exotherm epoxy

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by gtflash, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. gtflash
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    gtflash Senior Member

    Trying to work out how many layers I can put down at once, while laying 450g bi-axial with west sytem epoxy and slow hardener. I have read about exotherm and dont want burnt laminate, but if I can lay several layers in one bond, wouldnt it be stronger and save on peel ply or blush issues.

    Typically temperature is 25deg c in workshop.

    Ive searched but not come up with an answer.

    Thanks GT
     
  2. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    How fast do you work man? You really are GT FLASH :) Never a problem for me.. get a cup tea or coffee btw the layers, it will be strong chemical bond still..
     
  3. gtflash
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    gtflash Senior Member

    OK, thats sounds good, so a layer, cup of coffee, possibly a beer, then another. No exotherm worries then? Sounds like a plan :)
     
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