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Can you guess my problem?

Not all my problems, just this particular one.

Bought some Imron to spray some scratches on the mast. 3 to 1 mix of paint & hardner. Did a lot of prep last night and again this morning and got to painting around 9AM.
Went back to it an hour later, still wet. A few hours later, still wet. 7PM and it's still tacky. I know I got the right stuff & I know I did a 3 to 1 mix.









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I mixed 3 parts hardner to 1 part paint! OH, SH!T. I hope it dries by October. Seriously, I am going to have to take a heat gun to it tomorrow morning or else wipe it down with acetone and start over again next year. Math was never my strong suit.
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Acetone will take it off... acetone will take nearly anything off... but get after it.
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That cracked me up......sorry, I know it isn't funny for you...but man that just cracked me up. Yep, acetone, and quicker the better. I think I did the same thing with West epoxy a long time ago, maybe that's why it was so funny.

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That cracked me up......sorry, I know it isn't funny for you...but man that just cracked me up. Yep, acetone, and quicker the better. I think I did the same thing with West epoxy a long time ago, maybe that's why it was so funny.

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No worries, I'm laughing. I just hope I'm not crying tomorrow when I have to deal with it. Boat gets launched at 9am after a very long week of work. Stick won't go up till Friday.
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You're not the first to get the 'ratio' turned around and won't be the last. I completely striped a small mast for a redo with 2 part poly. MUCH to do! I used the proper wash, primer, and as far as I know, the proper mix of paint to hardener. It looked like one of those wrinkled paint jobs. Striped and refinished the mast and it came out great. Still do not know what I did wrong, but I feel your pain.

Also the first time I did a fiberglass repair, I was inside the bag bin of a B-727 mixing resin and hardener when the top to the hardener came off and plopped into the container of resin. Well I thought, 'this is going to set up quickly'. By the time the smoke started, I was choking so bad I jumped out of the bin get to a respirator. I failed to remember the aircraft was on jacks!
$%^&*() that cement was hard! When I came back with a respirator, I had the full attention of the entire hanger and of the managers....all gathered together in a semi-circle just out of range of the smoking hole that looked like a cannon had just been fired. I never mix fiberglass inside an aircraft after that!

Sorry about the extra work, but I suspect we've all been there. I just wish I wouldn't visit the brain 'fart' zone soooo often!

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