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    Okay... this las batch of resin has been curing for about 36 hours now and is still not completley cured. I suppose I somehowdidn't add enough hardner (probably high from the last few layers). Anyways, does anyone have any tips for drying it? A heat gus doesn't seem to be doing too much... but then again it's outside in Houston, TX where the humidity is about 99.9%. Think I could stick it in the oven on low?

    I'm not kidding here. My girlfriend might kill me... but hey, life goes on ;-)

    *** EDIT ***
    I guess that last statement didn't make any sense... I might be dead but life will go on...uhh... I need to quit sniffing the resin.

  • #2
    Yeah, that stuff will mess up your head... get some air.

    Put another layer over it, and this time add a little extra hardener. Mine dried in less than 2 hours.
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    • #3
      heh... good to see another Houstonian... err... Houstonite.. .whatever.

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      • #4
        Re: Fiberglass resin questions

        Has the hardener been in the storage for a while? If it has, it probably lost its concentration. You can clean the wet layer of resin with acetone. Then start with a layer of resin with new hardener.


        Originally posted by ddt
        Okay... this las batch of resin has been curing for about 36 hours now and is still not completley cured. I suppose I somehowdidn't add enough hardner (probably high from the last few layers). Anyways, does anyone have any tips for drying it? A heat gus doesn't seem to be doing too much... but then again it's outside in Houston, TX where the humidity is about 99.9%. Think I could stick it in the oven on low?

        I'm not kidding here. My girlfriend might kill me... but hey, life goes on ;-)

        *** EDIT ***
        I guess that last statement didn't make any sense... I might be dead but life will go on...uhh... I need to quit sniffing the resin.
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        • #5
          you could try painting some hardener over the top. the other option is to mix up some more resin and hardener and give it another coat
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          • #6
            here is the best quasi-faq on glassing I know of.

            http://www.termpro.com/cgi-bin/ubb/u...;f=32;t=000549

            as to your question, its prolly irrelevant now but:

            Q28.) Using heat gun? Downfalls?

            A: Too much heat applied to just the surface creates an uneven cure and increases the surface tension, cracking can be a problem, as well as unexpected suprise shrinkage during application of additional layers.

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