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No weather conditions are specific for a gelcoat to cure, something noone else has mentioned here. What is needed for gelcoat to cure, no matter what you have to go through to mix and match the coloring, no matter what temperature, is that it needs to be covered with a mold release or, if just a tiny patch, a bit of cellophane or wax paper. The entire idea behind the actual gelcoat curing to the nice hard finish we all want is that it is deprived of oxygen until it actually does set. If there is no barrier to the oxygen in the air, gelcoat will remain tacky til the end of time (or so it seems for those who haven''t done so and are trying too late to remedy the problem...<g>)
Not a hard thing to do, but please just read the directions so you have no ''soft spots'' that you keep having to repair with no idea of how they keep getting messed up.