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    Cure time on gel coat?

    I filled some holes on my boat about 10 o'clock this morning and I just checked it and it seems to be solid but, it is still sticky to the touch. Will it be cured enough to sand by tomorrow?

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    Re: Cure time on gel coat? (mercury97)

    Depends on how much catalyst you mixed in with the gelcoat , the air temp, and humidity.
    Also if using standard gelcoat, it needs to be covered with a piece of wax paper or cellophane, etc as it does not cure in air.
    Gel cures best in air temps around 70 degrees.
    If it is still a little tacky , try a little acetone on a rag and wipe the surface to take of the tackiness.

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    Re: Cure time on gel coat? (BASSCAT7)

    I used the wax paper on it. I will try the acetone in the morning if it is still tacky. It is a little bit cool here too. Thanks for the help

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