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Re: still soft epoxy... :(
By:Dean Trexel
Date: 10/8/2001, 12:46 pm
In Response To: still soft epoxy... :( (A Wendt)

I once had a problem with the epoxy on a couple paddles. I must have mis-measured, because the epoxy got tacky but not hard, and stayed that way for well over a day. On the advice of people on this board, I took a big cardboard box, made a 'tent', and put the paddles under it along with (2) 100-Watt worklights. After 2 more days the epoxy was hard. My guess is that you could put a light in your cockpit or a heater underneath the kayak and get it to cure, too.


: Hello,
: I've made a couple of boats already, but this is the first time that a small
: section of epoxy has not set up hard yet. It's on the inside near the
: cockpit opening. I've had no problems in the past so my guess is that I
: most likely counted one too many or few pumps into my tray. Any easy
: fixes? Help! Please!
: Armin

Messages In This Thread

still soft epoxy... :(
A Wendt -- 10/8/2001, 1:17 am
Re: still soft epoxy... :)
Ken Sutherland -- 10/8/2001, 1:11 pm
Re: still soft epoxy... :(
Dean Trexel -- 10/8/2001, 12:46 pm
Re: still soft epoxy... :(
Jason -- 10/8/2001, 5:45 pm
Re: still soft epoxy... :(
Pete -- 10/8/2001, 9:46 am
Re: still soft epoxy... :(
Pete Rudie -- 10/8/2001, 11:22 am