I have seen and read several similar threads on this subject but I am writing to see if anyone can give specific expectations given my specific situation.
I have a 24'x40' insulated shop (1" rigid styrafoam) with an industrial ceiling fan to keep the heat moving downward. I use a 200,000 BTU propane heater and have adequate air exchange to eliminate fumes from wreaking havoc on the epoxy. Outside air temperature at night will not be lower than 20F.
I want to laminate a boat hull using West System epoxy and their fast curing hardener. I will be using four layers of 1/8" cedar veneer to deliver a 1/2" final thickness. Vacuum bagging will not be used and instead the veneer will be stapled with staples removed the next day. Each contact surface will receive a rolled on layer of epoxy.
Given the above info, if I get my shop up to say 60F and apply a single layer of veneer by 10AM and hold my 60F temperature until 6PM at which point I shut off the heat and lay an electric blanket over the hull with a medium temperature,
can I expect an acceptable product upon final cure?
Sure, I could plank on frame her but I want to try laminating a job (I have never done one before) and my concern is the cure temperature. I have built a sample lamination over a small portion of my mold and it works great but then the temperature outside right now is nowhere near 20F but winter's coming...
Thanks in advance for your feedback