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Fiberglass

Post by Keith Bara » Sat, 23 Dec 2000 01:29:19



Hey All..Merry Christmas

I just fiberglassed a tube , I was at the bottom of my jars of Epoxy ,I
figured since in the past all of my mixing measurements were correct that
there must still be equal parts left in each jar....well..... There must
have been more resin because now after 3 days my tube is still sticky ,  Any
suggestions how to harden it up????

Keith Baran

NAR 77531

 
 
 

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Post by Neil Tarasof » Sat, 23 Dec 2000 01:36:54


Keith,

Contemplate Brittany Spears in THONG panties.
That ought to do the trick! 8-)

Neil Tarasoff

Quote:

> Hey All..Merry Christmas

> I just fiberglassed a tube , I was at the bottom of my jars of Epoxy ,I
> figured since in the past all of my mixing measurements were correct that
> there must still be equal parts left in each jar....well..... There must
> have been more resin because now after 3 days my tube is still sticky ,  Any
> suggestions how to harden it up????

> Keith Baran

> NAR 77531


 
 
 

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Post by Jim Yan » Sat, 23 Dec 2000 02:00:34




Quote:
>Hey All..Merry Christmas

>I just fiberglassed a tube , I was at the bottom of my jars of Epoxy ,I
>figured since in the past all of my mixing measurements were correct
>that there must still be equal parts left in each jar....well..... There
>must have been more resin because now after 3 days my tube is still
>sticky ,  Any suggestions how to harden it up????

>Keith Baran

>NAR 77531

Actually,according to System 3's Epoxy Book,it is better to err on the
short side WRT hardener. They say that there is more tolerance to less
hardener than to too much hardener. One thing to try is an elevated
temperature,as colder temps really slows down curing. Try putting it in a
large box,along with a string of X-mas lights,the ones with bigger
bulbs,not those tiny things.If that does not work,then you have to either
trash the tube,or attempt to remove the uncured mess.That seems like it
would be a lot of work with questionable results.

Lesson learned(I hope);always measure.

Jim Yanik,NRA member

 
 
 

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Post by Glmillig » Sat, 23 Dec 2000 03:23:09


Quote:
>after 3 days my tube is still sticky ,  Any
>suggestions how to harden it up????

Maybe put on a "skim coat" of good epoxy? Worth a try.

Greg

 
 
 

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Post by David Urbane » Sat, 23 Dec 2000 03:44:47


Quote:
>> Keith Baran
>> There must have been more resin because now after 3 days my tube is still
>> sticky ,  Any suggestions how to harden it up????

> Contemplate Brittany Spears in THONG panties.
> That ought to do the trick! 8-)

If your not a dirty old man (like Neil) you can always contemplate someone
just as tasty, but closer to the legal age of consent.  Say . . . Salma Hayak!

Oh, you mean the epoxy!  Hmm.  I've screwed up the mix of epoxy before.  I've
tried lots and lots of things to get it hard (epoxy, Neil).  I can tell you
with a great deal of confidence that it ain't gonna happen.

If it's a phenolic tube, you might get some acetone, go outside and try to
clean off all the gross, sticky stuff.

If it's a paper tube.  Put in a garbage bag, it's a lost cause.

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
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Post by Neil Tarasof » Sat, 23 Dec 2000 06:52:48


Hey Dave, she is legal. 8-)

Neil

Quote:

> >> Keith Baran
> >> There must have been more resin because now after 3 days my tube is still
> >> sticky ,  Any suggestions how to harden it up????


> > Contemplate Brittany Spears in THONG panties.
> > That ought to do the trick! 8-)

> If your not a dirty old man (like Neil) you can always contemplate someone
> just as tasty, but closer to the legal age of consent.  Say . . . Salma Hayak!

> Oh, you mean the epoxy!  Hmm.  I've screwed up the mix of epoxy before.  I've
> tried lots and lots of things to get it hard (epoxy, Neil).  I can tell you
> with a great deal of confidence that it ain't gonna happen.

> If it's a phenolic tube, you might get some acetone, go outside and try to
> clean off all the gross, sticky stuff.

> If it's a paper tube.  Put in a garbage bag, it's a lost cause.

> Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
> --
> ==========================================================================
> All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
>      __
>      \ \_____

>      /_/

>       http://public.surfree.com/urbanek



 
 
 

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Post by Mark B. Bundi » Sat, 23 Dec 2000 06:55:46


On Thu, 21 Dec 2000 10:29:19 -0600, "Keith Baran"

Quote:

>I just fiberglassed a tube , I was at the bottom of my jars of Epoxy ,I
>figured since in the past all of my mixing measurements were correct that
>there must still be equal parts left in each jar....well..... There must
>have been more resin because now after 3 days my tube is still sticky ,  Any
>suggestions how to harden it up????

Heat it up.  200 deg for 3 hours in an oven did the trick for me once
when I didn't add enough hardener.

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Post by Bob Kapl » Sun, 24 Dec 2000 02:32:40



Quote:
> On Thu, 21 Dec 2000 10:29:19 -0600, "Keith Baran"

>>I just fiberglassed a tube , I was at the bottom of my jars of Epoxy ,I
>>figured since in the past all of my mixing measurements were correct that
>>there must still be equal parts left in each jar....well..... There must
>>have been more resin because now after 3 days my tube is still sticky ,  Any
>>suggestions how to harden it up????

> Heat it up.  200 deg for 3 hours in an oven did the trick for me once
> when I didn't add enough hardener.

Not enough hardener will eventually harden, it will just take a long time.
And as Bunny says, heat helps.

Too much hardener is bad news. It will shorten the pot life, but never
really get hard. And not much of anything will help.

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

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Post by Bill Sinki » Sat, 23 Dec 2000 22:41:13



Quote:

>Heat it up.  200 deg for 3 hours in an oven did the trick for me once
>when I didn't add enough hardener.

I second this motion.  I've done the same thing, and it worked
for me as well.

Bill

 
 
 

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Post by Keith Bara » Wed, 27 Dec 2000 12:34:18


Thanx to everyone suggestions.....  Mark you hit it right on the head. 2
days on top of a heat duck hardened it up , I put a second coat on ...like a
rock in three hours , sanded it up today... ready for fins... thanx again...


Quote:
> Hey All..Merry Christmas

> I just fiberglassed a tube , I was at the bottom of my jars of Epoxy ,I
> figured since in the past all of my mixing measurements were correct that
> there must still be equal parts left in each jar....well..... There must
> have been more resin because now after 3 days my tube is still sticky ,
Any
> suggestions how to harden it up????

> Keith Baran

> NAR 77531