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Old 02 November 2004, 17:03   #11
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I'm not talking about 1:1; my stuff comes out of tubes - one big, one small. The idea if that u put the equal length together (can't think of a better way of saying that).

If you have a litre of gel-coat, find out how much hardner is in the little bottle and work it out like that; one presumes that they include pretty much the right amount of harder for the whole litre of gel-coat. If it's a 100ml bottle/tube it's a ratio of 1:10!!

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Old 03 November 2004, 02:23   #12
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Originally Posted by DGR

That sounds like the 2 pack epoxy stuff that I've used for other things. Ribcraft have sent me a litre (?) tub of gel-coat, with a little bottle of hardner, so I assume it's not a 1:1 mixture.

I s'pose I could always ring them tomorrow and ask.

Hi Dylan,

I got the same thing from Ribcraft. I tried about "Golfball" of Gelcoat to "Pea" of hardener. It seamed to work well. - If you are unsure I would mix up a test sample - this will also let you know how long you've got to work with it before it starts to go off.



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Old 03 November 2004, 08:43   #13
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Sorry Tim - I had a really firm grip on the wrong end of the stick!! I understand what you mean now.

Thanks Tim and Philip - I'll see how I get on.


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