Re: Idea for a fiberglass trick
I know it's a chemical reaction... and as with every other chemical reaction, it requires a minimum activation energy to start each chemical recombination. The lower the amount of energy that is present in the fluid (temperature) the fewer chemical recombinations (molecules polymerizing into chains) will occur per unit time.
Let me put it this way, I know (from using resin at various temperatures) that it will harden faster if it's warmer, and sometimes it's a b!tch to get it to harden at all if it's cold enough where you're working. The only thing I'm not sure of is if you can damage the resin by overcooling it, or if someone's done this and there is an established 'good way' to do it.
Flashy rims on an SUV are like big **** on a fat chick.