UPS TRK17000 Life Boat Kit ''ThistleBond''

Unique Polymers Engineering Repair Lifeboat Repair Kit TRK 17000

UPS Lifeboat Resin Kit TRK 17000 contains high performance, low viscosity, 100% solids materials designed for use as a resin repair for polyester resin laminated hulls of lifeboats and life rafts.

This kit contains UPS Lifeboat Resin TRK 19001 which consists of a unique blend of epoxy resin combined with polyamino amine adducts, which have been specially selected to provide the optimum level of penetration, adhesion and overcoatability.

This material is easy to use and because of its adhesion properties it can also be used to effectively repair metals, wood, glass and synthetic materials.

The materials are supplied as a kit contained in special watertight packaging to meet accepted marine industry standards.




All surfaces must be clean, dry and free from oil, grease and loose material.

Laminated Surfaces

Clean up the damaged area, both internal and external. Extend the cleaned up areas approximately 100-150mm (4”-6”) all round onto the undamaged hull.

The “gel coat” on the outside of the hull should be thoroughly abraded. The edges of any holes should be levelled to obtain be best possible adhesion.

Other Surfaces

Surfaces should be thoroughly degreased and abraded with any resulting dust being removed by vacuum cleaning.


UPS Lifeboat Resin TRK19001 is a two component material consisting of a part A resin component and a part B liquid hardener component. The resin component should be poured into a suitable mixing container and the hardener added and thoroughly stirred until a homogeneous mix is obtained.

The mixed material should be used within 30 minutes of mixing at 20OC (68OF).This time will be reduced at higher temperature and extended at lower temperatures.


UPS Lifeboat Resin TRK 19001 should be applied to the prepared surface by stiff brush or roller to give a uniform, even coating taking care to avoid excessive build up and ponding. On rough, pitted surfaces the product should be worked into the surface to ensure complete wetting of the substrate.

These are two basic repair methods, which are both dependent on access to both sides of the damaged hull being obtainable.

Method 1

This is based on the approach to be taken when the repair is to be effected from the outside with or without a “former” being applied to the outside.

Method 2

This is based on the approach to be taken when the repair is to be effected from the inside with a “former” being applied on the outside.

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