Join Date: Jan 2003
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Yes Casey and Vaitses make mention of adjusting cure time on the job and relative to temp but it can happen that you get too hot of a mix and temps can approach 300 degrees. It can also happen that you get an incomplete cure because, as I stated, not all "drops" are the same. I've seen folks use a 16d nail to punch a hole in a MEKP tube and others use a sewing pin. A 16 penny nail to a sewing pin is a very large variation and counting drops of non-standard sizes can potentially lead to problems.
It sounds like you have a decent handle on it but do know that you can under and over mix polyester and get poor structural results.
Usually folks over mix and it kicks off too soon leaving you with dry spots in the cloth or voids that could not be rolled out....
Also, as a poster above found out removing the wax, from the use of a finishing resin, requires more than just sand paper..
Honestly I'd rather see you use epoxy and I'm willing to let you buy it on my Hamilton account as a gesture of how strongly I feel about this..
PM me and I'll give you my info so you get my discount...
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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