Ready for glass work

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Re: Ready for glass work

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Ted had a bad batch mix of epoxy on the middle of one side. He wants to know if he should strip off the whole side or just the bad batch and patch?

I would probably do the patch, try to feather the cut edge and the edge of the patch.

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Thanks Bill. I think it's getting better but I'm not 100% convinced yet, the fabric that overhangs the bottom edge in that section is still pliable. We laid this on last Saturday and I think I'll let it sit for another week to see if it will set up before we go nuclear with it.

I think my helper over mixed the hardener on this batch, maybe the others too but everything else set up properly. Hard to get the mix exact with the scale / ratio containers; I think perhaps the best way to go is to measure by weight instead?
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All I ever do is mix epoxy by weight. Just be sure that you use the correct proportions if doing by weight. Some resins, such as System 3 Silver Tip, have a somewhat different ratio by weight than by volume.

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One thing you can do is to measure the batches out first and have the helper mix them as you go. Then there is not the stress of that person rushing to try to measure out an accurate amount.
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As my friend from Alabama would say, it was a "Miraculous recovery...."
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Ted

Looks great!

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Yes, thank you! Really hard to tell where that bad section was at, I had to sand the crap out of it to get the color close to either side of it.

Now onto the bottom and the build up layers...
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More progress..
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And the other side of the bottom is on... Whew!!
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Ted that looks real good. Fun stuff to work with. On your next build this will be really easy! :)
Hope your filler coats are going on well.
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Thanks. First time is always the hardest, it's the unfamiliarity that I hate dealing with. F.U.D...
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More progress..
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