Imagine sitting on a secluded beach with an ice cold beverage, listening to the waves crash on shore, and the birds chirping in the palm trees. Sounds relaxing? The summer months can be a perfect time for a vacation, but when working on a project, the heat can be a big problem. Here are some helpful tips on how to work with brushable gelcoat during the hot summer season.
- Cooling the gelcoat, by refrigerating the product to around 65 degrees, will give you up to 15 minutes of working time.
- Humidity can be another factor, so, make sure the mold and surrounding area is dry before applying your brushable gelcoat.
- Make small batches of gelcoat at a time and catalyze at 1 ½ % to avoid the material from getting hotter. When spraying the gelcoat, make sure you catalyze at 2 %. If you choose to use Duratec, please note, the product must be cool as well.
- If you seek to roll on the gelcoat, the product should be applied evenly at 14 mil thick.
- Do not apply gelcoat in direct sunlight.