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Re: Boat Interior Rennovation
It will be difficult, I suspect, to get a real good bond with the substrate so cold.. a dehumidifier in addition to interior heat will minimize condensation. I think I'd try to drape outside of the hull with old blankets in the area you're working to try and minimize the temperature differential across the hull skin. Epoxy will eventually cure esp if you use the low temp hardeners. However if using the fast hardeners you'll need to be careful of just how much you do heat the interior. The Stitched Biaxial 1708 cloth is really nice to work with, it molds to some of the compound curves much more nicely than regular roving and the stitched on CSM gives you better build with fewer layers. It's also available in tape rolls (2/4/6") to minimize cutting.
If you're sending out for your raw materials (epoxy/cloth) anyway you might want to give Ultra Lux Plastics in Richmond, BC a call...George has great resin kits at good prices and knows his stuff too. 604 278 8333
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Last edited by Faster; 12-29-2012 at 09:19 PM.