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Old 01-06-2019, 11:00 AM
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Getting there Ice - those chairs look comfy as

While the weather is good for working inside - its not so good for getting resins to dry - how dramatic is effect of cold weather on drying times supposed to be?

Is there a point where they suggest you dont even try to get resins to cure?
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:38 AM
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I'm not sure if this is relevant to your situation but alot of guys use blow torches to get bubbles out of their resins before they cure
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:03 AM
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Getting there Ice - those chairs look comfy as

While the weather is good for working inside - its not so good for getting resins to dry - how dramatic is effect of cold weather on drying times supposed to be?

Is there a point where they suggest you dont even try to get resins to cure?
I do have a heater in the shed that makes it a bit more comfortable for me during winter and allows for a good curing time even though i don't really leave it on for long after finishing for the day. The epoxy heats up through a chemical reaction as well so will eventually get there itself.
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:07 AM
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I still know its not completely relevant But surely this has to make the sanding process easier
yeah totally different process... apply heat and it really kicks off the curing process. and not the same bubble problem, mine was purely due to the strake/chine edge not radiused enough.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:21 AM
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yeah totally different process... apply heat and it really kicks off the curing process. and not the same bubble problem, mine was purely due to the strake/chine edge not radiused enough.

Thank Ice - no matter how many times you tell me its not relevant - I'm going to keep bringing it up until you finally admit its an awesome idea that will really help you with your project
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:15 AM
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Thank Ice - no matter how many times you tell me its not relevant - I'm going to keep bringing it up until you finally admit its an awesome idea that will really help you with your project
hahahaha... yeah thats not gunna happen!!!

good idea... yes... suitable for my boat... nope
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:56 AM
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got to work over the long weekend... sanding then re-glassed the chines and strakes.
After inspection again tonight i have a few minor issues that will need a bit of attention but much happier with how they look so will grind a fill a couple of spots and then fair and prime.

Not much will happen this weekend as i am taking the boys to the boat show to have a look at all the toys we can't afford to put on the boat!!
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:35 AM
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How are the enthusiasm levels going at this stage - I can imagine all that sanding can wear a man down
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Old 14-06-2019, 02:43 AM
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How are the enthusiasm levels going at this stage - I can imagine all that sanding can wear a man down
Sanding is a tedious process however i've worked out how to make it ok... heater on in shed, erabuds in and listening to music, ear muffs over the top... and just sand away!!
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