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Old 08 February 2011, 22:03   #1
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Air Temperature

Is it warm enough yet to flowcoat / gelcoat ? I've seen a couple of threads about it now, but there's a tutorial on one of the manufacturer sites which says you shouldn't use it below 18 degrees C. Is it actually 18 degrees, or are they being cautious ? What temp do normal people do it at ?

And if it really is 18C, does anyone have a heated workshop I can borrow some time ?!

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Old 08 February 2011, 22:40   #2
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Apparently 15C is about the minimum, I buy all my stuff from CFS, they have a website with quite a good practical guide
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Old 09 February 2011, 07:45   #3
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I think you'll find it will cure in much colder temperatures than 18. It is a chemical reaction, but is slower when cooler. If it takes too long to cure, you may get a bloom on the surface. I've been doing some moulding in the garage the last couple of days, and I doubt the temp was above 10C, but it all came out fine.
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