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Actually, all of the reactions for curing resin—epoxy, Polyester and Vinylester—are exothermic and can generate significant heat. Any of the commonly used resins would smoke, especially in hotter temperatures and if they are in a tall narrow container, rather than a wide-flat container.
No, using it would have been a mistake.
Things you can do to help the resin take longer to cure:
1) refrigerate or cool the components prior to using them... the components will have to heat back up to become really active.
2) use a wide flat container so that the heat from curing is readily dispersed
3) use less catalyst for polyester/vinylester resins and a slow hardener for epoxy resins.
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