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    Too cold?

    I went for my second round of laying fiberglass tonight. I'm using Epoxy Resin. Unfortunately, when I went to mix A Resin and B hardner. The resin was alot thicker than it had been last night. Was way too thick to be workable. weather.com has us at about 42-45 degree tonight (It was like 60 something last night)

    Is it just too cold for the resin to be workable? or did i screw up, like not screwing the cap on good enough (will epoxy resin harden without being mixed with hardener?)

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    Yeah the temp is too cold do any kind of fiberglassing. If you look at the directions it usuallys tells you the temps that you can work with, most likly it will say to use it when the temp is above 60.

    Btw: your lucky you can work on your car in the winter. I haven't been able to do anything for over 2 months now. Tonights low is around 4 degrees.
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    Didn't know it would be unworkable... I just figured it would take longer to cure.

    Yea... 4 is damn cold. Only bad thing around here is that mother nature can't make up her darn mind. It will be 70 one day, and 20 eight hours later.

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    If you already applied the resin to the cloth then I would suggest you put a space heater next to where your working to help the resin cure.
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    I put down one strip with the "too thick" resin. No worries though. Today was about 40 degrees all day... Tomorrows forecast is all Sunny and about 64. Rollercoster weather... Makes it hard to plan a wardrobe...

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