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Glazing compound kicking too fast!
Just painted the Port side of my hull, and used 3M Acryl-Blue Glazing Compound to fill scratches. The instructions said it drys in 25 minutes at 72 degrees, and that you could fair entire panels with it if needed. I was applying it outdoors on a 70 degree sunny day with almost no wind. It kicked almost instantly. I could spread it once, maybe twice, but if I brought the spreader through it a third time, it turned into a mess. There is no way I could have faired a large surface with it. I'm thinking that it's formulated for shop conditions, and that because I was in the sun and there was a little breeze, it kicked too fast. I'm going to try the red compound which calls for dying overnight. I'll bet it will be more user friendly for outdoor use, and that I can sand it within hours under the same conditions. Thoughts?
Last edited by L124C; 11-08-2011 at 01:14 PM.