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Gelcoat shelf-life

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Topic: Gelcoat shelf-life
Posted By: ColH
Subject: Gelcoat shelf-life
Date Posted: 22 Jan 17 at 11:12am
I've got some aged gelcoat materials - does the gelcoat itself and/or the catalyst have a shelf-life?



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Posted By: Noah
Date Posted: 22 Jan 17 at 12:25pm
As I understand it, the cat has a limited life. I've heard a month but that seems extreme. I don't think the gel coat itself degrades in the tin, and I have used materials that are at least three years old to repair minor chips etc.

If you're concerned, I would knock up a small quantity and either leave it in the mixing container or apply it to a gash flat surface and see if it goes off in a reasonable time.


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Nick
http://www.fireballsailing.org.uk/register/boat_info.php?sail_no=14821" rel="nofollow - GBR 14821: Sijambo



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