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toolfan89
09-22-2006, 11:25 PM
how long does it take fiberglass resen to dry? one site told me an hour 30 to 2 hours would do but not yet??????????????????????????????:*******: ( yeah the ******* icon was just to cool to pass up)

JVC_Profile
09-22-2006, 11:26 PM
Just depends on the tempature and type/amount of hardener used. If its below 80* it could take all night to harden fully.

mattmcss
09-22-2006, 11:27 PM
all depends on the amount of hardener, more chemical than temperature isn't it ?

KRD
09-22-2006, 11:28 PM
Resin/Hardner Ratio?. I believe it is 24 drops of hardner to 4oz of resin. Could be wrong, been awile since I have used it.

toolfan89
09-22-2006, 11:29 PM
i dont know what the hell the temp is but ya think i could put a little fan blowin on it to make dry faster or will that just mess it up

KRD
09-22-2006, 11:31 PM
I have done fiberglas in many different temps. For me it always seems when it did not dry I never had enogh hardner in it.

toolfan89
09-22-2006, 11:31 PM
son of a f**king b**ch i knew i forgot to add somethin to the mix

mattmcss
09-22-2006, 11:31 PM
you could, but if its been a LONG time, you might wanna mix up a batch with extra hardener in it and lay it on QUICKLY to help the process along.

JVC_Profile
09-22-2006, 11:32 PM
A fan wont really do much. Its a chemical reaction. It sounds like you may have not put enough hardener in if the temp outside it pretty warm. You will just have to wait until it hardens up a bit more. It doesnt have to be fully hardened before you add another layer. Just keep working and get pics :)

toolfan89
09-22-2006, 11:32 PM
oh well it was just a practice on a scrap piece of mdf its not like it matters

hoss
09-22-2006, 11:32 PM
better adding heat than you are to put a fan on it...

FYI, it doesent dry, it cures ;)

toolfan89
09-22-2006, 11:33 PM
the part i forgot was the hardener i didnt put it in with the resen

forceofwill
09-23-2006, 03:45 AM
the part i forgot was the hardener i didnt put it in with the resen

LOL, classic. :laugh:

But I've had it take anywhere from like 10 mins in this Florida sun, to about a day if it's night and cold.

Death By Bass
09-23-2006, 03:56 AM
the part i forgot was the hardener i didnt put it in with the resen

then, if it does even dry, it wont even go hard... it'll probably just end up tacky...

Eugenics
09-23-2006, 03:56 AM
heat and arid weather are your friends, if its cold your humid. count on watching grass grow

toolfan89
09-23-2006, 11:00 AM
how bout just going over it again with a thin coat of resin (this time with filler)will that help

Megalomaniac
09-23-2006, 01:05 PM
I live in TX and my resin took less than 20min to fully cure :) triple digit weather FTW

lilmaniac2
09-23-2006, 01:07 PM
mix a really hot batch and put it on over it :)

Megalomaniac
09-23-2006, 01:09 PM
mix a really hot batch and put it on over it :)

FYI don't do that, i did that on accident and it started smokin when applied,burnt through 3layers of mask tape,and faded the carpet

lilmaniac2
09-23-2006, 01:10 PM
that was on masking tape.. this is on mdf :)

Megalomaniac
09-23-2006, 01:13 PM
that was on masking tape.. this is on mdf :)

actually it was from bottom to top....Carpet....3layers of tape...a fiberglass shell already chopped matted and resined and cured..then the hot batch

lilmaniac2
09-23-2006, 01:15 PM
all i can say is i have mixed numerous batches that were very hott and never had any problems with it burning

Megalomaniac
09-23-2006, 01:25 PM
all i can say is i have mixed numerous batches that were very hott and never had any problems with it burning

this one time i was at my friends house we were working on his center console and it was cold outside the resin never cured we waited for 30min(you got to realaize we live in TX if it doesnt cure within 20min we get a bit aggitated) anyways we decided to put a hot batch to speed the process up.....the batch never made it to the car:rolleyes: .....the hot batch cured by the time we reached the car,only a 10ft distance

edit:it wasnt cold outside i meant hot

toolfan89
09-23-2006, 01:30 PM
what ya use to heat it up

Megalomaniac
09-23-2006, 01:39 PM
what ya use to heat it up

:eyebrow: hardener

toolfan89
09-23-2006, 05:34 PM
ah yeah it finally hardened i think it was just the weather here

toolfan89
09-23-2006, 06:03 PM
i think i bought the wrong filler every time i see a pic of somebody using bondo its green and watery kinda but mine is grey an like playdough how do i judge the amound of drops i put it then?

Megalomaniac
09-23-2006, 06:26 PM
i think i bought the wrong filler every time i see a pic of somebody using bondo its green and watery kinda but mine is grey an like playdough how do i judge the amound of drops i put it then?

the green one is not bondo its Rage Gold;) same thing different brand. actually rage gold is easier to sand it flakes of much better than bondo. i've heard Rage Extreme is even easier to sand

toolfan89
09-23-2006, 07:46 PM
yeah i saw that at the store but i took the cheapest i found

Megalomaniac
09-24-2006, 12:40 AM
yeah i saw that at the store but i took the cheapest i found

i always buy rage gold. the price is descent and the product is great. maybe next time i'll throw the cash to get the extreme stuff. but i bought my rage online for i think $25 for a gallon now compare that price to your local autozone $9 per quart of bondo you cant beat that:crazy: