OK. I feel like an idiot.
I've been working on the boat like crazy - so much to do before she goes in the water
in 5 days (yay!) and this morning I spent a long time delicately adding the tiniest amounts of tint to the white gelcoat
to colour match it to my boat. When it was just right, I went around and painted the areas that needed to be painted (quite a bit)... and then did it again with a second coat.
It was then - when I came back to where I had mixed it - that I saw my FULL bottle of hardener. Darn!
It certainly dried/hardened a bit between coats... and it IS very hot in Mexico
. I know that polyester resin eventually hardens with out catalyst in the heat... anyone know if this gelcoat
will do the same?
If it is epoxy
based than I think it will NOT harden. If it is polyester based I think that it MIGHT harden on it's own.
It is the kind of gelcoat that does not need to be cured with plastic over it (I guess it has wax in it?)
Anyone know what I should do? Scrape it off and do it again?