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Old 05 April 2014, 08:45   #1
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tacky flow coat

48 hrs ago i flow coated the deck of clewless. air temp circa 12 degrees. i used 1 % mek. 48 hrs later the deck is tacky waxy to the touch. i believe this is due to the lack of mek for the given temp. I tried heating the deck with fan heaters for several hrs at about hr 38 but it did not improve matters. I have since taken a chance and brushed in some extra mek onto the deck of the boat. when I did this I could feel the heat come off the flow coat. the waxy/tackey fell appears to have gone. bets on this working? or am I destined to scrape off the new flow coat and go again. I will wash off the surplus mek if any still exists in a few hrs time.

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Maybe I'm picking you up wrong, you used MEK instead of catalyst?
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well if it was me I will remove it and start again do your mixture 2.5% on warm days above 15 degrees and 4.5 % -5% on days above 10 degrees,
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sorry I thought they were the same for flow coat?
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sorry I thought they were the same for flow coat?
I wasn't aware they were the same, I was under the impression MEK was a cleaning solvent?
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sorry not sure about this one but I always used catalyst dont know much about Mek but just done my searider hull in flow coat and catalyst
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well if it was me I will remove it and start again do your mixture 2.5% on warm days above 15 degrees and 4.5 % -5% on days above 10 degrees,
Blimey, you must work like lightening, I use 2% regardless of temp.
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I wasn't aware they were the same, I was under the impression MEK was a cleaning solvent?
Mek is what they used to clean hypalon
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Blimey, you must work like lightening, I use 2% regardless of temp.
No I JUST TELL HER TO WORK FASTER
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No I JUST TELL HER TO WORK FASTER
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