1.5 Litre Bote-cote Epoxy Kit

Product Code: B-Cote1.5lt-SH

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1.5 Litre Bote-cote Epoxy Kit

Australia's premium amine blush free marine coating and boat building epoxy.  It is also excellent for pore filling guitars woods and gluing operations including laminating and work with carbon fibre.

A 2:1 epoxy, this package contains 1 Litre of Resin and 500mL of Hardener.

Also Available in 750mL and a 150mL trial Pack

    Directions for using Bote-Cote Epoxy can be found here in PDF format

    What is Bote-Cote?

    BOTE-COTE is an epoxy chemical composition particularly for application in marine and other timber construction.  It is specially designed for a unique concept – surface penetration and saturation of a substrate to create a strong impermeable layer fully sealed against water, dirt, and chemical ingress.  It has been developed over many years of testing, in real boats, under real sea-going conditions. 

    BOTE-COTE contains no volatile solvents or harmful chemicals and is one of the safest epoxies on the market.  There is no loss of material nor pinholes resulting from evaporation and no solvent vapours.  BOTE-COTE is easily applied by paint roller or brush to any properly prepared surface. 

    As a two-component material, the BOTE-COTE epoxy system consists of a resin and a reactive hardener.  


    Approximate gel times measured on 150 ml quantities in a paper cup at temperatures indicated. Times will vary for different quantities and for epoxy once it is spread out.  (Different speed hardeners are not available for Epox-E Glue.)


    FAST & NY



    10 °C




    15 °C




    20 °C




    25 °C




    30 °C




    35 °C





    Gel times are approximately halved for every 10 deg C increase in temperature.

    Why Bote-Cote?

    Bote-Cote is an epoxy system specially formulated to meet the needs of wooden boats and their builders.  It is highly resistant to attack by water and other chemicals and solvents, and as an adhesive, it grips tenaciously to timber and other materials.  In particular, it is formulated to match the flex properties of timber, so that it is not brittle and will not crack away from the timber as the structure moves naturally.  Its high solids formula provides an excellent moisture barrier, and its fast wetting and penetrating properties make it an ideal matrix for fibreglass and other synthetic fibres.  It has a thixotropic agent in the formulation to help develop an adequate coating thickness (especially on vertical or sloping panels), the single most important factor in preventing moisture reaching the substrate.

    Modern Formulation. The Bote-Cote formulation is a modern one.  It mixes at a ratio of 2:1 resin: hardener.  This has an immediate benefit to the user of being easy to get the correct ratio when mixing.  (Many older formulations are 5:1, a tiny error in the hardener [which would make it 4:1 or 6:1] is a huge percentage error which will cause weak epoxy or worse.)

    Flexibility to match the wood. Basic epoxy is extremely rigid, so much so that it cracks.  Bote-Cote has been formulated to be a little flexible.  This way, when the timber it is coating bends, the epoxy does not crack.  Many other commercially available marine and general-purpose epoxies are more rigid. 

    No amine blush. Bote-Cote does not exhibit amine blush.  The older formulations, and especially the 5:1 formulations, exhibit amine blush, especially when used in cold or humid conditions.  This is a waxy layer that appears on the surface of the cured epoxy that must be scrubbed off before the epoxy can be re-coated or painted.  Even though some of the more expensive epoxies sold in Australia do blush, it is the use of the cheaper materials in formulating the epoxy that causes it.  If you use a blushing epoxy, will you forever be worried whether one coat will separate from the coat under it because the blush was not fully removed?

    Low Allergenic Potential. Bote-Cote has lower allergenic potential.  All epoxies have the potential to cause allergic reactions in sensitive people and to make non-allergic people become allergic.  Over the last few years, the chemical ingredient manufacturers have identified the most troublesome items and have made available materials with lower allergic risk factors.  Bote-Cote uses these low allergic risk materials to the maximum extent.  Many long-term epoxy users tell us that Bote-Cote is the only epoxy system that they are able to use as all the others cause them to have reactions.

    All solids.  Bote-Cote is almost all pure epoxy liquids.  Additives and extenders such as Nonyl Phenol or solvents can be found in many other epoxies.  If these compounds are present they can degrade the strength and water resistance pf the epoxy.  

    Thixotropic to help firm build. Bote-Cote contains a small amount of thixotropic agent.  This reduces the tendency to produce runs and makes it much easier to get a decent epoxy film thickness, especially on sloping and vertical surfaces.  This way you get good moisture absorption prevention which is what all this epoxying stuff is about anyway.

    Diluent and Colours. We stock Bote-Cote Timber Preservative and Reactive Diluent which can be used in the first coat to ensure the best penetration into the timber.  This is particularly good for pore filling.  A variety of tints can be incorporated in the resin to achieve different colours.

    Convenient Packaging and Sizes.  Bote-Cote and its accessories come in a wide and convenient range of sizes.

    Australian designed, made and owned. Bote-Cote was formulated in Australia by an Australian specifically for Australian conditions.  It is manufactured in Brisbane from Australian and imported raw materials.