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question resin curing
« on: July 27, 2005, 07:33:57 PM »
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  • how long will it take for my ding repair to cure.  It was the stuff you mix not the quick fix.  It said an hour but itsbeen longer and its still very tacky.  Have to sand it for tomorrow...Any suggestions.

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    Re: question resin curing
    « Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005, 10:31:17 PM »
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  • did you put it outside

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    Re: question resin curing
    « Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005, 11:17:29 PM »
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  • if you put in hardener 1hr for it to completely dry.

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    Re: question resin curing
    « Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005, 03:07:42 PM »
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  • put it in the sun.  nothing else you can do after you've mixed it.  fyi in the future, mix in more catalyst for a quicker set.  too much though, and you can actually have a mini explosion.  too little and it will take forever to set.

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    Re: question resin curing
    « Reply #4 on: July 29, 2005, 10:02:34 AM »
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  • If it helps your mind...

    It is better for resin to take to long to set as opposed to to fast longer = stronger

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    Re: question resin curing
    « Reply #5 on: August 01, 2005, 02:38:43 PM »
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  • If you have a coat of resin that doesn't completely dry but stays tacky...you can put a hot coat (resin mixed with extra hardner)over it and that should cure it for sanding.

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    Re: question resin curing
    « Reply #6 on: August 01, 2005, 05:27:54 PM »
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  • The conditions outside always have a huge impact as to how long that stuff will dry. When I used to work on my boards in Santa B. I would make the fix-leave it outside. The nights the fog would roll through-it would still be tacky -- diirect sunlight-dry heat is the best.

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    Re: question resin curing
    « Reply #7 on: August 04, 2005, 12:31:09 AM »
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  • how long will it take for my ding repair to cure.  It was the stuff you mix not the quick fix.  It said an hour but itsbeen longer and its still very tacky.  Have to sand it for tomorrow...Any suggestions.

    Are you using Auto repair resin? Or real Surfboard resin? How many drop are you using, what is you mixing cup, 16 oz, half a soda can?
     
      need details bro.

     Easy answer is 10 drops of hardener for  1 oZ in heat to say 75 degrees.  Like now, it's 90 in the shade, you can get away with 5 drops an oz.  This is so long as it's daytime, and not the most hazy day, your hand looks fuzzy.   And as sombody else said... don't leave it outside overnight. You'll get condensation as it cools and it'll screw up your dope.

    A litle fabric everywhere and some resin and sandpaper. More resin. Go surf.
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    Re: question resin curing
    « Reply #8 on: August 04, 2005, 11:22:49 AM »
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  • diirect sunlight-dry heat is the best.

    I was told that unles it is the UV cure resin, to keep it out of the direct sun while resin cures. That sunlight will screw up the chemical process of the traditional  MEKP catalized Resin...  Anybody heard different?
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