- Oct 31, 2011
What is the coldest temp resin will cure in?
I have been using clip on lights with porcelain sockets and 200W incandescent bulbs. I heated my tent with the propane heater so the boat was warmed up a little, store all my glass and resin etc. inside so its warm, then do my work and leave the lights on the glass, one inside the hull if possible and one outside so its heated from both sides.
Its has all cured in all kinds of temps and surfaces are just warm to the touch even when its 25 in the shed. I didnt want to add too much heat just make sure it kicked. Just my very limited experience as Bill said too. All West System epoxy too FYI. Hardest part is working the resin mix because it is viscous as hell in the cold.
You point the heat gun at the mix, warm it up and stir w/ one hand, heat gun in the other. If you only have one hand, get a helper or improvise. You didn't mix it too much. But if it gets cold, there's more likelihood of fuck-ups.
this is your 1000th post! sorry its to me haha. thanks
Yeah, another couple of years and I might be a "Captain" if they don't kick me out first. You- you're on the fast track. A good friend of mine only has one arm and is a real DIY boat guy; I was thinking of him doing glasswork when I wrote the post.