Gelcoat cure time

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Mark Hodges, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. Mark Hodges
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    Mark Hodges Junior Member

    Ok scratch that lol it's cheap
    Ok scratch that it's cheap enough untill you throw in the $16 shipping
     
  2. kapnD
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    kapnD Senior Member

    Fairing means either removing or adding material to smooth the contours of the surface in preparation for finish.
    I think feathering is the proper term for preparing the divot for the repair.
    On your project that would mean filling the depression left by the departed gelcoat. It can be done with gelcoat or resin, thickened to a putty with cabosil, then troweled on and block sanded to match the adjoining surfaces, in preparation for application of finish.
     

  3. Mark Hodges
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    Mark Hodges Junior Member

    So put A light on it for 3 days and its all cured. I also used a syringe to see how many drops it would take to get 0.6 ml and it took about 21 drops so with that being said @ 1oz of gel I had half the hardener required. So from now I will be measuring the hardener out and not use the drop method...
     
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