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Ardien
07-12-2014, 09:24 AM
I see that CPES, so beloved of American contributors, is now available in the UK/Europe from www.makewoodgood.com (http://www.makewoodgood.com) . I have a question however, it comes in two formulas, "Cold" and "Warm", and wonder if anyone can recommend which one to get? I'm down in the south of the UK, 20 twenty or so degrees in the day in summer but quite a lot cooler at night; our winters though are much milder than the extremes experienced in parts of the USA.

wizbang 13
07-12-2014, 09:36 AM
If one uses a slow cure , common sense says the stuff will have more time to penetrate.
This applies to any epoxy or paint primer.
As amateurs, we have lots of time.
It is a very slow to cure product to begin with .
Also consider that many use a "hot on hot " technique, and do not wait for the stinky stuff to kick off for a week before coating with something else.(I am not in this camp).
bruce

Don Z.
07-12-2014, 11:51 AM
Which formulas do you use for your other epoxies? The idea is the same. If you use "warm" and it's cold out, then it will take more time to cure... but if you use "cold" and it's warm out, it will cure too quickly.

Then again, based on this graphic from the Smith's site... you need to use warm.

http://www.smithandcompany.org/images/potlife.jpg