, maximum of 30 minutes. Remove excess material with paper towel before application of Flex-Ease.


step 8

Apply a thin layer of Flex-Ease to pre-treated wood to ensure optimal adhesion to the wood.


step 9

Fill the repair completely to a smooth and even finish. Plexiglas™ strips can be used to aid in the repair to help create a smooth surface.


step 10

After curing (12 hours @ 70 degrees F.), sand the repair even and smooth.


step 11

Remove all sanding dust before application of 2nd coat (if required) of Flex-Ease. Always sand between coats. Always sand before painting.


step 12

Effected area can be treated as bare wood for painting or varnishing. Follow the paint manufacturer’s recommendation for painting bare wood surfaces.


Hull and Topside Repair - Application 2

Step 1

Remove any loose and damaged resin and fiberglass mat materials.

Step 2

Cut fiberglass mat to fit desired shape.


Step 3

Thoroughly wet the glass with Prime-A-Trate using a disposable brush. After complete saturation, remove any “pooling” using a paper towel.


Step 4

Apply Flex-Ease as noted above over uncured Prime-A-Trate. Avoid inclusion of wrinkles and air pockets.


Additional Items

Avoid working in direct sunlight.

Always practice proper industrial hygiene.

Read and follow material safety data sheets.

Curing may be slower in colder temperatures, faster in warmer temperatures.

Epoxy can be tinted to any color using dry pigments.

Mix part A and B thoroughly prior to use.