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    Fiberglass ?

    Hey everyone,

    I am just wondering when fiberglass resins are curing does temperature make a difference in curing times?. I ask this because I have done some fiberglass work a few days ago and it is pretty cold in the garage. Some parts of the area I am working on are not curing ( at least not very fast ) and other areas are solid. I wonder if it might be not enough hardener or not mixed together enough? What do you think could solve this problem? Is there any way to judge the proper hardener / resin mixture?.

    Thanks for all the help
    Trevor,

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    Re: Fiberglass ?

    Trevor,
    I am no expert but I found if I don't heat up my garage when working with the resin it just does not dry

    the first time I used it early this winter without a heater it didn't dry for a week
    I purchased a used 250,000 btu propane heater and I can heat my 2 car garage in about 5 min
    then I shut it down because I am paranoid about the open flame
    now it hardens within an hour or 2
    chris


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    Re: Fiberglass ?

    Hey I just wanted to post a link to a auto body discussion forum I have used it a few times and always get excellent educated responses
    http://www.autorestorer.com/q_boards/body/index.cgi?

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    Re: Fiberglass ?

    Thanks for the link lambo25th, I have a small portable heater I might try too.

    Trevor,

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    Re: Fiberglass ?

    Make sure not to put the portable heater to close to the fiberglass when its curing - it can deform it if it heats up some areas faster then others.

    Ari

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    Re: Fiberglass ?

    Hi this is Gene . About Fiberglass you mix 100 parts resin to 1 part hardner sun light or a Garden grow light will help to set it in the cold

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    Re: Fiberglass ?

    Hi this is Gene . About Fiberglass you mix 100 parts resin to 1 part hardner sun light or a Garden grow light will help to set it in the cold

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