Yeah. I don't buy that.
Questions about boat repairs with our resins and fiberglass: hull patches, transoms and stringers, foam, rot etc.
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I never mentioned any context. You taking it there... well that's all you.
We have way too much fun around here.
Haha. Well, lessons learned. In hindsight I would have used a poly resin knowing what I do now. The repairs are small and non structural. I’ll try some of the suggestion I’ve gotten and if it’s still giving me fits I can always grind it out and redo. Not the ideal scenario but I’m confident I can make it work considering some of the gel did harden over some of the repairs. I sure appreciate everyone’s help.
Update : I prepared two tests today on two of the small repairs. Test 1 was a re prep ; scrubbing and cleaning the repair with water to remove any blush. It failed and would not cure. Test 2 was another re prep which I wiped with acetone followed by a scrubbing with water and a pre heat on the repair before applying the gelcoat(which I doubled the mek). So far test 2 is a success. No shadow or uncured gel is visible. What still blows my mind is why would gel cure over gel but not over epoxy unless heated?
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