September 26, 2019
In southern Al the heat and humidity are terrible ! Trying to lay glass and make repairs can be a challenge. The sun shinning on the layup will heat it and reduce the working time. If the project is very big or has multiple steps, such as ( wet out, apply thickened epoxy, apply glass and wet it out, apply thickened epoxy on top of the glass, wet out the core and apply peel ply on it). All of those steps take time, the tropical kit allows you that time without racing the clock. It is joy to use. If you have ever had a layup start to harden before you are through you will know what I mean. The epoxy takes longer to harden to full strength, I don't bother the layup for a day or two no matter what it is. I don't want to run the risk of damage, I usually weight the cores down with lead and want a thorough bond.