elmers fiberglass

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    elmers fiberglass

    the other day my father and i were at lowes and picked up some Elmer's fiberglass resin. i used it today by coating my helmet's inside and did some minor outside fiberglassing.... i know for a fact i mixed the hardener well, an hour after i worked on it i wnet to the workshop to check on it and ... well its still wet. now the residue in the bowl i mixxed the fiberglass parts in had a lining of a gel (not throughally hardened) resin. now take into accont that the in NY it 35 degrese and we are working in an old barn so no modern day heating ( wood stove which wasn't on) so im figureing that the weather is a part. but i have used BONDOS fiberglass before and i had no problems with the weather.... just wondering if any one has had this issue?

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    Re: elmers fiberglass

    does the hardener have a different ratio than the bondo? As for the wood stove... I wouldn't have a fire near wet resin if ya know what I mean.

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    Re: elmers fiberglass

    i read the instructions for both and understand the ratios, and as far as the stove.... im not to worried.

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    i've had a really hard time working with just about anything at temps like that.

    does it say anything on the container about temperatures? i've never worked with elmers, so i can't say for sure, but i'd bet a shiny nickel that it's a temp thing.

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    Re: elmers fiberglass

    I wasn't insinuating that you dont read the instructions, just checking, you know if the computer dont work, check if it's plugged in LOL... Try the heat, my bondo took a little longet to cure in my garage the otherday, because it was about 15 degrees cooler when I made my ear pieces (early AM instead of late afternoon)

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    Re: elmers fiberglass

    hey, just wanted to let you know my experience with the elmers fiberglass kit...i had no problems with the stuff, and felt like i really got a good ratio on the 2 parts...now, i know for a fact that after an hour, the mix was still wet, or damp, so i guess how wet was the mix when you checked it? it should begin to harden a little bit, but i found that it took at least overnight to completely cure, and this was in the summer...

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    Re: elmers fiberglass

    yeah well what im gunna do is start a fire in the wood stove and then take 2 saw horses and lay ply wood across them then lay the helmet on the plywood. so that the helmet is like 1' away from the wood stove..... when i went out it was tacky.... so as said it most likely is a heat issue. thanks for all the help guys!

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    Re: elmers fiberglass

    I agree. I have used this product on a cold day and the results were nothing like the times I used it in the summer. WARM DRY days make all the difference.

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