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Old 10 December 2017, 13:12   #1
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Gel coat repair

Hello, anyone have any views on what minimum temperature gel repairs can be undertaken, do I need to wait for summer 🤔, the repairs would be done outside.

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Old 10 December 2017, 14:48   #2
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I ve done quite a bit out side I just tent up with a tarp and use a fan heater.

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Old 10 December 2017, 16:17   #3
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East Coast Fibre Glass tins have a table on them with catalyst to add at different temps.

Pretty sure the lowest temp is 5C.

But if I remember correctly they tell you to store and mix it up at >15C.
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Old 10 December 2017, 16:37   #4
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just warm it up with a fan heater/hair dryer once the catalyst starts it will harden without further heat
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Old 13 December 2017, 04:10   #5
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Warming the area you are going to apply it too. I have an electric fan heater I direct at the repair area and I pre warm gel coat by bringing it in the house for a day before.

I always feared it might get too hot once the chemical reaction kicks off so usually turn the fan heater down during applying it and after.
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