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    cold temperature epoxy

    Hello. Can someone recommend a cold temperature epoxy for a small woodworking project? My shop is in the 50-55 degree range and heating is a wood stove. This means that the room won't stay warm long enough for a good cure with regular epoxy as I understand it. Any and all help is most appreciated. Thanks -Howard

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    There's this (I have not used it) https://www.systemthree.com/products...-weather-epoxy

    A general approach to epoxy in cold temps from West System https://www.westsystem.com/instructi...l...%20More%20

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    The System Three epoxy I've been using this last week indicates on the label three minimum temperatures for curing with the General Purpose Resin, depending on the type of hardener used:
    #1 Hardener: 35 F
    #2 Hardener: 55 F
    #3 Hardener: 75 F

    I'm using #2 hardener. I keep my shop about 65 F. The epoxy sets up nicely overnight.

    You can call System Three and they will advise you based on your use. (800) 333-5514
    Some formulations are better for bonding, some for coating, etc.
    You can also download The Epoxy Book if you want to research. https://www.systemthree.com

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    Get an old electric blanket and put it over your project. I found one on Craigslist a few years ago. It turns off automatically after about 8 hours.

    Mike
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    Thanks everyone.

    Thanks everyone. Many different solutions available. -Howard

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