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    Default anyone mess with fiberglass??

    Well I was stupid, and didnt measure out how much resin I used to add the proper amount of hardener, so the mixture is out of wack(I am now measuring it out this time)
    My question is will it harden? Or do I have to pull it all off and mix a new batch and start again?
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    anyone? Im home from school today and I want to work on the car, so i need to know! I already went and bought some containers so I dont mix the wrong amounts again!
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    I would say it's not going to harden and has to come out.

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    I am unfamilliar with the material property "out of wack."

    I don't know much about fiberglass specifically but I've had a fair amount of experience with epoxies. Chances are, if its not hard after 24hrs it probably will remain tacky.

    Can you pull it off and go to town with a paint removal attachment and a drill to get down to a clean surface?

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    well damn
    im gonna have to get some thinner or something and try to get it off.
    its been about 12 hours and its tacky, the first small batch i did should be fine second one i doubt will.
    No biggy, first time i messed with the stuff
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    yea, if its been that long, then it probably won't cure.
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    What are you glassing up? I can only hope its a 4 ft tall wing.

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    Heat will help it harden. Fiberglass resin does not like cool air at all, so if you're working on your car at under, say, 70 degrees, it will take forever to harden. Try hitting it with a heat gun for awhile (don't overheat it, you just want it to be warm)
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    Try heat, but you're probably SOL. Some epoxies will never cure if you don't mix them correctly.
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    daboss,
    i found fiberglass to be an incredible pain. while trying to fill in the holes in the engine bay i found some stuff called ducky fiberglass. it's a patch you just cut and stick then let UV rays from the sun hit it and bam...perfect every time....no mess, no mixing...stuff is awsome.
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