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I just finished a repair using 5200 ----- happens to be a toilet seat......
Is there a way to accelerate the cure so I can press the throne back into service?
 

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was about to ask why you wanted to use that stuff that basically makes things permanently attached.. but I can see why you used it to fix something.

no advice on how to speed up the cure.. but I can offer this.. make sure it is cured before sitting on it :D
 

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was about to ask why you wanted to use that stuff that basically makes things permanently attached.. but I can see why you used it to fix something.

no advice on how to speed up the cure.. but I can offer this.. make sure it is cured before sitting on it :D


Yea, you could have a real situation! Isn't there a fast cure and a slow cure version? My understanding is that the slow is stronger, so take solace in that.
 

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Easy. You need high humidity and heat.

Sail Delmarva: Curring Oven



I've used a cooler, damp towel, and heating pad, but I'm sure you could rig something up a little bigger.
 

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You could FedEx it to me here in Grenada; we've plenty of both heat and humidity. I could return it when it's dry.
 

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So, you could just sit on the throne then eh?

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What was for dinner?

Seriously, every winter norther sailor complain that 5200 will go weeks and remain sticky. The humidity inside a heated space is just to low for polyurethane, which uses water vapor as a curing agent. A warm, humid enclosure solves the problem.
 

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Sea Sprite 23 #110 (20)
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if it is only the seat.. take it off and bring it home. put it in the oven at "warm" with a pan of water. That should help it cure
 
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